Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Signs of Thyroid Cancer

The signs of thyroid cancer are similar to the signs of other forms of cancer...SILENT...

- Unless you're listening.

What do I mean?

Well, you have to be very in-tune with your body, otherwise you'll miss what your body is trying to tell you.

You see, your body is communicating with you every minute of the day. The problem is, you're not paying attention.

There are very subtle signs of thyroid cancer. They may even mimic an under-active thyroid.

These signs are the same signs you would get if you neglected your body for a few weeks with late nights, drinking, and fast food.

The Subtle Signs of Thyroid Cancer

In February of 2010, my wife was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. However, she and her doctors didn't know she had cancer until her thyroid was removed.

Months leading up to this point, she had subtle signs that something wasn't quite right.

She started to gain a few pounds and she was tired ALL the time.

I mean, she would get up after sleeping 9 or 10 hours and feel like she was hit by a truck - exhausted.

Now, here was the problem; she was working, we had two kids; our daughter Brook just turned 4 and Dean was still a baby, 1.5 years old.

On top of that, we were living with her parents, because we just sold our home and had to be out quick!

It was very hard for my wife to distinguish whether she had a health problem or it was the lifestyle of stress from work, living with her parents, and looking for a new home.

Plus, when you have two little people running around, you know you're not sleeping.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Knowing the Symptoms of Hashimoto's Disease

If you are a person who has been having problems losing weight, even though you've been very loyal to your diet and exercise plan; or if you are someone who finds themselves tired when they have had plenty of rest and no other obvious reason for it; or someone who is also having a problem with their hair getting thinner and thinner, you may have a thyroid dysfunction, and it could be caused from Hashimoto's disease. Now just because you have a few symptoms, there isn't a reason to panic as you need to go to a doctor and have yourself tested to find out if this really is the case. Tell the doctor of your symptoms and what you suspect, and he'll be able to test you and find out for sure.

The symptoms of Hashimoto's disease is the follows: Myxedematous psychosis, weight gain, depression, mania, sensitivity to both heat and cold temperatures, paresthesia, fatigue, panic attacks, bradycardia, tachycardia, high cholesterol, reactive hypoglycemia, constipation, migraines, muscle weakness, cramps, memory loss, infertility and hair loss.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Cold Intolerance And The Thyroid

Over ten million Americans suffer form Thyroid Hormone Deficiency, and most are unaware of it. Thyroid deficiency can cause many problems such as the ability to lose or gain weight, heart rate, motor coordination, fertility and sensitivity to temperatures. A classic symptom of poor thyroid function is being too cold. When you are one of these people you need to see a health care provider and research natural supplements that can provide the help you are looking for.

The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland that is located in the neck under the voice box (larynx). It has a very big purpose, to keep your body healthy and well balanced by regulating the body's metabolism. The thyroid produces triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) hormones that regulate the rate of metabolism that affect many other functions of the body. These hormones are entered into the blood stream and are carried to every tissue in the body. They are essential for every tissue and organ to function properly.