7 Little Known Facts About Thyroid Problems

Written by Emily Clark

Whatís a common disease that over 5 million Americans suffer from and many may not even be aware they have it? Hypothyroidism and related forms of thyroid dysfunction!

The thyroid gland looks like a little bow tie and is located atrepparttar base ofrepparttar 144738 throat, belowrepparttar 144739 Adamís apple in males. Thyroid dysfunction affects both males and females. This gland produces hormones which controlrepparttar 144740 bodyís metabolism, your internal thermostat of sorts.

Thyroid dysfunction is generally either an over or under production ofrepparttar 144741 hormone. Under active thyroid hormone production is called hypothyroidism; whereas too much, or overactive thyroid hormone production is called hyperthyroidism.

Some ofrepparttar 144742 symptoms of hypothyroidism include chronic fatigue and weakness, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, hair loss or coarse, dry hair, dry and rough skin, intolerance to cold, abnormal menstrual cycles, decreased sex drive, memory loss, depression and irritability, constipation, muscle cramps. Not all symptoms are always present.

Some doctors prefer to diagnose hypothyroidism with a blood test. They will test to check TSH levels (the thyroid stimulating hormone produced byrepparttar 144743 pituitary gland) and T4 levels (the main thyroid hormone). Other doctors prefer to take a more holistic approach and are able to diagnose based on symptoms. Morning body temperature readings (below 97.1 consistently) as well as discovery of regular waking up approximately four hours after going to bed, can aid inrepparttar 144744 diagnosis.

There are chemical, synthetic treatments that can be used to restore healthy thyroid functions, such as Synthroid and Levothyroxine.

Little Known Method of Successfully Getting Rid of Unwanted Facial Hair

Written by Emily Clark

Women donít want all that hair in places other than on their head! With either heredity or age,repparttar ladies are bound to get a moustache on their upper lip and itís never ever welcomed. First there was shaving, and then camerepparttar 144704 plethora of creams, lotions and potions to remove hair, then there was waxing, and even electrolysis. Now gals, thereís yet another method you may choose to rid that unwanted stache on your upper lip. Itís called Threading.

Threading is done at salons or can also be done at home. The process removesrepparttar 144705 fine and fuzzy hair right fromrepparttar 144706 root. If it sounds painful, considerrepparttar 144707 options. If you shave your lip, itíll come back stubbly, eventually like a man. What wants that? If you use a cream, youíre subjecting yourself to chemical reactions and it doesnít ridrepparttar 144708 hair atrepparttar 144709 root, so itíll likely just grow back faster and thicker. If youíve ever had your lip waxed, ripping that sucker off hurts too. Not to mentionrepparttar 144710 bright red upper lip for hours andrepparttar 144711 small beady blisters for a week. Ick. Ever try plucking your hairs out? Ouch is right! You could bleach that hair, but then youíll just have a lighter colored moustache. Every method has its drawbacks.

Many women sayrepparttar 144712 best method of hair removal fromrepparttar 144713 upper lip is threading. One ofrepparttar 144714 benefits is that you donít have to wait for hair to grow a certain length. The concept is that youíre going to getrepparttar 144715 hair twisted and spun intorepparttar 144716 thread and thusly yanking, gently yanking it off your face. It might be difficult for you to visualizerepparttar 144717 procedure, so you may want to have it done in a salon first if youíre not gettingrepparttar 144718 full gist of what needs to happen.

To start take about 24 inches of thread length. Yes,repparttar 144719 sewing thread, any kind, nothing special so long as you use a good quality, strong thread. Take both ends and tie them, together in a knot. Youíll have a circle of thread when youíre done tyingrepparttar 144720 ends together. Next holdrepparttar 144721 thread with both hands and wind them around (loop around) your hands about ten times. Then placerepparttar 144722 thread aroundrepparttar 144723 fingers of both hands. Pushrepparttar 144724 part that is wound up towards one hand by wideningrepparttar 144725 fingers of one hand and atrepparttar 144726 same time closingrepparttar 144727 fingers ofrepparttar 144728 other hand. Use an alternating ďopen/closeĒ motion with opposite hands.

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