7 Little Known Facts About Thyroid ProblemsWritten 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 at base of throat, below Adamís apple in males. Thyroid dysfunction affects both males and females. This gland produces hormones which control bodyís metabolism, your internal thermostat of sorts.
Thyroid dysfunction is generally either an over or under production of hormone. Under active thyroid hormone production is called hypothyroidism; whereas too much, or overactive thyroid hormone production is called hyperthyroidism.
Some of 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 by 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 in 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 HairWritten by Emily Clark
Women donít want all that hair in places other than on their head! With either heredity or age, ladies are bound to get a moustache on their upper lip and itís never ever welcomed. First there was shaving, and then came 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 removes fine and fuzzy hair right from root. If it sounds painful, consider 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 rid hair at 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 mention bright red upper lip for hours and 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 say best method of hair removal from upper lip is threading. One of benefits is that you donít have to wait for hair to grow a certain length. The concept is that youíre going to get hair twisted and spun into thread and thusly yanking, gently yanking it off your face. It might be difficult for you to visualize procedure, so you may want to have it done in a salon first if youíre not getting full gist of what needs to happen.
To start take about 24 inches of thread length. Yes, 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 tying ends together. Next hold thread with both hands and wind them around (loop around) your hands about ten times. Then place thread around fingers of both hands. Push part that is wound up towards one hand by widening fingers of one hand and at same time closing fingers of other hand. Use an alternating ďopen/closeĒ motion with opposite hands.