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Hashimoto’s Disease: When the Thyroid Sleeps on the Job

Hashimoto’s disease, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, is named after Dr. Hakaru Hashimoto, a Japanese physician and scientist. In the early 20th century, Dr. Hashimoto discovered a new form of thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland. That new form of thyroiditis...

Pernicious Anemia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Anemia is a common condition in which one does not have enough red blood cells or has blood cells that do not function properly. The result is a lack of oxygen flow to the body’s organs and tissues. There are...

The Female Athlete Triad: A Medical Syndrome with 3 Conditions

The female athlete triad isn’t one condition but a trio of interrelated health problems that vary in severity. Common in teenage and adult female athletes, these issues include: Energy deficiency, with or without disordered eating Menstrual disturbances and amenorrhea (abnormal...

Everything You Need to Know About Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron deficiency anemia is a condition that develops when the body does not have enough iron, which is essential because it produces hemoglobin, a part of red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen. Anemia occurs when the body produces low...

Navigating Bulimia Nervosa: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Most of us have heard the terms anorexia and bulimia, but few know exactly what these conditions entail. If you know someone with an eating disorder, you might be asking yourself, what is bulimia, anyway? A life-threatening psychological condition, bulimia...

Toenail Fungus: What It Is and Why Natural Remedies May Be Your Best Bet

Toenail fungus is a nagging and unpleasant infection that can grow into an unsightly nuisance. The infection causes discoloration, disintegration, and, sometimes, permanent disfigurement of the nail. Toenail fungus symptoms often include emission of a foul odor from the toenail during...

Anorexia Nervosa: Signs, Symptoms, and When to Seek Help

Do you know someone who is suffering from disordered eating? Anorexia nervosa is a serious, often life-threatening condition in which an individual’s fear of gaining weight prevents him or her from getting enough calories. The result is a dangerously low...

Hyperthyroidism: When the Thyroid Goes into Overdrive

“Any history of thyroid problems?” has become a common question in the doctor’s office when one is feeling a bit off. More awareness is being raised around this small gland and its incredible influence on the body. Thyroid disease is...

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