Thursday, August 31, 2006

Tricky Thyroid Troubles

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Do you have a Weak Thyroid?

10 Tricky Thyroid Troubles that may have you saying,

"Hmm, I didn't know..."

1. Naked Eyebrows: The outer 1/3 of your eyebrows is thin or missing - a condition known as Hertoghe's Sign.
2. Night Blindness: Your inability to convert beta-carotene into vitamin A, essential for night vision, leaves you praying the stars will be out tonight.
3. Cold Hands & Feet: Known as Kidney Yang in Chinese medicine, the body protects core temperature by restricting blood flow to the extremities. Brrr...
4. Low Grade Depression: Some physicians estimate that 15% of all cases of depression are in fact undiagnosed instances of hypothyroidism. Others say it's too depressing to think about.
5. High Cholesterol: A low basal metabolic rate and impairment of the liver's ability to metabolize & excrete excess cholesterol means you like sweets more than they like you.
6. Myxedema Madness: Coined by Richard Asher, who also brought us Munchausen's Syndrome, Myxedema is the medical term for Hypothyroidism - the Madness part means just what it says: hypothyroidism can cause emotional problems ranging from minor worries and anxieties to full-blown panic attacks and psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia.
7. Hoarseness: Do you have a perpetual minor sore throat? An itch? A rasp? A tickle? Can you say, or perhaps it's better to whisper, "Maybe it's my Thyroid?"
8. Ringing in Ears: Have you answered the doorbell recently and found no one there? You may be among the 60 million Americans with tinnitus. With that many fellow sufferers, you'd think one of them would stop by.
9. Irritability: If your wicked, inner Dr. Jekyll has been pummeling your kindly Mr. Hyde, it may be the result of the physical fatigue and mental exhaustion that are common with hypothyroidism.
10. Muscle Cramps: Once you've ruled out dehydration and magnesium or calcium deficiencies, turn an eye toward your thyroid being the culprit that's cramping your style.

So, there you go -

No need to ever let that Tricky Thyroid pull the wool
over your naked eyebrows again.

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Anonymous Rose said...

Bovine thyroid does give extra energy to push through. Now I can do household chores without being tired.

6:58 AM  

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