What Is Hypothyroidism? Exploring This Common Thyroid Disorder

Not to be confused with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism is a common disorder of the thyroid gland. According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), about 0.4% of the U.S. adult population suffers from this thyroid disorder — making it more common than hyperthyroidism. But if you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, you probably have some questions about this thyroid disorder and how it affects your health.

 

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How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Do you have high blood pressure? As blood circulates through the blood vessels, it creates pressure. While some pressure is normal and even beneficial, too much lead to serious diseases like heart disease and kidney failure. Therefore, you must make the appropriate lifestyle changes to lower your blood pressure. Otherwise, you could experience these or other related diseases.

 

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The Heartburn Survival Guide: How to Beat This Common Digestive Disorder

Pyrosis, or what’s more commonly known simply as heartburn, is a common digestive disorder that’s characterized by a hot burning sensation originating in the upper chest or stomach. According to Harvard Health, over one in three U.S. adults experience heartburn on a monthly basis, and roughly 10% of U.S. adults experience it on a daily basis. Whether you suffer more or fewer bouts ...

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How to Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage

Exposure to sunlight offers numerous benefits, including increased levels of vitamin D, improved metabolism, more energy and more-restful sleep. You should use caution, however, to avoid overexposure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 5 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, with sun overexposure being the primary risk factor. You can still go outdoors and ...

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