Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Inspirations

Sophia Vergara & Hypothyroidism


Opening up about her battle with hypothyroidism and thyroid cancer, "Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara visited Dr. Mehmet Oz's talk show today. Sofia dished candidly with Dr. Oz on her life. In addition, learn about the symptoms of cancer and hypothyroidism below. Besides being a beautiful, funny accomplished actor and having a great accent she has become a spokes person for Thyroid issues. I myself have dealt with Hypothyroidism for 20 years and give kudos to her for publicizing this disease that is easily controlled. Be proactive and keep healthy. Life is too short already. 
Sofia won her war with thyroid cancer, and she and Dr. Oz want you to understand how to detect the symptoms of hypothyroidism (a slow thyroid) and thyroid nodules (lumps). What you should know: Your thyroid gland manufactures thyroid hormone, which fuels your metabolism. Too much results in hyperthyroidism; too little causes hypothyroidism. The key to detecting thyroid cancer: Learn the symptoms of having a nodule in your neck, which can include problems such as difficulty swallowing, neck pain, hoarseness, coughing or even difficulty in breathing. Talk with your doctor about any of those symptoms or if you detect a nodule. Only one in 20 nodules are cancerous. However, having hypothyroidism can result in problems such as weight gain and fatigue, so it's important to go to your doctor if you have any of the symptom of hypothyroidism, which may include:
  • weight gain
  • feeling cold all the time
  • brain fog or mental confusion
  • constipation
  • fatigue
Relax... Respect... Enjoy and take care of your health... Dorri

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