Daily Archives: April 15, 2015

Celebrities With Thyroid Cancer

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Celebrities With Thyroid Cancer. Let’s do another post on celebrity health and, this time, focusing on famous people or celebrities with thyroid cancer. As we usually do, let’s check out what these celebrities are saying about their diagnosis, their treatment, and how their condition has impacted the way they live their lives.

Let’s begin our list of Celebrities With Thyroid Cancer:

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Celebrities With Endometriosis

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What is endometriosis? How common is it? What causes it? And what famous people are living with this condition?

The Mayo Clinic defines endometriosis as a “painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus (endometrial implant)”. Sounds bad, no? It reportedly causes pain especially during a woman’s period. And it can lead to fertility problems.

The cause of endometriosis has not been established. According to the UK NHS (nhs.co.uk), the following theories are being advanced as the possible cause of this health condition: retrograde menstruation (where the womb lining or endometrium flows backwards through the fallopian tubes and into the abdomen instead of leaving the body as a period); spread through the bloodstream or lymphatic system (whereby endometriosis cells are believed to get into the bloodstream or lymphatic system); problems with the immune system; genetics; and environmental causes.

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Celebrities With Sjogrens Syndrome: Venus Williams, Nina Rawls, Shannon Boxx

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What is Sjogren’s Syndrome? How common is it? What are the clues that a person may have this condition? And who of our favorite famous people are living with the condition?

According to the NHS website (nhs.uk), Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder whereby a person’s immune system, instead of protecting the body from illness or infection, attacks said person’s glands that secrete fluid, such as the tear and saliva. This reduces “the production of tears and saliva, causing the main symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome, which are dry eyes and dry mouth”.

Sjogren’s syndrome is the third most common rheumatic autoimmune disorder behind only rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus according to wikipedia. There is no definitive data on its prevalence but some reports state that the condition affects up to 3% of the population. According to the Sjogren Syndrome Foundation, as many as 4 million Americans are living with this disease.

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