Monthly Archives: April 2015

Celebrities With Graves Disease: Survivors, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

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Celebrities With Graves Disease. We continue blogging about celebrities focusing this time on famous people who are living with Graves Disease, a disorder in the immune system which results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones.

It’s symptoms include the following:

  • hyperactivity
  • mood swings – such as anxiety, irritability and nervousness
  • insomnia
  • feeling tired all the time (fatigue)
  • muscle weakness
  • needing to pass stools or urine more frequently
  • excess fats in your stools – which can make them greasy and difficult to flush down the toilet (steatorrhoea)
  • sensitivity to heat and excess sweating
  • unexplained or unexpected weight loss – despite having an increased appetite (though in a small number of cases, the increase in appetite can lead to weight gain)
  • very infrequent or light periods, or periods stopping altogether
  • infertility
  • loss of interest in sex, reduced libido, or erectile dysfunction

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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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