Celebrities With Hashimotos Disease: Gina Rodriguez, Kim Katrall

Celebrities With Hashimotos Disease. Named after Japanese doctor Hakaru Hashimoto who first described it, Hashimoto’s disease affects about 1 to 1.5 in 1000 people. According to the Mayo Clinic, it is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. It is found among children and adults as well as men and women but it most often occurs in women between 30 to 60 years old.

The symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease — it is also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis — are as follows:

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Celebrities With Huntingtons Disease

Celebrities With Huntingtons Disease. What is Huntington’s Disease? Named after American physician George Huntington, who was the first to describe the condition, Huntington’s disease is an inheritable neurological disorder which affects movement, cognition (perception, awareness, thinking, judgement), and behavior and which gets progressively worse over time.

Symptoms of the disease most often manifests between the ages 35 to 55 years old. Nonetheless, features of the disease can also show from as early as infancy to the late stages of a person’s life.

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Celebrities With Endometrial Cancer

Celebrities With Endometrial Cancer. Endometrial cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the endometrium or the inner lining of the uterus or womb. According to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), endometrial cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women worldwide with 320,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012.

The top 20 countries with the highest rate of endometrial cancer are as follows: Barbados, FYR Macedonia, Armenia, Luxembourg, Guyana, New Caledonia, United States of America, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Guatemala, Belarus, France, Guadeloupe, Norway, Poland, Latvia, Ukraine, El Salvador, and Canada.

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Jeremy Stenberg: Tourette Syndrome Interview

We met him in an earlier post (Celebrities with Tourette Syndrome (TS)) but we decided to post this Jeremy Stenberg interview because it is instructive and inspiring. It paints a portrait of a young man living with TS who embraced his condition and who is very successful at what he does.

This interview is lifted from a newsletter issued by the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA). TSA is an organization which leads public education and awareness campaigns on TS. It also funds research focused on understanding the disease (particularly what causes it) and the ways by which it can be cured.

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Celebrities With Tourette Syndrome

Named after French doctor Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who was the first person to describe it and its symptoms, Tourette syndrome is a condition characterized by repetitive persistent involuntary movements and vocalizations. According to a the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), one of every 360 American children ages 6 through 17 years old have been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome.

Tourette’s is found to co-occur with other mental health, behavioral, or developmental condition. Specifically, a CDCP study found that 86% of children with Tourette’s have also been diagnosed with any of the following:

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

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

Here’s our list of celebrities with Graves disease:

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