When people first find out that they, or their child, have a hearing loss, the first thought that comes to mind is usually, "what can I do to treat this?" The answer tends to be hearing aids or cochlear implants.
The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident had an impact on rates of thyroid disease and cancer, particularly in children in Belarus and Ukraine.
In an age when medication for harmless ailments is prevalent, many are turning to more natural remedies such as herbs. These have many advantages: they're less likely to harm the body through prolonged use, as medication might; they're usually inexpensive; and, if you've got space, you can even grow
Sinus conditions like swollen nasal passages are much more common than disorders like arthritis and other often-diagnosed diseases. The swelling of nasal passages can cause congestion and pain and is often treated by combination medications. There are many herbal remedies that can be used to treat s
What type of thyroid advocate are you? Are you an Angry Advocate, Passive Victim, Solution Shopper, Doctor Hopper, Holistic Ballistic, Blame the Thyroider, Do-it-Yourselfer, or Proactive Learner/Partner?
Post-Nasal Drip is a non-life threatening medical condition in which the sinuses produce an excessive amount of mucus that accumulate in the back of the throat or the nose. It is a highly treatable condition through a variety of methods, including antibiotics and minor surgery, though several method
Post nasal drip can be an annoying occurrence related to cold and flu, or allergies. It involves mucus blocking the nose, which may slowly begin to trickle down the throat from the nostrils. While there are many medications available to treat this symptom, some prefer a more natural approach to avoi
Tonsils are a vital part of the immune system. These glands are located in the back of your throat to assist in catching germs and parasites from entering your body. However, once the bacterium overpowers the tonsils with an overwhelming infection, they may become swollen and irritated. This type of
The respiratory tract is lined with a thin layer of pseudostratified ciliated epithelium. This is a type of skin cell which helps air move through the respiratory tract while also filtering out debris. These cells can be easily damaged because they are arranged in such a thin layer. Pollution, trau
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The signs of hypothyroidism vary depending on the degree of an individual's hormone deficiency. Symptoms typically develop very slowly, often manifesting themselves over several years. Fortunately, the condition can be accurately diagnosed and effectively treated through the use of prescribed hormon
Your maxillary sinuses are cavities for mucus drainage located behind your cheeks. Infections of the maxillary sinuses are known as sinusitis or maxillary sinus disease.
An overview of what is available in Michigan for deaf and hard of hearing people and their families.
Tonsillitis is caused by streptococci bacteria, with symptoms including malaise, headache, pain in the extremities and pain in the tongue when swallowing. Tonsillitis is contagious. A simple cough or sneeze can pass the virus or bacteria from person to person. Unless you live on an island with no ex
Hypothyroidism is defined as a medical disorder which is often characterized by an under active and abnormally functioning thyroid gland. An under-active thyroid gland often results in a deficiency of the hormone thyroxine (a hormone synthesized by the thyroid gland). The condition often affects the
Women use makeup to highlight the best features of their faces. They wear mascara, shadow and liner to play up big, beautiful eyes, or use lip liner and lipstick to create a prominent pout. Makeup can also be used to downplay a feature that a woman might not feel is her best. Using the contours and
Weight gain is one of the leading symptoms of hypothyroidism. The thyroid glands produce a hormone that regulates the way the body metabolizes food and regulates body temperature. Hypothyroidism is characterized by the gland's inability to produce enough hormones. Slow metabolism can make losing wei