Models face tremendous scrutiny when it comes to their weight and appearance, especially female models. They are often criticized as being either “too fat” or “too thin.”
There are a lot of articles that say “Is your thyroid slow?” or “Is your thyroid working too fast?” To understand thyroid disease, you have to understand that the thyroid gland, located in the neck, isn’t just an automatic, independent machine. It’s regulated by the brain. The pituitary gland, a part of the brain, makes an array of hormones, including the thyroid-stimulating hormone, TSH. That’s what the TSH is on your lab report. It’s not even a thyroid hormone; it’s a brain hormone.
In September, Hillary Clinton’s doctor issued a report outlining the presidential candidate’s health, including her treatment for pneumonia, sinusitis, an ear infection and a fever. It also included scores on blood tests as well as a list of her medications. Many news organizations took the report and ran with it, with an emphasis on Clinton’s pneumonia as an explanation for her near collapse after a 9/11 ceremony. However, there was another interesting tidbit in the report that was largely overlooked -- Hillary Clinton’s hypothyroidism and the unique treatment she uses.
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