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The Best and Worst Foods for Your Thyroid - UPDATE

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Best and Worst Foods For Your Thyroid For most people thyroid is like an invisible friend which keeps their bodies functioning as it’s meant to, however for many thyroid problems can lead to a number of life changing symptoms. Your thyroid helps regulate your temperature, metabolism, heartbeat and much more, so when it goes wrong the consequences are noticeable. The good news? Thyroid problems can be treated using BHRT and can even be managed through your diet, as this list of best and worst foods for your thyroid shows! Best Foods For Your Thyroid Dried Seaweed Y

These Are the Top Causes of Vagina Pain

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1 of 9 Why your vagina hurts juhy13/Getty Images It’s alarming to experience pain anywhere in your body. Yet pain on or near your vagina might be the most worrisome. Looking up symptoms on Google can ramp up the anxiety you already feel. And though you know you should call your ob-gyn, explaining the pain can be embarrassing—and you worry she won't take you seriously. It's time to end the mystery and confusion surrounding vagina pain and decode why your private parts are hurting. “Women don’t necessarily know what to do about it or they feel ashamed, like ‘oh I should just live with it,’” says Prudence Hall, MD, gynecologist and author of Radiant Again & Forever . “But they shouldn't! We can find out what the cause is and treat it, just like any other medical condition.”   No more brushing aside symptoms like a sharp pain during sex, burning on your vulva, and other clues that something's not right with this super sensitive body part. We asked Dr. Hall to round u

8 Women on the Weird Symptoms That Made Them Realize They Were Pregnant

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1 of 9 Early pregnancy signs   Walking into Whole Foods one morning, I was plotting my mid-morning snack. Did I want an Rx Bar like usual? Nope. A latte? Nope. Olives? Yes, yes, yes! As soon as I made a beeline for the olive bar, I thought: I bet I’m pregnant . Even though I’m an olive lover any day of the week, I typically don’t crave them so early in the day—except when I was pregnant with my son. Thing was, it was way too early to take a pregnancy test. I sat with the little secret until it was confirmed later that week.   Women everywhere have similar stories. They just knew they were pregnant—whether it was certain weird out-of-nowhere symptoms or they just felt it in their gut, no pregnancy test required. Here are eight I-knew-it! stories. 2 of 9 I had to lay down in the aisle at Target PeopleImages/Getty Images “I knew I was pregnant when I was shopping at Target with my one-year-old and suddenly felt so dizzy and hot that I had to lay down and sprawl out on the floor to preve

9 Subtle Signs You Could Have a Heart Problem

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1 of 11 Heart woes Getty Images Thanks to more education about healthy eating and advancements in treatment, fewer people die of heart disease than in the past. That said, clogged heart arteries are still the number-one cause of death in the United States. Although heart attack symptoms can be a scary first sign of trouble (and keep in mind women have different symptoms than men), sometimes the body offers up more subtle clues that something is amiss with your ticker. The following is a list of symptoms that might be worth a chat with your doctor. But they may also be caused by a bunch of other things, so don't freak out. (Many of these are also symptoms of anemia, so check out 15 Signs You May Have an Iron Deficiency .) Only your real doctor—not Dr. Google—can really tell you if these symptoms mean anything at all.   2 of 11 You're extremely tried Getty Images This isn't just lack of sleep tired; it is extreme fatigue. Think of how you feel when you get the flu, except
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1 of 14 Why you have blurry vision Blurry, unclear, unfocused vision is the most common eyesight problem, and usually it isn’t anything major to worry about it. Blurriness could just be a sign that your glasses or contacts prescription needs updating. Every once in a while though, fuzzy vision signals something more serious. Always investigate what’s causing your blurry vision. Knowing the reason behind it can be the difference between experiencing the world in all its dimensions or not. “Sight is such a valued sense, but there are still a lot of problems that fall through the cracks,” says Rajiv Shah, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Here are some of the causes of blurry eyes and what to do about them. 2 of 14 You need prescription glasses Getty Images Or you need a new prescription. Nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism are refractive errors and are the most common causes of blurry vision. They happen w