January is national thyroid awareness month. This butterfly-shaped gland, located at the base of your neck, manufactures hormones that regulate your body’s metabolism. Different disorders can arise when your thyroid produces too much hormone (hyperthyroidism) or not enough (hypothyroidism). Problems can range from a goiter (a noncancerous enlargement in the neck) to an autoimmune disease that requires constant monitoring. Most thyroid disorders are more common in … [Read more...] about What You Should Know About Your Thyroid
Symptoms It starts with a burning sensation in your throat or chest after a large meal. Whether you call it heartburn, acid indigestion or acid reflux, the discomfort occurs when stomach acid or undigested food come back up into your throat, causing irritation of the esophagus and the stomach lining. Other symptoms may include: Upper abdominal painRegurgitation of food or sour liquidSensation of a lump in your throatDry, persistent cough or laryngitisDisrupted sleepSymptoms that worsen … [Read more...] about Acid Reflux: Symptoms, Causes, Relief
We have all heard more and more about concussion in the news lately, especially regarding athletes. The term concussion protocols for athletes returning to play after a head injury has been particularly talked about. But athletes are not the only individuals who can suffer from concussions. What Is A Concussion? A concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury -MTBI, is a type of brain injury that is defined as a short loss of normal brain function after a head … [Read more...] about How Should You Treat A Concussion?