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    1. Why Is PCOS Hard to Diagnose?

      As many as 15% of women have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a group of symptoms including irregular periods, excess facial hair, acne, and trouble conceiving. Left unchecked, it can lead to type 2 diabetes and a higher risk of endometrial cancer. Yet 80 years after its discovery, no one has a def

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    2. Better Sleep, Less Stress

      An underactive thyroid, also known as hypothyroidism, can make you feel lousy. But there’s plenty you can do to feel better and take away a lot of the stress that comes with the condition. Your day-to-day habits can make a big difference. That means more than just taking your medicine as prescribed.

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    3. Exercises for an Underactive Thyroid

      If you have an underactive thyroid -- a condition called hypothyroidism -- exercise is probably the last thing on your mind. After all, common symptoms like fatigue, swelling, and joint and muscle pain don’t make you want to get up and go. But experts say that physical activity can help you feel bet

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    4. Do Natural Treatments Work for Hypothyroidism?

      Eating specific foods or taking supplements won't help you control hypothyroidism, but they can make you feel better, lower your stress, and prevent disease. Make sure you keep up with the hormone medication your doctor prescribes. Natural treatments can't replace the traditional ones. There's no sp

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    5. Hypothyroidism and Your Weight

      When your thyroid hormone levels go down, the number on your scale sometimes goes up. But there are lots of ways you can take control of your weight. Your thyroid gland sends hormones into the bloodstream that help regulate metabolism -- the process that controls how your body uses energy. When you

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    6. What Hypothyroidism Can Do to Your Body

      Hypothyroidism is easy to treat. One pill a day delivers thyroid hormone to your body. But you need to keep up with your treatment if you want to avoid serious complications. Thyroid medication can make many of the problems below go away. But if hypothyroidism is left untreated, here’s what you can

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    7. Top 10 Health Tips for Women

      Let's face it, ladies: Doctor visits are short. And they're getting shorter. What if your doctor had more time? She might tell you the same things that OB-GYN Alyssa Dweck, MD, co-author of V Is for Vagina, wants you to know. Consider Dweck's tips your prescription for a lifetime of wellness. 1. Zap

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    8. Expert Q&A on Underactive Thyroid

      Is your thyroid to blame for your weight gain and chronic fatigue? With 36 years of experience, Irwin Klein, MD, answers these questions all the time. He’s the chief of endocrinology at North Shore University Hospital in New York. WebMD asked him about hypothyroidism and the biggest puzzles that sur

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    9. 7 Things Your Gynecologist Wants You to Know

      No matter how comfortable you are with your gynecologist, you still may be unsure about some things, like which symptoms are worth mentioning, how often to make an appointment, and how to best prepare for an exam. Here are top tips from gynecologists on how to make the most of your visits and your r

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    10. Why Am I So Tired?

      It's the middle of the day and you just can't seem to get out of first gear. Is it lack of sleep, or could there be something else that makes you feel so wiped out? Check out these culprits for fatigue and get some pep back in your step. First off, ask yourself this: Do you treat your body right? "W

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