Women who have silicone implants are at higher risk for adverse, rare, health problems, including Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis.
The hormonal changes that take place after a hysterectomy can greatly affect your thyroid — whether you already have thyroid conditions, or even whether it sparks the thyroid condition. In fact, a hysterectomy increases your risk of developing thyroid cancer.
“In 2013, I had the first of three laparoscopic surgeries for endometriosis. Had I known then what I know now, I could have avoided at least one of those surgeries.”
When a thyroid nodule is not cancerous and is benign, is it necessary to remove it anyway? No, not always. In fact, thyroid nodules are quite common. However, even aside from cancer, there are some reasons that thyroid nodules must go — like when they’re large and in charge.
One of the most common surgeries performed in the Western world today – shoulder impingement surgery – is no more beneficial than a placebo treatment, according to researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland.
In the first of two parts, Judi Ebbert, who usually writes for HealthCentral about the science of medicine, writes from a personal place: her own story of caregiving for her husband during his colon cancer journey.