Sofia Vergara seems like one of the worlds most sexiest and funniest women.
The Colombian-born Vergara, now makes America laugh after having moved from hosting variety shows on the Spanish-language network Univision to starring as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in ABC’s Emmy-dominating comedy Modern Family.
Sofia has been the face of CoverGirl cosmetics, she is the highest-earning woman on television, and recently she’s even made it into Madame Tussauds wax museum (in both New York City and Las Vegas). The actress is truley considered to be one of the “sexiest woman ever!” All that fame and success though, doesn’t exist in a vacuum of bliss and good charm as Vegara has had her own trials to deal with particularly with Hypothyroidism.
[the_ad id=”944″]Vergara’s health scare began with a lump in her neck. A battery of tests soon confirmed her doctors suspicions, that she had thyroid cancer. “It was very traumatic,” she says. “I was young. I had a young son. The actress read everything she could on the condition in her effort to conquor fear with education.
She underwent surgery to remove her thyroid gland, the small butterfly-shaped organ at the base of the neck that makes a hormone that helps control many of the body’s functions, including temperature, heartrate, how calories and vitamins are used, and more. After that, Vergara spent several days in the hospital, in isolation, while she received treatment with radioactive iodine that would wipe out any remaining cancer cells.
Hypothyroidism – An Overview
Hypothyroidism, also referred to as an underactive thyroid, is a health condition wherein the thyroid gland doesn’t or is not capable of producing the necessary thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism causes an imbalance in hormone levels, which affects the chemical reactions in the body.
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Women, particularly those 50 and older, more commonly suffer from hypothyroidism. The condition doesn’t cause many symptoms in its earlier stages, but if left untreated can lead to a number of health problems including infertility, heart disease and obesity.