April 16, 2012

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Posted in Fibromyalgia tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:18 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
About.com is highly informative on numerous topics…
Here is a longer list of Fibro symptoms from the author of a book on it…
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http://thyroid.about.com/cs/fibromyalgiacfs/a/fibrothyroid.htm

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Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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by Mary J. Shomon
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A significant percentage of the estimated 20 million people with hypothyroidism end up also being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, an important connection discussed in my new book Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
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Fibromyalgia affects as many as 8 million people in the U.S., occurring mainly in women of childbearing age. Symptoms usually arise between the ages of 20-55 years, but the condition also may be diagnosed in childhood. Among the entire population, it’s estimated that as many as 3-6% of the general population, including children, meet the criteria for diagnosis of fibromyalgia. This would make fibromyalgia over twice as common as rheumatoid arthritis. In general, fibromyalgia is strikes women seven times more often than men, according to a 1998 National Institutes of Health report.
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Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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Symptoms of Fibromyalgia typically include:
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~ Feeling of pain, burning, aching, and soreness in the body
~ Headaches, tenderness of the scalp, pain in the back of the skull
~ Pain in the neck, shoulder, shoulder blades and elbows
~ Pain in hips, top of buttocks, outside the lower hip, below buttocks, and the pelvis
~ Pain in the knees and kneecap area
~ Fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, waking up tired, morning stiffness
~ Insomnia, frequent waking, difficulty falling asleep, or falling asleep immediately
~ Raynaud’s phenomenon (where your hands feel cold, numb, or turn blue, when exposed to temperature changes)
~ Irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea and constipation, bloating, cramping
~ Balance problems
~ Neurally mediated hypotension — when you stand up, your blood pressure drops, which can make you feel faint, dizzy, nauseous, your heart rate drops, and you can even pass out
~ Balance problems
~ Restless leg syndrome
~ Sense of tissues feeling swollen
~ Numbness, tingling and feeling of cold in the hands and feet
~ Chest pain, palpitations
~ Shortness of breath
~ Painful periods
~ Anxiety, depression and “fibrofog” — the term used to describe the confusion and forgetfulness, inability to concentrate and difficulty recalling simple words and numbers, and transposing words and numbers
~ Frequent urination
~ Muscle twitching
~ Dry mouth
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Note: Page continues at site ….
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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


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SITES
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/22/mold-and-other-chronic-diseases.aspx?e_cid=20120722_SNL_Art_1
~ ** Dr Mercola & Dr Richie Shoemaker, MD … Effective Strategies to Identify and Correct the Inflammation Caused by Mold Exposure… They cover mold, algae, spirochetes, etc… causing asthma, MS, Fibromyalgia and more that upset our metabolism, etc.. causing inflammation in us… Taking drugs does no good unless directed at the causes… The video explains it all! Well worth telling your doctors about!
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2004 PCOS Statistics

Posted in FACT tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:47 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady: I found these statistics posted on a blog or site in 2004 or 2005… Makes you think how the numbers have increased and maybe decreased over the years… This was the reality of PCOS in 2004!
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PCOS
2004 Statistics

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•~ 6-10% of all Females; ages 5+ years, are PCOS
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•~ 30% of all PCOSers register as Insulin Resistant
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•~ 50% of all PCOSers are overweight
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•~ 40% (up to) of “Unexplained Infertility” patients are actually PCOS and don’t even know it!
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•~ 30% of all PCOSers do not present cysts
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•~ 20% of “Abnormal Glucose Tolerance” tests are PCOS
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•~ 40% of “Abnormal Glucose Tolerance” develop diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance by age 40
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•~ 20% of all infertility patients deal with ovulation problems
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•~ 5% of all infertility patients treat their infertility
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•~ 15% of all infertility patients treat their infertility in a mandated state for infertility coverage insurance
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•~ 75% of all IVF patients deliver a singleton
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•~ 20% of all IVF patients deliver twins
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•~ 5% of all IVF patients deliver triplets
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•~ 25% of normal pregnancies end in miscarriage
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•~ 35-40% of PCOS pregnancies end in miscarriage. This is a 10-15% increase risk over ‘normal’ pregnancies.
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I hope these statistics show you many things… 1st your doctors might be unaware of PCOS and its extremes… 2nd it effects your young girls… Bullying is an epidemic today, weight being a main cause… 3rd you may need to change your direction of testing, treatments, etc… 4th you may gained peace of mind in knowing more of what “it” might be or is… ETC… “IT” depends on YOU since PCOS effects every woman differently… Treatment varies for each woman too!
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I am a firm believer many relationships, marriages and abuse of various degrees would be decreased IF we all know about PCOS…
~ If a female gains 100lbs over a year or close to it, she may have PCOS… Many females fall in to depression or hurt themselves when the weight will not go away!
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* Have them tested for PCOS, a thyroid disorder or another hormone imbalance… Might be something else…
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SMELLS WRONG! NUMBERS INCREASING, DOCTORS INTERPRET PCOS ANY WAY THEY LIKE, ETC.... SOMETHING HAS TO HAPPEN! 2004 THE AACE MADE PCOS A DOCTOR'S PRIORITY!

FYI – Medi Tid Bits

Posted in FYI BITS- MEDI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:33 am by PCOSLady

KEEPING AN EYE ON ‘STUFF” FOR YOU!

FYI
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MEN
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92% of men cheat for emotional reasons… Many of those women have hormone imbalances… See separate post in FYI – Tid Bits…
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WOMEN
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http://health.yahoo.net/caring/are-you-about-to-have-a-heart-attack-7-heart-attack-signs-women-and-doctors-often-miss
~ Yahoo Health
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HEART:   Have a Cardiac CT Scan ~ 3D view of your heart, 98% accurate …

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CANCER
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5/1/2012 Rachel Ray show…
Quote from Ryan O’Neal “Cancer loves sugar, (Farrah) she was starving on the inside”…
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wwww.Mercola.com
~ Turmuric is king of spices, the pure turmuric powder… Not curry powder… It helps in preventing cancers …
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IMPORTANT: Keep your vitamin D level high to fight cancer!
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F.Y.I. ~ Cancer Centers of America create a treatment meant specifically for “YOU”!
~ I am serious, they truly care!
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COPD ~ Found out recently if it reaches the 4th Phase you run the risk of lung cancer… In order to ward lung cancer off be sure your selenium level is at the proper level or abit above…
~ To much can be toxic!
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POO – STOOL – #2
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PCOS Lady:
Your body passes all bad stuff through your liver and out in your poo! Explains why we have to pay attention to it… Like it or not, looking could save your life!
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http://www.continence.org.au/pages/bristol-stool-chart.html
FORUM: http://www.continence.org.au/forum/
~ Continence Foundation of Australia … Bristol Stool Chart …
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CELLULITE
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A woman just read the book Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food. She was fascinated to learn that the reason we get cellulite is due to a lack of collagen…
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SKIN, HAIR and NAILS
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You need Keratin and Collagen to keep them all in great conditions…
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MSG and Rosacea
http://www.msgtruth.org/rosacea.htm
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Morgellons and GMO Foods
~ Bacterium is effecting humans…
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YEAST
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Yeast will leach out of your body through yeast infections… Breakouts experienced under breasts, in the groin, repeated yeast infections, etc… Do a yeast cleanse every 3 years!
~ Every antibiotic leaves yeast behind that will grow in you!
~ Bras may turn an off white, yellow, blueish or black in colors…
~ “Fishy” smell from your panty area… (Yeast or an STD)
~ Smell “fishy” under breast = yeast infection! You will see wet to blue to black staining on bra under your breast…Most likely from antibiotics through life… Do a yeast cleanse from a health store… Yeast is leaching out of you…
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NAILS
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Your finger nails will clue you in to some medical conditions…
~ Pitted means a lack of keratin…
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HAIR
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Marian once heard Dr. Judy, a talk show host who gives love/sex advice, say that hormones can cause *pubic* hair to be straight. She didn’t say what hormones.
~ http://faqpcos.com/pcos-symptoms/curly-hair-2369772.html
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Hair loss can be from a vitamin deficiency… (Mercury poisoning, “bad” parasites, low testosterone levels, etc…)
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Tabitha – Tabitha Takes Over TV show – 1/3/2012
~ For stressed out and hormonal thinning …. Viviscal Supplement- extra strength… $50
~ For gray – dull and blondes … Aveablue Malva Shampoo
~ For brittle unhealthy … Joico K Pak Revitaluxe … $22
~ Daily you can take GLA – 800 mgto add fat
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Anemic Test: Look under your eye beneath your eye lid…
~ if red = good
~ if pink = anemic
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Apple Cider Vinegar Spray for Dandruff
Combine ½ C of apple cider vinegar and ½ c of water into a spray bottle. Spritz onto the scalp and wrap head with a towel. Wait 15-minutes and then wash. The acid in the vinegar will break down the bacteria that dandruff thrives on. Do this 3 days in a row and then do for twice a week.
~ PCOS Lady: Knowing this is an ongoing thing it means what causing it in in you! “Bad” parasites come to my mind… www.ParasiteTesting.com
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HYSTERECTOMY
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Do you know some women have PCOS and do not need a hysterectomy? All because the doctor never tested all her hormones, etc…
~ True there are cases where because of PCOS a hysterectomy is needed…
~ I asked about this years ago in a forum and a woman confirmed 1st hand! (story in my blogdrive blog)
~ Question your tests and options, be sure!
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METFORMIN:
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– Metformin is the generic for the brand name Glucophage…Per Bristol Myers Squibb!
– IF anyone gets headaches or nausea from Metformin, stop taking it! Your body is rejecting the Met, it’s telling you it can’t tolerate the ingredients… Your doctors are lying to you saying its just your body getting used to the Met! Add Met to your list of allergic drugs….
– Docs get $ kickbacks, plus they may have no clue about Met!
– You should ask/demand Glucophage XR then, try it for a week or a month… You should not experience any ill symptoms!
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DEPAKOTE
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The legal limit for Depakote in your body is 100… If over by 3 points you will experience passing out, minor stroke symptoms that progress to sever stroke symptoms…
~ Have your drug levels checked when you have your blood tests done once a year atleast!
~ Doctors miss it and deem you a mental case (tough getting anywhere then unless a person – advocate helps) or misdiagnose you!
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Valproate or divalproex (Depakote®), a drug used for epileptic seizures and some mood disorders, has been associated with a higher incidence of polycystic ovaries and hyperandrogenism.
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http://www.wdxcyber.com/dxinf001.htm
~ Women’s Health Resource ….
~ *Google: Depakote PCOS …. Depakote hyperandrogenism
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THYROID
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~ IF
~ You’ve had thyroid surgery…
~ You’ve had treatment with radioactive iodine or anti-thyroid medications…
~ You’ve had radiation therapy to your head, neck or upper chest…
~ You need to have your thyroid checked periodically…
~ Consider checking your pituitary gland as well…
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BREAST
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Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash with redness and warmth, but not necessarily a physical breast lump. This type of breast cancer should be considered as an uncommon possibility for certain types of breast symptoms…
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http://www.breasthealthproject.com/breast-cysts.html

~ * Breast Health Project … FIBROCYSTIC BREASTS … LOOK and READ up on this…
~ “In holistic medicine and Chinese medicine theory, pain is caused by energy stagnation. People are always amazed at how easy it is to get the energy moving again. Movement in our breasts can effect a surprising amount of change.”
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PREGNANCY DEFECTS
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http://newyorkcity.injuryboard.com/medical-malpractice/us-docs-rarely-test-for-parasite-that-causes-miscarriage-premature-birth-and-congenital-birth-defects.aspx?googleid=300308
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Scientists have identified the strains of the Toxoplasma Gondii parasite most often associated with miscarry, premature birth and birth defects, but testing of pregnant women in the United States is rare.
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DIZZY
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Feeling dizzy, light headed is a lack of blood or oxygen to your brain… A pulse ox meter will measure the oxygen at those times…
http://www.pulseoximeter.org/
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DEPRESSION
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Niacin No-Flush 500mg for depression…
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CONSTIPATION
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Magnesium Citrate, oral solution … Pasteurized sparkling laxative… Lemon or Cherry flavors … Drink a couple ounces or a full 10 ozs… Depends on your need…
~ It comes in a prescription at same strength…
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MOUTH
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Dr Oz ~ August 22, 2013 Show
~ Per Dentist
~ 600 species of bacteria are in your mouth…
~ Gum inflammation can cause inflammation in other body areas…
~ Gum disease to heart disease is possible!
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Gum Disease and Other Systemic Diseases
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Osteoporosis
Researchers have suggested that a link between osteoporosis and bone loss in the jaw. Studies suggest that osteoporosis may lead to tooth loss because the density of the bone that supports the teeth may be decreased, which means the teeth no longer have a solid foundation.
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Respiratory Disease
Research has found that bacteria that grow in the oral cavity can be aspirated into the lungs to cause respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, especially in people with periodontal disease.
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Cancer
Researchers found that men with gum disease were 49% more likely to develop kidney cancer, 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, and 30% more likely to develop blood cancers.
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Bacterial Endocarditis
Gum disease exists in about 75% of Americans, and many do not realize that risk factors associated with serious health concerns such as heart disease and stroke have been associated with gum disease. Researchers have found that people with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease. This type of heart disease occurs when plaques (deposits of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other material) form in the walls of the coronary arteries, causing the walls to become thicker. That essentially makes it harder for the blood to flow through, limiting the amount of oxygen and nutrients that are necessary for proper heart function.
~ Bacterial endocarditis is a dangerous infection that involves the lining of the heart and is commonly caused when bacteria enters the blood during medical procedures. During dental treatment, a common organism found in the mouth known as Streptococcus Viridan may enter the bloodstream and travel to the heart. This may cause infected blood clot formations that are able to travel to the brain, lungs, kidney, and spleen. Fifty percent of bacterial endocarditis cases are caused by Streptococcus Viridans.
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TESTS:
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HEART
Cardiac CT ~ 3D scan is 98% accurate
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SITES
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Oral Sex Smell of Bad Scent
http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/10552-oral-sex-bad-scent-fungal-infections-and-metformin–delicate-embarrassing-question
~ Diabetic Connect by Alliance Health Community … Sick of having a smelly fungal rash under my breast. Even sicker about smelling fishy, I know that’s a sign of yeast infection but that …
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Gum Disease and Heart Disease – Cardiovascular Disease
http://dentistry.about.com/od/issuesandemergencies/a/heartdisease.htm
~ dentistry.about.com › Health › Dental Care › Dental Emergencies ‎… Jan 23, 2011 – Gum Disease and Oral Hygiene May Be Connected to Heart … Bacterial endocarditis is a dangerous infection that involves the lining of the heart …
~ Usually requires heart surgery, not sure if the open way…
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GOOGLE:
gum disease heart disease
bacterial endocarditis

More to come as i find interesting points…

IR – Insulin Resistance

Posted in IR - Insulin Resistance tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:40 am by PCOSLady

IR – Insulin Resistance
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Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it properly. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps the body use glucose for energy. Glucose is a form of sugar that is the body’s main source of energy.
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When people are insulin resistant, their muscle, fat, and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin. As a result, their bodies need more insulin to help glucose enter cells. The pancreas tries to keep up with this increased demand for insulin by producing more. Eventually, the pancreas fails to keep up with the body’s need for insulin. Excess glucose builds up in the bloodstream, setting the stage for diabetes. Many people with insulin resistance have high levels of both glucose and insulin circulating in their blood at the same time.
From: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/insulinresistance/#what
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IR effects so many of us by way of Diabetes, PCOS, and on & on involving your endocrine system plus more systems … 3 of 4 in the medical doctor pool are suggesting natural ways to manage your IR condition today… Ask your doctor!
~ Look in to the natural possibilities to manage your IR…
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PCOS Lady:
~ I am against poisoning my body with drugs… A natural babe with most i say…
~ April 2012: I’m back on Glucophage XR 500mg/daily i must use to get rid of my IR fat i call it… Errrr! Gluc is like a “miracle” pill for me… The side effects are mostly pluses too…
~ I have tried losing the IR fat a few months now with no luck… My body started taking from my muscle mass! Clue- peeing like a race horse at times…
~ My Asian MD in California told me to use Glucophage XR as a maintenance pill… I may have to split the pill or take it every other day, etc… per him to find what works for me…
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From: Insulite Laboratories
http://weight.insulitelabs.com/
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Medical research has now identified insulin resistance as a serious condition that causes your cells to become insensitive to insulin. When people suffering from excess weight or obesity fail to address insulin resistance, the possibility of severe complications such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and sexual dysfunction can dramatically accelerate.
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The medical community is now beginning to understand how vital it is for our cells to receive the correct amounts of nutrients and minerals – such as alpha-lipoic acid, chromium, vitamin D and magnesium – in order to effectively process insulin and glucose.
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Tests:
In order to process insulin and glucose properly you need to have these nutrients and mineral levels checked:
~ alpha-lipoic acid
~ chromium
~ vitamin D
~ Magnesium
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Sites
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IR+: http://www.pcos.insulitelabs.com/Insulite-Laboratories.php
~ Insulite Laboratories … IR, Metabolic Syndrome, PCOS, etc…
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http://home.comcast.net/~creationsunltd/insulinresistance.htm
~ From: Pat Sonnenstuhl, RN, CNM, Nutrition Support … Extensive information on topics…
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http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/insulinresistance/
~ National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse …

CAH, LOCAH… (PCOS)

Posted in CAH n LOCAH tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:13 am by PCOSLady

CAH, LOCAH, LOCAH & PCOS
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CAH and LOCAH are rarely mentioned but do exist and LOCAH can be misdiagnosed as PCOS… Many of the symptoms overlap PCOS, as seen in my Symptoms List for them (PCOS, LOCAH & Thyroid)… I felt i should include links for more information for you…
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CAH – Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
LOCAH – Late Onset Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
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CAH
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www.caresfoundation.org/
http://www.caresfoundation.org/productcart/pc/support_US_cah.html
~ * Cares Foundation … United States, Support group leaders play a vital function in our community and forum… Non-classical/Late Onset CAH. Complete description of the mild form of CAH, Non Classical CAH (NCAH) or Late Onset CAH (LOCAH), which may cause symptoms at anytime …
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http://www.congenitaladrenalhyperplasia.org/
~ Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Education and Support Network… An education and support network for people and families with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Includes important medical links, FAQ, Message Board and Archives… Plus support group events…
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http://www.livingwithcah.com/
~ Living With CAH…
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http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/Disease.aspx?PageID=4&diseaseID=9592
~ Rare Diseases National Center …
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http://www.cah.org.nz/
~ CAH Support Group of New Zealand … Research, links, newsletter, forum…
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http://www.cah.org.au/v2/
~ CAH Support Group Australia … Education, stories, links, research, plus…
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LOCAH
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www.caresfoundation.org/
~ * Cares Foundation … United States, Support group leaders play a vital function in our community and forum… Dedicated, seeking to advance quality health care through support, advocacy, education and research… support group events… Non-classical/Late Onset CAH. Complete description of the mild form of CAH, Non Classical CAH (NCAH) or Late Onset CAH (LOCAH), which may cause symptoms at anytime …
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LOCAH & PCOS
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http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/Condition/9592/QnA/22654/Lateonset_congenital_adrenal_hyperplasia.aspx

~ Rare Diseases National Center … LOCAH can be misdiagnosed as PCOS in some women.
~ Clue – Your meds for PCOS are not working…
~ FACT: People with LOCAH usually have high levels of 17-hydroxyprogesterone in their blood…
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Google:
CAH
CAH support
CAH forums
CAH research
LOCAH
LOCAH support
LOCAH forums
LOCAH research
LOCAH PCOS

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