June 27, 2012

LOCAH Not PCOS

Posted in LOCAH, MISDIAGNOSED tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:23 pm by PCOSLady

LOCAH Misdiagnosed for PCOS
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PCOS Lady: Copied as in post for your benefit… Doctor well adversed in PCOS was wrong… She tried another approach and it worked for LOCAH… Keep track of your symptoms, tests, etc… You know your body! Keep searching, questioning, etc… to get the right diagnosis and treatment(s)…
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http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/archive/t-119724.html
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3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Dieting with Obstacles > PCOS/Insulin Resistance Support > Adult Onset Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
PDA
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View Full Version : Adult Onset Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia … http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/pcos-insulin-resistance-support/119724-adult-onset-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia.html
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Poster: Sassy….
08-05-2007
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Hi Ladies,
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I just got done watching Mystery Diagnosis (http://health.discovery.com/convergence/mystery-diagnosis/diseases.html), on the Discovery Health Channel. This lady had similar symptoms of PCOS: weight gain, insulin resistant, facial hair, brown spots, etc. She went to several drs, including endocrinologists and they all thought she had PCOS. Her mother read an article in Woman’s Day about PCOS and there was a dr listed, Dr. Katherine Sherif (http://www.healthgrades.com/directory_search/Physician/Profiles/dr-md-reports/Dr-Katherine-Sherif-MD-60ADFAE9.cfm?tv=PremierPhysicians_GetProfile), who is supposed to the best of the best for treatment of PCOS. So she went and the dr gave her medicine to help with her PCOS, only it didn’t work like she thought it would. It should have lowered her Testosterone level and it didn’t. So Dr. Sherif tried another drug that is used for ADULT ONSET CONGENITAL ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA and that lowered it and relieved her symptoms. I just wonder how many of us Cysters actually have ADULT ONSET CONGENITAL ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA and just have not been misdiagnosed???
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Anyway, I just wanted to get some information out there so we are aware that there is another disease out there that has a lot of the same symptoms as PCOS.
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Here is a bit of info about it:
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Late Onset CongenitalAadrenal Hyperplasia (CAH):, or non-classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia, is a less severe form of CAH in which symptoms can vary widely and appear anywhere between infancy and late adolescence. Because the symptoms can be mild or be confused with the symptoms of other disorders, it may not be diagnosed until a person is well into adulthood, if it all. To make things even more confusing, symptoms can come and go throughout one’s life.
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The basics behind late onset CAH: Because of an enzyme deficiency, cortisol production is limited, causing the adrenals to overcompensate and make too many androgens (e.g. testosterone, DHEA). If a child has precocious puberty symptoms, advanced bone growth, or extreme muscle development, he or she is more apt to get diagnosed. Fairly often, however, it goes undiagnosed. This is because the physical symptoms in males are not as obvious since higher testosterone causes less differences in men, and a lot of doctors don’t think to check for late onset CAH when a woman complains of acne, menstrual disorders, and excess hair growth, etc. Also, both sexes can suffer from anxiety or neurological disorders caused by the lack of enough cortisol (which deals with stress) and excess androgens. The most common cause of both CAH and late onset CAH is a 21-hydroxylase deficiency. However, these disorders can also be caused by a deficiency of 11 beta-hydroxylase, 17 alpha-hydroxylase, 3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, or 20-22 demolase.
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See: http://www.cahsupportforum.com/locah.html // CafeMom.com now
See: http://www.endotext.org/pediatrics/pediatrics8a/pediatrics8a.htm
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Another Site for:
ADULT ONSET CONGENITAL ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/medther/tayendoweb/congenital_adrenal_hyperplasia.htm
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Another Link about Dr. Sherif:
http://www.drexelmed.edu/About/NewsandAnnouncements/tabid/134/ctl/Details/mid/471/ItemID/78/Default.aspx … // DELETED

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June 25, 2012

How Sugar Affects Triglycerides

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:51 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Do you have questions on triglycerides? I sure did like how do i lower them, what are they, etc…
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http://conditions.aolhealth.com/triglycerides/site-map
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Triglyceride FAQs
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1. What are triglycerides?
Triglycerides are a type of fat derived from the food we eat. Any calories we take in that aren’t used right away for energy are converted into triglycerides. Triglycerides move through the blood and are stored in fat cells. Our hormones regulate when triglycerides are released from fat cells to be used as energy between meals.
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2. Why should I care about my triglyceride level?
A high blood triglyceride level–called hypertriglyceridemia–increases your risk for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. It’s linked to an increased risk for diabetes. High triglycerides are also a risk factor for chronic pancreatitis–inflammation of the pancreas.
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3. What causes high triglycerides?
Excess triglycerides occur most often due to inactivity and being overweight. But they can also be triggered by high alcohol consumption, diabetes, or an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Hypertriglyceridemia can also be a side effect of some medications, including birth control, corticosteroids, beta blockers, and others. High triglycerides also can stem from a genetic condition.
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4. How do I know if I have high triglycerides?
A simple blood test, called a fasting lipid profile, measures cholesterol and triglycerides. If you’ve had your cholesterol tested and know your numbers, it’s likely your triglycerides were included. Doctors usually recommend men and women have the test at least every five years, beginning at age 20. People who have high triglycerides or are at risk for heart disease may need to have the test more often. Ask your doctor when you should be tested.
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5. What does my triglyceride level mean?
Everyone has triglycerides in their body. And at normal levels, triglycerides are healthy. Talk to your doctor if your levels are above normal.
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Below are the ranges for triglyceride levels:
Normal: Less than 150 mg/dL
Borderline-high: 150 to 199 mg/dL
High: 200 to 499 mg/dL
Very high: 500 mg/dL or higher
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6. What lifestyle changes can I make to lower my triglycerides or keep them under control?
If you’re overweight, reduce your calorie intake to achieve a normal weight. Exercise at least 30 minutes each day. Eat a diet low in saturated and trans fats. Drink alcohol only in moderation–one drink a day for women and two for men at most. And try to reduce your carbohydrate intake to no more than 60 percent of total calories. A diet high in carbohydrates raises triglyceride levels.
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7. Are there medications that can help?
Lifestyle changes are the primary treatment for hypertriglyceridemia. But there are medications that may help some people. If your doctor prescribes medicine for high triglyceride levels, it’s still very important to exercise and eat a healthy diet.
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How Sugar Affects Triglycerides
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From Every Day Health site – story is deleted
Triglycerides Health Center
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High-Fructose Corn Syrup May Lead to High Triglycerides
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Open your fridge or cupboard, and take a look at the labels on your food. Chances are you’ll see high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a common form of added sugar. The U.S. food supply provides a whopping 53 pounds of HFCS per person each year. That adds up to a lot of empty calories. Now a new study from Princeton University suggests that it may also lead to higher triglycerides.
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Is HFCS Bad News?
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HFCS is made by processing corn syrup to create a blend of two simple sugars: fructose and glucose. The result is a cheap sweetener used in a wide array of sugary drinks and processed foods, such as regular sodas, energy drinks, sweetened fruit drinks, candies, desserts, canned fruits, jams, yogurt, condiments, soups, spaghetti sauce, crackers, cereals, and breads.
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In the Princeton study, rats given HFCS gained more weight than those given sucrose (a.k.a. table sugar). This was true even when their calorie intake was the same. Over a period of months, rats fed HFCS also developed higher triglycerides and abnormal increases in abdominal fat. When such changes occur together in humans, they increase the risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
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The Effect on Triglycerides
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Scientists are just starting to sort out how HFCS and triglycerides might be linked.
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Fructose vs. Glucose
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There has been little research done comparing the effects of HFCS with those of pure fructose or pure glucose. Pure fructose—found naturally in fruit—is broken down and used by the body differently from glucose.
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Studies show that eating a lot of fructose may raise triglyceride levels after meals. If this eating pattern continues for weeks, it may lead to higher triglyceride levels at other times, too. The triglyceride-raising effect may be stronger in men and in women after menopause than in younger women. Compared to glucose, fructose also may decrease insulin sensitivity and increase belly fat—risk factors for heart disease and diabetes that often go hand-in-hand with elevated triglycerides.
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HFCS vs. Sucrose
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In real life, most sugar in the U.S. diet isn’t pure fructose or glucose. Instead, it’s HFCS or sucrose. The latter are both compounds made of fructose and glucose, but there are key differences between them. First, sucrose contains equal parts fructose and glucose. But HFCS contains unequal amounts and often is a bit heavier on the fructose side. Second, the fructose molecules in HFCS, unlike those in sucrose, are “free” and “unbound.” This means they’re easier for the body to use.
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Theoretically, these differences could account for the different effects seen in rats fed HFCS or sucrose. Researchers think similar effects may occur in people as well. But more research in humans is needed before any firm conclusions can be drawn.
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Short and Sweet Advice
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What does this mean for you? To help manage not only your triglycerides but also your weight, it’s best to limit all added sugars. That’s any form of sugar put into a food or drink during processing, cooking, or serving. The American Heart Association says such sugars should add up to no more than 150 calories (about 9 teaspoons) per day for men or 100 calories (about 6 teaspoons) per day for women.
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Reaching this goal isn’t easy; the average American currently gets more than two to three times that many calories per day from sugar. But every little bit helps.
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Keep reading those food labels. If you see HFCS listed there, you might want to give your food or drink choice a second thought.

10 Things Packing On Pounds

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:53 pm by PCOSLady

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/03/30/what-are-the-10-things-that-can-pack-on-pounds.aspx
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by Dr Mercola
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What are the 10 Things that Can Pack on Pounds?
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#1: To Lose Weight You MUST Eliminate Fructose from Your Diet
~ You’ve gone to all the trouble of getting some exercise. But despite sticking to your new plan you discover the pounds are not coming off.
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You ask yourself, “Why?”
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It is important to understand and know that while exercise is important and crucial for weight loss and I am a major fan, the foods you choose to eat are THREE times more important for controlling your weight than your exercise. It’s very easy to sabotage yourself with sugary foods and exercise beverages. Especially beverages containing HFCS.
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# 2 You MUST Plan Your Meals
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The problem is, if you fail to plan your meals you are basically eating according to either your emotions or whatever whim may come over you around mealtime. Both of these can mean added calories, poor nutritional choices and a growing waistline.
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#3 Avoid All Sodas, and Especially Diet Soda
~ Soda, in my opinion, is the one of the primary health threats. Did you know that just one can of Coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar?!
This is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake (which is more than double my recommended daily allowance to begin with). Within 20 minutes of drinking that soda, your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat.
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#4 Be Sure to Eat PLENTY of Organic Vegetables
~ One of the best ways to improve your health is to make sure you’re eating plenty of fresh, minimally processed high quality vegetables, ideally locally-grown and organic, with a majority of them consumed raw. One simple way to boost your vegetable intake is to juice them. Juicing organic vegetables is something that I highly recommend to anyone working to restore or improve their health.
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#5 Make Sure You Do Sprint 8 Exercises Once or Twice a Week
~ Your body has three types of muscle fiber: Slow twitch, fast twitch and super-fast twitch fibers. A major problem with conventional exercise is its inability to engage the fast and super-fast twitch muscle fibers. Conventional exercise merely engages your body’s slow twitch muscle fibers, which is your preferred mode of muscle engagement. To produce dramatic results when it comes to exercise you simply have to engage your fast and super-fast muscle fibers.
The best way to do this is through something called Sprint 8 exercises.
Sprint 8-style exercise has many benefits, the biggest being it naturally increases your body’s production of human growth hormone (HGH), which plays a significant role in the aging process.
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#6 Avoid Drinking Fruit Juice
~ Fruit juice is probably the most requested drink by children of all ages, not because it quenches thirst, but because it tastes good. And fruit juice, it turns out, is not one of the best things you can put into your body, especially for children. Drinking fruit juice is only slightly different from drinking soda. Both deliver a massive dose of sugar to your body unbound by any of the slow-releasing mechanisms provided by nature.
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#7 Eating Outside of Your Home
~ There’s a reason your favorite restaurant food often tastes better than your home cooked meals: many times it’s loaded with extra calories in the form of sugars, hydrogenated fats and artificial flavor enhancers like MSG.
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#8 Avoid Excessive Alcohol Consumption
~ Alcohol is converted by your body into simple sugar, and it turns out the metabolic pathway converting alcohol into its simple sugar components is the same pathway your body uses to convert high fructose corn syrup into its component parts.
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#9 Avoid Consuming Fast- or Processed Foods
~ Avoid fast food if you value your health. It is loaded with sodium, sugar and feedlot animals who have been subjected to the absolute minimums in the areas of feeding and care.
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#10 Avoid Condiments and Idle Snacks
~ www.fitsugar.com will explain why…
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SITES
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Artificial Sweeteners Cause Greater Weight Gain than Sugar
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/04/saccharin-aspartame-dangers.aspx?e_cid=20121204_DNL_art_1
~ Dr Mercola … Artificial Sweeteners Cause Greater Weight Gain than Sugar, Yet Another Study Reveal … December 04, 2012
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New Belly Fat Weight Loss Exercise Takes Less Time and Works …
Sprint 8-style exercise

http://www.emaxhealth.com/8782/new-belly-fat-weight-loss-exercise-takes-less-time-and-works-better-say-researchers
~ EMaxHealth … By Timothy Boyer on June 29, 2012 … Research has demonstrated that a 20-minute workout consisting of 8 seconds of sprint exercise, … The fast-paced LifeSprints style of exercise includes the use of cycling, boxing …
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GOOGLE:
* fast food dangers
* aspartame dangers
* processed food dangers
* MSG dangers
* hydrogenated fats dangers
* trans fats dangers
* fruit juice dangers
* soda dangers
* diet soda dangers
Sprint 8-style exercise
HGH
human growth hormone
* alcohol consumption dangers

Statins: Hidden Truth

Posted in MEDICINE TODAY tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:17 am by PCOSLady

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/18/is-the-government-going-to-force-your-kids-to-take-cholesterol-drugs.aspx
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The Hidden Truth: Why Government Wants Your Kids on Cholesterol Drugs…
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The exploitation of children for the sake of profit is yet another loathsome strategy drug manufacturers are willing to deploy, this time for the purpose of extending Lipitor’s patent to hold off generic brand competition.
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Here are two ratios, easily calculated from a lipid panel, which can help you evaluate your child’s heart disease risk:
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~ HDL/Total Cholesterol Ratio: Should ideally be more than 24 percent. If it’s less than10 percent, your child has a significant risk for developing heart disease.
~ Triglyceride/HDL Ratio: Should be less than 2.
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Statin Side Effects: Keep Out of the Reach of Children!
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In 2007, the American Heart Association first recommended the use of statin drugs for children with high cholesterol. Then, in 2008 the American Academy of Pediatrics followed suit, recommending cholesterol-lowering drugs for children as young as age 8.
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Now they are concocting ways to place more and more children on statins, in spite of the overwhelming evidence for serious side effects — nearly 900 studies point to the damaging effects of these drugs.
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The list of statin-related health problems includes the following:
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~ Muscle damage (potentially permanent), mostly related to CoQ10 depletion
~ Heart damage, heart failure and strokes
~ Neuropathy
~ Immune system suppression
~ Pancreatic dysfunction
~ Hepatic dysfunction
~ Increased cancer risk
~ Cognitive impairment
~ Depression
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In addition to these risks, there are also risks from insufficient CoQ10 levels, which directly relate to the use of statins:
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~ Impaired white blood cell activity
~ Reduced muscle strength contraction — especially for the heart muscle
~ Impaired liver function
~ Decreased cell growth and division
~ Decreased ability to neutralize free radicals
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And now, it would appear, they are pushing a massive kiddie-statin campaign, disguised as “preventative medicine.”
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A number of times over fraudulent claims about the “health benefits” of Lipitor. Lipitor is particularly damaging if you are diabetic, doubling your risk for stroke. And with childhood diabetes rates increasing by leaps and bounds, prescribing Lipitor would be extremely risky to these diabetic or pre-diabetic kids.
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SITES
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http://suite101.com/article/should-children-take-statins-a59840
~ General Medicine, Suite 101 … Should Children Take Statins? The Race to Lower Cholesterol Now Includes Our Kids …
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http://suite101.com/article/the-dangers-of-statin-drug-use-a119858
~ General Medicine, Suite 101 … The Dangers of Statin Drug Use … Statin Side Effects and Their Danger to Health …

June 24, 2012

Hyperthyroidism vs Hypothyroidism Symptoms

Posted in ENDOCTRINE DISORDER, MISDIAGNOSED, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:30 pm by PCOSLady


HYPERTHYROIDISM vs HYPOTHYROIDISM SYMPTOMS

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PCOS Lady:
Many PCOS ladies will also have a thyroid issue… I have posted the symptoms and info to help you tell the differences and be better informed…
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Seeing an endocrinologist is your best choice of doctors. Your doctor may tell you your thyroid was fine after a TSH only. Some people see multiple doctors before being told they have a thyroid problem. You may be misdiagnosed with depression or Diabetes or not diagnosed with anything!
~ Keeping a list of your symptoms will help in getting diagnosed properly…
~ Be sure your doctor addresses all your concerns and symptoms…
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SYMPTOMS COUNT
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Your symptoms will show you have a thyroid problem. You may be hyperthyroid or hypothyroidism. Absence of periods leans to Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.
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http://www.thyroid-info.com/
~ Mary Shomon, a patient advocate, to be a wonderful resource for thyroid information. She writes books and is the Thyroid Guide writer at About.com…
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Additional info found on www.WrongDiagnosis.com :
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/p/pcos/misdiag.htm
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/h/hyperthyroidism/symptoms.htm – symptom_list
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/h/hypothyroidism/symptoms.htm – symptom_list
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Hyperthyroidism Symptoms:
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~ Heart palpitations; accelerated heart rate
~ Chest pain
~ A feeling of being too warm all the time
~ Nervousness and trembling
~ Insomnia despite feeling exhausted
~ Breathlessness
~ Diarrhea and GI upset
~ Increased appetite
~ Light or absent menstrual periods, infertility
~ Weight loss
~ Muscle deterioration
~ Warm, moist skin
~ Hair loss
~ Bulging eyes, “spacy” gaze
~ Heightened anxiety, irritability, moodiness or depression
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Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
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~ severe fatigue, loss of energy
~ weight gain, difficulty losing weight
~ depression and depressed mood
~ joint and muscle pain, headaches
~ dry skin, brittle nails
~ brittle hair, itchy scalp, hair loss
~ irregular periods, PMS symptoms
~ breast milk formation
~ calcium metabolism difficulties
~ difficulty tolerating cold and lower body temperature
~ constipation
~ sleeping more than average
~ diminished sex drive
~ puffiness in face and extremities
~ hoarseness
~ bruising/clotting problems
~ elevated levels of LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and heightened risk of heart disease
~ allergies that suddenly appear or get worse
~ persistent cold sores, boils, or breakouts
~ tingling sensation in wrists and hands that mimics carpal tunnel syndrome
~ memory loss, fuzzy thinking, difficulty following conversation or train of thought
~ slowness or slurring of speech
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Different sources vary the symptoms lists. Keep in mind that, as with many medical disorders, you may only have a few of the symptoms. And just because you don’t have a hallmark symptom of a disorder doesn’t mean you don’t have it.
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Many times basic and general tests will not reveal certain problems like thyroid disease, prediabetes. You may need to insist on more detailed, targeted tests, even if you feel you have an excellent doctor.
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SYMPTOMS COUNT!
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PCOS Lady:
I have PCOS with 28 mild symptoms… Dr Chang in California told me at first i did not have PCOS… I pushed the symptoms i had and quoted his words back at him on points… He agreed i had PCOS!
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A short quiz found at PCOSupport.org site you can show your doctors… Use it as a general short guide…
http://www.pcosupport.org/support/quiz.php
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This information will inform you and help you on your journey to a proper diagnosis…
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FORUM
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http://forums.bettermedicine.com/forum.php
http://forums.bettermedicine.com/showthread.php/3004-is-it-pcos-or-not

Medical Gifting General Help Sites

Posted in DONATE ~ GIFTING tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:50 am by PCOSLady

MEDICAL GIFTING & & GENERAL HELP SITES
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MEDICAL and GENERAL HELP
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www.AARP.org
~ AARP … Search Health Care for your condition… 888-687-2277 … Companies, organizations, etc … are listed… Call them back if you need added help for they have several more contacts to help you…
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PA211.org or www.uwbucks.org/211/index.html
~ 2-1-1 Service is an easy to remember telephone number that, when available in Pennsylvania, will connect people with important community services and volunteer …
~ Network for many contacts in any state… 211.org
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Elder Care – 800-677-1116 – For people 50 yrs old and older…
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MEDGIFT
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Created by Diem Brown
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PCOS Lady:
This is a great idea for those of you needing help, etc… You may find resources and networking contacts here too! I saw her video on Yahoo …
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http://www.aol.com/video/diem-brown-cancer-survivor-entrepreneur/517277543/
~ Diem Brown: Cancer Survivor & Entrepreneur
Diem Brown speaks about her fight against cancer and developing MedGift, a gift registry designed to help people pay their medical bills.
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SOURCE:
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Makers.com
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MEDGIFT INFO
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www.medgift.com/web/guest/visionary
~ MedGift registry site … Diem Brown was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 23, an age that most people associate … MedGift was created to help answer the question friends and family members often ask in this situation: “What can I do?” or “How can I help?” It allows people coping with illness or health conditions to post requests for help in the form of Needs, Wants and Wishes while also providing a place to give updates, post photos, keep a blog and communicate with loved ones…
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SITES
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www.diembrown.com/archives/379
~ Diem Brown … After almost 5 years of work MedGift.com is LIVE! MedGift came from my own ordeal when going through Ovarian Cancer. I was stressed out on bills from …
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www.disruptivewomen.net/…/diem-brown-announces-medical-gift-re…
~ Oct 12, 2010 – Diem Brown was battling ovarian cancer when wedding and baby … gift registry– amply called MedGift.com– which launched this week …
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GOOGLE:
Diem Brown
medgift
ovarian cancer

June 22, 2012

Antibiotics to Bacteria to ? to Leaky Gut

Posted in CANCER, MEDICINE TODAY tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:58 pm by PCOSLady

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/06/20/gaps-and-antibiotics-health-risk.aspx?e_cid=20120620_DNL_art_1
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Eating This Feeds Bacteria That Can Poke Holes Through Your Gut
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June 20 2012 by Dr Mercola
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Story at-a-glance
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Azithromycin (Zithromax) is a macrolide antibiotic used in the treatment of bronchitis, pneumonia, ear infections, and sexually transmitted diseases. It’s known for having unpleasant side effects such as skin rashes, itching, allergic or anaphylactic reactions, and severe, watery diarrhea.
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But it’s also associated with more severe side effects, such as myopathy―muscle and tendon pain, weakness and cramping―when taken in combination with statins. And previous research has shown that use of any type of antibiotic increases the risk of breast cancer in women.
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~ Recent research found that the macrolide antibiotic Azithromycin increases your chances of dying from a cardiovascular event by 250 percent within the first five days of usage, compared to taking amoxicillin. Those who already have heart problems are at an even greater risk of dying from the drug, which parallels Vioxx that had killed 60,000 people by the time it was removed from the market in 2004.
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~ Antibiotics are indiscriminate bactericides, meaning they kill ALL bacteria, both good and bad, and many of the immediate and long-term side effects are related to this fact, as disrupting your gut flora has a detrimental effect on your overall immune system.
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~ The greatest danger posed by antibiotics does not come from prescribed courses of antibiotics, but rather from the food you eat. The prevalence of antibiotics found in both conventionally-grown meats and vegetables has the potential to throw off, or contribute to intestinal imbalance and subsequent immune system dysfunction.
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~ It’s estimated that the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock accounts for 70 percent of the total antibiotic use in the US, and when all agricultural uses are considered, the share could be as high as 84 percent.
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~ On December 22, 2011, the US FDA posted a notice in the Federal Register that it was effectively reneging on its plan to reduce the use of antibiotics in agricultural animal feed. Instead, the agency issued voluntary guidelines in April of this year, suggesting that livestock should only be treated with antibiotics to cure illness, not to enable growth.
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The full article can read at the link above….
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SEVERE LEAKY GUT is Interstitial Cystitis… Often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed!
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FYI: Bacteria ~ Good should be 85% and bad only 15% in you!
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SITES
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GOOGLE:
interstitial cystitis
Interstitial Cystitis parasites
leaky gut

Egg Scandal

Posted in MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 10:22 pm by PCOSLady

Egg Scandal
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PCOS Lady:
EggLands Best is the best… Marked EB on each egg…
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NOTE
~ Only boil eggs 6 – 7 minutes for hard boiled OR eggs are rancid (bad)…
~ Easy scramble eggs OR eggs are rancid (bad)…
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http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/whats-the-big-deal-with-egg-yolks-anyway.html
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What’s the Big Deal with Egg Yolks Anyway?

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Egg yolks actually contain all the healthy, fatty acids that are contained within the egg. It is a nucleus of wholesome goodness that supplied our ancestors with their sustenance since before they were upright. When you strip away the egg yolk and eat only the white, you’re completely missing out on the benefits of those fatty acids like the Omega-3 fats.
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Egg yolks also contain over 80% of the overall vitamins and minerals that can be found within the egg as a whole
. The facts point to the conclusion that the egg should be consumed without division. In the process of eliminating the cholesterol intake by shedding the egg yolks, you’re losing the majority of the vitamins and minerals such as: Iron, Potassium, Folate, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin B, Vitamin D, Biotin, and Choline.
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There is a line dividing many people about whether egg yolks are safe to eat, mainly due to the issues with cholesterol. The fact remains that the bulk of the nutrition in an egg comes from the yolk (including 1/5 of the total protein). Logic would dictate that if you are a person who has an issue with cholesterol, you shouldn’t eat eggs on a constant basis, but when you do you should eat the whole thing.
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The issue of cholesterol is completely negligible and recent studies such as those performed by the University of Science have proven that other nutrients within the egg yolks can actually help the body manage the cholesterol intake. Vitamin B (particularly Riboflavin) has been known to aid in lowering cholesterol levels and the Lecithin within the egg prevents much of the cholesterol from even being absorbed within your digestive tract. There have also been some preliminary research done into the antioxidant Lutien which may reduce inflammation in the body, which is a much more deadly problem in the heart disease battle.”
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by: Alex Stewart
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Source
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bodybuilding.com

Workout Links

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES, LINKS tagged , , , , , , , , at 8:39 pm by PCOSLady

WORKOUT LINKS: From TV Shows and TV Commercials
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PCOS Lady:
Here are blogs with a list of workout sites you see ads for on TV, TV shows, etc… You can see them, try them and maybe a program or combo is for you before paying…
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SITES
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http://tanandtoned.tumblr.com/post/9283879799/workout-links-omg-o
~ Tan and Toned … WORKOUT LINKS and STUFF (found on TV, tumblr, etc…) DON”T HAVE TIME?! Here are QUICK WORKOUTS…
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http://tosee-her-abs.tumblr.com/
http://tosee-her-abs.tumblr.com/post/20049751727/girlgrowingsmall-get-vs-angels-workouts-here
~ To See Her Abs … Almost every single workout video is on this blog… from insanity to P90X… You set for life! (Brazilian Butt Lift is on here!)
~ 17 Years Old, Female, Straight, 5’7” … I wanted to be toned, but not crazy toned. Just a little 🙂 Formerly “toseeherbones” I am a healthy weight loss blog but I am here to support anyone! I follow back all healthy weight loss blogs!! I also track the tag “toseeherabs” so if you want my attention for a post, that is how to make sure you get it 🙂
~ To See Her Abs … Abs are made in the kitchen- let me tell you a little story · tosee-her-abs: I was in cross country and track from 7th to 11th grade. I ran every … Long list of workout links from TV, Tumblr, etc… 7000+ followers …

June 15, 2012

PCOS to Colon Cancer?

Posted in CANCER, PCOS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:29 am by PCOSLady

PCOS to COLON CANCER
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PCOS Lady:
Colon cancer can be highly silent in ever showing up with symptoms til its to late!!!! ~ Symptoms show through the years and we may ignore them… Here is your ALERT! ~ 50 years old we need tested for a base chart… IF you have colon cancer symptoms get tested then, regardless of age… Colon cancer can be cured if caught early…
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I know its a “taboo’d” area… Maybe go with a girlfriend or beau and make a day of it with lunch or dinner or ?
Cysters we have all experienced our PCOS journeys for years… Our futures may unfold to include added conditions evolving from PCOS…
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Some of us are following this path…
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First: IR – Insulin Resistance
Then: PCOS
Then: Metabolic Syndrome
Then: ??? liver, breast, colon cancer
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http://pcos.insulitelabs.com/PCOS-and-Metabolic-Syndrome-X.php

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PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)
Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) have a greater chance of developing Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X) – a cluster of increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease which raise the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke. Metabolic Syndrome also increases the chance of developing Pre-Diabetes, a reversible condition, which if neglected, may become Type 2 Diabetes. This latter condition can only be managed in the majority of cases and may require daily injections of insulin.
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According to the American Heart Association, between 20-25% of the adult population of the United States suffer from Metabolic Syndrome. That’s somewhere between 58 and 73 million men and women.
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The bad news doesn’t end there, either. PCOS sufferers with Metabolic Syndrome are also at greater risk of developing Gestational Diabetes, which can develop during pregnancy, as well as having higher rates of liver, breast and colon cancer.
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Only in recent years has Metabolic Syndrome undergone extensive scientific investigation. The medical community has made a dramatic change in the way it views and treats this condition after a growing body of evidence pointed to Insulin Resistance as an underlying cause of Metabolic Syndrome.
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Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include:
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~ A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool
~ Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
~ Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain
~ A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely
~ Weakness or fatigue
~ Unexplained weight loss
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Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. When symptoms appear, they’ll likely vary, depending on the cancer’s size and location in your large intestine.
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When to see a doctor
If you notice any symptoms of colon cancer, such as blood in your stool or a persistent change in bowel habits, make an appointment with your doctor.
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SITES
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http://pcos.insulitelabs.com/PCOS-and-Metabolic-Syndrome-X.php
~ Insulite Labs …
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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cancer/DS00035
~ Mayo Clinic … Colon cancer — Comprehensive overview covers signs, symptoms and treatment of colon and rectal cancers.
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http://www.everydayhealth.com/colon-cancer/colon-cancer-basics.aspx
~ Everyday Health … Colon cancer, informative information…
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thewvsr.com/bristolstoolchart.htm
~ Developed by Heaton and Lewis at the University of Bristol … Bristol Stool Chart
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http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8173
~ The Colon Club forum … Any other ladies here with PCOS?
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GOOGLE:
pcos colon cancer
colon cancer
bristol stool chart

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