October 2, 2012

Vasovagal

Posted in FATIGUE, VASOVAGAL-Fainting tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:58 pm by PCOSLady

VASOVAGAL
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VASOVAGAL SYNCOPE – VVS
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PCOS Lady:
Many people are experiencing wanting to faint… That feeling in time is progressing to actually passing out! Many doctors are not looking further than minor diagnosing of fatigue things… Leaving symptoms to progress extremely fast in cases!
~ 2 friends i know have passed out… Both in their early 50’s… One woman passed out at work(she declined any info)… The other a man and his story is posted in a post here… Almost Fatal Crash …. https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/category/fatigue-2/
~ He now is working with a cardiologist that is putting him on a rotating table to measure his results…
~ I watched his symptoms progress extremely fast over 4 months! He and his friend are very lucky to be alive after the crash!
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http://ibs.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=ibs&cdn=health&tm=36&f=00&su=p726.8.342.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/syncope/syncope.htm
~ NINDS: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke …
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What is Syncope?
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Syncope is a medical term used to describe a temporary loss of consciousness due to the sudden decline of blood flow to the brain. Syncope is commonly called fainting or “passing out.” If an individual is about to faint, he or she will feel dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseous and their field of vision may “white out” or “black out.” The skin may be cold and clammy. The person drops to the floor as he or she loses consciousness. After fainting, an individual may be unconscious for a minute or two, but will revive and slowly return to normal. Syncope can occur in otherwise healthy people and affects all age groups, but occurs more often in the elderly.
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There are several types of syncope. Vasovagal syncope usually has an easily identified triggering event such as emotional stress, trauma, pain, the sight of blood, or prolonged standing. Carotid sinus syncope happens because of constriction of the carotid artery in the neck and can occur after turning the head, while shaving, or when wearing a tight collar. Situational syncope happens during urination, defecation, coughing, or as a result of gastrointestinal stimulation. Syncope can also be a symptom of heart disease or abnormalities that create an uneven heart rate or rhythm that temporarily affect blood volume and its distribution in the body. Syncope isn’t normally a primary sign of a neurological disorder, but it may indicate an increased risk for neurologic disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), diabetic neuropathy, and other types of neuropathy. Certain classes of drugs are associated with an increased risk of syncope, including diuretics, calcium antagonists, ACE inhibitors, nitrates, antipsychotics, antihistamines, levodopa, narcotics, and alcohol.
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About.com
~ http://ibs.about.com/od/symptomsofib1/a/IBS-And-The-Vasovagal-Reflex.htm
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VASOVAGAL
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Vasovagal Reflex
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Why do some IBS sufferers have these symptoms? The most likely explanation is the body’s own vasovagal reflex. The reflex stems from our vagus nerve, which is a nerve that travels from our brains to our colons, and contributes to a wide variety of physical functions, including swallowing, speaking, heart rate and digestion.
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The vasovagal reflex is a sudden triggering of the vagus nerve. This may occur in response to a variety of factors, including:
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~ Fear
~ Emotional stress
~ Gastrointestinal illness
~ Pain
~ Sight of blood
~ Standing for a long time
~ Standing up quickly
~ Trauma
~ or another one for you! (everyone is different on thresh holds)
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The reflex results in an abrupt dropping of blood pressure and a sudden reduction in heart rate. At its worst, the reflex will result in fainting, as blood flow shifts away from the head and down into the legs. Fainting that is triggered by the vasovagal reflex is called vasovagal syncope.
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WARNING SIGNS
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At the appearance of warning signs such as;
~ lightheadedness
~ nausea
~ cold and clammy skin
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Counter-pressure maneuvers that involve gripping fingers into a fist, tensing the arms, and crossing the legs or squeezing the thighs together can be used to ward off a fainting spell. If fainting spells occur often without a triggering event, syncope may be a sign of an underlying heart disease.
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YOU may experience the scenario listed below like my male friend does every time now…
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PASSING OUT ~ WARNING SIGNS
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~ nausea
~ profusely sweating
~ lightheadedness
~ weak
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AMBULANCE CALLED … (“KEY” scenario)
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~ real low heart rate
~ real low blood pressure
~ you are deemed A-Fib by EMT people
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HOSPITAL ER … (“KEY” scenario)
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~ heart rate OK
~ blood pressure OK
~ no sign of being A-Fib minutes later!
~ no evidence of a problem…
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NOTE:
This scenario happens with no trail of evidence to track… Even a heart monitor may not pick up on it! Triggers cause the episodes, but may not cause them every time!
~ YOU must keep a journal on your episodes… List the triggers, the feelings, your symptoms, the time of day, how long out, how you felt after, etc… IT all shows your caring cardiologist a pattern…
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SITES
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http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=89547
Vasovagal Syncope
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Medical Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEM
Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
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Vasovagal syncope is a common cause of fainting. The vagus nerve is overstimulated and causes the body’s blood vessels to dilate and the heart to slow down. This anti-adrenaline effect decreases the ability of the heart to pump blood upward to the brain against gravity. Without blood flow, the brain turns off. In Victorian England, when this happened because young ladies’ sensibilities were easily offended, this was called a swoon.
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Fortunately, the body is able to correct this temporary problem and return normalcy to the circulatory system in a matter of seconds. Unfortunately, that time delay allows the faint to happen, and while the faint itself is not a big deal, the potential complications may be. Falling is tough as you get older, kids bounce but adults tend to break. Imagine fainting while driving a car or swimming in a lake. While the grizzled veterans of the medical community laugh at the “routine faint” and then welcome the new students into their fraternity, blacking-out is not something to be taken lightly.
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People faint at the sight of blood. Parents faint when their kids get immunized. Older people faint in church. Many types of emotional and physical stressors can stimulate the vagus nerve to do damage. But on occasion, the cause of the faint is not vasovagal syncope but something more serious. Encouraging the person to seek medical care or calling 911 may save a life. While it may be an inconvenience or sometimes an embarrassment to a patient, being unconscious is not normal. It may be easily explained…but it’s not normal.
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GOOGLE:
syncope
vasovagal
vasovagal syncope
vagus nerve
fainting auto accidents
vasovagal research
vasovagal clinical trials

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April 26, 2012

ALMOST FATAL CRASH!

Posted in FATIGUE, MISDIAGNOSED tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:37 am by PCOSLady

ALMOST FATAL CRASH!
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Everyone,
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My friend’s accident happened right after his face felt funny in spots… Seconds later he passed out and crashed!
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~ Ignoring your progressive symptoms…
~ Not writing all your symptoms down…
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DOCTOR:
~ Your doctor not listening to ALL YOUR CONCERNS…
~ Your doctor not caring enough to refer you to a specialist…
~ ETC….
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All missed, undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, etc… “stuff” can lead to this or fatality!
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Sean ignored his progressive symptoms… His MD said he had Post Prandial Fatigue… Sean & I kept searching to cover all his symptoms! After the accident his MD said “It’s to much work and testing” to look into his added symptoms… Sean gave him copies of his self diagnosis with his symptoms for Fatigue / Adrenal Fatigue / Hypopituitarism Pituitary Insufficiency checked off… His MD gave him a referral to an Endocrinologist! The Endo feels he has a pituitary gland problem!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SYMPTOMS COUNT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Endocrinologist
Tests requested for a Pituitary Gland problem:

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~ Ultrasensitive TSH
~ T4 Free
~ FSH Level
~ Urine Osmolality
~ IGF-1 Electrochemiluminesence
~ Cortisol Serum
~ ACTH
~ BUN
~ Creatine
~ Electrolyte Panel
~ Prolactin Panel
~ LH LEVEL
~ Testosterone, Free
~ Testosterone, Serum
~ * Other Lab (CPT-)
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You know your symptoms…
You know your body!
PCOS Lady

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http://www.holmes43.com/fullstory.php?150223 (deleted now)
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Thanksgiving Morning Entrapment
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

At 03:20, Companies 49 (Milmont), 43 (Holmes), and 62 (Vauclain) were dispatched to the 1000 block of Girard Ave for a reported vehicle into a pole. While en route, 70-7 confirmed they had two subjects heavily trapped and requested units to expedite. Upon arrival, Medic Ridley-7 requested the driver to be removed first. Crew from Rescue 43 popped the driver’s door and moved to the passenger’s side to begin the door pop on the that side. Upon arrival of Rescue 62, they were instructed by 43 Command to start roof removal along with the crew from Rescue 43. After roof removal was completed, EMS ascertained that the driver’s leg was entangled and the crew from 62 handled the driver’s removal.
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43’s crew continued to work on the extrication of the passenger, who was heavily pinned due to the impact on the passengers side with a large tree. Crews from 43 popped the passengers door and made a third door in an attempt to gain better access to the victim. Due to the intrusion of the dash, firewall and rocker area, attempts were severely hindered. The tow truck was positioned to pull the vehicle from the tree for the crew to gain better access, but this proved unsuccessful due to a telephone pole and guide wire. 62’s crew utilized a ram from the center console area and 43’s crew utilized a spreader under the hinge area to gain enough room to safely disentangle the passenger’s legs.
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All rescue operations were coordinated with Medic Ridley-7 and Ambulance 70. EMS was able to stabilize both victims throughout the extrication process and transport to a local trauma center. The Company was in service for approximately 1 hour and fifteen minutes to extricate both victims.
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Car: ’94 Grand Am, 2 door…
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THANKSGIVING CRASH... PASSENGER ABSORBED MOST OF IT!


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THANKSGIVING CRASH... PASSENGER ABSORBED MOST OF IT!

March 27, 2012

Hypopituitarism Pituitary Insufficiency

Posted in FATIGUE, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:18 pm by PCOSLady

Hypopituitarism Pituitary Insufficiency
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Pituitary insufficiency post is important since many people are having radiation, brain surgery, etc… today… You may not be told of the long after effects that can occur in you!
~ … My close friend had a deadly cancer removed from his sinus cavity (under eye) a few years ago… The fatigue and pituitary symptoms started two years ago… The symptoms are now progressing real quick! He was up 24/7 now he just wants or has to sleep like 24/7…
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Hypopituitarism
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Pituitary Insufficiency
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Hypopituitarism is a condition in which the pituitary gland does not produce normal amounts of some or all of its hormones.
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Causes, incidence, and risk factors
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The pituitary gland is a small structure that is located just below the brain. It is attached by a stalk to the hypothalamus, the area of the brain that controls its function.
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The hormones released by the pituitary gland (and their functions) are:
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~ Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) — stimulates the adrenal gland to release cortisol; cortisol helps to maintain blood pressure and blood sugar
~ Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) — controls water loss by the kidneys
~ Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) — controls sexual function and fertility in males and females
~ Growth hormone (GH) — stimulates growth of tissues and bone
~ Luteinizing hormone (LH) — controls sexual function and fertility in males and females
~ Oxytocin — stimulates the uterus to contract during labor and the breasts to release milk
~ Prolactin — stimulates female breast development and milk production
~ Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) — stimulates the thyroid gland to release hormones that affect the body’s metabolism
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In hypopituitarism, there is a lack of one or more pituitary hormones. Lack of the hormone leads to loss of function in the gland or organ that it controls. For example, no TSH leads to loss of function in the thyroid gland.
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Hypopituitarism may be caused by:
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~ Brain surgery
~ Brain tumor
~ Head trauma
~ Infections of the brain and the tissues that support the brain
~ Radiation
~ Stroke
~ Subarachnoid hemorrhage (from a burst aneurysm)
~ Tumors of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus
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Occasionally, hypopituitarism is due to uncommon immune system or metabolic diseases, such as:
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~ Hemochromatosis
~ Histiocytosis X
~ Lymphocytic hypophysitis
~ Sarcoidosis
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Hypopituitarism is also a rare complication after pregnancy, a condition called Sheehan’s syndrome.
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Symptoms
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~ Abdominal pain
~ Decreased appetite
~ Decreased sexual interest (in men)
~ Failure to release milk (in women)
~ Fatigue
~ Headache
~ Infertility (in women)
~ Lack of sex drive (in women)
~ Loss of armpit or pubic hair
~ Loss of body or facial hair (in men)
~ Low blood pressure
~ Sensitivity to cold
~ Short height (less than 5 feet) if onset is during a growth period
~ Slowed growth and sexual development (in children)
~ Stopping of menstrual periods (in women)
~ Vision problems
~ Weakness
~ Weight loss
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Note: Symptoms may develop slowly and may vary greatly, depending upon:

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~ The number of hormones that are missing and the organs they affect
~ The severity of the disorder
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Other symptoms that may occur with this disease:
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~ Face swelling
~ Hair loss
~ Hoarseness or changing voice
~ Joint stiffness
~ Weight gain (unintentional)
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Signs and tests
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To diagnose hypopituitarism, there must be low hormone levels due to a problem with the pituitary gland. The diagnosis must also rule out diseases of the organ that is affected by this hormone.
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Tests include:
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~ Brain CT scan
~ Pituitary MRI
~ Serum ACTH
~ Serum cortisol
~ Serum estradiol (estrogen)
~ Serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
~ Serum insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1)
~ Serum luteinizing hormone (LH)
~ Serum testosterone level
~ Serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
~ Thyroid hormone (T4)
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Levels of a pituitary hormone may be high in the bloodstream if you have a pituitary tumor that is producing too much of that hormone. The tumor may crush other cells of the pituitary, leading to low levels of other hormones.
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Source
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001383/
~ A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia
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Google:
hypopituitarism
pituitary insufficiency
brain mass causing pcos

March 21, 2012

Hypopituitarism – effects pituitary hormones …

Posted in FATIGUE tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:18 pm by PCOSLady

Hypopituitarism – effects pituitary hormones …
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The Discovery Channel’s Mystery Diagnosis series
Reaired January 28, 2009
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‘The Girl Who Couldn’t Wake Up”
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Her Story;
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20081207/FEAT05/812070332/1023 … (link deleted)
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Mayo Clinic:
www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypopituitarism/DS00479/DSECTION=symptoms
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Symptoms
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Hypopituitarism is often progressive. Although the signs and symptoms can occur suddenly, usually they tend to develop gradually. They are sometimes vague and subtle and may be overlooked for many months or even years…
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Signs and symptoms of hypopituitarism vary, depending on which pituitary hormones are deficient.
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The signs and symptoms may include:
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~ Fatigue
~ Headaches
~ Low tolerance for stress
~ Muscle weakness
~ Nausea
~ Constipation
~ Weight loss or gain
~ A decline in appetite
~ Abdominal discomfort
~ Sensitivity to cold or difficulty staying warm
~ Visual disturbances
~ Loss of underarm and pubic hair
~ Joint stiffness
~ Hoarseness
~ Facial puffiness
~ Thirst and excess urination
~ Low blood pressure
~ Light headed when standing
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If you’re a man, you may also have signs and symptoms such as:
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~ Loss of interest in sexual activity
~ Erectile dysfunction
~ Decrease in facial or body hair
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If you’re a woman, you may develop:
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~ Irregular or no menstrual periods
~ Infertility
~ Inability to produce milk for breast-feeding
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Children may experience:
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~ Stunted growth
~ Short stature
~ Slowed sexual development
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When to see a doctor
If you develop signs and symptoms associated with hypopituitarism, see your doctor to determine the cause..
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Also, if certain signs or symptoms of hypopituitarism develop suddenly — a severe headache or visual disturbances, confusion, or a drop in blood pressure — contact your doctor immediately. Such symptoms could represent sudden bleeding into the pituitary (pituitary apoplexy), which requires prompt medical attention.
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Follow the Mayo Clinic link for complete information….
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My exhusband has suffered most all of the 1st list of symptoms all his life… Of late they have progressed aggressively… Doctors and hospitals have never found this diagnosis… I caught it watching Mystery Diagnosis and researched it on the net…. He felt totally relieved when i read him the symptoms to have found a diagnosis fitting his symptoms like a glove…
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Note:
~ Some symptoms overlap those of PCOS and Fatigue… They are hormone disorders… Men, women and children are effected differently and treatment varies for each person…
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Resources:
~ www.Hormone.org
~ www.Pituitary.org
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Sites
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http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/pituitary?start=1
~ American Association for Clinical Chemistry … Lab tests Online…

March 3, 2012

Fatigue

Posted in FATIGUE, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , at 12:47 am by PCOSLady

RELAXING TIME....


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FATIGUE
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Fatigue is a strange beast of sorts showing up in many forms and even progressing over time in severity to the point of literally fainting or passing out! It’s your body telling you enough is ENOUGH!
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You have to inform your doctors !!!!
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* I urge you to read all my posts on fatigue and especially take the long quiz… *
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Recently a couple 50ish friends of mine have passed out literally! One at work and the other totaled his car Thanksgiving early morning…
– Two more ladies in their early 50’s share the same symptoms…
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Their doctors (ER, Cardiologist and MD’s) have not put all their symptoms together to give them a proper diagnosis!
– I love the internet for 1st hand experiences, forums, blogs, sites, etc…
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* If your doctor pays no mind to all your symptoms read on…
* If you experience some or most of this list read all the Fatigue posts and learn what you have!
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~ Think you may have Diabetes now?
~ Feel like you are having minor stroke symptoms?
~ Feel tired or can’t get enough sleep?
~ Feel like you could pass out/faint after eating?
~ Feel like passing out after exertion at work or home?
~ Feel tired after waking up?
~ Have you blacked out or actually passed out?
~ Has your face felt funny in spots?
~ Have you felt heart palpitations?
~ Are you in your late 40’s or 50’s?
~ Are you normally a healthy person?
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YOU will uncover a new you once all your symptoms are addressed in the proper way!
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My Other Informative Links I Like:
http://pcoslady.blogdrive.com/ … Loaded with topics related to PCOS, plus, etc…
https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/category/pcos/ … PCOS & Fatigue plus…
http://ladytrucker.blogdrive.com/ … A trucker’s rules of the road & YOU!
http://ladytruckerfyi.wordpress.com/
www.ParasiteTesting.com … Tests for every living organism known!
www.ThriftyFun.com … Infinite topics of interest…

March 2, 2012

Adrenal Fatigue in Women

Posted in FATIGUE, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , at 11:59 pm by PCOSLady

Adrenal Fatigue in Women
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http://www.bodylogicmd.com/for-women/adrenal-fatigue
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Mama said there’d be days like this, but I didn’t think they’d all be so close together!
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Remember hearing how the “fight-or-flight” response was what helped save the species from things like saber-tooth tigers and volcanic eruptions? Well, wouldn’t it be something to see our ancestors trying to handle the carpooling, full-time jobs, economic blow-ups, traffic and trips to the grocery store that trigger our “fight-or-flight” response several times every day? Throw some hormone imbalance, depression, anxiety and adrenal fatigue into the mix. No wonder we’re exhausted.
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Adrenal Fatigue in Women
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The Adrenal Glands
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Contact a Physician after you take the QUIZ!
Post Menopause Stress and adrenal fatigue go hand in hand. The adrenal glands, two triangle-shaped glands that sit over the kidneys, are responsible for regulating the body’s response to stress by controlling the hormones released during stress. When stress becomes chronic or is not well managed, the adrenal glands are unable to function optimally. Cortisol is the main adrenal hormone and it is used to manage stress. The highest amount of cortisol is secreted by the adrenals in the morning to get us going, with levels decreasing throughout the day. The adrenals secrete cortisol in response to low blood sugar, stress, exercise, and excitement.
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The Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
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~ Waking up in the mid-portion of the night
~ Unable to fall asleep
~ Anxiety
~ Depression
~ Increased susceptibility to infections
~ Midday Fatigue
~ Reduced tolerance for stress
~ Craving for sweets and salty foods
~ Allergies to things you were never allergic to before
~ Chemical sensitivities
~ A tendency to feel cold (many people and doctors think they have hypothyroidism).
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The Solution
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The stress caused by hormone imbalance, namely in perimenopause and menopause for women, is a huge contributor to adrenal fatigue. Bioidentical hormone therapy balances your hormones, including the hormones released during stress, with customized prescriptions that fit your body chemistry and what your body needs. This, combined with an individualized nutrition /supplement and fitness program, maintains normal hormone levels and can effectively eliminate the symptoms associated with menopause and perimenopause.
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The dietary supplements that BodyLogicMD offers to treat adrenal fatigue as part of the nutrition plan ensure that your body will have a healthy ratio of essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. This healthy ratio works in concert with the bioidentical hormone therapy to provide some relief from adrenal fatigue symptoms and to help ensure that the condition and its symptoms do not return. The vitamins and minerals personalized by your BodyLogicMD bioidentical hormone doctor aid your adrenal glands in handling stress. This plan of hormonal balance and proper nutrition, serve to greatly reduce stress and adrenal fatigue.
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Site
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http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/cause-of-low-blood-pressure.html
~ Healthy Holistic Living… What could be the cause of low blood pressure?

Male Adrenal Fatigue

Posted in FATIGUE, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , at 11:52 pm by PCOSLady

Male Adrenal Fatigue
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http://www.bodylogicmd.com/for-men/adrenal-fatigue
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Finding the Middle of the Road…

Burnt out? Refuel!

Stressed is an understatement. You’re always exhausted, but you can’t sleep. Plus, you ache all over, you’re losing muscle mass and you’re on edge all the time. You try to relax but nothing seems to be helping. Make a pit stop and refuel your hormones.
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Adrenal Fatigue Treatment
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Male adrenal fatigue and stress go hand in hand. The adrenal glands, which are two triangle-shaped glands found above the kidneys, are responsible for regulating a man’s reaction to stress. The chief adrenal hormone used to manage stress is cortisol. The adrenal glands emit cortisol in response to stress, low blood sugar, excitement, and during exercise. Under normal circumstances, the adrenal glands emit the highest amount of cortisol within the first hours of waking and slowly decrease production as the day progresses. When stress is not properly managed or when it becomes extreme, the ability for the adrenal glands to function optimally is compromised.
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What is Male Adrenal Fatigue?
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If a man’s stress level remains excessive for a prolonged length of time, the adrenal glands respond by producing the adrenal hormone cortisol continually. This over-exertion taxes the adrenal glands to the point where the glands are unable to produce the necessary levels of cortisol to keep up with the demand; and subsequently these drastically diminished levels of cortisol eventually lead to adrenal fatigue in men. This hormone imbalance induced fatigue affects all the other hormones in the body, producing a chain-like reaction.
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While attempting to maintain high cortisol production to manage the chronic stress levels, the adrenal glands are unable to maintain the production of other necessary hormones. One such hormone, referred to as DHEA or dehydroepiandrosterone, is developed from progesterone. DHEA is vital to maintaining the balance of hormones in your body and low amounts of this important hormone contribute to male adrenal fatigue symptoms.
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The Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue in Men
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~ Mid-day fatigue
~ Difficulty falling asleep
~ Emerging allergies
~ Sensitivity to chemicals
~ Anxiety
~ Increased susceptibility to infections
~ Reduced stress tolerance
~ Weakened immune function
~ Inability to sleep through the night
~ Depression
~ Aching joints
~ Diminished sex drive
~ A tendency to feel cold (many individuals and doctors often misdiagnose hypothyroidism)
~ Craving for salt and sweets
~ Erectile dysfunction
~ Loss of muscle mass and strength
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Adrenal Fatigue Treatment: The Steps to Natural Hormone Balance for Men
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BodyLogicMD’s bioidentical hormone doctors have successfully helped men suffering from adrenal fatigue with a customized regimen. The first step of adrenal fatigue treatement is complete comprehensive saliva testing to determine your cortisol levels and the amount being produced. Adding natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy when necessary and supplementing with a good multi- vitamin, in addition to vitamins B, C, magnesium and others are a natural next step. Additionally, Ortho Molecular’s Adren-All is recommended to help sustain adrenal function.
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It is best to avoid hydrogenated fats, excessive caffeine, refined carbohydrates, alcohol and sugar. Instead, we suggest men eat a diet that includes quality protein with regular meals of high nutritional value. Getting eight hours of sleep every night is essential to give the adrenals an opportunity to repair overnight. Furthermore, taking time to evaluate daily and situational stressors and practice stress management with gentle exercise, meditation or yoga can be a very beneficial addition to your customized regimen.
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Men no longer need to suffer the symptoms of male adrenal fatigue; many of our patients have found the solution for adrenal fatigue treatment is an integrated approach of bioidentical hormone therapy combined with proper nutrition and fitness.
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Site
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http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/cause-of-low-blood-pressure.html

~ Healthy Holistic Living… What could be the cause of low blood pressure?

Adrenal Fatigue Home Tests

Posted in FATIGUE, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , at 11:43 pm by PCOSLady

From:
http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=117152
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Tests for Adrenal Fatigue You Can Do At Home
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In Dr. Wilson’s book, Adrenal Fatigue , he lists 3 tests you can do at home to help determine if you have Adrenal Fatigue (or Burned Out Adrenals, as Dr. S calls it). This might be helpful for those who can’t afford a Cortisol test.
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Test #1: Iris Contraction Test
Equipment required: chair, small flashlight, mirror, a watch (with a second hand), and a dark room.
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In a darkened room, sit in a chair in front of a mirror. Holding the flashlight at the side of your head, shine it across one eye (not into the eye). Watch what happens in the mirror.
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You should see your pupil contract immediately after the light hits the eye. The pupil will normally stay contracted, but if you have adrenal fatigue, the pupil won’t be able to hold its contraction and will dilate. This dilation will take place within 2 minutes and last for about 30-45 seconds before it contracts again. Time how long the dilation lasts and record it along with the date. Retest monthly as it serves as an indicator of recovery.
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Test #2: Blood Pressure Test
If your blood pressure drops when you stand up from a lying position, this almost always indicates low adrenals. This can be measured with a blood pressure gauge (a sphygmomanometer), which you can buy at a drug store. Make sure to purchase the type that doesn’t require a stethoscope to take your blood pressure.
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Make sure to do this test when you are well hydrated or it could give you a false positive. Lie down quietly for about 10 minutes, then take your blood pressure (while still lying down). Then stand up and measure your blood pressure immediately upon standing. Normally blood pressure will rise 10-20mmHg from standing up. If your blood pressure drops, you likely have adrenal fatigue. The more severe the drop, the more severe the adrenal fatigue.
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* Test #3: Sergent’s White Line
This is only present in about 40% of people with Adrenal Fatigue, but if the test is positive, it’s a “slam dunk” confirmation.
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With a ballpoint pen, take the cap end of the pen and lightly stroke the skin on your abdomen, making a mark about 6″ long. Within a few seconds, a line should appear. In a normal reaction, the mark is initially white, but reddens within a few seconds. If you have Adrenal Fatigue, the line will stay white for about 2 minutes and will also widen.
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Take the Adrenal Fatigue QUIZ
http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/take-the-adrenal-fatigue-quiz
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A MUST!
An excellent list of questions to answer!
You will learn many things about you from it!
– Print this out and show your doctor, keeping a copy for yourself…
* It’s long so i only listed the link…

Fatigue Diet, Symptoms, Causes

Posted in FATIGUE, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , at 11:22 pm by PCOSLady

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Symptoms, Causes and Diet for Fatigue

Posted: Feb 18, 2011
Fatigue is generally defined as a feeling of lack of energy and motivation that can be physical, mental or both. Fatigue is not the same as drowsiness, but the desire to sleep may accompany fatigue. Apathy is a feeling of indifference that may accompany fatigue or exist independently. In addition, individuals often describe fatigue using a variety of terms including weary, tired, exhausted, malaise, listless, lack of energy and feeling run down.
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Fatigue is common. About 20% of Americans claim to have fatigue intense enough to interfere with living a normal life. A physical cause has been estimated to be responsible 20% to 60% of the time, while emotional or mental causes comprise the other 40% to 80% of cases of fatigue. Unfortunately, fatigue can also occur in normal individuals that experience intense physical or mental activity (or both).
However, in contrast to fatigue that occurs with some diseases and syndromes, normal fatigue in healthy individuals is quickly relieved in a few hours to about a day when the physical or mental activity is reduced. Also, people occasionally experience fatigue after eating (sometimes termed postprandial depression) which can be a normal response to food, especially after large meals and this may last about 30 minutes to several hours.
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Fatigue Symptoms
Fatigue, either mental or physical, is a symptom that usually has some underlying cause. Fatigue may be described by people in different ways, and may include some combination of the following (both mental and physical):
~ weakness,
~ lack of energy,
~ constantly tired or exhausted,
~ lack of motivation,
~ difficulty concentrating, and/or
~ difficulty starting and completing tasks
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Other symptoms such as fainting or loss of consciousness (syncope), near-syncope, rapid heartbeat (palpitations), dizziness or vertigo may also be described as part of the fatigue experienced by the affected individual. The presence of these symptoms may actually help lead a health care practitioner to discover the underlying cause(s) of the fatigue.
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Fatigue Causes
The potential causes of fatigue are numerous. The majority of diseases known to man often list fatigue or malaise as possible associated symptoms. This is complicated by the fact that fatigue can occur in normal healthy individuals as a normal response to physical and mental exertion. However, normal fatigue may begin to become abnormal if it becomes chronic, extreme or prolonged fatigue; usually this occurs when a person experiences chronic or prolonged physical or mental exertion. For example, unusually hard physical or mental exertion for one day can result in normal fatigue that may last about a day or sometimes more, depending on the exertion level, while daily unusually hard physical or mental exertion may result in prolonged fatigue (usually greater than 24 to 48 hours). This latter situation may develop into abnormal fatigue.
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How to Cure for Fatigue
There are numerous cures for chronic fatigue syndrome, but is advised that patients must consult their doctor before taking in any medication. Among the most common category of medications to treat chronic fatigue, anti-depressants are the most popular.
That is because anti-depressants surely help patients relax more even with their feeling of restlessness due to the onset of the viral disease.
However, there are also many forms of diet that can effectively help curtail the disease.
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Diets for chronic fatigue
To start with, a patient can take a water cure diet. This form of diet is the simplest and can be easily executed as long as the patient is disciplined enough and determined.
The water cure diet would see that the patient must take water that is equivalent to half of the body’s weight. For example, the body weighs 150 lbs. The patient must then take ounces of water daily that is equivalent to 75 lbs.
It is also recommended that the patient take in at least a quarter of salt for about every quart of water that he drinks. The salt can also be used in food.
There is no restrictions in food intake, but the water cure diet restricts patients from drinking alcoholic and caffeinated beverages because they are diuretics.
Recommended food to include in diets
No special diets other than water cure is recommended for chronic fatigue patients. However, the patients are advised to avoid food groups that are considered toxic to the body.
These food group includes aspartame (a synthetic form of sugar), refined oils, food additives, chlorinated water, margarine and hydrogenated fats, junk foods, alcoholic and softdrinks and chocolates.
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Instead, experts advise chronic fatigue patients to include the following in their food intake: organic food, sea vegetables, olive oil, lemonade, maple syrup, seaweeds, vegetable juices, unrefined sea salt, and foods that are rich in essential fatty acids.
Knowledge of how the food replenishes the body will greatly help a patient understand more about the usual food and substances that are recommended to help the body cope up and recover from chronic fatigue.
Overall, it is also most recommended that you avoid the disease, because, as they say, an ounce of prevention far outpaces pounds of cure.
Sticking to the normal, healthy lifestyle would surely boost the function of the body’s immune system, making it more resistant to the future onset of the disease.
drcharlesbuchar
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