March 8, 2014

Perimenopause

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES at 5:36 pm by PCOSLady

PERIMENOPAUSE

I’m Too Young For This!
~ Is her book

By Suzanne Somers and Life Extension Foundation
November 2013 issue

You may feel very unlike the “YOU” you know! During this phase a hormonal loss may make you feel crazy. Perimenopause is the transitional stage from normal menstrual periods to no periods at all. It can start in your thirties or forties and continue through the stage in your fifties.

Suzanne explains when you do not know how to manage it then your health and sanity can be changed.

Low Thyroid Levels
One of the most common complaints of perimenopause is unexplained weight gain. You start getting “thick” especially around the middle. Belly bloats and you retain water even if you never did before. You may eat less and exercise more yet you still can’t lose the weight. Instead you gain weight.

Low thyroid is the culprit, a major metabolic hormone. When to low you will not metabolize food effectively and the calories you consume turn into fat. Low thyroid weight tends to be distributed evenly on your body.

Low Pituitary Function

When this is the root of your low thyroid function its generally confined to your abdomen to just above your knees.

Brain “Fog”
This happens from estrogen depletion. The brain needs estrogen to function properly. Estrogen loss causes headaches and migraines. You may secretly feel you have early signs of Alzheimer’s.

Depression
Serotonin profoundly effects the brain. Lack of can rob you of a relaxed and happy brain. It is a feel-good neurotransmitter that many women lack.

Neurotransmitters that become depleted as women age are dopamine, serotonin and GABA. GABA ~ The substance gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a neurotransmitter, a chemical used by the human nervous system to send messages and modulate its own.

Women with low levels of these will experience depression, anziety, insomnia, and often brain fog. You may need something to take the “pain” of anziety, worry and bodily aches away.
Women reach for:
~ Alcohol
~ Over the counter and or prescription drugs like Prozac, Oxycontin or Zanax

Migraines and Headaches
Hormonal imbalances can trigger headaches and migraines. 60% of all women can be affected, which is three times more frequently than men. The brain requires estrogen to function properly. Low, imbalanced or flucuating estrogen levels can trigger migraines. Menstrual migraines are primarily caused by estrogen, and when estrogen and progesterone levels change women are more vulnerable to migraine headaches.

Too much or too little estrogen causes blood vessels to dilate. If your progesterone is too low to balance your estrogen, leaving you estrogen dominant, the swelling blood vessel dilation caused by unchallenged estrogen can be catalyst.

Magnesium
Insufficient magnesium levels make arteries more susceptible to spasm and are another common cause of other types of headaches. One possible reason for this deficiency in magnesium is a chronic imbalance of estrogen to progesterone. This imbalance is not only uncomfortable but a dangerous setup for cancer.

Suzanne is a strong advocate on bioidentical hormones.
~ The first step is to get identify your baseline hormone status.
~ Have all your hormone levels tested.

FACT:
At present, our medical schools are teaching fifty-year-old medicine. Every answer to every disease and condition has a pill attached to it.

If you look around at our senior generation, you see for yourselves that they are not doing very well on all the pills they have been given over the years. Its a cruel hoax; they trusted and they believed that medicine knew best. We get confused because we have been raised to believe doctors are suppose to know everything. That’s a lot of pressure for your doctor. Stay with your doctor for the things he or she knows, but go to the right doctor if you are looking for hormone balance (someone who specializes in BHRT).

Doctors are good people we hire to take care of our bodies. But they are not “in charge” of our bodies… that is our responsibility.
~ By Life Extension’s Bill Faloon
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PCOS Lady:
I have only good things to say about Suzanne and Life Extension Foundation…

I will add “bad” parasites do contribute to hormonal issues as well…
~ https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/category/parasites-2/
~ https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/parasite-symptoms-extensive/

Worth your reading through the Extensive Parasite Symptoms List… You will be amazed!
Take note that only one lab in the US testes for every known “bad” parasite in the world!
~ http://www.ParasiteTesting.com

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September 27, 2012

Natural Cures for High Testosterone in Women

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:24 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Remember a high testosterone level like a man in his 30’s is perfect for older women…
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I hope you learn more on the topic and find something that works for you! Some doctors do not worry about and do not mention your having a high level… Do your own research! Protect yourself…
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NATURAL CURES FOR HIGH TESTOSTERONE IN WOMEN
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http://www.livestrong.com/article/22748-decrease-testosterone-women-naturally/
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Women naturally have about one-tenth the amount of testosterone as men, but as they age, testosterone levels can rise. According to Dr. Abraham Kryger with the Monterey Preventive Medical Clinic, by the time a woman reaches 40, she can have testosterone levels approximately half that of a 20-year-old man’s. Although high testosterone levels can have some beneficial side effects such as increased muscle mass and a higher libido, one common side effect many women do not care for is an increased growth of bodily hair. This condition, known as hirsutism, can be extremely annoying and embarrassing, but can easily be treated through a variety of natural remedies.
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Step 1
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Take nutritional supplements to lower your testosterone. Diindolylmethane, or DIM, is a natural supplement made from cauliflower and broccoli, and is known to reduce androgens, or male sex hormones (among which is testosterone). Taken daily, 120 mg of DIM should help correct your hormonal balance; 200 mg of Calcium-D-Glucarate, twice daily, may also help to get your hormones back in balance.
Hormones for Hair Loss? Most Highly Trained Physicians in Hormones for Hair Loss in Women. www.BodyLogicMD.com/Hair-Loss-Women
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Step 2
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Drink herbal teas or consume them in capsule or tincture form to help you lower your testosterone levels. Perhaps one of the best (and tastiest) herbs for correcting this problem is spearmint. Studies performed at the Suleyman Demirel University in Isparta, Turkey, show that women drinking two cups of spearmint tea for five days significantly lowered their androgen levels. Other herbs known to reduce testosterone levels include black cohosh (20 to 40 mg twice daily), saw palmetto (160 mg twice daily) and chaste tree (20 to 40 mg daily).
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Step 3
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Consult an acupuncturist regarding treatment for hirsutism and high testosterone. Although sufficient evidence has not been compiled to determine just how acupuncture can benefit women with high testosterone levels, the University of Maryland Medical Center reports that a small study of women treated with acupuncture for their hirsutism showed a reduction of hair length and density, as well as testosterone levels.
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Things You’ll Need
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~ Diindolylmethane (DIM)
~ Calcium-D-Glucarate
~ Spearmint tea
~ Black cohosh
~ Saw palmetto
~ Chaste tree
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Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/22748-decrease-testosterone-women-naturally/#ixzz27gbyOcMQ
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/22748-decrease-testosterone-women-naturally/#ixzz27gbjapW6
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http://www.pheromonetalk.com/lounge/ideas-natural-remedies-high-testosterone-women-36168.html
~ Pheromone Talk …
Notes from posters:
Testosterone like 213… is way out of the normal range for woman… Doctors think you may have cancer or an adrenal problem…
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Also Edamame (steamed soy beans)…
~ You can get them in most grocery stores frozen. Just defrost, microwave to heat a little, sprinkle with salt & eat….
Soy beans have natural plant estrogen in them. They help with a lot of menopausal symptoms.
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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100902101144AAZypbR
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Is treatment for high testosterone / PCOS imperative for females’ health?
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Asked by R…
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I’m 19 and I went to the doctor to see what I can do about hair growth on my stomach and chest and my blood test showed that my testosterone was around 17 (normal range for female my age is 0.8 to 7.4). So I’ve been taking some herbal pills given to me by my doctor like aptogen and ovablend and the decrease in my libido makes me want to stop taking it and just pay for electrolysis or something. I’m not worried about PCOS affecting my fertility because at this point I don’t want kids and I can always adopt but is lowering my testosterone crucial to my health in other ways?
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Best Answer – by Dr Julio
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Actually the elevated estrogen levels (or so called estrogen dominance) associated with PCOS are more of a long term risk than testosterone. It increases the risk of endometrial cancers, cardiovascular disease/heart attack, and stroke, later in life.
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Have you had your insulin levels tested? PCOS is often associated with elevated insulin levels, due to something called insulin resistance. The higher level of insulin is believed to be the root cause of the ovary problems (by increasing testosterone levels, and causing the failure of follicles to mature properly, and the elevated estrogen:progesterone ratio). It also puts PCOS sufferers at a higher risk of diabetes later in life. If you haven’t had your insulin levels checked, then I would recommend you do that.
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One of the most effective treatments I have seen for PCOS is a natural substance called d-chiro-inositol. It is present in certain foods (buck wheat, carob, fig leaf melon, and bitter gourds). It can also be purchased as a food supplement (it is not considered a drug). This food extract has been shown in clinical trials (albeit small scale) to reduce blood glucose levels, and blood pressure, in PCOS sufferers. Many of the women taking it also ovulated normally. This compound is believed to reduce insulin production (too complex to explain how, put simply it reduces the insulin resistance). The dosage used in the studies was 600mg and 1200mg per day for 8 weeks. Both dosages worked equally well as I recall. I personally would put much more faith in this than in ovablend or adaptogen.
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A couple of notes. 1) You can also buy plain “inositol” as a food supplement, but this is not effective. It comes in 9 different forms, but only one specific one is effective. So it has to be d-chiro inositol.
2) Some brands are natural extracts, whilst others are made synthetically. So check if you want the natural extract specifically.
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There is also a drug used for diabetes, metformin, that is used to treat PCOS by reducing insulin resistance. But people who have tried both have said that d-chiro inositol is more effective and has less side effects.
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GOOGLE:
natural cure for high testosterone in women
high testosterone in women

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

June 3, 2012

Hormone Imbalance – PCOS

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:08 am by PCOSLady

IS THIS YOU? WATCHING FROM A DISTANCE, WANTING TO BE INVOLVED? LIST YOUR SYMPTOMS AND SEE A DOCTOR FAMILIAR WITH PCOS… GET YOUR HORMONES BALANCED….


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PCOS Hormone Imbalance
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PCOS Lady::
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Hormones in PCOS ladies may and do change often! We usually have high testosterone which will give us male things like extra hair in male areas and body odor, etc…
~ Read through my list of PCOS Symptoms…
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Symptoms you grew up with like oily hair, acne that never went away, oily skin, etc… felt normal to you and still may… They are from your hormones being imbalanced… You will experience the “normal” once your hormones are balanced… You will feel relieved, like a whole person, a light feeling of being complete will come over you… I sure felt all of it when i started on Glucophage XR… I could wear white without underarm stains or stains around the neck… My bras last years now, before 6 months to a year i had to replace it… My oily hair calms down, i get 2-3 days before washing it… Daily hair washing before…
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SITES
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http://www.hormone.org/Polycystic/overview.cfm
~ Hormone Org … Hormone view on PCOS…
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http://pcos.insulitelabs.com/PCOS-and-Hormones.php
~ Insulite Labs … Just as the clinical symptoms of PCOS vary from woman to woman, so too the hormonal imbalance of PCOS varies with the individual.
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http://www.womentowomen.com/insulinresistance/causesofpcos.aspx
~ Women to Women … Excess androgens disrupt hormonal balance and produce some of the characteristic signs of PCOS. It’s normal for women to have some …
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http://pcosjournal.com/irregular-menstrual-cycle-pcos-hormone-imbalance/
~ * PCOS Journal … To understand how the hormone imbalance affects the PCOS menstrual cycle, some background about how the normal menstrual works will be …
~ PCOS Lady: I like her blog, created very well!
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GOOGLE:
pcos hormonal imbalance
pcos hormonal imbalance symptoms
ovarian cysts hormonal imbalance
endometriosis hormonal imbalance
pcos perimenopause
pcos estrogen dominance
pcos progesterone
pcos irregular periods

May 9, 2012

High Testosterone In Women Symptoms

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:52 am by PCOSLady


PCOS Lady:

First time having my testosterone levels checked and ever being interested in them… They are high! Stress i know i am under daily in my current living environment!
~ I have all my test results from 2003… I do glance back at them at times…
~ A little known symptom is having hair on top of your toes…
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A few more odd symptoms are stray dark hairs on your above lip, your chin, your breast and inner thighs…
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Interesting to know the symptoms and what lowers testosterone…
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Just read from a Dr Oz show women in later years are best to have testosterone levels of 50 – 80, which is that of a woman in her 30’s…
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http://www.ehow.com/facts_4962570_causes-high-testosterone-women_.html
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SYMPTOMS OF HIGH TESTOSTERONE IN WOMEN
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High testosterone symptoms include hair loss, hirsutism (unwanted male-pattern hair growth), unexplained rapid weight gain, virilization, acne, aggressiveness, irritability and missed menstrual cycles. Decreased breast size and a deepening of the voice will occur along with a coarsening of the skin.
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CAUSES: HORMONAL IMBALANCES
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The main causes of high testosterone in females are hormonal imbalances that can happen at any age, and often sneak up gradually, with the 30s being the predominant time for things to get worse.
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COMMON TESTOSTERONE INCREASING DISEASES
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Adrenal gland disorders and ovarian problems, often caused by other hormonal imbalances, create an over-abundance of testosterone. The most common testosterone-increasing disease is polycystic ovarian syndrome. Diabetes can also lead to these endocrine upsets.
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RARER DISORDERS THAT CAUSE HIGH TESTOSTERONE
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Other disorders that cause high testosterone in women include acromegaly, adrenal neoplasm disorders, Conn’s syndrome, Cushing’s syndrome, dwarfism, gigantism or multiple endocrine neoplasm 1 and 2. An androgen-producing adrenal or ovarian tumor can lead to high levels of testosterone, as can congenital adrenal hyperplasia and thyroid disorders in general.
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http://www.ehow.com/way_5183577_solutions-high-testosterone-women.html
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SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH TESTOSTERONE IN WOMEN
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By Juliana Robertson, eHow Contributor
Testosterone is produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands of women. High testosterone levels in women tend to cause a variety of issues. Elevated levels of this male synonymous hormone can cause excessive facial hair, increased muscle mass, waistline body fat and adult onset acne. The most common cause of this testosterone increase in women is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This disorder causes multiple cysts like follicles to accumulate in the ovaries. The ovary begins to produce and secrete high levels of testosterone.
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LIFESTYLE CHANGES
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Implementing changes to your lifestyle can effectively reduce high testosterone levels. Low risk changes include reducing stress levels and following a healthy eating regimen. Women with testosterone imbalances have successfully lost weight through following a low carbohydrate/diabetic eating plan. Adding fruit, salad, fish, poultry and nuts to your diet can help to reduce testosterone levels. Consuming fried, sugary and oily foods contribute to testosterone increases and weight gain. Practicing stress reduction techniques, like yoga and meditation, can be extremely beneficial. Combining these practices with regular exercise and a balanced diet will help to improve your overall quality of health.
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NATURAL REMEDIES
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Alternative medicine is an effective way to treat elevated testosterone levels safely and naturally. This approach involves little to no risk, with various therapies utilized for treatment. Herbal remedies effectively treat testosterone imbalances at its source. These options are easy to follow, and cost effective. Two types used for treatment are Phytoestrogenic and Non estrogenic herbs. Phytoestrogenic herbs (ex: black cohosh) contain plant manufactured estrogen. They help to alleviate imbalances through introducing additional hormones within the body. Non estrogenic herbs (ex: macafem) do not contain any estrogen properties. They stimulate natural hormonal production by nourishing endocrine and pituitary glands. They balance testosterone naturally by stimulating the body to produce its own hormones.
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RESOURCES
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http://www.pcosupport.org/
~ PCOS Support
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http://www.soulcysters.com/
~ Soul Cysters … The largest PCOS forum known…
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REFERENCES
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http://www.natural-hormones.net/testosterone-imbalance-treatments.htm
~ Natural Hormones … Treatments for testosterone imbalances…
~ Three levels of approaches can be considered for treating testosterone imbalance. These are categorized as: (1) Lifestyle Changes, (2) Alternative Medicine and (3) HRT…
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http://www.wdxcyber.com/dxinf001.htm
~ Women’s Health Resource …
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http://www.soulcysters.net/showthread.php/149902-Changing-hormones-changing-body-odor
~ Soul Cysters … Body odor issue …
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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 20, 2012

Hormone Balance Test

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 11:29 pm by PCOSLady

Here is something for everyone to consider taking… Especially those in relationships and marriages experiencing mood swings and lack of affection scenarios…
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Find Out if Your Symptoms Are Due to a Hormonal Imbalance
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By John R. Lee, M.D., Dr. David Zava and Virginia Hopkins
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http://www.johnleemd.com/store/resource_hormonetest.html
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Take the Hormone Balance Test
– It may show which type imbalance…

March 3, 2012

“Wilson’s Syndrome” ?

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , at 2:57 am by PCOSLady

Might You Have “Wilson’s Syndrome”?
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~ Do you feel fatigued, depressed, or anxious?
~ Is your hair thinning or are you having trouble losing
weight?
~ Do you suspect your body temperature might be on the low side?
~ Do you feel stressed out?
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And, have the doctors found nothing wrong with
you? And perhaps suggested you should take an
antidepressant or go on a diet?
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If so, you may have a problem with your thyroid
hormones.
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But not the usual problem your doctor might be
looking for.
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It is called Wilson’s Syndrome, named after Denis
Wilson, MD, who identified the syndrome.
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Wilson’s Syndrome appears to be triggered in part
by stress. Since so many of you experience PCOS
as stressful, I thought it would be worthwhile to
bring this syndrome to your attention.
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The problem with Wilson’s Syndrome is that your
body temperature is low. When it is low, enzyme
activity in your body slows down and thus most
bodily processes are also slowed down. If
prolonged, this situation can interfere with fertility
and management of PCOS.
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Get more information in the article on the website:
www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/pcos-news138.html#sec2

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…
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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
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