April 17, 2012

Endocrine Disorder

Posted in ENDOCTRINE DISORDER tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:12 am by PCOSLady

WHICH ONE AM I? WHICH WAY DO I TURN?


Endocrine Disorder
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http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/sym/endocrine_disorder.htm
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Definitions of Endocrine disorder:
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Impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning of the system of glands that release their secretions (hormones) directly into the circulatory system.
– (Source – CRISP)
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http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/symptoms/endocrine_disorder/causes.htm
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List of 43 causes of Endocrine disorder:
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This section shows a full list of all the diseases and conditions listed as a possible cause of Endocrine disorder in our database from various sources.
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~ Acromegaly
~ Addison’s disease
~ Adrenal carcinoma
~ Adrenal disorders
~ Autoimmune polyendocrine syndromes
~ Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
~ Conn’s syndrome
~ Cushing’s syndrome
~ Diabetes insipidus
~ Diabetes mellitus
~ Dwarfism
~ Gigantism
~ Glucose homeostasis disorders
~ Hyperparathyroidism
~ Hypoparathyroidism
~ Hypopitutarism
~ Incidentaloma
~ Klinefelters syndrome
~ MEN type 1
~ MEN type 2a
~ MEN type 2b
~ Metabolic bone disease
~ Osteoporosis
~ Ovarian failure
~ Paget’s disease of bone
~ Parathyroid gland disorders
~ Penderd syndrome
~ Phaeochromocytoma
~ Pheochromocytoma
~ Pituitary gland disorders
~ Polycystic ovary disease
~ Prolactinoma
~ Rickets
~ Sex hormone disorders
~ SIADH
~ Sipple syndrome
~ Testicular failure
~ Thyotoxicosis
~ Thyroid cancer
~ Thyroid disorders
~ Thyroiditis
~ Turners syndrome
~ Wermer’s syndrome
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Note: Proceed to their Symptom Checker at the site…
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PCOS Lady:
* Take your symptoms list with you! *
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Then you must see either your MD or hopefully an Endocrinologist, who specializes in all this!

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March 2, 2012

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

http://www.articlesbase.com/alternative-medicine-articles/symptoms-causes-and-diet-for-fatigue-4257563.html
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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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FYI
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http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/tuesday-dr-oz-show
~ Dr Oz … Are You Normal….or Nuts? 6/26/12 … 46% of Chronic Fatigue inflicted people have parasites creating their symptoms… Those parasites can live 25 years in your stomach…
~ Look at my Parasite Symptoms list to check off your symptoms….
~ Only ParasiteTesting.com can ID all living parasites known to man…
~ * US doctors are NOT trained on parasites, bacteria or fungal infections!
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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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Find powerful herbal remedies Enhances Immunity

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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Fatigue Causes and Symptoms and Home Remedies for Chronic Fatigue syndrome

Fatigue is the most common presenting complaint in doctor’s offices, and can be part of scores of serious medical conditions, as much as from overwork or lack of sleep. Underlying causes need to be identified, and natural medicine recognizes many less obvious contributing factors. These include chronic intestinal dysbiosis, liver overload, adrenal exhaustion, hidden infections (yeast, viral or parasitic) and food allergies. Typical short-term solutions such as caffeine, tobacco, sugar and other
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