April 19, 2012

Iron Deficiency

Posted in MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:46 am by PCOSLady

Iron Deficiency
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PCOS Lady
I know for a fact many women lack iron! Felt i should post the symptoms for you…
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Pat Elliott, ND
http://www.elliotthealthcare.com/iron_deficiency.htm
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Symptoms:
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~ anemia – anemia means a reduced number of red blood cells in the blood and is revealed on screening blood work as a reduced number of red blood cells (reduced RBC count and/or reduced hematocrit) In this type of anemia, the red blood cells are often microcytic (meaning the cells are smaller, which shows on bloodwork as a reduced “MCV”) and/or hypo chromic (meaning the cells have low hemoglobin content per cell, which shows on bloodwork as a low “MCHC” or “MCH”) Often the MCV and MCH/MCHC values begin to fall before the actual anemia begins to develop; these changes represent the body’s final attempts to continue producing red blood cells without an adequate supply of iron.
~ fatigue
~ poor physical endurance
~ excessive sleepiness
~ pale skin of face or hands, pale or bluish fingernails, pale inner eyelids
~ sore, inflamed tongue
~ lightheadedness or dizziness
~ feeling cold, easily chilled
~ irritability
~ depression, unhappiness or withdrawal
~ poor concentration and/or attention span
~ nervousness or fearfulness
~ poor coordination
~ itching, localized or generalized
~ shortness of breath
~ heavy menstrual flow
~ menstrual cramps
~ racing heart or heart skipping beats
~ poor appetite
~ poor nails: brittle, thin, flattened, ridged, or spoon-shaped
~ hair loss
~ frequent infections
~ desire to chew ice, sunflower seeds, raw noodles etc. or to eat inedible substances such as paint, dirt, or paper
~ inadequate response to thyroid hormone therapy
~ whites of eyes can have a blue hue
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Foods:
All meats (especially liver), eggs, clams, oysters, shrimp, dark green leafy vegetables, lima beans, navy beans, soy beans, kidney beans, split peas, green peas, dried peaches and apricots, raisins, potato, the cabbage/broccoli/cauliflower family of vegetables, nuts including peanuts, and blackstrap molasses.
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SITES:
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www.helpmythyroid.com
~ Dr Flechas’ site … Help My Thyroid …
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http://www.carbwire.com/2009/08/29/dr-jorge-flechas-says-iodine-deficiency-behind-many-of-todays-health-complications
~ Dr. Jorge Flechas Says Iodine Deficiency Behind Many Of Today’s Health Complications
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Google:

iron deficiency
iron food sources
iodine
iodine deficiency
Dr Flechas

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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 16, 2012

Iodine (the good and dificiencies)

Posted in MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:48 pm by PCOSLady

Iodine
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Iodine is a chemical element found in trace amounts in humans and is vital to the function of the thyroid gland. The function of iodine in the body is in the synthesis of thyroid hormones: thyronine T4 and triiodothyronine T3, which aid in growth and development.
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Thyroid hormones stimulate basal rate of metabolism, oxygen consumption and heat production. Most of your body’s organ symptoms are directly or indirectly influenced by thyroid hormones.
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Iodine Deficiency Symptoms
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What is iodine deficiency?
Iodine is an element that is needed for the production of thyroid hormone. The body does not make iodine, so it is an essential part of your diet. Iodine is found in various foods.
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Common symptoms that can occur with prolonged iodine deficiency include:

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~ Constipation
~ Depressed mood
~ Dry skin
~ Fatigue
~ Goiter (enlargement of the thyroid, creating a mass in the neck)
~ Increased sensitivity to cold
~ Menstrual cycle abnormalities
~ Protrusion of the eyes
~ Thickening of the skin
~ Thinning and brittleness of the hair and nails
~ Unintended weight gain
~ Weakness
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Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition,
In some cases, iodine deficiency can be life threatening. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:
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~ Being a danger to oneself or others, including threatening, irrational or suicidal behavior
~ Bleeding while pregnant
~ Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
~ Change in mental status or behavior change, such as confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations or delusions
~ Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure, palpitations
~ Respiratory or breathing problems, such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, labored breathing, wheezing, not breathing, or choking
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CHARTS:
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http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
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Common Sources of Dietary Iodine:
~ Cheese
~ Cows milk
~ Eggs
~ Frozen Yogurt
~ Ice Cream
~ Iodine-containing multivitamins
~ Iodized table salt
~ Saltwater fish
~ Seaweed (including kelp, dulce, nori)
~ Shellfish
~ Soy milk
~ Soy sauce
~ Yogurt
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Median Population Urinary Iodine Values and Iodine Nutrition
~ Read at http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
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SITES:
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http://www.thyroid.org/patients/patient_brochures/iodine_deficiency.html
~ Thyroid Organization
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http://www.progressivehealth.com/iodine-deficiency.asp
~ Progressive Health Nutrceuticals
http://www.localhealth.com/article/iodine-deficiency/symptoms
~ Better Medicine from Health Grades
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http://www.breastcancerchoices.org/bromidedetoxsymptomsandstrategies.html
~ Breast Cancer Choices… Interesting read…
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http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
~ Thyroid Organization
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/11/brominated-vegetable-oil-in-us-soda.aspx
~ Dr Mercola … The Psychosis-Inducing Beverage Ingredient You’ve Probably Never Heard Of… January 11, 2012
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Google:
iodine deficiency symptoms
sources of iodine

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