April 24, 2013

Libido in Men

Posted in AGING, DIABETES, OFF TOPICS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:50 pm by PCOSLady

MEN: Libido Problems
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PCOS Lady:
Libido problems are being experienced by some men, even teens today! I have been asked by a few of my male friends to research options for you…
~ I strongly suggest men have their testosterone levels checked id over 45 yrs old since by 50 your level can drop to half or lower…
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I took a three night seminar on Impotence at a hospital years ago given by the surgeon…
~ I know the test for impotence…
~ Thinning blood causes impotence… Heart illness, Diabetes, aging and medications are the main causes…
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Women, you also cause your men to have libido problems when you cause emotional stress, cut on them there with harsh words, reject their affection, etc… Men show love through making love…
~ Most may have no idea the trauma they cause by words and actions!
~ Women, through my years i have heard about you pushing your men away! Then you get mad at women who take your men in… ‘YOU” are to blame! Not the women understanding your man!
~ Be honest with your man and try to work the issues out before hurting him as you walk out of his life!
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WARNINGS: Do not see a urologist, psychiatrist or specialist!
~ They only use the lowest dose of medicine from the Mayo Clinic if injection(s) is needed!
~ Surgery is offered to you after a few visits and attempts with no success…
~ They want your money and your insurance money…
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Surgery is the last resort and is not reversible!
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The two places listed care and do not promote surgery unless it is the only option!
~ They use the highest dose of medicine from the Mayo Clinic and have 85% to 99% success rates!
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I looked into a couple places…
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“KEY” to knowing if you can get your libido back is having any slight arousal in your package!
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1) ~ Palm Beach Preventive Medicine ~ Nationwide Synergy, Inc … We offer the most effective solutions for men and women seeking to restore their youthful vitality, making them feel healthier and younger again … The whole man is cared for! … 800-815-7443 ext 264 Jack Turner (Several locations) ~ http://www.nationwidesi.com/
~ I have spoken with Jack, very informative… They evaluate you from head to toe, inside and out, through your life as well…
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2) ~ PA Men’s Medical Clinic ~ 125 Stratford Ave, Suite 310, Wayne, PA 19087… 610-687-7790 … http://pamensclinic.com/
~ I have spoken with reps several times for info to help male friends of mine…
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SITES
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http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/10/09/natural-relief-for-andropause/
Natural relief for andropause
While women undergo menopause, it appears that middle-aged men also experience their own very significant period of change called andropause – sometimes referred to as man-o-pause.

Andropause is caused by a steady decline in two valuable hormones: testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Symptoms vary from one man to another, andropause can result in lower libido, erectile dysfunction, sleep disorders, fatigue, loss of mental sharpness and an inverse change in the ratio of lean muscle to fat.

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March 13, 2013

Heart Disease

Posted in HEART DISEASE tagged , , , , , , , at 10:49 pm by PCOSLady

HEART DISEASE
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PCOS Lady:
Many of us only hear from our doctors to watch our lipids and blood pressure!
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The Life Extension Foundation details why each of these 17 daggers are triggers!
www.lef.com
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HEART: Arterial Disease
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Any one of these “daggers” can initiate and propagate vascular disease… In the real world aging humans suffer small pricks from the point of the daggers over a lifetime… The cumulative effect of these dagger pricks (risk factors) is arterial occlusion and, far too often, stroke or acute heart attack….
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~ low blood EPA/DHA
~ elevated C-reactive Protein
~ excess LDL
~ excess Insulin
~ Low HDL
~ High Glucose
~ Nitric Oxide Deficit
~ Insufficient Vitamin D
~ Low Vitamin K
~ Excess Estrogen
~ Excess Triglycerides
~ Low Free Testosterone
~ Excess Fibrinogen
~ Excess Homocysteine
~ Hypertension
~ Excess Cholesterol
~ Oxidized LDL
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SITES
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Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
http://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health/0924/moderate-arsenic-in-environment-tied-to-higher-heart-attack-stroke-risk.aspx?xid=aol_eh-cardio_6_20130923_&aolcat=ESR&icid=maing-
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~ Everyday Health …. Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk … Researchers suspect groundwater and certain foods raised levels of chemical in study of Native Americans.
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‘Crown’ baldness associated with higher risk of heart disease, analysis finds
http://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2013/04/crown-baldness-associated-higher-risk-heart-disease-analysis-finds
~ Susan Perry … 04/04/13 … ‘Crown’ baldness associated with higher risk of heart disease, analysis finds… Male pattern baldness is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, but only if the baldness is on the crown of the head, a new meta-analysis of previous studies reports. Among men with receding hairlines, no significant increase in risk was found.
~ A possible marker… The reasons for the association between baldness and heart disease are unclear, the meta-analysis authors point out. It may be, however, that top-of-the-head baldness is a marker for insulin resistance or chronic inflammation or some other factor that promotes heart disease.
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TESTS:
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HEART
Cardiac CT ~ 3D scan is 98% accurate
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February 17, 2013

All Fruit Diet

Posted in CANCER, LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:32 pm by PCOSLady

ALL FRUIT DIET
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Surprising Health Hazards Associated with All-Fruit Diet
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/02/11/all-fruit-diet.aspx?e_cid=20130217_SNL_MV_1&utm_source=snl&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20130217
~ Dr Mercola … Surprising Health Hazards Associated with All-Fruit Diet … February 11, 2013
~ Story at-a-glance
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~ Ashton Kutcher recently disclosed he suffered pancreatic problems brought on by following an all-fruit diet adopted in preparation to play the character of Steve Jobs in the upcoming film “Jobs.” Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011
~ Fruits are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which is why eating a small amount of them is fine for healthy people. However, many benefit by restricting their fruit intake due to its high fructose content
~ Research suggests fructose may have a particularly significant impact on pancreatic cancer, as pancreatic cancer cells have been shown to use fructose for cell division, speeding up the growth and spread of the cancer
~ As a general guideline, I recommend limiting your total fructose consumption to 25 grams of fructose per day. If you suffer with any fructose-related health issues, such as insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, obesity or cancer, you would be wise to limit your total fructose consumption to 15 grams of fructose per day. This includes fructose from ALL sources, including whole fruit…
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August 28, 2012

Top 100+ Misdiagnosed Diseases

Posted in MISDIAGNOSED tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:59 pm by PCOSLady

MISDIAGNOSED
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PCOS Lady:
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I have a real issue with doctors and medical personnel today…
Most lack common sense, the right training, the dedication for caring, the thirst to know, the desire in caring people get well!
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Doctors take an oath to 1st do no harm then to prevent disease where they can… The oath has been changed three times over the years, seems to their benefit… But 1st do no harm is still listed!
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Doctors: (most doctors)
~ not being properly tested on the human body functioning as a whole…
~ not completing their internships…
~ not treating the cause just caring to treat symptoms… (new symptom = another drug, etc…)
~ not looking outside the listed treatments for new and alternative ways…
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Drug companies know there will be more over medication, misdiagnosed, not diagnosed and malpractice going on due to doctors not completing their internships cause of demand today!
~ Malpractice attorneys are real busy and winning today!
~ Those firms are seeking physicians and physician assistants to be expert witnesses, etc… (Current and retired)
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SYMPTOMS COUNT!
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All your symptoms count… your medical history counts! Having a doctor that knows and actually cares are crucial in getting a proper diagnosis… “YOU” have the right to a second opinion! Your insurance should cover this for you…
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Many doctors today are not considering all your symptoms!
~ Write your symptoms down…
~ Keep track of when they start, how long, what happens, what triggered them, etc…
~ RESEARCH your symptoms online… Sites, blogs, forums, research documents, etc…
~ Educate yourself on your medical issue(s) and condition(s)…
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http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/top-100/index.html
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TOP 100+ MISDIAGNOSED DISEASES
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There are numerous medical conditions that are known to be overlooked in diagnosis, misdiagnosed as another disease, or diagnosed too often.
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~ ADHD
~ ADHD in Adults
~ Hypertension (High blood pressure)
~ High cholesterol
~ Diabetes
~ Asthma
~ Allergies
~ COPD
~ Emphysema
~ Lung cancer
~ Breast cancer
~ Colon cancer
~ Bipolar disorder
~ Depression
~ Crohn’s Disease
~ Ulcerative colitis
~ Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
~ Irritable bowel disease (IBS)
~ Celiac disease
~ Metabolic syndrome
~ Heart disease
~ Heart attack
~ Chronic pain syndromes
~ Fibromyalgia
~ GERD
~ Barrett’s esophagitis
~ Rheumatoid arthritis
~ Lupus
~ Lyme Disease
~ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
~ Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
~ Von Willebrand’s disease
~ Hemochromatosis
~ Wilson’s disease
~ PCOS
~ Mycoplasma
~ Appendicitis
~ HIV/AIDS
~ Type 1 Diabetes
~ Pancreatitis
~ Gallstones
~ Sinusitis
~ Ankylosing spondylitis
~ Thyroid disorders
~ Hypothyroidism
~ Hyperthyroidism
~ Graves disease
~ Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
~ Adenoiditis
~ Psoriasis
~ Eczema
~ Cirrhosis of the liver
~ Hepatitis
~ Heart failure
~ MVP
~ Arrhythmias
~ Prostate cancer
~ Benign prostate enlargement
~ Ovarian cancer
~ Inflammatory breast cancer
~ Overactive bladder syndrome
~ Interstitial cystitis
~ Gestational hypertension
~ Eclampsia and Pre-eclampsia
~ Alzheimer’s disease
~ Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)
~ Myelodysplastic syndromes (pre-leukemia)
~ Lactose intolerance
~ Anemia
~ Melanoma
~ Metabolic syndrome
~ Obstructive sleep apnea
~ Parkinson’s disease
~ Migraine
~ Osteoporosis
~ Chlamydia
~ MTBI
~ Hypoglycemia
~ Reactive hypoglycemia
~ Glaucoma
~ Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
~ Chronic bronchitis
~ Toxoplasmosis
~ Otosclerosis
~ Age-related macular degeneration
~ Aneurysm
~ Abdominal aortic aneurysm
~ Middle ear infection
~ Salmonella food poisoning
~ Cryptosporiosis
~ Peripheral Neuropathy
~ Menopause
~ Andropause
~ Rectal cancer
~ Acromegaly
~ Cushing’s syndrome
~ Addison’s disease
~ Carbon monoxide poisoning
~ Gonorrhea
~ Deep vein thrombosis
~ Pulmonary embolism
~ Meningitis
~ Meningococcal disease
~ Endocarditis
~ Hyperparathyroidism
~ Hypoparathyroidism
~ Diabetic gastroparesis
~ Diabetic diarrhea
~ Infectious diarrhea
~ Multiple sclerosis (MS)
~ Genital herpes
~ Chronic kidney disease
~ Narcolepsy
~ Brain tumor
~ Stroke
~ Long QT Syndrome
~ Epilepsy
~ Temporal lobe epilepsy
~ Muscular dystrophy
~ Mesothelioma
~ Autism
~ Asperger syndrome
~ Vitamin B12 deficiency
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SITES
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http://preventdisease.com/news/13/021213_The-7-Most-Prescribed-Drugs-In-The-World-And-Their-Natural-Counterparts.shtml
~ Prevent Disease … The 7 Most Prescribed Drugs In The World And Their Natural Counterparts …

August 23, 2012

Heart Disease in Women with Statistics

Posted in HEART DISEASE tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:43 pm by PCOSLady

http://www.youbeauty.com/health/heart-disease-women
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PCOS Lady:
Posted this for the statistics listed for you…
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Heart Disease in Women: A Red-Hot, Overlooked Medical Issue
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Compared to men, women are less likely to receive heart disease treatment, and more likely to experience severe problems during and after a heart attack.
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Vascular disease leading to heart attacks and strokes is the number one killer of women in the U.S. and Canada—one in two women will die of heart disease or stroke, compared with one in 25 women who will die of breast cancer.
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Yet heart problems are still widely regarded as a male problem, but we differ—for example, 42 percent of women who have heart attacks die within one year, compared to 24 percent of men. By the way, you may think osteoporosis is a female disease but that’s the same problem as thinking heart disease is a male disease. Osteoporosis is also a disease of both men and women and more men than women die after a hip fracture.
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This stereotype is most worrisome when it counts most: before a heart attack. Women are largely under-treated when it comes to preventive heart and vascular care. In a recent study, a full 70 percent of people who experienced a heart attack did not receive prior treatment for heart disease. A majority of those overlooked? Women younger than 66 years.
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Other research reveals: Women under 55 also have it worse than men during and following a heart attack. A study out of British Columbia showed that when a heart attack struck, women experienced more severe chest pains and more pain in spots like the shoulder, left arm, throat and neck.
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Women have a keen ability to spot discomfort that their loved ones experience, but it’s important to recognize warning signs for yourself.
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The following symptoms may not be alarming in your day-to-day, but in some cases could signal an aortic valve problem, which may lead to heart disease or heart attack:
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1) Feeling tired or weak. If you work yourself into the ground during the week, feeling exhausted may not come as a surprise. Take note when you’re still feeling this way on a rested day.
2) Being short of breath. Making a big speech or seeing your child climbing on top of a cupboard can make you gasp for a full breath. But if you don’t have asthma or anxiety, and your chest is tight, make a trip to the doctor.
3) Getting light-headed. Feeling faint after a light lunch? Keep healthy snacks on hand and see if you’re still having dizzy spells. And if they’re reoccurring, see your doc.
4) Having palpitations. When your heart’s racing at night do you blame all that (good-for-you) coffee you downed during the day? If you aren’t big on caffeine and your heart’s beating hard while you’re lying down, take it up with your doc.
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VIDEO: 4 Must-Know Heart Attack Warning Signs
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/4-must-know-warning-signs-pt-1
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Stop procrastinating. Too many women put off checking these symptoms because they simply “don’t have the time.” Just think of all the appointments you’d have down the line if you don’t figure out the source of these symptoms. Putting yourself first will help you get the care you need sooner, and turn the problem around if there is one.
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If you have experienced a heart attack, you must (we repeat, must) put yourself first. Women in the Canadian study experienced poorer quality of life, recurring chest pain and more physical limitations during their recovery, than men.
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Why? Since women often play caretaker to their family, they may not be as good at taking care of themselves when they need it most; the researchers found that women were less likely to do cardiac rehab than men!
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For your family, lead by example in taking care of yourself, with a healthy diet and exercise plan, along with regular checkups. You’ll be quicker on your feet, and can prevent scary heart problems from arising in the first place.
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Read on for your complete guide to how heart disease can be turned right around with lifestyle changes from diet to exercise and stress management.
~ Google: womens heart attack symptoms … Read and keep reading…
~ Look at your self and change the triggers and what bothers you… Change your eating ways, exercise, etc…
~ Rid your life of the negativity and relax to enjoy your life!
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Take care of “YOU” and live a happy life!
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Christie
PCOS Lady
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BLOG
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http://rosie.com/my-heart-attack/
~ Rosie O’Donnell’s blog

July 25, 2012

Triglyceride FAQS

Posted in FAQS, LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:36 pm by PCOSLady

Monday, June 25, 2012
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http://conditions.aolhealth.com/triglycerides/site-map
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TRIGLYCERIDE ~ FAQs
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1. What are triglycerides?
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Triglycerides are a type of fat derived from the food we eat. Any calories we take in that aren’t used right away for energy are converted into triglycerides. Triglycerides move through the blood and are stored in fat cells. Our hormones regulate when triglycerides are released from fat cells to be used as energy between meals.
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2. Why should I care about my triglyceride level?
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A high blood triglyceride level–called hypertriglyceridemia–increases your risk for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. It’s linked to an increased risk for diabetes. High triglycerides are also a risk factor for chronic pancreatitis–inflammation of the pancreas.
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3. What causes high triglycerides?
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Excess triglycerides occur most often due to inactivity and being overweight. But they can also be triggered by high alcohol consumption, diabetes, or an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Hypertriglyceridemia can also be a side effect of some medications, including birth control, corticosteroids, beta blockers, and others. High triglycerides also can stem from a genetic condition.
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4. How do I know if I have high triglycerides?
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A simple blood test, called a fasting lipid profile, measures cholesterol and triglycerides. If you’ve had your cholesterol tested and know your numbers, it’s likely your triglycerides were included. Doctors usually recommend men and women have the test at least every five years, beginning at age 20. People who have high triglycerides or are at risk for heart disease may need to have the test more often. Ask your doctor when you should be tested.
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5. What does my triglyceride level mean?
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Everyone has triglycerides in their body. And at normal levels, triglycerides are healthy. Talk to your doctor if your levels are above normal.
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Below are the ranges for triglyceride levels:
Normal: Less than 150 mg/dL
Borderline-high: 150 to 199 mg/dL
High: 200 to 499 mg/dL
Very high: 500 mg/dL or higher
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6. What lifestyle changes can I make to lower my triglycerides or keep them under control?
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If you’re overweight, reduce your calorie intake to achieve a normal weight. Exercise at least 30 minutes each day. Eat a diet low in saturated and trans fats. Drink alcohol only in moderation–one drink a day for women and two for men at most. And try to reduce your carbohydrate intake to no more than 60 percent of total calories. A diet high in carbohydrates raises triglyceride levels.
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7. Are there medications that can help?
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Lifestyle changes are the primary treatment for hypertriglyceridemia. But there are medications that may help some people. If your doctor prescribes medicine for high triglyceride levels, it’s still very important to exercise and eat a healthy diet.
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How Sugar Affects Triglycerides
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From Every Day Health site – story is deleted
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Triglycerides Health Center
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High-Fructose Corn Syrup May Lead to High Triglycerides
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Open your fridge or cupboard, and take a look at the labels on your food. Chances are you’ll see high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a common form of added sugar. The U.S. food supply provides a whopping 53 pounds of HFCS per person each year. That adds up to a lot of empty calories. Now a new study from Princeton University suggests that it may also lead to higher triglycerides.
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Is HFCS Bad News?
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HFCS is made by processing corn syrup to create a blend of two simple sugars: fructose and glucose. The result is a cheap sweetener used in a wide array of sugary drinks and processed foods, such as regular sodas, energy drinks, sweetened fruit drinks, candies, desserts, canned fruits, jams, yogurt, condiments, soups, spaghetti sauce, crackers, cereals, and breads.
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In the Princeton study, rats given HFCS gained more weight than those given sucrose (a.k.a. table sugar). This was true even when their calorie intake was the same. Over a period of months, rats fed HFCS also developed higher triglycerides and abnormal increases in abdominal fat. When such changes occur together in humans, they increase the risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
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The Effect on Triglycerides
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Scientists are just starting to sort out how HFCS and triglycerides might be linked.
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Fructose vs. Glucose
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There has been little research done comparing the effects of HFCS with those of pure fructose or pure glucose. Pure fructose—found naturally in fruit—is broken down and used by the body differently from glucose.
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Studies show that eating a lot of fructose may raise triglyceride levels after meals. If this eating pattern continues for weeks, it may lead to higher triglyceride levels at other times, too. The triglyceride-raising effect may be stronger in men and in women after menopause than in younger women. Compared to glucose, fructose also may decrease insulin sensitivity and increase belly fat—risk factors for heart disease and diabetes that often go hand-in-hand with elevated triglycerides.
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HFCS vs. Sucrose
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In real life, most sugar in the U.S. diet isn’t pure fructose or glucose. Instead, it’s HFCS or sucrose. The latter are both compounds made of fructose and glucose, but there are key differences between them. First, sucrose contains equal parts fructose and glucose. But HFCS contains unequal amounts and often is a bit heavier on the fructose side. Second, the fructose molecules in HFCS, unlike those in sucrose, are “free” and “unbound.” This means they’re easier for the body to use.
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Theoretically, these differences could account for the different effects seen in rats fed HFCS or sucrose. Researchers think similar effects may occur in people as well. But more research in humans is needed before any firm conclusions can be drawn.
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Short and Sweet Advice
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What does this mean for you? To help manage not only your triglycerides but also your weight, it’s best to limit all added sugars. That’s any form of sugar put into a food or drink during processing, cooking, or serving. The American Heart Association says such sugars should add up to no more than 150 calories (about 9 teaspoons) per day for men or 100 calories (about 6 teaspoons) per day for women.
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Reaching this goal isn’t easy; the average American currently gets more than two to three times that many calories per day from sugar. But every little bit helps. To get started, the next time you’re at the store, instead of buying sugary sodas, energy drinks, or fruit punches, choose sugar-free or low-calorie drinks instead.
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Keep reading those food labels. If you see HFCS listed there, you might want to give your food or drink choice a second thought.
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GOOGLE:
triglycerides
how sugar affects triglycerides

10 Reasons to Avoid Your Doctor

Posted in FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:33 pm by PCOSLady

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/25/ten-reasons-to-avoid-doctors.aspx?e_cid=20120725_DNL_artNew_1
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TOP TEN REASONS to AVOID YOUR DOCTOR
July 25 2012… By Dr Mercola
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By Dr. Mercola
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I’ve long said that the best strategy for achieving health is avoiding a visit to your doctor in the first place. Why? Because in many cases you will simply leave the office with a prescription or two, which will rarely solve your health problem. Most doctor visits result in “solutions” that only suppress your symptoms, often causing other side effects and problems.
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Rather than advise patients about the true underlying conditions and real solutions that lead to health, they are left putting toxic Band-Aids on gaping wounds. As shown in the slideshow above, and as I detail in depth below, there are actually many reasons why avoiding your doctor may be in the best interest of your health …
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1. Annual Pap Smears
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Many physicians still advise women to receive yearly pap smears, but the newest guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force specifically recommend against this. The new recommendations call for women to undergo PAP screening only once every three years, beginning at age 21 and ending around age 65.
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2. Mammograms
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Only about 1 in 8 women whose breast cancer was identified during a routine mammogram actually had their lives “saved” by the screening, a recent analysis estimated2 – and this does not accurately account for how many women will fall victim to mammogram-induced breast cancer.
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Using breast cancer data from The National Cancer Institute and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers calculated a 50-year-old woman’s likelihood of developing breast cancer in the next 10 years, the odds the cancer would be detected by mammography, and her risk of dying from the cancer over 20 years.
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They found that a mammogram has, at best, only a 13 percent probability of saving her life, and that the probability may actually be as low as 3 percent. No matter what analyses they used, including considering women of different ages, the probability of a mammogram saving a life remained below 25 percent.
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3. Cold and Flu
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Think it’s wise to go to a conventional physician for these? Think again. Thanks to routine over-prescription of antibiotics, and the prescription of inappropriate antibiotics, you’re likely to walk away after being told to take a drug you don’t actually need.
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Antibiotics do NOT work against viruses, hence they are useless against colds and flu’s. Unfortunately antibiotics are vastly over-prescribed for this purpose. If you have a cold or flu, remember that unless you have a serious secondary bacterial pneumonia, an antibiotic will likely do far more harm than good, because whenever you use an antibiotic, you’re increasing your susceptibility to developing infections with resistance to that antibiotic — and you can become the carrier of this resistant bug, and can spread it to others.
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The first thing you want to do when you feel yourself coming down with a cold or flu is to avoid ALL sugars, artificial sweeteners, and processed foods. Sugar is particularly damaging to your immune system — which needs to be ramped up, not suppressed, in order to combat an emerging infection. This includes fructose from fruit juice, and all types of grains (as they break down into sugar (glucose) in your body).
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4. Cholesterol
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Many doctors are unaware that a high-fat diet is NOT the cause of heart disease. They are fooled into believing that total cholesterol is an accurate predictor of heart disease. If you visit your physician and you have high cholesterol, you’re likely to be told two things:
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Take a statin cholesterol-lowering drug and
Don’t eat saturated fat.
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While statin drugs do lower cholesterol very effectively, cholesterol is not the culprit in heart disease. Plus a report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology claims that no study has ever proven that statins improve all-cause mortality3 — in other words, they don’t prolong your life any longer than if you’d not taken them at all. And rather than improving your life, they actually contribute to a deterioration in the quality of your life, destroying muscles and endangering liver, kidney and even heart function. The best ways to optimize your cholesterol levels and your heart health have to do with lifestyle measures, including eating healthy minimally processed fats and avoid highly processed vegetable fats and oils that are loaded with toxic omega-6 fats.
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5. Depression
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Once again, you’re more likely to leave the doctor’s office with a prescription for a drug that could be more dangerous than the problem itself. Every year, 230 million prescriptions for antidepressants are filled, making them one of the most prescribed drugs in the United States. The psychiatric industry itself is a $330 billion industry—not bad for an enterprise that offers little in the way of cures.
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Despite all of these prescriptions, more than one in 20 Americans are depressed.4 Of those depressed Americans, 80 percent say they have some level of functional impairment, and 27 percent say their condition makes it extremely difficult to do everyday tasks like work, activities of daily living, and getting along with others.
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The use of antidepressant drugs—medicine’s answer for depression—doubled in just one decade, from 13.3 million in 1996 to 27 million in 2005.
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6. High Blood Pressure
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The definition of what constitutes high blood pressure expanded greatly in 2003, so that drug companies could sell drugs loaded with side effects to 45 million extra people. Because the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (rife with drug industry conflicts of interest) decided that what were in actuality relatively low blood pressure readings were a risk for heart disease, millions more over the years, were suddenly labeled abnormal, and in need of “treatment” for a condition that didn’t exist in medical literature until that panel met.
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Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a very serious health concern that can lead to heart disease and increase your risk of having a stroke. The good news though is that following a healthy nutrition plan, along with exercising and implementing effective stress reduction techniques will normalize blood pressure in most people.
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7. PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer
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See my Prostate Cancer post or go to the site above for complete article…
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8. Inappropriate and Unwise Dietary Advice
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Most doctors are clueless about what constitutes a healthy diet. As such, they will recommend health catastrophes like artificial sweeteners, vegetable oils in lieu of butter, and fat-free pasteurized dairy products. Most will also neglect to tell you about the foods you could be eating more of to optimize your health, like fermented vegetables, raw dairy products, healthy fats (like saturated and animal-based omega-3s), grass-fed beef and more.
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In addition, most are ignorant about the importance of how to cook your food – most foods are best consumed when raw or only lightly cooked, and this includes animal proteins like eggs and meat.
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9. Prescription Drugs Might Kill You and They Don’t Address the Cause of the Problem
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A drug prescription is usually a Band-Aid that gets nowhere near the root cause of illness. And many drugs are dangerous. Last year an analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control CDC) revealed that deaths from properly prescribed drugs now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States! And when you add in deaths attributable to other medical care modalities, like hospital admissions and surgery, the modern medical system becomes the leading cause of death and injury in the United States.
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10. Your Doctor Might Not Even Tell You the Truth
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A U.S. telephone survey found that 79 percent of Americans trust their doctor.6 But a recent survey of 1,900 physicians revealed that some are not always open or honest with their patients The results were less than impressive, to put it mildly:
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* One-third of physicians did not completely agree with disclosing serious medical errors to patients
* One-fifth did not completely agree that physicians should never tell a patient something untrue
* Amazingly 40% believed that they should hide their financial relationships with drug and device companies to patients
* Ten percent said they had told patients something untrue in the previous year
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When making health care decisions, you should certainly get your physicians’ advice — that’s what you’re paying them for, after all.
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* Please read the entire post and search his numerous topics on his site to be better informed of the “TRUTHS” he has researched for all of you…. *
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REFERENCES:
1 ~ Lancet. 2004 Nov 6-12;364(9446):1678-83. PMID: 15530628
2 ~ Archives of Internal Medicine October 24, 2011
3 ~ How Statins Really Work Explains Why They Don’t Really Work March 11, 2011
4 ~ NCHS Data Brief, No. 7, September 2008
5 ~ New England Journal of Medicine November 25, 2010
6 ~ Rasmussen Reports August 24, 2010

June 25, 2012

Statins: Hidden Truth

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

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

May 1, 2012

See a Doctor “IF” … 20+ yr olds or?

Posted in PCOS SYMPTOMS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:59 pm by PCOSLady

THANK YOU PCOSA FOR THE HEALTH BYTE...


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Here is this week’s Health Byte from the PCOSA … 5/1/04
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When to See a Doctor About PCOS From The Age of 20 Onwards
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Polycystic ovary syndrome is a long-term condition that can gradually affect females in different age groups from puberty right through to much later in life.
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Symptoms of PCOS are often mistaken for another medical problem, which can make it difficult to know when to see your doctor. But early diagnosis and treatment of PCOS may help prevent serious related health complications such as pre- and type 2 diabetes and heart disease as well as reproductive and metabolic problems.
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Taking a wait-and-see approach, often called watchful waiting, is not appropriate when PCOS is suspected.
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If you are between 20 and 40 years old, consult your doctor if you have:
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~ Menstrual cycles that are consistently less than 21 days apart or more than 35 days apart.
~ Regular menstrual cycles but you have been trying unsuccessfully to become pregnant for more than 12 months.
~ Vaginal bleeding that lasts more than 8 days. Watch out for large clots or excessive spotting.
~ Pelvic pain that lasts for more than 4 weeks.
~ Excessive hair growth or hair growing on the chest, back, belly or face. This PCOS-linked condition is known as hirsutism.
~ Any symptoms of diabetes, such as increased thirst and frequent urination (especially at night), unexplained increase in appetite, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision or tingling or numbness in your hands or feet.
~ Skin problems such as acne, oily skin, dandruff, skin tags in the armpits or neck area, or dark skin patches (acanthosis nigricans) in skin folds or on the neck, groin or underarms.
~ Depression or mood swings. Many women have emotional problems related to the many physical symptoms of PCOS, such as excess hair, obesity or infertility.
~ Excess weight gain or upper body obesity (more abdominal fat than hip fat). This is also known as android obesity and is related to increased male hormone (testosterone) levels.
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If you are older than 40, consult your doctor if you experience these additional symptoms which can be linked to PCOS :
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~ Signs of heart disease, such as chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, unusual levels of fatigue or high blood pressure (hypertension)
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Who To See
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Health professionals who can diagnose and treat PCOS may include:

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~ Endocrinologists (pediatric or medical)
~ Reproductive endocrinologists
~ Gynecologists
~ Obstetricians
~ Family practice physicians
~ Nurse practitioners
~ Physician assistants
~ Internists
~ Registered dietitians
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Sincerely,
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Christine DeZarn
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association, Inc. (PCOSA)
http://www.pcosupport.org/
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PCOS Lady:
I am happy to post this byte and to see the added info with listed symptoms… Mentioning the added medical people and dietitians that can diagnose PCOS is wonderful!
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When you see your doctor, ask to be tested for Celiac Disease as well, especially if stool is loose for days or always… My DO said that is an automatic dx for Celiac…
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http://www.verity-pcos.org.uk/
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Verity is the UK charity for women whose lives are affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
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If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, think you may have PCOS or know someone with the condition – then Verity is here to help you. Verity relies on the support of our volunteers and members.
~ This is a paid membership…
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Verity: PCOS Conference – York 10 Nov 2012
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Poll
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What’s the longest time you’ve had between periods?
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Always been regular:…14.93%
Up to 3 months:……….21.00%
Up to 6 months:……….17.97%
Up to 9 months:……….13.86%
Up to 12 months:……..10.42%
Up to 18 months:……….6.73%
Up to 24 months:……….3.12%
2 to 3 years:………….4.92%
3 to 5 years:………….2.30%
Longer than 5 years:……4.76%
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QUOTE:
“PCOS is not just a reproductive disorder; it’s a major health concern for women who are affected,” Dr. Nestler
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SITES
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GOOGLE:

April 16, 2012

FYI – Medi Tid Bits

Posted in FYI BITS- MEDI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:33 am by PCOSLady

KEEPING AN EYE ON ‘STUFF” FOR YOU!

FYI
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MEN
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92% of men cheat for emotional reasons… Many of those women have hormone imbalances… See separate post in FYI – Tid Bits…
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WOMEN
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http://health.yahoo.net/caring/are-you-about-to-have-a-heart-attack-7-heart-attack-signs-women-and-doctors-often-miss
~ Yahoo Health
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HEART:   Have a Cardiac CT Scan ~ 3D view of your heart, 98% accurate …

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CANCER
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5/1/2012 Rachel Ray show…
Quote from Ryan O’Neal “Cancer loves sugar, (Farrah) she was starving on the inside”…
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wwww.Mercola.com
~ Turmuric is king of spices, the pure turmuric powder… Not curry powder… It helps in preventing cancers …
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IMPORTANT: Keep your vitamin D level high to fight cancer!
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F.Y.I. ~ Cancer Centers of America create a treatment meant specifically for “YOU”!
~ I am serious, they truly care!
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COPD ~ Found out recently if it reaches the 4th Phase you run the risk of lung cancer… In order to ward lung cancer off be sure your selenium level is at the proper level or abit above…
~ To much can be toxic!
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POO – STOOL – #2
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PCOS Lady:
Your body passes all bad stuff through your liver and out in your poo! Explains why we have to pay attention to it… Like it or not, looking could save your life!
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http://www.continence.org.au/pages/bristol-stool-chart.html
FORUM: http://www.continence.org.au/forum/
~ Continence Foundation of Australia … Bristol Stool Chart …
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CELLULITE
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A woman just read the book Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food. She was fascinated to learn that the reason we get cellulite is due to a lack of collagen…
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SKIN, HAIR and NAILS
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You need Keratin and Collagen to keep them all in great conditions…
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MSG and Rosacea
http://www.msgtruth.org/rosacea.htm
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Morgellons and GMO Foods
~ Bacterium is effecting humans…
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YEAST
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Yeast will leach out of your body through yeast infections… Breakouts experienced under breasts, in the groin, repeated yeast infections, etc… Do a yeast cleanse every 3 years!
~ Every antibiotic leaves yeast behind that will grow in you!
~ Bras may turn an off white, yellow, blueish or black in colors…
~ “Fishy” smell from your panty area… (Yeast or an STD)
~ Smell “fishy” under breast = yeast infection! You will see wet to blue to black staining on bra under your breast…Most likely from antibiotics through life… Do a yeast cleanse from a health store… Yeast is leaching out of you…
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NAILS
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Your finger nails will clue you in to some medical conditions…
~ Pitted means a lack of keratin…
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HAIR
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Marian once heard Dr. Judy, a talk show host who gives love/sex advice, say that hormones can cause *pubic* hair to be straight. She didn’t say what hormones.
~ http://faqpcos.com/pcos-symptoms/curly-hair-2369772.html
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Hair loss can be from a vitamin deficiency… (Mercury poisoning, “bad” parasites, low testosterone levels, etc…)
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Tabitha – Tabitha Takes Over TV show – 1/3/2012
~ For stressed out and hormonal thinning …. Viviscal Supplement- extra strength… $50
~ For gray – dull and blondes … Aveablue Malva Shampoo
~ For brittle unhealthy … Joico K Pak Revitaluxe … $22
~ Daily you can take GLA – 800 mgto add fat
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Anemic Test: Look under your eye beneath your eye lid…
~ if red = good
~ if pink = anemic
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Apple Cider Vinegar Spray for Dandruff
Combine ½ C of apple cider vinegar and ½ c of water into a spray bottle. Spritz onto the scalp and wrap head with a towel. Wait 15-minutes and then wash. The acid in the vinegar will break down the bacteria that dandruff thrives on. Do this 3 days in a row and then do for twice a week.
~ PCOS Lady: Knowing this is an ongoing thing it means what causing it in in you! “Bad” parasites come to my mind… www.ParasiteTesting.com
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HYSTERECTOMY
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Do you know some women have PCOS and do not need a hysterectomy? All because the doctor never tested all her hormones, etc…
~ True there are cases where because of PCOS a hysterectomy is needed…
~ I asked about this years ago in a forum and a woman confirmed 1st hand! (story in my blogdrive blog)
~ Question your tests and options, be sure!
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METFORMIN:
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– Metformin is the generic for the brand name Glucophage…Per Bristol Myers Squibb!
– IF anyone gets headaches or nausea from Metformin, stop taking it! Your body is rejecting the Met, it’s telling you it can’t tolerate the ingredients… Your doctors are lying to you saying its just your body getting used to the Met! Add Met to your list of allergic drugs….
– Docs get $ kickbacks, plus they may have no clue about Met!
– You should ask/demand Glucophage XR then, try it for a week or a month… You should not experience any ill symptoms!
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DEPAKOTE
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The legal limit for Depakote in your body is 100… If over by 3 points you will experience passing out, minor stroke symptoms that progress to sever stroke symptoms…
~ Have your drug levels checked when you have your blood tests done once a year atleast!
~ Doctors miss it and deem you a mental case (tough getting anywhere then unless a person – advocate helps) or misdiagnose you!
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Valproate or divalproex (Depakote®), a drug used for epileptic seizures and some mood disorders, has been associated with a higher incidence of polycystic ovaries and hyperandrogenism.
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http://www.wdxcyber.com/dxinf001.htm
~ Women’s Health Resource ….
~ *Google: Depakote PCOS …. Depakote hyperandrogenism
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THYROID
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~ IF
~ You’ve had thyroid surgery…
~ You’ve had treatment with radioactive iodine or anti-thyroid medications…
~ You’ve had radiation therapy to your head, neck or upper chest…
~ You need to have your thyroid checked periodically…
~ Consider checking your pituitary gland as well…
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BREAST
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Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash with redness and warmth, but not necessarily a physical breast lump. This type of breast cancer should be considered as an uncommon possibility for certain types of breast symptoms…
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http://www.breasthealthproject.com/breast-cysts.html

~ * Breast Health Project … FIBROCYSTIC BREASTS … LOOK and READ up on this…
~ “In holistic medicine and Chinese medicine theory, pain is caused by energy stagnation. People are always amazed at how easy it is to get the energy moving again. Movement in our breasts can effect a surprising amount of change.”
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PREGNANCY DEFECTS
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http://newyorkcity.injuryboard.com/medical-malpractice/us-docs-rarely-test-for-parasite-that-causes-miscarriage-premature-birth-and-congenital-birth-defects.aspx?googleid=300308
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Scientists have identified the strains of the Toxoplasma Gondii parasite most often associated with miscarry, premature birth and birth defects, but testing of pregnant women in the United States is rare.
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DIZZY
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Feeling dizzy, light headed is a lack of blood or oxygen to your brain… A pulse ox meter will measure the oxygen at those times…
http://www.pulseoximeter.org/
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DEPRESSION
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Niacin No-Flush 500mg for depression…
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CONSTIPATION
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Magnesium Citrate, oral solution … Pasteurized sparkling laxative… Lemon or Cherry flavors … Drink a couple ounces or a full 10 ozs… Depends on your need…
~ It comes in a prescription at same strength…
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MOUTH
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Dr Oz ~ August 22, 2013 Show
~ Per Dentist
~ 600 species of bacteria are in your mouth…
~ Gum inflammation can cause inflammation in other body areas…
~ Gum disease to heart disease is possible!
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Gum Disease and Other Systemic Diseases
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Osteoporosis
Researchers have suggested that a link between osteoporosis and bone loss in the jaw. Studies suggest that osteoporosis may lead to tooth loss because the density of the bone that supports the teeth may be decreased, which means the teeth no longer have a solid foundation.
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Respiratory Disease
Research has found that bacteria that grow in the oral cavity can be aspirated into the lungs to cause respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, especially in people with periodontal disease.
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Cancer
Researchers found that men with gum disease were 49% more likely to develop kidney cancer, 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, and 30% more likely to develop blood cancers.
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Bacterial Endocarditis
Gum disease exists in about 75% of Americans, and many do not realize that risk factors associated with serious health concerns such as heart disease and stroke have been associated with gum disease. Researchers have found that people with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease. This type of heart disease occurs when plaques (deposits of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other material) form in the walls of the coronary arteries, causing the walls to become thicker. That essentially makes it harder for the blood to flow through, limiting the amount of oxygen and nutrients that are necessary for proper heart function.
~ Bacterial endocarditis is a dangerous infection that involves the lining of the heart and is commonly caused when bacteria enters the blood during medical procedures. During dental treatment, a common organism found in the mouth known as Streptococcus Viridan may enter the bloodstream and travel to the heart. This may cause infected blood clot formations that are able to travel to the brain, lungs, kidney, and spleen. Fifty percent of bacterial endocarditis cases are caused by Streptococcus Viridans.
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TESTS:
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HEART
Cardiac CT ~ 3D scan is 98% accurate
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SITES
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Oral Sex Smell of Bad Scent
http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/10552-oral-sex-bad-scent-fungal-infections-and-metformin–delicate-embarrassing-question
~ Diabetic Connect by Alliance Health Community … Sick of having a smelly fungal rash under my breast. Even sicker about smelling fishy, I know that’s a sign of yeast infection but that …
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Gum Disease and Heart Disease – Cardiovascular Disease
http://dentistry.about.com/od/issuesandemergencies/a/heartdisease.htm
~ dentistry.about.com › Health › Dental Care › Dental Emergencies ‎… Jan 23, 2011 – Gum Disease and Oral Hygiene May Be Connected to Heart … Bacterial endocarditis is a dangerous infection that involves the lining of the heart …
~ Usually requires heart surgery, not sure if the open way…
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GOOGLE:
gum disease heart disease
bacterial endocarditis

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