March 13, 2013

Antibiotics FYI

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Get Smart About Antibiotics
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http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/healthcare/learn-from-others/factsheets/antibiotic-use.html
~ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348
Antibiotic stewardship — the ultimate return on investment
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Get Smart About Antibiotics: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Did you know?
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~ Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing public health threats.
~ Antibiotics are the most important tool we have to combat life-threatening bacterial diseases, but antibiotics can have side effects.
~ Antibiotic overuse increases the development of drug–resistant germs.
~ Patients, healthcare providers, hospital administrators, and policy makers must work together to employ effective strategies for improving antibiotic use — ultimately improving medical care and saving lives.
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http://www.qualityforum.org/Projects/i-m/Infectious_Disease_Endorsement_Maintenance_2012/Infectious_Disease_Consensus_Standards_Endorsement_Maintenance_2012.aspx
~ Quality Forum
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Infectious Disease Endorsement Maintenance 2012
View Endorsed Measures
Project Status: Current
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Infectious Disease Consensus Standards Endorsement Maintenance 2012
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The Opportunity
While many infectious diseases have been controlled or eradicated through the use of vaccines and advanced medicine, infectious disease continues to cause widespread morbidity and mortality, and rising health care costs. Specifically:
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In 2008, hospital charges for infectious disease averaged $96 billion per year with an average 4.5 million hospital days per year.
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An estimated 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS, and nearly 642,000 Americans have died from AIDS since 1981. Last year total federal spending on HIV/AIDS-related medical care, research, prevention, and other activities was $21.3 billion. For fiscal year 2013, President Obama has requested $22.4 billion to combat HIV in the U.S.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year the healthcare system spends $17 billion on sexually transmitted infections. It is estimated that in the U.S. there are roughly 19 million new infections every year.
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Providing resources, such as patient education and intervention programs along with continued scientific research for existing and emerging diseases, will reduce mortality and healthcare costs. Appropriate use of antibiotics and antibiotic stewardship are critical factors in management of infectious disease. Antibiotic stewardship provides an opportunity to not only shorten anindividual’s length-of-stay in the hospital and improve patient outcomes, but also has the potential to reduce healthcarecosts. A University of Maryland study indicated that over 8 years, an antibiotic stewardship program saved $17 million.
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NQF has endorsed a number of consensus standards to evaluate the quality of care for topic areas related to infectious disease over the past decade. As quality measurement has matured, better data systems have become available, electronic health records are closer to widespread adoption, and the demand for meaningful performance measures has prompted development of more sophisticated measures of healthcare processes and outcomes for infectious disease conditions. An evaluation of the NQF-endorsed® infectious disease measures and consideration of new measures will ensure the currency of NQF’s portfolio of voluntary consensus standards.
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About the Project ~
This project began in April 2012.
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Objectives
To ensure the currency of NQF’s portfolio of voluntary consensus standards for infectious disease, both newly submitted measures and consensus standards for maintenance review will undergo the consensus development process together, including review against the most recent NQF evaluation criteria. In addition to ensuring currency of specifications and evidence for the focus of the measure, endorsement maintenance provides the opportunity to harmonize specifications and to ensure that an endorsed measure represents the “best in class.”
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NQF is seeking performance measures that can be used for accountability and public reporting in the following topic areas related to infectious disease (viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections) for adults and children in all settings of care. Measures addressing screening, vaccinations, treatments, diagnostic studies, interventions, or procedures associated with infectious diseases including but not limited to:
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~ HIV/AIDS;
~ Hepatitis;
~ Respiratory infections including URI, acute bronchitis, influenza, tuberculosis and other respiratory infections (except pneumonia*);
~ Infections of the various organ systems including neurologic, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary or skin and soft tissues;
~ Sexually transmitted infections;
~ Opportunistic and atypical infections;
~ Sepsis and septic shock;
~ Adult immunizations (except influenza and pneumococcal**); and
~ Infectious disease threats: bioterrorism, pandemics and emerging infections.

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*Measures for pneumonia are being considered in the Pulmonary and Critical Care project.
**Measures for influenza and pneumococcal immunization have recently been considered in the Population Health project:
Phase 1…

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NQF is also soliciting performance measures related to antimicrobial use including appropriate care, antimicrobial stewardship and management of antimicrobial resistance such as MRSA.
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NQF Process
The candidate measures will be considered for NQF endorsement as voluntary consensus standards. Agreement around the recommendations will be developed through NQF’s formal Consensus Development Process (CDP, Version 1.9). This project will involve the active participation of representatives from across the spectrum of healthcare stakeholders and will be guided by a multiple-stakeholder Steering Committee.
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SITES
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March 20, 2012

Celiac Disease Symptoms (PCOS plus?)

Posted in CELIAC DISEASE, GLUTEN SENSITIVITY, PCOS, SYMPTOMS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:44 am by PCOSLady

THIS MIGHT BE YOU... HAVE THE TEST FOR CELIAC DISEASE TO KNOW....


Everyone,
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I saw this list and felt it was important to post it here… The symptoms are vast overlapping PCOS and many other conditions…. Maybe you have this too and it’s not being addressed… It may answer the “WHY” your body does not respond to everything you try… April 2012 my DO told me 1 in 25 people have it and do not know it! His niece was just diagnosed having Celiac…
~ The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck has Celiac Disease and is Gluten Sensitive…
~ Celiac will prevent you from getting pregnant
~ Gluten Sensitivity starves you inside
~ Gluten allergic has you hungry still after eating because the nutrients pass through your body…
~ Her book: Deliciously G-Free Flavorful Believe Gluten-Free… http://www.amazon.com/Deliciously-G-Free-Flavorful-Believe-Gluten-Free/dp/0345529383/?qid=1340356292&s=books&sr=1-1&keywords=elisabeth+hasselbeck&ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_1
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It takes a blood test or a mouth swab sample…
http://www.celiac.com/articles/21567/1/Ten-Facts-About-Celiac-Disease-Genetic-Testing/Page1.html
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http://glutenfreeworks.com/gluten-disorders/celiac-disease/symptom-guide/
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Symptom Guide
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Could My Symptoms Be Related to Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity?
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This is a common question people ask in the face of a bewildering array
of possible celiac disease and gluten sensitivity symptoms. The Gluten Free Works Celiac Disease Symptom Guide will help you identify possible symptoms and health problems that you can present to your doctor.
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Here is the list of over 300 Signs, Symptoms, Associated Disorders and Complications directly or indirectly resulting from celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.
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We were the first to present this information in our comprehensive celiac disease reference, “Recognizing Celiac Disease.” This list is now being used by celiac disease centers, national celiac organizations and health organizations worldwide.
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Blood System Symptoms
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Abnormal levels of blood components and quality of blood cells and plasma, detected by blood studies ordered by a doctor…
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~ Anemia, Folic acid
~ Anemia, Iron
~ Anemia, Vitamin B12
~ Anti-Endomysium Antibodies (EMA)
~ Anti-Gliadin Antibodies (AGA)
~ Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies (tTG)
~ Associated Autoimmune Antibodies
~ Bone Alkaline Phosphatase Enzyme, Elevated
~ Calcium, Low
~ Cholesterol, Low (below 156)
~ Coagulation Factors, Low
~ Copper, Low
~ Hemochromatosis
~ Glucose, Low or elevated
~ Homocysteine, Elevated
~ Hyperprolactinemia (elevated prolactin hormone)
~ Hypoprothrombinemia
~ Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
~ Liver Enzymes, Elevated
~ Macroamylasemia
~ Macrocytosis
~ Macrolipasemia
~ Magnesium, Low
~ Neutropenia
~ Phosphorus, Low
~ Plasma Proteins, Low
~ Potassium, Low
~ Prolonged Prothrombin Time
~ Transient Erythroblastopenia
~ Zinc, Low
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Body Composition Symptoms
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Disorders of the body as a whole…
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~ Anorexia (Poor appetite)
~ Appetite, Increased
~ Cachexia (Wasting of the body)
~ Loss of Vitality
~ Obesity
~ Weight Gain, Unexplained
~ Weight Loss, Unexplained
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Cardiovascular System Symptoms
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Disorders of the heart and blood vessels…
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~ Angina Pectoris
~ Aortic Vasculitis
~ Atherosclerosis
~ Cardiomegaly
~ Coronary Artery Disease
~ Easy Bruising (Ecchymosis)
~ Hypertension
~ Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
~ Nosebleeds, Unexplained
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Digestive System Symptoms
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The following symptoms in this section may be present alone or in any combination in celiac disease. They result from inflammation, damage,and interference with normal function caused by gluten exposure in the digestive tract itself and/or nutritional deficiencies. As you see, problems can develop not only in the small intestine where inflammation can be intense, but also in other areas such as mucosal tissues of the mouth, esophagus, stomach and colon.
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~ Abdominal Distention (Bloating)
~ Abdominal Pain
~ Adenocarcinoma of the Small Intestine
~ Aphthous Ulcers (Canker sores in mouth)
~ Autoimmune Cholangitis
~ Beta Casein Enteropathy (Cow’s dairy intolerance similar to celiac disease)
~ Bleeding, Unexplained
~ Cancer of the Esophagus
~ Cancer of the Pharynx
~ Candida Infections
~ Carbohydrate Malabsorption
~ Cheilosis (Red lips, cracking/ oozing at corners of mouth)
~ Colitis, Collagenous
~ Colitis, Lymphocytic
~ Colitis, Ulcerative
~ Colonic Volvulus (Loop of intestine twists causing strangulation of intestine)
~ Constipation
~ Constipation Alternating with Diarrhea
~ Crohn’s Disease
~ Defective Tooth Enamel (Yellow, white spots, missing enamel)
~ Delayed Gastric Emptying (Early fullness after eating)
~ Diarrhea, acute (Also called celiac crisis)
~ Diarrhea, chronic
~ Duodenal Erosions in the Second Part of Duodenum (Small ulcers)
~ Dysphagia (Difficulty swallowing)
~ Edema of Small Intestinal Lining
~ Esophageal Small Cell Cancer
~ Esophageal Motor Abnormalities (Poor muscle activity/coordination)
~ Gas
~ Gastric Ulcer (Stomach ulcers)
~ Gastric Ulcerations
~ Gastritis, Collagenous
~ Gastritis, Lymphocytic
~ Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
~ Gastro-Intestinal Occult Bleeding (Blood in stool that is not visible to naked eye)
~ Gluten Sensitive Enteritis
~ Gums bleeding/ swollen (Purplish in adults/ red in children)
~ Heartburn
~ H. Pylori Bacter (Infection of the stomach)
~ Impaired Gall Bladder Motility
~ Irritable Bowel Syndrome
~ Jejunitis, chronic
~ Lactose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, loose stools from milk)
~ Laryngospasm
~ Leaky Gut Syndrome
~ Lymphoma
~ Malabsorption of Nutrients
~ Maltose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, loose stools from maltose, a simple carbohydrate)
~ Nausea
~ Oral Mucosal Lesions (Mouth lesions)
~ Plummer-Vinson Syndrome
~ Post-cricoid Cancer
~ Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (Bile backs up in liver)
~ Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (Scarring of bile ducts in liver)
~ Small Bowel Intussusception (One loop of intestine slips into another)
~ Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
~ Steatorrhea (Pale, smelly, floating stool hard to flush or sticks to toilet)
~ Sucrose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, mucous in stool from sugar)
~ Tongue (Beefy, red, smooth, burning)
~ Tongue (Fiery red, smooth, swollen, sore)
~ Tongue (Magenta, swollen)
~ Tongue (Pale, smooth, burning)
~ Vomiting
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Glandular System Symptoms
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Disorders of the glands…
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~ Addison’s Disease (Adrenal gland failure)
~ Autoimmune Hepatitis
~ Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hypothyroidism)
~ Diabetes Mellitus Type I
~ Diabetic Instability
~ Gastro-Intestinal Complications of Type 1 Diabetes
~ Grave’s Disease (Hyperthyroidism)
~ Hepatic Granulomatous Disease
~ Idiopathic Hypoparathyroidism
~ Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
~ Pancreatic Insufficiency
~ Parathyroid Carcinoma
~ Primary Hyperparathyroidism
~ Secondary Hypoparathyroidism
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Immune System Symptoms
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Disorders of antibody production…
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~ Allergic Rhinitis
~ Antiphospholipid Syndrome
~ Asthma
~ Autoimmune Disorders in Celiac Disease
~ Autoimmune Disorders in Dermatitis Herpetiformis
~ Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes
~ Common Variable Immunodeficiency
~ Food Allergies, IgE and non-IgE Immune Responses
~ IgA Deficiency
~ Sarcoidosis
~ Sjögrens Syndrome
~ Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
~ Urticaria, chronic (Hives)
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Integumentary System Symptoms
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Disorders of skin, hair, and nails…
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~ Alopecia Areata (Patches of hair loss)
~ Alopecia, Diffuse (Balding)
~ Cutaneous Vasculitis
~ Cutis Laxa
~ Dermatitis Herpetiformis
~ Dermatomyositis
~ Eczema
~ Edema (Swelling)
~ Eythema Elevatum Diutinum
~ Erythema Nodosum
~ Follicular Hyperkeratosis (Dry rough skin/ plugged hair follicles on body)
~ Ichthyosis, Acquired
~ Itchy Skin Rash
~ Hangnail
~ Koilonychia (Thin nails that flatten, ends progressively turning up instead of down)
~ Melanoma
~ Nails, Dry and brittle that chip, peel, crack or break easily
~ Nails with Horizontal and Vertical Ridges/Fragile
~ Nail with Rounded and Curved Down Ends, Dark, Dry
~ Nails with White Spots
~ Nails with Splinter Hemorrhages
~ Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
~ Prurigo Nodularis (Hyde’s Prurigo)
~ Psoriasis
~ Scleroderma
~ Seborrhea
~ Thin hair
~ Vitiligo
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Lymphatic System Symptoms
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Disorders of the lymphocytes (white blood cells), lymph nodes and spleen…
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~ B-cell non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
~ Cryptic Intestinal T-cell Lymphoma (Refractory Sprue)
~ Enteropathy Associated T-cell Lymphoma (EATL)
~ Extraintestinal Lymphomas
~ Intraepithelial Lymphocytosis in Small Bowel Samples
~ Lymphadenopathy
~ Mesenteric Lymph Node Cavitation
~ Hyposplenism (Atrophy of spleen)
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Muscular System Symptoms
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Disorders of muscle structure and function…
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~ Hypokalemic Rhabdomyolysis (Acute, severe potassium deficiency)
~ Muscle Pain and Tenderness
~ Muscle Spasm and Cramps
~ Muscle Wasting
~ Muscle Weakness
~ Osteomalacic Myopathy
~ Polymyositis
~ Tetany
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Nervous System Symptoms
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Disorders of nerves, brain and spinal cord structure and function…
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~ Anxiety
~ Apathy
~ Ataxia, Gait Disturbance
~ Ataxia, Gluten
~ Ataxia, Progressive Myoclonic
~ Brain Atrophy
~ Cerebral Perfusion Abnormalities (Poor blood flow)
~ Chonic Fatigue Syndrome
~ Chorea
~ Cortical Calcifying Angiomatosis
~ Dementia
~ Depression
~ Epilepsy
~ Fatigue/ Lassitude
~ Headache
~ Inability to Concentrate
~ Insomnia
~ Irritability
~ Migraine
~ Multiple Sclerosis
~ Nervous System Disorders
~ Peripheral Neuropathy
~ Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
~ Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorders
~ Tremors
~ Vasculitis of the Central Nervous System
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Pulmonary System Symptoms
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Disorders of lung tissue and broncheal tree structure and function…

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~ Bronchiectasis
~ Bronchial Pneumonia
~ Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis
~ Increased Pulmonary Permeability
~ Increased Susceptibility to Tuberculosis
~ Lung Cavities or Abcess
~ Non-Response to Tuberculosis Treatment
~ Pneumococcal Septicemia
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Sensory System Symptoms
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Disorders of sense organ structure and function…
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~ Bitot’s Spots (Foamy patches on whites of eye)
~ Blepharitis
~ Bloodshot Eyes
~ Blurred Vision
~ Cataracts
~ Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
~ Keratomalacia
~ Nightblindness
~ Ocular Myopathy
~ Smell, Loss of
~ Taste, Loss of
~ Uveitis, Bilateral
~ Xerophthalmia
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Skeletal System Symptoms
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Disorders of bone, joints and teeth…
~ Bone Fracture
~ Bone Pain
~ Enteropathic Arthritis
~ Osteitis Fibrosa
~ Osteomalacia
~ Osteonecrosis
~ Osteoporosis
~ Psoriatic Arthritis
~ Recurrent Monoarthritis
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Urinary System Symptoms
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Disorders of kidneys and urinary tract structure and function…
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~ Hypocalciuria
~ IgA Nephropathy
~ Kidney Stones
~ Urinary Tract Infection
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Reproductive System Symptoms in Females
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Disorders of organ structure and function…
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~ Amenorrhea (Absence of menstrual period)
~ Early Menopause
~ Infertility
~ Late Menarche (Late start of menstrual periods)
~ Premenstrual Syndrome
~ Dysmenorrhea (Painful menstrual periods)
~ Dyspareunia (Painful intercourse)
~ Vaginitis
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Reproductive System Symptoms in Males
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Disorders of organ structure and function…
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~ Hypogonadism
~ Impotence
~ Infertility
~ Sperm Abnormalities
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Reproduction: Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery and Puerperium Symptoms
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Disorders of childbearing…
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~ Severe Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy
~ Short Duration of Breast Feeding
~ Miscarriage
~ Complications During Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery
~ Complications After Childbirth
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Zygote Development Symptoms
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Disorders of chromosomes…
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~ Down Syndrome
~ Turner’s Syndrome
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Fetus Development Symptoms
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Disorders of that occur before birth of the child…

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~ Congenital Anomalies
~ Intrauterine Growth Retardation
~ Cystic Fibrosis
~ Spina Bifida
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Child Development Symptoms

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Disorders of children that occur after birth…

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~ Autism and Learning Disorders
~ Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
~ Cancer Predisposition in Children
~ Chronic Bullous Dermatosis
~ Delayed Puberty in Boys
~ Delayed Puberty in Girls
~ Dermatitis Herpetiformis
~ Developmental Delay
~ Failure to Thrive and Growth Retardation
~ Fecal Occult Blood (Blood found in stool that is not visible to the naked eye)
~ Glycogenic Acanthosis
~ Hypotonia
~ Juvenile Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
~ Juvenile Diabetes Type 1
~ Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
~ Abnormal Blood Studies
~ Latent Anemia in Enzymopathies of Small Intestine (Lack of enzymes produced by villi)
~ Penicilllin V Impaired Absorption
~ Refractory Anemia (Unresponsive to iron therapy)
~ Osteopenia
~ Rickets
~ Short Stature
~ Stroke in Childhood
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Here are some other ways to look at various symptoms :
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Behavioral Symptoms
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~ Aloofness
~ Hyperactivity
~ Irritability (Common in children with celiac disease)
~ Impatience
~ Lack of Desire to Get Things Done
~ Lack of Feeling
~ Restlessness
~ Timid Behavior
~ Violent Behavior
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Neurological Issues

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~ Anxiety
~ Apathy
~ Bipolar disorder
~ Depression
~ Difficulty Making Friendships
~ Easy Frustration and Anger
~ Nervousness
~ Panic Attacks
~ Sense of Worthlessness
~ Overly Self-critical
~ Hysteria
~ Hypochondria
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Cognitive (Thinking) Symptoms

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~ Confused/ Faulty Thinking
~ Confabulation
~ Delusions
~ Dementia
~ Disorientation
~ Faulty Learning
~ Hallucination
~ Inattentiveness
~ Loss of Memory
~ Loss of Immediate Memory
~ Poor Memory
~ Reduced Learning
~ Slow Thinking
~ Scattered Thinking
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Suggestion: Print this list out, check off the symptoms that pertain to you… Show your medical provider…
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Knowledge is POWER!
YOU know your body!

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Site
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http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/54666-pcos-and-celiac/
~ Celiac.com forum … PCOS and Celiac post.. 1st hand experiences, etc…
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http://www.celiaccentral.org/
http://www.facebook.com/NFCeliacAwareness
~ National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
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http://www.celiac.nih.gov/
~ National Institutes of Health (NIH)… Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign
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http://www.everydayhealth.com/blogs/glutenfreehelp
~ Everyday Health… Gluten Free Help… Community, news…
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http://www.everydayhealth.com/blogs/tag/gluten-free-diet
~ Everyday Health… Gluten Free Blogs
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http://dogtorj.com/what-is-food-intolerance/food-intolerance-man-and-animal-versus-gluten/
~ Dogtor J … Food intolerance in people and pets … Nice info…
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