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 …

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

June 24, 2012

Hyperthyroidism vs Hypothyroidism Symptoms

Posted in ENDOCTRINE DISORDER, MISDIAGNOSED, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:30 pm by PCOSLady


HYPERTHYROIDISM vs HYPOTHYROIDISM SYMPTOMS

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PCOS Lady:
Many PCOS ladies will also have a thyroid issue… I have posted the symptoms and info to help you tell the differences and be better informed…
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Seeing an endocrinologist is your best choice of doctors. Your doctor may tell you your thyroid was fine after a TSH only. Some people see multiple doctors before being told they have a thyroid problem. You may be misdiagnosed with depression or Diabetes or not diagnosed with anything!
~ Keeping a list of your symptoms will help in getting diagnosed properly…
~ Be sure your doctor addresses all your concerns and symptoms…
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SYMPTOMS COUNT
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Your symptoms will show you have a thyroid problem. You may be hyperthyroid or hypothyroidism. Absence of periods leans to Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.
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http://www.thyroid-info.com/
~ Mary Shomon, a patient advocate, to be a wonderful resource for thyroid information. She writes books and is the Thyroid Guide writer at About.com…
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Additional info found on www.WrongDiagnosis.com :
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/p/pcos/misdiag.htm
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/h/hyperthyroidism/symptoms.htm – symptom_list
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/h/hypothyroidism/symptoms.htm – symptom_list
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Hyperthyroidism Symptoms:
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~ Heart palpitations; accelerated heart rate
~ Chest pain
~ A feeling of being too warm all the time
~ Nervousness and trembling
~ Insomnia despite feeling exhausted
~ Breathlessness
~ Diarrhea and GI upset
~ Increased appetite
~ Light or absent menstrual periods, infertility
~ Weight loss
~ Muscle deterioration
~ Warm, moist skin
~ Hair loss
~ Bulging eyes, “spacy” gaze
~ Heightened anxiety, irritability, moodiness or depression
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Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
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~ severe fatigue, loss of energy
~ weight gain, difficulty losing weight
~ depression and depressed mood
~ joint and muscle pain, headaches
~ dry skin, brittle nails
~ brittle hair, itchy scalp, hair loss
~ irregular periods, PMS symptoms
~ breast milk formation
~ calcium metabolism difficulties
~ difficulty tolerating cold and lower body temperature
~ constipation
~ sleeping more than average
~ diminished sex drive
~ puffiness in face and extremities
~ hoarseness
~ bruising/clotting problems
~ elevated levels of LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and heightened risk of heart disease
~ allergies that suddenly appear or get worse
~ persistent cold sores, boils, or breakouts
~ tingling sensation in wrists and hands that mimics carpal tunnel syndrome
~ memory loss, fuzzy thinking, difficulty following conversation or train of thought
~ slowness or slurring of speech
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Different sources vary the symptoms lists. Keep in mind that, as with many medical disorders, you may only have a few of the symptoms. And just because you don’t have a hallmark symptom of a disorder doesn’t mean you don’t have it.
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Many times basic and general tests will not reveal certain problems like thyroid disease, prediabetes. You may need to insist on more detailed, targeted tests, even if you feel you have an excellent doctor.
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SYMPTOMS COUNT!
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PCOS Lady:
I have PCOS with 28 mild symptoms… Dr Chang in California told me at first i did not have PCOS… I pushed the symptoms i had and quoted his words back at him on points… He agreed i had PCOS!
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A short quiz found at PCOSupport.org site you can show your doctors… Use it as a general short guide…
http://www.pcosupport.org/support/quiz.php
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This information will inform you and help you on your journey to a proper diagnosis…
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FORUM
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http://forums.bettermedicine.com/forum.php
http://forums.bettermedicine.com/showthread.php/3004-is-it-pcos-or-not

May 25, 2012

Dr Flechas’ Research

Posted in DR FLECHAS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:36 am by PCOSLady

Dr Flechas’ Research Findings
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PCOS Lady:
After reading his findings you will truly understand much more about your conditions… You will know the path to try and why…
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Dr. Flechas’ research linking Iodine deficiency to PCOS, IR, and Hypothyroidism
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http://www.cancercontrolsociety.com/bio2005/flechas.html
JORGE FLECHAS, M.D., M.P.H.
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DR JORGE FLECHAS


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JORGE FLECHAS, M.D., M.P.H. born in Puerto Rico, received his Medical Doctorate Degree and Masters in Public Health at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. He completed his Family Practice Residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida.
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Dr. Flechas over the years has published articles in the fields of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome. Lately, he has been involved in research in the field of iodine deficiency, which has been associated with fibrocystic breast disease, ovarian cysts, breast cancer, thyroid goiter and hypothyroidism. Recent work in the field of iodine deficiency has shown that replacement therapy decreases the risk of breast cancer and promotes the reversal of fibrocystic breast disease.
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It has been thought that iodine deficiency only manifests as hypothyroidism. Work done by many researchers over the last few years has shown that iodine is utilized by many different sections of the body. Twenty percent of all of the iodine sits in the human skin. A lack of iodine in the skin manifests as very dry skin and skin that does not sweat when an individual becomes hot. In newborn children iodine is responsible for the development of the babies’ I.Q. Recent research shows iodine deficiency is felt to be the source of attention deficit disorder in children.
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Iodine is utilized by every hormone receptor in the body. The absence of iodine causes a hormonal dysfunction that can be seen with practically every hormone inside the body. Dr. Flechas has recently been able to show that patients with insulin resistant diabetes have a partial to full remission of their illness in the presence of taking iodine. Iodine deficiency is also felt to be the source of ovarian cysts. With iodine replacement therapy the cysts disappear and women have stopped having ovarian cysts.
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Dr. Flechas with the help of Dr. Guy Abraham, GYN/Endocrinologist from Torrance, California has been able to develop an iodine testing laboratory. Dr. Flechas is now the Director of that laboratory. Iodine deficiency can now be measured using the Iodine Loading Test. Kits for doing this testing can be ordered from 1-877-900-5556. The test is available through FFP Laboratories. Dr. Flechas can be reached at his Flechas Family Practice in Henderson, North Carolina by phone 828-684-3233, fax 828-684-3253. and website www.helpmythyroid.com. Articles concerning iodine deficiency have been published and are available via his website.
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CONDITIONS ADDRESSED:
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http://www.crowndiamond.net/audio/flechas.html
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~ Fibromyalgia
~ Arthritis
~ Lupus
~ Gout
~ Asthma
~ Colitis
~ Muscle aches and pains
~ Hot flashes and more
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SITES:
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/iodine.htm
~ Iodine Insufficiency FAQ
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/thyroiddisease.htm
~ Thyroid Disorders in Primary Care Medicine
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/fibromyalgia.htm
~ Fibromyalgia
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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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http://www.carbwire.com/category/restaurants
~ CarbWire … Restaurant carb info…
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PUBLICATIONS:
~ View them at the site…
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/publications.htm
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Peter B. Himmel, Jorge D. Flechas, Guy E. Abraham
“Colloidal Gold in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)”…
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Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D.:
“Management of Fibromyalgia: Rationale for the Use of Magnesium and Malic Acid.” Journal of Nutritional Medicine, 3: 49-59, 1992. See Abstract…
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Russell, I.J., Michalek, J.E., Flechas, J.D., Abraham, G.E.:
“Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome with Super Malic: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Crossover Pilot Study”, Journal of Rheumatology, 22: 953-958, 1995…
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Flechas, J.D.:
“Alternative Treatment of Fibromyalgia Using the Oxytocin-Hormonal-Nutrient Protocol to Increase Nitric Oxide.” Privately published monograph, January 1998 See abstract…
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Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D., Hakala, J.C.::
“Effect of daily ingestion of a tablet containing 5mg Iodine and 7.5mg Iodide as the potassium salt, for a period of 3 months, on the results of thyroid function tests and thyroid volume by ultrasonometry in ten euthyroid Caucasian women. “, The Original Internist 9: 6-20, 2002…
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Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D., Hakala, J.C.::
“Iodine sufficiency of the whole human body.”, The Original Internist 9: 30-41, 2002…
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Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D., Hakala, J.C.::
“Effect of daily ingestion of Iodoral”, Optimox Research Information…
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GOOGLE:
Dr Flechas
Dr Flechas iodine
Dr Flechas thyroid
Dr Flechas fibromyalgia

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