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 …

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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

June 27, 2012

LOCAH Not PCOS

Posted in LOCAH, MISDIAGNOSED tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:23 pm by PCOSLady

LOCAH Misdiagnosed for PCOS
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PCOS Lady: Copied as in post for your benefit… Doctor well adversed in PCOS was wrong… She tried another approach and it worked for LOCAH… Keep track of your symptoms, tests, etc… You know your body! Keep searching, questioning, etc… to get the right diagnosis and treatment(s)…
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http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/archive/t-119724.html
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3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Dieting with Obstacles > PCOS/Insulin Resistance Support > Adult Onset Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
PDA
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View Full Version : Adult Onset Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia … http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/pcos-insulin-resistance-support/119724-adult-onset-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia.html
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Poster: Sassy….
08-05-2007
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Hi Ladies,
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I just got done watching Mystery Diagnosis (http://health.discovery.com/convergence/mystery-diagnosis/diseases.html), on the Discovery Health Channel. This lady had similar symptoms of PCOS: weight gain, insulin resistant, facial hair, brown spots, etc. She went to several drs, including endocrinologists and they all thought she had PCOS. Her mother read an article in Woman’s Day about PCOS and there was a dr listed, Dr. Katherine Sherif (http://www.healthgrades.com/directory_search/Physician/Profiles/dr-md-reports/Dr-Katherine-Sherif-MD-60ADFAE9.cfm?tv=PremierPhysicians_GetProfile), who is supposed to the best of the best for treatment of PCOS. So she went and the dr gave her medicine to help with her PCOS, only it didn’t work like she thought it would. It should have lowered her Testosterone level and it didn’t. So Dr. Sherif tried another drug that is used for ADULT ONSET CONGENITAL ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA and that lowered it and relieved her symptoms. I just wonder how many of us Cysters actually have ADULT ONSET CONGENITAL ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA and just have not been misdiagnosed???
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Anyway, I just wanted to get some information out there so we are aware that there is another disease out there that has a lot of the same symptoms as PCOS.
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Here is a bit of info about it:
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Late Onset CongenitalAadrenal Hyperplasia (CAH):, or non-classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia, is a less severe form of CAH in which symptoms can vary widely and appear anywhere between infancy and late adolescence. Because the symptoms can be mild or be confused with the symptoms of other disorders, it may not be diagnosed until a person is well into adulthood, if it all. To make things even more confusing, symptoms can come and go throughout one’s life.
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The basics behind late onset CAH: Because of an enzyme deficiency, cortisol production is limited, causing the adrenals to overcompensate and make too many androgens (e.g. testosterone, DHEA). If a child has precocious puberty symptoms, advanced bone growth, or extreme muscle development, he or she is more apt to get diagnosed. Fairly often, however, it goes undiagnosed. This is because the physical symptoms in males are not as obvious since higher testosterone causes less differences in men, and a lot of doctors don’t think to check for late onset CAH when a woman complains of acne, menstrual disorders, and excess hair growth, etc. Also, both sexes can suffer from anxiety or neurological disorders caused by the lack of enough cortisol (which deals with stress) and excess androgens. The most common cause of both CAH and late onset CAH is a 21-hydroxylase deficiency. However, these disorders can also be caused by a deficiency of 11 beta-hydroxylase, 17 alpha-hydroxylase, 3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, or 20-22 demolase.
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See: http://www.cahsupportforum.com/locah.html // CafeMom.com now
See: http://www.endotext.org/pediatrics/pediatrics8a/pediatrics8a.htm
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Another Site for:
ADULT ONSET CONGENITAL ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/medther/tayendoweb/congenital_adrenal_hyperplasia.htm
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Another Link about Dr. Sherif:
http://www.drexelmed.edu/About/NewsandAnnouncements/tabid/134/ctl/Details/mid/471/ItemID/78/Default.aspx … // DELETED

March 18, 2012

Misdiagnosed and Sites…

Posted in LINKS, MISDIAGNOSED tagged , , , , , , at 12:56 am by PCOSLady

WAR HORSE... BE AWARE... SYMPTOMS COUNT! THE RIGHT DIAGNOSIS WILL KEEP YOU ALIVE!



PCOS is a highly misdiagnosed syndrome… Most doctors interpret PCOS in their own way… Hardly ever the right way!
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Felt i should post these sites i found for a friend of mine….
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Searched info on malpractice for a friend of mine… Found interesting information on it…
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Scenario:
Man had passed out, was disoriented when the ambulance got to him… The hospital MD and psychiatrist deemed it a mental problem…
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Truth was his Depakote level was 3 points over the legal limit for the body!
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Another problem, that hospital took him off all drugs which put him in to severe withdrawl !!!!!
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– The 1st hospital never checked the drug levels in his system…
– He had minor to medium type stroke symptoms a few days later… The next hospital straightened him out…
– He was not Diabetic, but had a Hypothyroid and has lost 60 lbs in a few months after… Plus, now has the heart of a 20 yr old, per his heart surgeon!
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MD:
His MD diagnosed him as a Diabetic, injecting 100 units of insulin nightly for a year… No blood tests were ever taken for diabetes…
Fact: If not a Diabetic or given to much insulin your body will make you eat more even through the night to keep up with the insulin! A symptom not listed…
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http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/h/hashimotos_encephalitis/misdiag.htm
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Common Misdiagnoses and Hashimoto’s encephalitis
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Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues:
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There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present in a variety of different severities. Diseases in this group include multiple sclerosis, lupus, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, thyroid disorders (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism), chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes – all of these can have vague symptoms in their early presentations. Also, depression can have some symptoms similar to these conditions, and also the reverse, that many of these conditions can mimic depression and be misdiagnosed as depression.
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It’s malpractice if you ask:
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“Was this diagnosis given after a thorough medical exam for underlying physical problems that could look like a mental one”
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Thought you might like this collection of “KEY” sites on medical issues…

www.RightDiagnosis.com
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www.Drugs.com
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www.MedicineNet.com
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www.MentalHelp.net
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www.PsychCrime.org
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My point:
You have to keep a record of symptoms, drugs, etc… Have someone available that knows you quite well to back you up! Look up things online, in forums and groups, etc… KEEP notes on what doctors say, do, etc… It all pays for you in the end!
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Advocate:
Even think about a medical advocate to speak for you and handle some medical things for you… I feel you need one if the doctor does not listen to you, etc…
– I witnessed my 65 yr old friend being ignored by his MD…
– 50+ yr olds may need to consider an advocate if they are being ignored or are kinda shy speaking up…
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YOU:
~ YOU know your body…
~ YOU are in control of your body!
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* Part of a doctor’s oath “First do no harm…. “
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A few other links i like are:
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http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/top-100/index.html
~ * Right Diagnosis … 100 misdiagnosed conditions! ~LOOK~
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www.Mercola.com
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www.EveryDayHealth.com
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www.MayoClinic.com

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http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/p/pcos/misdiag.htm
~ Right Diagnosis … Misdiagnosis of PCOS list…

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