September 18, 2012

Symptoms Related to PCOS???

Posted in SYMPTOMS VIA YOU tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:08 pm by PCOSLady

SYMPTOMS RELATED TO PCOS??? NOT!
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Many of you are searching symptoms with PCOS attached… Many times the symptoms have a relation to PCOS and sometimes they do not!
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I have decided to create this segment listing symptoms from you and links i found to explain things for you…
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NOTE:
My PCOS Symptoms List is extensive… I strongly urge you to look at it, copy it and check off the symptoms you have…
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This will be an ongoing “work in progress” thread…
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Hope you are enlightened and learn more about “YOU”…
Christie
PCOS Lady
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SYMPTOMS
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1) Burning in lung:
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/burning-lungs.html
~ Buzzle.com… Burning sensation in lungs information…
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http://cancerfightingstrategies.com/lungcancer.html
~ Cancer Fighting Strategies … Lung Cancers explained plus sites…
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http://www.buzzle.com/articles/bacterial-lung-infection.html
~ Buzzle.com … Bacterial lung infections information plus sites…
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2) Burning in chest:
http://www.localhealth.com/article/chest-burning-sensation
~ Local Health … Chest burning sensation information…
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3) Pericarditis:
http://www.medicinenet.com/pericarditis/article.htm
~ Medicine Net … A fungal infection can cause it!
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4) Soft stool, excessive gas, severe bloating
~ These are all related to parasites as well… Stool varies greatly from constipated to liquid with changing colors… Gas, you will pass alot of gas at times and through the night… Bloating will be mild to sever depending on the parasites and what you have eaten…
~ Look at my Parasite posts and the Symptoms List from Huma Worm… I say this since most doctors do not consider parasites!
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GOOGLE:
burning in lung
burning in chest
pericarditis
angina
lung cancer
GERD

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 …

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

June 15, 2012

PCOS to Colon Cancer?

Posted in CANCER, PCOS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:29 am by PCOSLady

PCOS to COLON CANCER
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PCOS Lady:
Colon cancer can be highly silent in ever showing up with symptoms til its to late!!!! ~ Symptoms show through the years and we may ignore them… Here is your ALERT! ~ 50 years old we need tested for a base chart… IF you have colon cancer symptoms get tested then, regardless of age… Colon cancer can be cured if caught early…
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I know its a “taboo’d” area… Maybe go with a girlfriend or beau and make a day of it with lunch or dinner or ?
Cysters we have all experienced our PCOS journeys for years… Our futures may unfold to include added conditions evolving from PCOS…
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Some of us are following this path…
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First: IR – Insulin Resistance
Then: PCOS
Then: Metabolic Syndrome
Then: ??? liver, breast, colon cancer
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http://pcos.insulitelabs.com/PCOS-and-Metabolic-Syndrome-X.php

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PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)
Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) have a greater chance of developing Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X) – a cluster of increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease which raise the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke. Metabolic Syndrome also increases the chance of developing Pre-Diabetes, a reversible condition, which if neglected, may become Type 2 Diabetes. This latter condition can only be managed in the majority of cases and may require daily injections of insulin.
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According to the American Heart Association, between 20-25% of the adult population of the United States suffer from Metabolic Syndrome. That’s somewhere between 58 and 73 million men and women.
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The bad news doesn’t end there, either. PCOS sufferers with Metabolic Syndrome are also at greater risk of developing Gestational Diabetes, which can develop during pregnancy, as well as having higher rates of liver, breast and colon cancer.
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Only in recent years has Metabolic Syndrome undergone extensive scientific investigation. The medical community has made a dramatic change in the way it views and treats this condition after a growing body of evidence pointed to Insulin Resistance as an underlying cause of Metabolic Syndrome.
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Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include:
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~ A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool
~ Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
~ Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain
~ A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely
~ Weakness or fatigue
~ Unexplained weight loss
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Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. When symptoms appear, they’ll likely vary, depending on the cancer’s size and location in your large intestine.
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When to see a doctor
If you notice any symptoms of colon cancer, such as blood in your stool or a persistent change in bowel habits, make an appointment with your doctor.
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SITES
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http://pcos.insulitelabs.com/PCOS-and-Metabolic-Syndrome-X.php
~ Insulite Labs …
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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colon-cancer/DS00035
~ Mayo Clinic … Colon cancer — Comprehensive overview covers signs, symptoms and treatment of colon and rectal cancers.
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http://www.everydayhealth.com/colon-cancer/colon-cancer-basics.aspx
~ Everyday Health … Colon cancer, informative information…
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thewvsr.com/bristolstoolchart.htm
~ Developed by Heaton and Lewis at the University of Bristol … Bristol Stool Chart
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http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8173
~ The Colon Club forum … Any other ladies here with PCOS?
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GOOGLE:
pcos colon cancer
colon cancer
bristol stool chart

June 3, 2012

Hormone Imbalance – PCOS

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:08 am by PCOSLady

IS THIS YOU? WATCHING FROM A DISTANCE, WANTING TO BE INVOLVED? LIST YOUR SYMPTOMS AND SEE A DOCTOR FAMILIAR WITH PCOS… GET YOUR HORMONES BALANCED….


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PCOS Hormone Imbalance
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PCOS Lady::
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Hormones in PCOS ladies may and do change often! We usually have high testosterone which will give us male things like extra hair in male areas and body odor, etc…
~ Read through my list of PCOS Symptoms…
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Symptoms you grew up with like oily hair, acne that never went away, oily skin, etc… felt normal to you and still may… They are from your hormones being imbalanced… You will experience the “normal” once your hormones are balanced… You will feel relieved, like a whole person, a light feeling of being complete will come over you… I sure felt all of it when i started on Glucophage XR… I could wear white without underarm stains or stains around the neck… My bras last years now, before 6 months to a year i had to replace it… My oily hair calms down, i get 2-3 days before washing it… Daily hair washing before…
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SITES
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http://www.hormone.org/Polycystic/overview.cfm
~ Hormone Org … Hormone view on PCOS…
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http://pcos.insulitelabs.com/PCOS-and-Hormones.php
~ Insulite Labs … Just as the clinical symptoms of PCOS vary from woman to woman, so too the hormonal imbalance of PCOS varies with the individual.
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http://www.womentowomen.com/insulinresistance/causesofpcos.aspx
~ Women to Women … Excess androgens disrupt hormonal balance and produce some of the characteristic signs of PCOS. It’s normal for women to have some …
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http://pcosjournal.com/irregular-menstrual-cycle-pcos-hormone-imbalance/
~ * PCOS Journal … To understand how the hormone imbalance affects the PCOS menstrual cycle, some background about how the normal menstrual works will be …
~ PCOS Lady: I like her blog, created very well!
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GOOGLE:
pcos hormonal imbalance
pcos hormonal imbalance symptoms
ovarian cysts hormonal imbalance
endometriosis hormonal imbalance
pcos perimenopause
pcos estrogen dominance
pcos progesterone
pcos irregular periods

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

May 9, 2012

High Testosterone In Women Symptoms

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:52 am by PCOSLady


PCOS Lady:

First time having my testosterone levels checked and ever being interested in them… They are high! Stress i know i am under daily in my current living environment!
~ I have all my test results from 2003… I do glance back at them at times…
~ A little known symptom is having hair on top of your toes…
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A few more odd symptoms are stray dark hairs on your above lip, your chin, your breast and inner thighs…
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Interesting to know the symptoms and what lowers testosterone…
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Just read from a Dr Oz show women in later years are best to have testosterone levels of 50 – 80, which is that of a woman in her 30’s…
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http://www.ehow.com/facts_4962570_causes-high-testosterone-women_.html
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SYMPTOMS OF HIGH TESTOSTERONE IN WOMEN
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High testosterone symptoms include hair loss, hirsutism (unwanted male-pattern hair growth), unexplained rapid weight gain, virilization, acne, aggressiveness, irritability and missed menstrual cycles. Decreased breast size and a deepening of the voice will occur along with a coarsening of the skin.
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CAUSES: HORMONAL IMBALANCES
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The main causes of high testosterone in females are hormonal imbalances that can happen at any age, and often sneak up gradually, with the 30s being the predominant time for things to get worse.
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COMMON TESTOSTERONE INCREASING DISEASES
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Adrenal gland disorders and ovarian problems, often caused by other hormonal imbalances, create an over-abundance of testosterone. The most common testosterone-increasing disease is polycystic ovarian syndrome. Diabetes can also lead to these endocrine upsets.
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RARER DISORDERS THAT CAUSE HIGH TESTOSTERONE
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Other disorders that cause high testosterone in women include acromegaly, adrenal neoplasm disorders, Conn’s syndrome, Cushing’s syndrome, dwarfism, gigantism or multiple endocrine neoplasm 1 and 2. An androgen-producing adrenal or ovarian tumor can lead to high levels of testosterone, as can congenital adrenal hyperplasia and thyroid disorders in general.
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http://www.ehow.com/way_5183577_solutions-high-testosterone-women.html
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SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH TESTOSTERONE IN WOMEN
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By Juliana Robertson, eHow Contributor
Testosterone is produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands of women. High testosterone levels in women tend to cause a variety of issues. Elevated levels of this male synonymous hormone can cause excessive facial hair, increased muscle mass, waistline body fat and adult onset acne. The most common cause of this testosterone increase in women is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This disorder causes multiple cysts like follicles to accumulate in the ovaries. The ovary begins to produce and secrete high levels of testosterone.
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LIFESTYLE CHANGES
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Implementing changes to your lifestyle can effectively reduce high testosterone levels. Low risk changes include reducing stress levels and following a healthy eating regimen. Women with testosterone imbalances have successfully lost weight through following a low carbohydrate/diabetic eating plan. Adding fruit, salad, fish, poultry and nuts to your diet can help to reduce testosterone levels. Consuming fried, sugary and oily foods contribute to testosterone increases and weight gain. Practicing stress reduction techniques, like yoga and meditation, can be extremely beneficial. Combining these practices with regular exercise and a balanced diet will help to improve your overall quality of health.
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NATURAL REMEDIES
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Alternative medicine is an effective way to treat elevated testosterone levels safely and naturally. This approach involves little to no risk, with various therapies utilized for treatment. Herbal remedies effectively treat testosterone imbalances at its source. These options are easy to follow, and cost effective. Two types used for treatment are Phytoestrogenic and Non estrogenic herbs. Phytoestrogenic herbs (ex: black cohosh) contain plant manufactured estrogen. They help to alleviate imbalances through introducing additional hormones within the body. Non estrogenic herbs (ex: macafem) do not contain any estrogen properties. They stimulate natural hormonal production by nourishing endocrine and pituitary glands. They balance testosterone naturally by stimulating the body to produce its own hormones.
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RESOURCES
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http://www.pcosupport.org/
~ PCOS Support
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http://www.soulcysters.com/
~ Soul Cysters … The largest PCOS forum known…
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REFERENCES
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http://www.natural-hormones.net/testosterone-imbalance-treatments.htm
~ Natural Hormones … Treatments for testosterone imbalances…
~ Three levels of approaches can be considered for treating testosterone imbalance. These are categorized as: (1) Lifestyle Changes, (2) Alternative Medicine and (3) HRT…
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http://www.wdxcyber.com/dxinf001.htm
~ Women’s Health Resource …
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http://www.soulcysters.net/showthread.php/149902-Changing-hormones-changing-body-odor
~ Soul Cysters … Body odor issue …
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FYI BITS- Lifestyle Change

Posted in FYI BITS - LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:28 am by PCOSLady

FYI BITS
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PCOS Lady:
Thought best to make a place for factual info and info bits here on lifestyle issues… I come across bytes of interest all the time…
~ Research is ongoing, new findings are uncovered, new linkings of drugs, food, etc… to PCOS are added constantly…
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BMI
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http://www.wdxcyber.com/dxinf001.htm
~ Women’s Health Resource … Obesity with a body mass index (BMI) of over 27 is often present and it represents a central, android obesity (waist to hip ratio of greater than 0.85) in PCOS women.
~ BMI i feel should be checked by a trained person! Who uses the fat pincher thingy…
~ Case in point: My pinched BMI was 25, by my height & weight online it was 35!
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BELLY FAT
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This abdomen fat is called omentum… Omentum is a fold of the tissue lining the abdomen that surrounds the organs. The omentum stores fat extremely easily… That fat feeds your liver with toxins
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SITE: http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=mkg030&va=omentum
~ Omentum images …
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KIDS
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Food Packaging Tied to Metabolic Trouble in Kids
http://www.medpagetoday.com/pediatrics/obesity/41050
~ Med Page Today … Food Packaging Tied to Metabolic Trouble in Kids…
~ Greater urinary concentration of BPA in children, commonly found in food and drink packaging, was significantly associated with higher risk of obesity, as well as greater odds of an abnormal waist circumference.
~ Note that another study found that increased concentration of the plasticizer DEHP in the urine of adolescents was associated with an increased risk for insulin resistance.
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GOOGLE: omentum fat … omentum cancer … how to lose omentum fat … mesentery … anatomy of omentum stomach …
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WAIST MEASUREMENTS
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Proper way to measure is when you suck your tummy in! Per Dr Oz since we do not want to include your tummy muscles at a relaxed state!
~ Ideal measurement is half your height…
~ Women – under 35″
~ Men – under 40″
* Most places measure incorrectly, especially the military branches!
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Dr Oz
http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/best-weight-loss-tricks-your-body-type#cmpid=em020813
~ Dr Oz … The Best Weight-Loss Tricks for Your Body Type … Dr. Oz scoured the country for the very best weight-loss tricks – no diets required! Plus, Paula Deen’s son revamps your favorite Southern recipes. Learn how to cut the fat and calories of your favorite dishes in half without sacrificing flavor.
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GOOGLE:
weight loss tips
weight loss tips for your body type

May 6, 2012

Why Are You So Mean To ME?!?!?!

Posted in BULLYING, STRESS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:44 pm by PCOSLady

Bullies can't hurt you IF they can't get to you!  ~   Let their words, etc... pass by, through, around, over you! ~ You can be almost invisible!

Bullies can’t hurt you IF they can’t get to you! ~ Let their words, etc… pass by, through, around, over you! ~ You can be almost invisible!


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Why Are You So Mean To ME?!?!?!
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PCOS Lady:
Bullying creates several issues in any scenario compounded by stressing out all involved!
~ PCOS is made worse from stress…
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We seem to ask ourselves this question many times… First time may be the 1st clue to abuse… 2nd time might be well into the relationship, questioning ourselves on why, etc… 3rd time may happen after you feel you have done all you can to please them! Yet the scenario is the same or worse…
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MSN Group: Why Are You So Mean To ME?!?!?! (group deleted)
I thank the woman, 30+ year social worker who started and ran this MSN group for abused women for years… We all learned a great deal! Abusers only progressively get worse! Some to the point of killing… Only a select few actually change for the better…
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Abuse of all kinds started from some where, some how, some one…
~ Some say a Narcissistic Personality is the cause…
~ Some say the abuser was conditioned growing up in an abusive family…
~ Some say the abuser was a black sheep in the family…
~ Some say the abuser was insecure…
~ Etc…
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Bullying laws have been passed in many states, school teachers in some states are legally obligated to report abuse and bullying to the law…
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“YOU” the public can change your neighborhoods, etc… by turning in the abuse, abusers, gang activity, etc… you witness in anonymously!
~ Gang activity now falls under Homeland Security laws…
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I found this fantastic site from the UK loaded with highly informative information covering numerous topics… I posted a section here to show the wide variety of topics covered…
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http://www.bullyonline.org/related/stalking.htm#Links
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Violence, rage, abuse, discrimination and issues related to bullying
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~ Bullying by neighbors
~ Bullying by landlords
~ Bullying by the church
~ Bullying and cults
~ Bullying and prisons
~ Bullying and whistleblowing
~ Bullying and stammering
~ Bullying and age discrimination
~ Bullying and long hours
~ Bullying and minorities
~ Bullying of gays and lesbians
~ Transsexuals and bullying
~ Bullying and disfigurement
~ Bullying and adoption
~ Bullying and eating disorders
~ Bullying and racism
~ Bullying because you’re seen as overweight or fat
~ The cost of drugs and alcohol at work
~ Corporate bullying and fad-speak
~ Working from home ~ Management consultants
~ Bullying and business ethics
~ Toxic management
~ Bullying and fat cats
~ Bullying and call centres
~ Bullying and snooping
~ Cyberbullying, emails and the Internet
~ Abusive telephone calls
~ Bullying and mobile phones
~ Health and safety
~ The welfare officer
~ Domestic violence
~ A serial bully in the family
~ Female violence
~ Bullying and anger
~ Road rage, office rage
~ Verbal violence
~ Violence
~ Gun violence
~ Spree killings
~ Bullying and abuse
~ Sexual abuse
~ Drug rape
~ Stalking
~ Bullying in the movies
~ Trauma and the paranormal
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May 2, 2012

PCOS ~ Chicken Pox ~ Shingles

Posted in SHINGLES tagged , , , , , at 6:27 am by PCOSLady

Chicken Pox ~ PCOS ~ Shingles
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http://www.soulcysters.net/showthread.php?260368-Chicken-Pox-and-PCOS
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Soul Cysters ran a poll…
Results: When did you have Chicken Pox?

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Voters
72 …. You may not vote on this poll:
~ I had Chicken Pox past age 13
7 9.72%
~ I had Chicken Pox when I young
44 61.11%
~ I had Chicken Pox, but I do not remember it because I was so young.
9 12.50%
~ I never had Chicken Pox.
12 16.67%
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NOTE:
~ The chickenpox vaccine may not take effect in everyone! It didn’t in one woman in the forum…
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Quote:
“I talked to a naturopathic doctor awhile back and he told me that there is a link between the chicken pox virus and PCOS. I had Chicken Pox when I was 13, and he said that girls who get them when they are older (like after puberty starts already and they are menstruating) that they often end up with PCOS. I just wondered if anyone else had Chicken Pox later in their life…” by a cyster…
~ Read posts at site…
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Another cyster…
“My dermatologist says it’s the zosters virus (chicken pox or shingles). Since you can only get chicken pox once, a second infection with the zoster virus is called shingles.”
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1st cyster also posted…
“Apparently Chicken Pox and Shingles are both caused by the varicella-zoster virus – which I think is a form of the Herpes virus. Apparently once you have the virus it does not totally go away (like when the Chicken Pox has run its course) – but it migrates back into the body and is thought to remain “dormant” usually for many years. In about 10-20% of people who have had the Chicken Pox – the virus will reactivate (usually after age 60) and present as Shingles.”
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PCOS Lady
I suggest we cysters stay attuned to the updates in PCOS cases with Shingles as years pass… 20% is not many… But a majority had Chicken Pox!
~ I had Chicken Pox like age 10 or 12…
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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http://www.checkshinglessymptoms.com/
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The news Monday stated 1 in 3 people will get shingles in their life that had chickenpox!
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Shingles Symptoms
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Shingles is a painful condition characterized by the appearance of a skin rash. This condition is caused by the vermicelli zoster virus and this virus also causes chicken pox disease. In fact once a person has had the chicken pox this virus remains within the body in a dormant or latent condition. When the immune system of the body becomes the weak the virus may get reactivated and this can result in appearance of shingles symptoms.
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The immune system may become weak when the person suffers from condition like Aids or is undergoing treatment like chemotherapy. Emotional stress may also result in reactivation of the virus and in most cases the exact cause for the reactivation of the virus is never found. Any individual who has suffered from chicken pox can develop shingles. However the shingles symptoms are most often seen in individuals who are around 60 years old.
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The shingles symptoms begin with increased sensitivity of skin along with a burning pain. Some patients may also experience tickling or tingling along with numbness in the areas. In such a stage it is often difficult to determine the reason for the pain. The areas that are typically affected include the head, abdomen, neck, face and arm or leg. In rare cases areas of the face like the nose and eyes may also be affected.
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Along with tingling of skin patients also tend to experience other problems like stomach ache, chills, diarrhea along with fever. Individuals may also experience tenderness in the lymph node areas in the initial stages. The shingles symptoms include a typical rash that starts with eruption of small blisters for a period of 3 to 5 days. These blisters erupt on a patch of red skin. The blisters tend to follow the individual nerve path areas and therefore tend to have a belt or band like appearance. In most cases only a single nerve level is involved and in rare cases multiple nerves may be involved.
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www.WebMD.com
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Prodromal Stage (before the rash appears)
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* Pain, burning, tickling, tingling, or numbness develops in the area around the affected nerves several days before a rash begins. The discomfort occurs on a single side of the body, commonly on the chest or back, but it may occur on the abdomen, head, face, neck, or one arm or leg.
* Flu-like symptoms (usually without a fever), such as chills, stomachache, or diarrhea, may develop just before or along with the start of the rash.
* Swelling and tenderness of the lymph nodes may occur.
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Active Stage (rash and blisters appear)
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* A rash consisting of small fluid-filled blisters develops on reddened skin on one side of your body. Fluid inside the blister is initially clear but may become cloudy after 3 to 4 days.
* The rash may occur on the forehead, cheek, nose, and around one eye (herpes zoster ophthalmicusClick here to see an illustration.), which may threaten your sight unless you receive prompt treatment.3
* Extreme pain, described as �piercing needles in the skin,� may accompany the skin rash.
* Blisters may break open, ooze, and crust over in about 5 days. Complete healing takes about 2 to 4 weeks, although some scars may remain.2
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Postherpetic Neuralgia (chronic pain stage)
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* Postherpetic neuralgia is the most common complication of shingles. It lasts for at least 30 days and continues for months to years. Symptoms are:5
~ Aching, burning, stabbing pain in the area of the earlier shingles rash.
~ Persistent pain that may linger for years.
~ Extreme sensitivity to the touch.
* The pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia most commonly affects the forehead or chest, and it may make it difficult for the person to eat, sleep, and perform daily activities. It may also lead to depression.
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http://curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=768281
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by Humaworm
Shingles are actually a virus. It’s the same virus (herpes zoster) that causes chickenpox – it just lies dormant in the body – until it rears its ugly head as shingles in some people. Older folks have weaker immune systems and are more prone to cases of shingles.
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This virus is not the same thing as the genitial herpes virus BUT it is contageous until the sores scab over – a person can become infected from direct contact with the fresh rash. If a person has had chickenpox they can be infected and have the shingles too. If a person has never had chickenpox and gets infected by a contageous shingles person – that person will get chickenpox – not shingles.
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Parasites, bacteria and viruses are sort of lumped together in a very broad catagory. They are ALL unwanted and dangerous guests!
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Sites:
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http://www.checkshinglessymptoms.com/
~ Checking Shingles Symptoms…
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www.WebMD.com
~ Web MD…

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