October 26, 2014

Yeast~Candida~Candidiasis Symptoms

Posted in INFECTIONS - FUNGAL, PARASITES, THE AMERICAN PARASITE tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:34 pm by PCOSLady

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Symptoms of Candida and Candidiasis

“As long as there is breath in my body I will never ever cease to be a seeker after truth.”

TRUTH:  If left untreated YEAST will shut your organs down and kill you!   It almost happened to a good friend of mine!

Candida is a type of fungus (yeast) which exists in the body. In a healthy body, it doesn`t cause any problems, but when an overgrowth occurs, it can result in a condition called candidiasis. Candidiasis can lead to many conditions in the body such as thrush, abdominal bloating, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

Candidiasis

Candidiasis is basically a twentieth century disease, resulting from medical developments like antibiotics, birth control pills, ulcer medications, and estrogen replacement therapy (HRT). And it can be triggered at a very young age, when children are first being treated with antibiotics (ear and throat infections).

Candidiasis is a fungal infection that is caused by a yeast known as Candida albicans.

This fungus is usually present in the mouth, throat, gastrointestinal tract and the genital region. It can also be present on the skin. Under normal circumstances, the fungus does not pose any risk to the body because the number of the fungus is kept under control by other bacteria. However, when the fungus multiplies, that is when candidiasis sets in.Candidiasis usually is seen to develop in people with compromised immune system. If the infection is not treated, it can become quite serious. Candidiasis can develop in the blood, and from there it can affect different organs of the body, including the brain.

 

Although widespread, candidiasis, or yeast overgrowth, is generally overlooked by the medical establishment because it’s symptoms so closely mimic those of other conditions. Alternative physicians, however, recognize the seriousness of candidiasis, and where conventional medicine has often been ineffective in treating candidiasis, various alternative methods offer much hope for success.

Everyone has candida, a form of yeast ( Candida Albicans ), normally confined to the lower bowels, vagina and the skin. In healthy individuals with strong, functioning immune systems, it is harmless and kept in check by “good” bacteria, called Bifidobacteria and Acidophilus. But if the balance of the intestinal environment is altered by a compromised immune system or other factors, then opportunistic candida proliferates, infecting other body tissues. The candida becomes pathyogenic, transforming from a simple yeast into an aggressive ( mycelial ) fungus that can severely compromise one’s health. This condition is known as “candidiasis”.

According to James Braley, MD, medical director of Immuno Labs, Inc., in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the fungal form of candida appears to permeate the gastro intestinal mucosal lining and breaks down barriers to the blood stream. ” When the fungal form of the candida occurs in the body, allergic substances can penetrate into the blood more easily, where they form immense complexes, and even promote food allergy reactions, ” Dr Braley says. Since their symptoms are often interrelated, he emphasizes that candidiasis should usually be treated together with food allergies.

Candida Symptoms

  • Frequent stomach pains and digestion problems
    • Skin problems (skin infections, eczema, psoriasis, acne)
    • Foggy brain / Trouble concentrating
    • Constant tiredness and exhaustion
    • Anxiety
    • Mood swings
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Anger outbursts
    • Irritability
    • Headaches
    • Intense cravings for sugars, sweets, and breads
    • Itchy skin

Just having one or two of the symptoms listed above does not necessarily mean you have Candidiasis, but having several of these could be sign of a Candida overgrowth or food allergy, which has similar symptoms.

Candida is the most dangerous of all the germs that can take over your intestinal tract after being treated with Antibiotics,Cipro or doxycycline.

It is a member of the vegetable family. It is a cousin to “molds”. Yeasts are among the oldest living life forms on earth. They are a single celled life form containing no chlorophyll. There are many different types of yeast. Yeasts are common on plant leaves and flowers, on the surfaces of skin and the intestinal tract of animals. The type of yeast that we use to make bread or brew alcoholic beverages is different then Candida. These are thought as food yeasts. Candida is not a food yeast. It is not allowed to be used in the making bread or beer etc. Candida is thought of as pathogenic yeast. Pathogenic means that it can cause disease.

Candida is referred to as “dimorphic”, which means it can exist or live in 2 different states or forms. As”yeast” it is a single cell plant life. It has a large, round, thick spore that is shaped like a chicken egg. It is asexual, which means it does not need a mate to reproduce. It reproduces by “budding” or growing buds. Do you recall seeing buds forming on the branches of trees or plants? Candida looks similar. As it grows it resembles a bunch of grapes. As it spreads it grows more branches, which then “buds” more bunches of “grapes”. This is the way Candida appears in its other form or state, which is “fungal”. Here it looks like lots of little beads strung together by threads. Just like there are safe yeasts, there are safe fungus. Mushrooms are an example of a fungus, which does not produce disease. Eating mushrooms will not cause candida.

Candida eats sugars and some fats that way animals do. This is how it feeds. Candida loves the dark, warm and moist environment of the intestines. It attaches itself to the intestinal wall and when it is in the fungal form tries to bury itself deep into your intestinal lining. It grows roots (like a weed) digging into the lining of your intestinal tract looking for food. When it does this it produces infections and illness in your body.

Candida is the most dangerous of all the germs that can take over your  intestinal tract after being treated with Antibiotics, Cipro or doxycycline.

Candida albicans is a dimorphic organism. This means that under normal conditions it is a sugar fermenting budding yeast. In acidic pH or when our immune system is weakened, it shifts into its fungal form and becomes pathogenic (disease causing, harmful). This condition is known as candidiasis. Candida overgrowth then sets off a cycle that leads to the further weakening of the body’s defenses, which in turn allows candida to spread even further.

When the protection of the useful microbes and that of the intestinal lining is impaired, proliferation of harmful organisms starts (dysbiosis). Candida transforms itself from a harmless yeast form to a pathogenic fungal form, a condition called candidiasis. Antibiotics contribute to this state twofold. They kill or suppress many of the useful bacteria in the intestines (together with the bacteria they were supposed to kill elsewhere in the body) and also serve as growth promoting factors for candida.

Dangers of uncontrolled candida growth
When Candida growth becomes uncontrolled the following happens: First, fungal metabolites and/or toxins interfere with the functioning of nutrient-uptake and their transfer into the bloodstream. Then the fungus grows long stringy structures (rhizoids) that can penetrate the upper cell layer of the intestinal wall causing symptoms very similar to those of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Leaky Gut Syndrome
Over time, the rhizoids can penetrate the gut wall and make it inflamed and porous causing Leaky Gut Syndrome. The damage to the gut from candida comes both from impaired biochemical processes in cells of the intestinal lining and the physical damage caused by the spread of the rhizoids. In the next step the rhizoids break down the barrier between the intestine and the circulatory system in which case candida can enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body (Systemic candida). Candida can invade virtually any organ or part of the body where the defenses (physical and immunological) are weakened.

Leaky Gut Syndrome is thought to be the underlying cause of bowel disorders and very likely the stage of candidiasis that contributes substantially to food intolerances, environmental sensitivities, allergies and asthma. Source     http://www.ninazu.com/whatis.html

 

Candidiasis Symptoms in Men
Candida yeast infection in men can be regarded to be asymptomatic, as it rarely cause physical signs, when compared with female yeast infection. But when symptoms do occur, they include irritation and inflammation of the area in the head of the penis, which may be accompanied by soreness and itchiness. Reddening of genitals and small blisters, may also occur in the same area. White discharge, lesions, and burning sensation are some other symptoms of genital candidiasis in men which may also be the other male yeast infection symptoms.

Candidiasis can affect areas of the body far removed from candida colonizations in the gastro intestinal tract and vagina. It’s symptoms cover a broad spectrum and the condition can cause a number of diseases ranging from allergies, vaginitis, and thrush ( that is a whitish fungus in the mouth or vagina ), to an invasion of the genital-urinary tract, eyes, liver, heart, or central nervous system. At it’s most destructive, candidiasis is involved in autoimmune diseases such as; Addison’s disease and Aids. Other symptoms of candidiasis, according to Dr Braley, include digestive problems such as bloating, cramping, gas and diarrhea, respiratory problems, coughing, wheezing, earaches, central nervous system imbalances, generalized fatigue, and loss of libido.

Symptoms of Candidiasis

There is a wide array of candidiasis symptoms depending on individual age, sex, environmental exposures, and immune systems. These include, but are not limited to:

Chronic fatigue, especially after eating
Depression
Gastro Intestinal problems such as: bloating, gas, intestinal cramps, chronic diarrhea, constipation, or heartburn
Rectal itching
Allergies ( including both food and airborn )
Severe pre-menstrual syndrome
Impotence
Memory loss, severe mood swings, and feeling mentally ” disturbed “.
Recurrent fungal infections such as ” jock itch “, athelete’s foot, or ringworm
Extreme sensitivity to chemicals, perfumes, smoke, or other odors
Recurrent vaginal or urinary infections
Prostatitis
A feeling of being light headed or drunk after minimal wine, beer, or certain foods
These symptoms worsen in moldy places such as basements or in damp climates, and after eating or drinking yeast or foods containing sugar.

Causes of Candidiasis

Since many of it’s symptoms are shared with other conditions, candidiasis must be diagnosed by examining predisposing factors in a thoughrough personal medical history. Leon Chaitow, N.D., D.O., of London England, decribes the likely candidate for candida overgrowth as someone whose medical history includes:
Steroid hormone medication such as cortisone, or corticosteroids, often prescribed for skin conditions such as rashes, eczema, or psoriasis; prolonged or repeated use of antibiotics which are frequently given for urinary and ear infections, sinusitis, bronchitis, and other infections; ulcer medications such as “Tagamet” and “Zantac” or oral contraceptives. Certain illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and aids can also increase susceptibility to candida overgrowth.

WOMEN

Many women get vaginal candidiasis, which causes a thick white discharge accompanied with itching and burning sensation. The infection can also develop in the mouth in the form of white ulcers on the tongue, gums and insides of the cheek.

Both men and women are susceptible to candidiasis. Breastfeeding mothers can pass on the infection to babies through breast milk.It is very rare for the infection to pass through sexual contact.

 

As Leyardia Black, ND, of Lopez Island, Washington, points out, ” Candidiasis is basically a twentieth century disease, a disease resulting from medical developments like antibiotics, birth control pills, and estrogen replacement therapy. It can be triggered at a very young age, when children are first being treated with antibiotics.” DR. Chaitow agrees, ” Fully thirty five percent of women using birth control pills have associated causes of acute vaginal candidiasis, and there are undoubtedly many others who have less pronouced evidence of yeast overgrowth as immune competence is gradually compromised by the hormonal onslaught.”

Murray Susser, MD, of Santa Monica, California, points out that since yeast infections enter the body easily through the vagina, and yeast festers in estrogen, women of child-bearing age are more vulnerable to candidiasis. Also, women who have been pregnant are susceptible, since hormonal changes encourage candida overgrowth. When men develop candidiasis, antibiotics, high sugar intake, or immune suppression from illness, toxins, and stress, are usually the root cause.

Frequently, candidiasis is caused by a combination of factors. As Dr.Chaitow explains, ” All too often more than one influence is operating. Over a few years, a patient may have had several series of antibiotics for a variety of conditions while using steroids as well, perhaps in the form of the contraceptive pill. If the patient, most commonly a young woman, also happens to be living on a diet which is rich in sugars, then the candida is very likely to have spread beyond it’s usual borders into new territory.”

Taking antibiotics or steroids for a long period of time or having a weakened immune system can lead to candidiasis. Even those suffering from diabetes or having iron deficiency are prone to this infection.

 

As Dr. Chaitow points out, when the immune system is completely suppressed, as in Aids, yeast proliferates freely and colonizes the body and blood stream, leading to septicemia (blood poisoning). In less drastic but more prevalent cases, the immune system is temporarily suppressed and T-helper cells (lymphocytes which pass into the blood stream to help fight infection) are destroyed. Such immune suppression can be due to any number of factors, such as poor diet including ingestion of pesticides and preservatives, alcohol use, chemotherapy, radiation, exposure to enviromental toxins, antibiotics which injure or destroy the T-cells, and stress. Consequently, conditions are created for opportunistic infections and yeast to grow.

Parasites Fungi? Not Me!

Antibiotics

According to Dr. Sausser, antibiotics may be the single greatest cause of candidiasis, because antibiotic treatment for infections is non desriminatory, killing the “good ” intestinal chemistry-balancing bacteria, as well as the ” bad ” infection-causing bacteria. Both acidophilus and bifidobacteria produce natural antifungal substances as well as antibacterial materials as part of their control mechanism over yeast. One of the activities of the good bacteria is the manufacture of a B vitamin, biotin, which exerts control over yeast. When biotin is lacking, as a result of damage by antibiotics to acidophilus, bifidobacteria, and the microflora ecology, yeast has a chance to change from it’s simple yeast form into a different organism, an encroaching mycelial ( vegetative ) fungus.

Antibiotics can cause the altered inbalanced intestinal environment that candida requires to change into it’s mycelial form. Dr. Chaitow explains, ” Candida puts down minute rootlets which penetrate the tissues on which the yeast is growing. When this happens to be the inner wall of the intestines, it breaks down the barrier which exists between the closed world of the bowel and the body. Toxic debris, yeast waste products, and partially digested proteins are allowed into the blood stream, resulting in allergic and toxic reations.”

Healthy bifidobacteria and acidophilus intestinal colonies can usually withstand one or two short episodes of antibiotics without serious harm. If, however, use of antibiotics is frequent or prolonged as with a course for acne treatment or an infection, then the spread of candida becomes inevitable. ” A vicious cycle may develop as a result, antibiotics alter the balance of intestinal flora and suppress the immune system. An individual with suppressed immune function is much more susceptible, not only to candidiasis but to bacterial infections, which are then treated with antibiotics, which, in turn, increase the growth of candida and so on,” says Dr. Chaitow.

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Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have discovered new molecular mechanisms that provide a more detailed understanding of how the normally non-cancerous Dr. Jekyll-like fungus known as Candida albicans transforms into a serious and often life-threatening Mr. Hyde-like form.

  1. albicans can cause serious and potentially life-threatening infections in the mouth, blood and other tissues of people who are undergoing cancer chemotherapy or radiation treatments, or who have developed AIDS or other diseases that damage the immunity of the individual.

In two separate papers published last month in Developmental Cell and in August in the EMBO journal, the team of scientists led by Wang Yue, principal investigator at IMCB, have managed to reveal previously unknown mechanisms which are responsible for causing the infectious phase of C. albicans.

The fungus starts its ‘attack’ on a patient by changing its oval shape into a filamentous form, which has thin, threadlike appendages emerging from the cell body. Wang’s team, who has been studying C. albicans for more than seven years, was responsible for identifying the master “controller” protein called Hgc1 in 20041.

This “controller” functions like a regulator and tells the fungus when to start the transformation from the harmless oval shape to the infectious filamentous form………

Source http://medicineworld.org/cancer/lead/10-2007/how-candida-albicans-transforms.html

Parasites are poisoning You

Treating Candidiasis

Successful treatment of candidiasis first requires the reduction of factors which predispose a patient to candida overgrowth. Secondly, the patient’s immune function must be strengthened. Diet, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, ayurvedic medicine,Bob Becks protocols,Rife and acupuncture are some of the choices alternative physicians use to accomplish these ends.

 

Saliva Test:

Try this simple test to see if you have candida. First thing in the morning, before you put ANYTHING in your mouth, get a clear glass. Fill with water and work up a bit of saliva, then spit it into the glass of water. Check the water every 15 minutes or so for up to one hour. If you have a candida yeast infection, you will see strings (like legs) traveling down into the water from the saliva floating on the top, or “cloudy” saliva will sink to the bottom of the glass, or cloudy specks will seem to be suspended in the water. If there are no strings and the saliva is still floating after at least one hour, you are probably candida yeast free.

Diet :
In order to overcome candidiasis, sugar must be avoided in all it’s various forms. These include : sucrose, dextrose, fructose, fruit juices, honey, maple syrup, molasses, milk products (which contains lactose), most fruit (except berries), and potatoes (whose starch converts into sugar). Dr Black says, ” In treating candida, my basic dietary taboos are sweets, alcohol, and refined carbo-hydrates.” Many candidiasis sufferers also have allergies and sensitivity to various foods. Although candida albicans yeast is not synonymous to yeast in foods, such as bread, a cross-reaction between the food yeast and candida frequently occurs. As a result, foods containing or promoting yeast, such as baked goods, alcohol, and vinegar, should be avoided until possible sensivities are clearly diagnosed.

 

According to Dr Susser, sugar in the diet can greatly contribute to candida overgrowth. When sugar is eaten, intestinal fermentation creates a toxin called Acetaldehyde which affects all of the body’s physiological functions, including digestion and hormonal processes. Yeast thrives on sugar in order to grow, therefore, a high-sugar diet is one of the predisposing factors for candidiasis.

 

Dr Black states that some of her patients are very sensitive to yeast and do better staying away from yeast containing foods. To test for such sensitivity, she takes patients off all yeast containing foods for a week. Then she adds such foods back in the diet, one at a time. If the symptoms reappear, then clearly yeast containing foods should be avoided. Similarly, Dr Braly employs a rotation diet when he suspects food allergies. On this regiment, patients avoid certain suspected allergic foods and rotate non allergic food every four or more days. They are then later reintroduced to the suspected foods after three to six months to see if symptoms are provoked. Molds are another aspect of candida sensitivity. These include food molds found in cheeses, grapes, mushrooms, and fermented foods, and also environmental molds found in wet climates, in damp basements, in plants and outdoors. Molds and yeast can also exchange forms. Therefore, the ingestable molds of cheeses and fermented foods should be avoided. Avoiding food yeast and molds does not attack the candida yeast itself, but is an attempt to ease stress on the immune system caused by substances that can trigger allergies.

 

I had my blood analyzed by a dark field microscope after getting rid of the CFIDS virus with 2 months of blood electrification and Magnetic Pulsing. The doctor was practically shocked as to how healthy my blood looked. It shouldn’t of looked good after being sick 16 years but it did. He said he could make a poster of it to show all hiw clients and say “this is what your blood should look like”.

19jaguar57 Says: February 25th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

 

Dr Susser also advises patients to avoid yogurt because of it’s high sugar content, despite it’s high concentration of lacto-bacilli, which suppresses “bad” bacteria and keeps other organisms under control. He finds that freeze-dried acidophilus supplements in capsule form are more effective in combating bacteria than even unsweetened raw yogurt. Candida growth can also be fostered in the diet through consumption of meat, dairy, and poultry products due to the heavy use of antibiotics. Traces of antibiotics given to dairy cows can later show up in milk. Meat eaters should make sure that meat is free of antibiotic contamination. Organic (hormone and antibiotic free) meat and poultry should be consumed whenever possible. For candidiasis patients, sea food (free of mercury toxins) and vegatable protein are preferable since they are not only antibiotic free, but lower in fat. According to Dr Chaitow, both bifido-bacteria and acidophilus should be supplemented during candidiasis treatment to help repopulate the bowel, and for antifungal activity. This “good” bacteria supplementation is called “Pro-biotics”. Dr Chaitow also recommends that other pro-biotic products such as lactobacillus vulgaricus, be used to assist the colonizing activities of bifido-bacteria and acidophilus.

Alcohol

Candidiasis patients should also stay away from all alcohol since it is composed of fermented and refined sugar. It is also more toxic than sugar and feeds yeast. According to Dr Susser, alcohol suppresses the immune system, disturbs the whole adrenal axis, and you can say ampirically that it makes anyone with candida worse.
Some candidiasis sufferers will feel, and appear to be, intoxicated. An unsual symptom of certain people with severe candidiasis is the presence of alcohol in the blood stream even when none has been consumed. First discovered in Japan, and called “drunk disease,” this condition creates strains of candida albicans which turn acetaldehyde (which is the chemical created by sugar and yeast fermentation) into ethanol. This is a process well understood by distillers of homemade brew. These candidiasis patients whose yeast turns sugar into alcohol are chronically drunk. They have developed what is only half-jokingly called “auto-brewery syndrome”.

Old Methods of Diet and Anti-Fungals Don’t Work
According to Dr. Simoncini in Italy, if you use diet and anti-fungals against candida then you cause the candida to burrow deeper into the body away from the intestines in search of simple carbohydrates and away from the anti-fungals. Then the candida infection becomes more invasive and more systemic. Then you can have candida in your liver, kidneys, lungs etc

 

Colloidal silver provides a three-fold attack on the problems of candida. First, the colloidal silver kills off anaerobic bacteria and virii wherever it comes in contact with them. Therefore, the colloidal silver virtually provides a secondary immune system against all types of disease and infections, while treating the candida. Thus much of the problems of candida are treated immediately, before the candida can be cleaned out of the system. Second, colloidal silver is unusually effective in treating the candida infection itself. And third, colloidal silver has a strange and dynamic way of healing injured and damaged tissues fast. Since yeast infections of all kinds usually attack and consume the living tissue, a healing process is badly needed, and colloidal silver has a very unique way of healing these tissues fast.

Externally users continually report that colloidal silver will cure athlete’s foot, vaginal yeast infections, as well as candida infections of the skin very quickly and then heals the damaged tissues.

What does it mean if someone gets better using these devices but still doesn’t feel totally healthy? It means that he/she has gotten rid of the source of the problem but not the results of the problem. The results may be a congested liver, weakened adrenals, mineral imbalances, low thyroid output, lessened acidophilus count in the intestines, weakened cardiovascular system, kidney stones, gallbladder stones, systemic Candida, hard to kill intestinal bacteria and parasites, and countless other nusances.

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Alternative physicians and biologists such as Dr. Hulda Clark and Dr. Bob Beck have used electric current stimulation to control parasites and candidas. They postulate that, since every species has its own unique vibration rhythm, it should be possible to destroy a parasite without harming the host, by inducing resonance through electric stimulation. This became the underlying principle for constructing the zapper, a device that generates an electric current of appropriate frequency, “recharges” the human organism and helps to control harmful micro-organisms

Some interesting units to help with Candida

Q Can these devices below help eliminate Candida?
Its well reported Blood electrification can eliminate it from the bloodstream
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August 29, 2013

Selenium

Posted in MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:57 pm by PCOSLady

SELENIUM
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PCOS Lady:
Recently heard how much selenium will help you from The Cure Zone forum… COPD when it hits the 4th phase you may get lung cancer… Selenium will prevent cancer in your lungs… You need to have your level checked, to much is toxic though…
~ I am posting a heart felt scenario shortly where western medicine failed and natural ways saved a man’s life!
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Selenium – American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/selenium
~ Cancer Org … Herbs, Vitamins, and Minerals‎ … Mar 7, 2011 – Selenium is an essential mineral for both humans and animals.
~ Scientific/medical name(s): Se, selenium dioxide, sodium selenate, sodium selenite, selenocysteine, selenomethionine…
~ Brazil nuts, fish, and poultry are rich in selenium…
~ Selenium is said to help preserve elasticity in body tissues, slow the aging process, improve the flow of oxygen to the heart, and help prevent abnormal blood clotting. Selenium may stimulate the formation of antibodies (proteins that help fight invading microorganisms) in response to vaccines. Selenium may also play a role in normal growth, development, and fertility…
~ A very small amount of selenium is good for the body, but too much can be toxic…
~ A person with low selenium can develop a form of heart disease, poor thyroid function, and a weakened immune system…
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Selenium: What Forms Protect Against Cancer? – Life Extension
http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/ss2012_Selenium-Protect-Against-Cancer_01.htm
~ LEF Org … by K Stokel – ‎Selenium: What Forms Protect Against Cancer? … The role that selenium plays in combating various forms of degenerative disease has been known for several decades…
~ In one study, aging individuals supplementing with 200 mcg per day of selenium saw their risk of dying from all cancers slashed by 50%.
~ Researchers have found that selenium favorably modulates gene expression to suppress a protein involved in tumor onset, growth, and metastasis.
~ Generally, we ingest selenium from a variety of plant and animal sources in several different forms, each of which has its own unique suite of activities. The three forms of selenium most important in cancer prevention are sodium selenite, L-selenomethionine, and selenium-methyl L-selenocysteine.
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The mineral selenium proves itself as powerful anti-cancer medicine
http://www.naturalnews.com/016446_selenium_nutrition.html
~ Natural News … Jan 4, 2006 – The mineral selenium proves itself as powerful anti-cancer medicine.
~ Selenium was first used in conventional medicine as a treatment for dandruff, but our understanding of the mineral has come a long way since then. Today, research shows selenium, especially when used in conjunction with vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene, works to block chemical reactions that create free radicals in the body (which can damage DNA and cause degenerative change in cells, leading to cancer).
~ Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/016446_selenium_nutrition.html#ixzz2dNs2q4gU
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Does selenium prevent cancer? It may depend on which form
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110316113049.htm
http://www.sciencedaily.com/newsletters.htm
~ Science Daily …Does Selenium Prevent Cancer? It May Depend On Which Form People Take …‎ Mar 16, 2011 – Scientists are reporting that the controversy surrounding whether selenium can fight cancer in humans might come down to which form of the …
~ The researchers found that MeSeCys killed more lung cancer cells than SeMet did. Also, lung cancer cells treated with MeSeCys processed the selenium differently than than cells treated with SeMet. They say that these findings could explain why studies on the health benefits of selenium sometimes have conflicting results.
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Can Selenium Lower Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer?
http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/news/20130409/can-selenium-lower-risk-of-advanced-prostate-cancer
~ Web MD … Can Selenium Cut Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer? … Apr 9, 2013 – Study found men with higher levels of mineral were 60 percent less likely to develop disease.
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Selenium-Prostate Cancer Link Again Under Debate
http://www.medpagetoday.com/TheGuptaGuide/Oncology/38359
~ The Gupta Guide … ‎Apr 9, 2013 – A large Dutch study showing that high selenium levels are associated with a significantly reduced risk of advanced prostate cancer has …
~ Prevention strategies must be geared to the individuals who will benefit, Weiner said. And that can be achieved by looking for biomarkers – in this case, toenail selenium levels – that may be able to pinpoint those persons, he said.
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SITES
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GOOGLE:
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March 20, 2013

Parasites: Protect Yourself

Posted in PARASITES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:17 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Research says 90% of the US are infected with “bad” parasites today! Most doctors are not trained in them or do not care to make you healthy! Most all the labs you use are not equipped to test for every bad parasite known, only testing 40 to 50 of the common types…
~ http://www.ParasiteTesting.com checks for every living parasite known in the world!
~ The New Jersey microbiology lab rep told me “there are no bad parasites in the US and you can’t get parasites in your mouth…” (Tells me the government wants us sick! Drug companies, insurance companies and doctors get wealthy off YOU!)
~ Dr Hulda Clark found bad parasites &/or pollutants cause most medical conditions in her 30+ years of practice and research…
~ Google your symptom and add parasites after it and read… Learn the truth!
~ “YOU” know your body and are in control of you and your treatment!
~ I post alot about symptoms and parasites… They overlap and are the keys to being diagnosed and getting healthy!
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Dr Oz is watched by many today… I have posted his pieces on here for you…
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PARASITES: Protect Yourself!
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http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/protect-yourself-parasites
~ Dr Oz
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Protect Yourself from Parasites
* How you and your family can avoid giving bloodsuckers a free ride *
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Added to Articles on Mon 09/28/2009
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Just the thought of parasites can make your skin crawl. These uninvited passengers burrow, hook and hunker down to feast on the blood and body of unsuspecting hosts. However, some host-parasite relationships can be mutually beneficial: The bacteria living quietly in our gut help us with digestion and immune function.
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But not all parasitic relationships are love affairs, and although many people think parasites only affect those in underdeveloped countries, infection and disease is common everywhere, even in places where sanitation, personal hygiene and safe food-handling practices are routine.
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When it comes to human disease there are 3 types of parasites that feast at the human table.

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~ Protozoa – one-celled organisms that live and multiply in the blood or tissue of humans. They infect the body via mosquitoes and flies, and are found in soil and water.
~ Helminths – parasitic flatworms, flukes, tapeworms, thorny-headed worms, roundworms and pinworms. They live in the gastrointestinal tract, blood, lymphatic system and other tissues.
~ Ectoparasites – ticks, fleas, lice, and mites that live on the surface of a human host and attach or burrow into the skin.
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There are a host of parasitic infections that cause disease in humans. The effect can range from mildly annoying to life threatening. Malaria is the most prevalent parasitic disease worldwide killing more than 1 million people each year, while trichomoniasis, a common vaginal infection, is the most common parasitic infection in the US.
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Here are some parasitic diseases found on our doorstep.
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Ascariasis (roundworm) – The eggs produced by roundworms living in soil are transmitted to humans when they are swallowed. The eggs hatch into worms in the intestines, that cause pain and vomiting, and can also travel through the bloodstream to the lungs to cause wheezing and coughing. The eggs can be transmitted via human feces found in fields, streets, and back yards.
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Pediculosis (lice) – Lice can infect the human head, body and pubic hair. They are spread by close contact with another infected person or contaminated furniture or clothing.
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Giardiasis (giardia) – Giardiasis comes from drinking or coming into contact with water, feces (human and animal), food, hands or objects contaminated with the giardia larvae. It causes diarrhea, abdominal cramps, greasy stools, dehydration and weight loss.
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Trichomoniasis (trich) -The trichomonas parasite is a sexually transmitted disease that infects the vagina and urogential tract.
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Cryptosporidiosis (crypto) – A protozoa that infects the gastrointestinal tract causing life-threatening diarrhea, particularly in immunocompromised people.
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Toxoplasmosis – Is primarily transmitted when infected undercooked meat is eaten. It also infects domestic cats, who can release eggs in their feces to later infect their human caretakers. The parasite does not become infectious until 1 to 5 days after it is shed in a cat’s feces. It can cause mild aches and pains and severe damage to the brain, eyes, or other organs.
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Scabies (mites) – Mites burrow into the upper layer of the skin to lay eggs. The pimple-like “S-shaped” rash is intensely itchy. It is easily contracted through skin-to-skin contact with an infected person and can be acquired during sexual encounters.
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Enterobiasis (pinworm) – Is cause by a roundworm (nematode) and infects the colon and rectum. Female pinworms crawl out of the intestines through the anus and deposit their eggs on the surrounding skin, usually when a person is sleeping. The eggs are transferred to the mouth of a new host from hands that have come in contact with egg-contaminated food, clothing or bedding where they can survive for 2 to 3 weeks.
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Besides the obvious – avoiding direct contact with an infected person or contaminated items – there are some effective weapons for keeping parasitic diseases out of range.
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Water Guns
~ Don’t drink water or use ice made from lakes, rivers, springs, streams or poorly monitored or maintained wells
~ Avoid swallowing recreational water in swimming pools, water parks, hot tubs, spas and fountains
~ Do not swim if you are infected or are experiencing diarrhea to protect others
~ Pay attention to public health department water advisories and do not drink untreated tap water during community-wide outbreaks of disease
~ Heat water to a rolling boil for at least 1 minute or use a NSF-rated filter that has an absolute pore size of 1 micron or smaller if water potability is uncertain
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Food Fighters
~ Use uncontaminated water to wash all food that is to be eaten raw, or peel them
~ Avoid drinking unpasteurized milk or dairy products
~ Avoid eating food from street vendors
~ Cook beef, lamb, veal roasts and steaks to 145degF; pork, ground meat, and wild game to 160degF, and poultry to 180degF in the thigh (can also freeze meat for a few weeks)
~ Do not taste meat until it is fully cooked
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Body Blockers
~ Wash hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water especially after using the toilet, before handling or eating food and before and after every diaper change
~ Wear gloves when doing gardening or working in soil and sand
~ Keep fingernails clean and short and avoid biting nails
~ Avoid scratching the skin in the anal area
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Dirt Busters
~ Clean anything that may be contaminated with feces such as bathroom fixtures, changing tables, diaper pails and toys regularly
~ Wash cutting boards, dishes, counters, utensils, and hands with hot soapy water after contact with raw meat, poultry, seafood, or unwashed fruits or vegetables
~ Change litter boxes daily and avoid getting a new cat or cleaning a cat’s litter box if you are pregnant
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SITES
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Dr Oz on Parasites
https://www.google.com/search?q=Dr+Oz+parasites+show&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
~ Dr Oz… Look through his episodes about parasites… How to tell you may have them, they types, what they feast on in you, etc… View all his episodes and talks about them…
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GOOGLE:
parasites
Dr Oz parasites

March 13, 2013

Antibiotics FYI

Posted in WAKE UP FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:58 pm by PCOSLady

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

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

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

February 8, 2013

Morgellons ~ News

Posted in MORGELLONS~NCS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:31 pm by PCOSLady

Morgellons turns into MRSA when left untreated!

Morgellons turns into MRSA when left untreated!


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http://morgellonspgpr.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/evidence-mounting-contrary-to-cdc-report/
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Evidence Mounting Contrary to CDC Report
by Mr. Common Sense
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Evidence Mounting that Morgellons Disease is an Emerging Infectious Illness, Contrary to CDC Report
Latest Scientific Findings Announced by The Charles E. Holman Foundation Show that a Spirochete is Associated with Controversial Disease
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This newest publication more fully explores the nature of the distinctive filaments/fibers unique to Morgellons Disease. Through the use of histological staining, immunofluorescent staining, electron microscopic imaging and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) genetic testing, further evidence was revealed of the involvement of a spirochete, Borrelia, in the etiology/pathogenesis of this emerging illness. Furthermore, motile spirochetes identified as Borrelia grew in culture medium inoculated with patient dermatological specimens. “These latest scientific findings supporting an infectious cause of Morgellons disease should put to rest any claims that the lesions of this bizarre skin disease are either self-induced or that people suffering from this illness are delusional,” said Dr. Stricker. Cindy Casey-Holman, RN, Exec. Dir. of the Charles E Holman Foundation (CEHF) further underscored the significance of these findings by stating, “Evidence is amassing that Morgellons Disease, is a very real emerging infectious illness of major public health concern, contrary to the published conclusions of the CDC/Kaiser paper of Jan 2012. These new findings provide solid evidence repudiating the CDC’s flawed attempt to investigate Morgellons disease. “
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These latest scientific findings supporting an infectious cause of Morgellons should put to rest any claims that the lesions of this bizarre disease are either self-induced or that people suffering from this illness are delusional.
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Dr Stricker
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See full Press Release:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10402216.htm?PID=4116468
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Morgellons: Terrifying New Disease Reaching Pandemic Status
http://www.naturalnews.com/036829_Morgellons_Disease_skin_fibers.html
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~ Natural News … Mar 3, 2009 – People report the sensation of creatures crawling under their skin, mysterious moving … These fibers can be black, white, red or even iridescent blue. … Other accompanying symptoms include hair loss, debilitating and chronic … New research – Morgellons proven to be a real disease…
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GOOGLE:
white fiber hair skin
crawling sensations
fibers
fiber colors
morgellons
mrsa
black fiber
clear fiber
red fiber
iridescent blue fiber
white fiber

April 16, 2012

FYI – Medi Tid Bits

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

KEEPING AN EYE ON ‘STUFF” FOR YOU!

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

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

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

More to come as i find interesting points…

April 12, 2012

Rosacea Cause Identified!

Posted in ROSACEA tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:01 pm by PCOSLady

Cause of Rosacea Identified!
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http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/autoimmune-illness-news
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http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/researchers-identify-cause-rosacea.html
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Researchers Identify Cause of Rosacea
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August 7 (HealthDay News) — A combination of two abnormal factors cause the common inflammatory skin condition rosacea, a new U.S. study says.
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Rosacea, a chronic condition that causes facial redness, affects about 14 million Americans. Triggers — such as heat, alcohol, spicy foods and embarrassment — that can worsen the condition are well known. But this is the first study to identify the actual cause of rosacea, the researchers said.
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The researchers concluded that overproduction of two interactive inflammatory proteins leads to excessive levels of a third protein that causes rosacea symptoms.
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“Too much SCTE (stratum corneum tryptic enzymes) and too much cathelicidin leads to the abnormal peptides that cause the symptoms of this disease,” team leader Dr. Richard L. Gallo, professor of medicine and chief of the division of dermatology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, said in a prepared statement.
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“Antibiotics tend to alleviate the symptoms of rosacea in patients, because some of them work to inhibit these enzymes. Our findings may modify the therapeutic approach to treating rosacea, since bacteria aren’t the right target,” said Gallo.
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The study results were published in the Aug. 5 online edition of the journal Nature Medicine.
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SOURCE: University of California, San Diego Health Sciences, news release, Aug. 5, 2007

March 20, 2012

Celiac Disease Symptoms (PCOS plus?)

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

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


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

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

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

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Disorders of children that occur after birth…

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

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

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

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Site
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http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/54666-pcos-and-celiac/
~ Celiac.com forum … PCOS and Celiac post.. 1st hand experiences, etc…
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http://www.celiaccentral.org/
http://www.facebook.com/NFCeliacAwareness
~ National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
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http://www.celiac.nih.gov/
~ National Institutes of Health (NIH)… Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign
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http://www.everydayhealth.com/blogs/glutenfreehelp
~ Everyday Health… Gluten Free Help… Community, news…
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http://www.everydayhealth.com/blogs/tag/gluten-free-diet
~ Everyday Health… Gluten Free Blogs
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http://dogtorj.com/what-is-food-intolerance/food-intolerance-man-and-animal-versus-gluten/
~ Dogtor J … Food intolerance in people and pets … Nice info…
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May 12, 2007

PCOS, LOCAH, THYROID Symptoms, Tests, Sites…

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PCOS IS AMONGST MANY OF YOU!


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PCOS

PCOS & LOCAH & THYROID Symptoms, Blood Tests Needed w/Websites
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NOTICE: THIS PAGE IS BEING UPDATED – CHECK BACK PLEASE….
SORRY FOR INCONVENIENCES….
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This list of symptoms and websites are beneficial for you to read over… Some of you may have the symptoms or know a lady that does…A quick indicator is those of us that carry their extra weight in the tummy, abdomen and chin… (Thin women can have PCOS &/or LOCAH, too)
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Jewel, who is married to Ty Murray, the rodeo champion mentioned she has PCOS on The Revolution TV show April 10, 2012…
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Copy this and check off your symptoms, also keep a master copy and be sure to pass this on…
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READ ON
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PCOS EFFECTS YOUR WHOLE FAMILY … PCOS IS HEREDITARY… PCOS CAN EFFECT MEN WITH SYNDROME X … PCOS CAN BREAK YOUR RELATIONSHIPS, MARRIAGES AND YOU IF NOT TREATED (properly as well)!


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Symptoms for PCOS and LOCAH and THYROID compiled from sites, forums, groups, research, etc…
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PCOS ~ LOCAH ~ THROID SYMPTOMS LIST
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PCOS ~ Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
LOCAH ~ Late Onset Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
THYROID ~ Thyroid
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SYMPTOMS …. PCOS.~.LOCAH.~.THYROID.~. YOU__
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……. PX = PCOS ~ LX = LOCAH ~ TX = THYROID

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* Periods *
~ absent …………….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ irregular ………….. PX ~ LX ~ TX ~ __
~ heavy, clots-golf balls .. PX ~ __
* Pregnancy *
~ infertility ………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ trouble getting …….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ miscarriages ……….. PX ~ LX ~ __
* Hair *
~ excessive ………….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ thinning …………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ facial ………………PX ~ LX ~ __
~ pubic – early ………….. LX ~ __
~ zebra line- chest to belly . PX ~ LX ~ __
~ oily hair ………….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ hair on toes ………. PX ~ __
* Weight *
~ obesity ……………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ hard to lose ……….. PX ~ TX ~ __
~ gain easy ………….. PX ~ TX ~ __
~ IR – Insulin Resistance .. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Metabolic Syndrome ….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ fluid retention …………. LX ~ __
* Skin *
~ acne ………………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ dark skin patches …… PX ~ __
(ex: nape of neck)
~ skin tags ………….. PX ~ __
~ jaundice (yellowish) …….. LX ~ __
~ oily skin (excessive) .. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ dry scalp ………….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Rosacea ……………. PX ~ __
* Cysts *
~ ovaries ……………. PX ~ __
~ liver tumors ……………. LX ~ __
~ liver cancer ……………. LX ~__
~ kidney tumors …………… LX ~ __
* Diabetes *
~ Type II (2) ………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Gestational ………… PX ~ LX ~ __
* Cholesterol *
~ high ………………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ high LDL ……………….. LX ~ __
~ low HDL ………………… LX ~ __
* Triglycerides *
~ high ………………. PX ~ LX ~ __
* Blood Pressure *
~ high ……………… PX ~ LX ~ __
* Misc…. *
~ Hypertension ……….. PX ~ LX ~__
~ Stress …………….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Anxiety ……………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Panic Attacks …………… LX ~ __
~ Moodiness ………….. PX ~ LX ~ TX ~ __
~ severely moody ………….. LX ~ __
~ Heart Disease ………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Hormone Disorder ……. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Neurological stuff ………. LX ~ __
~ Depression …………. PX ~ LX ~ TX ~ __
~ Hyperinsulinemia ……. PX ~ __
~ excess Androgens ………… LX ~ __
~ Atherosclerosis …………. LX ~ __
~ Hormone Imbalances ….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ low sex drive ………. PX ~ LX ~ TX ~__
~ RLS-Restless Leg Syndrome .. PX ~ __
~ 21 Hydroxylase ~
…. ~ deficiency ………… LX ~ __
~ 17 OHPS ~
…. ~ high – over 30 NG/DL .. LX ~ __
~ Total Testosterone, NG/DL ~
…. ~ 59 is high, 40 is elevated .. LX ~ __
~ UTI – Urinary Tract Infection .. PX ~ __
~ enlarged clitoris ……….. LX ~ __
~ deepened voice ……… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Endometrial Cancer ….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Endometrial Hyperplasia ….. LX ~ __
~ Sleep Apnea ………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Iron low …………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Calcium low ………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ low B12 ……………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Ferritin level low ….. PX ~ LX ~ __
…… ~ *add iron if under 100-150
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* Menopausal *
~ estrogen loss ………. PX ~ lX ~ __
~ hot flashes ………… PX ~ __
~ skin thinning ………. PX ~ __
~ elevated sensitivity … PX ~ __
~ Cardio Disease ……… PX ~ __
~ effects on bladder ~
~ negative …………… PX ~ __
~ effects on vagina are ~
~ negative …………….PX ~ __
~ reduction in bone density .. PX ~ __
~ Androgen levels high ….PX ~ __
~ poor lipid levels …… PX ~ __
~ Hormone Imbalance …… PX ~ LX ~__
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Important info found in research as well…
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Birth Control Pills lower all your hormones… If some are still high, you could have PCOS &/or LOCAH… (per a research facility mgr)
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2/98 Cosmopolitan Magazine
article on PCOS  by Dr. John Nestler, MD, professor of Endocrinology in Virginia…

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Diagnosing problems – each woman may exhibit a different combination of symptoms or no symptoms at all, etc….
~ Experts now believe to be at the root of PCOS, is an inability to respond properly to insulin followed by;
~ high Cholesterol
~ obesity
~ high blood pressure
~ risk of Diabetes
~ heart disease

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*** If women have regular periods and normal levels of testosterone, they DO NOT have PCOS… Per Dr. Nestler…***
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Research shows LOCAH can bring PCOS on… Further research shows women will experience more or less symptoms of PCOS & LOCAH through their lives…
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LOCAH & CAH SITES:
http://www.members4.boardhost.com/LOCAH/
– LOCAH forum for info and participating in…
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http://www.endotext.org/pediatrics/pediatrics8a/pediatrics8a.htm
~ EndoText.com … Pediatrics Endocrinology … Lengthy explanation …
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http://www.dundee.ac.uk/medther/tayendoweb/congenital_adrenal_hyperplasia.htm
~ NHS Tayside … Informative …
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www.ahn.org.uk
~ Adrenal Hyperplasia Network
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www.livingwithcah.com
~ CAH Support Group
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www.caresfoundation.org
LOCAH: http://www.caresfoundation.org/productcart/pc/ncah_late_onset_cah.html
~ Care Foundation … Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Research Education & Support (CARES) Foundation – Dedicated to providing support to parents and patients affected by all …
~ Non-classical(NCAH) (also known as Late-Onset CAH)
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PCOS SITES:
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QUICK FAQ SHEET:
http://pcosfaq.com/
http://hub.webring.org/hub/pcossupportaware
~ Mary’s PCOS Treatment and FAQ’s… Highly informative what all she has found in research and her program…
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http://pcosjournal.com/
~ PCOS Journal blog … I am a 29 year old female living in California. I have PCOS. I have been living with PCOS for the last 10 years, I have learned a lot about PCOS, but everyday brings something new…
~ Very informative …
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www.soulcysters.com
Forum: * www.soulcysters.net *
~ PCOS women, information, forum, resources, etc… Worth joining! Happens to be the largest PCOS forum…
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www.pcosupport.org
~ PCOS Association with research, information, resources, etc…
http://www.pcoscommunity.com/ … Formerly: http://www.pcolist.org
~ PCOS Association’s message board… 1st hand experiences… YOU join, be yourself, post questions and get honest answers, in return learning so much!
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http://www.inciid.org/faq.php?cat=infertility101&id=2
–  International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination… Exceptionally informative site with a list of more sites…
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www.ivf.com/ivffaq.html
www.ivf-et.com/tlc/fact_pcos.html
~ The Center for Applied Reproductive Science … Infertility and PCOS …
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http://pcosinconnection.com/ … (Formerly … http://www.pcos.itgo.com)
~ PCOS Connection … PCOS Informational Center …
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www.PCOSCoach.com
–  PCOS Coach – Infornation, newsletter, books and links…
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http://wellnessmama.com/5425/balance-hormones/
~ Wellness Mama … “If you have symptoms like fatigue, skin issues, weight gain, weight around the middle, trouble sleeping, always sleeping, PMS, endometriosis, infertility, PCOS or other issues, chances are you have hormone imbalance!” This is extremely good info- love Wellness Mama
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THYROID SITE:
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http://thyroid.about.com/cs/hypothyroidism/a/checklist.htm
~ ~ About.com … Hypothyroidism Risk/Symptoms Checklist … Help in Diagnosis and Fine tuning Your Treatment …
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ANDROGEN SITE
http://wwwthorne.com/townsend/mar/wns_update.html
– Info on Androgens and women’s health ( worth reading)
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NOTES FROM RESEARCH:
PCOS is only in women at present… (research on men is going on)… But,
LOCAH effects women and men…

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My advice to all women having any of these symptoms
~ Print this list out, check off your symptoms and show your doctor… NEVER take “NO” for an answer… Most likely he or she does not know about PCOS & LOCAH…  Or have very little knowledge of both…
~ Medical history, etc… plays a huge part in your diagnosis …
~ Push to see a Reproductive Endocrinologist familiar with PCOS & LOCAH…
       ~ Call Penn State University (PCOS research dept) for a referral…
…………….Phone #: 800.585.9585…
       ~ Call the Cedars Sinai PCOS Research Center for a referral…
…………….Phone #: 310.423.9964…

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* Realize… PCOS & LOCAH are rare diseases/disorders…They are listed with
the Rare Disease website…
http://www.rarediseases.org
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PCOS & LOCAH TESTS:
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LOCAH
~ Along with symptoms
    ~ ACTH Test – it is a blood test… Be sure blood is drawn 3x’s!

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PCOS ……………………… DONE/DATE
~ Along with symptoms:
…. ~ Ultrasound.(?)…………………. __/___________
…. ~ Total Testosterone……………….__/___________
…. ~ 17 OHPS……………………….. __/____________
…. ~ LH……………………………. __/____________
…. ~ Hormonal testing……………….. __/____________
…. ~ Calcium……………………….. __/_____________
…. ~ Iron………………………….. __/_____________
…. ~ Diabetes………………………. __/_____________
…. ~ Cholesterol……………………. __/_____________
…. ~ Triglycerides………………….. __/_____________
…. ~ Free Glucose…………………… __/_____________
…. ~ Insulin……………………….. __/_____________
…. ~ IL-6………………………….. __/_____________
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* Your doctor may want more…
….. ~ PCOS – Thyroid Disorder and Cushings Disease need ruled out…

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FYI:
* READ your test results !!!  Keep copies of all your tests, doctor visit notes/charts, etc…  You will see a pattern and be able to gain info and insight from forums on PCOS & LOCAH from it…
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Test Results are explained here:
http://www.fertilityplus.org/faq/hormonelevels.html
– Fertility Plus Organization… Pregnancy tests are explained also…
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http://www.labtestsonline.org/index.html
– Lab Tests Online…Public resource on clinical lab testing…
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Conversion Table for Blood Glucose Monitoring:
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http://www.joslin.org/info/conversion_table_for_blood_glucose_monitoring.html
~ Joslin Diabetes Center (Harvard Education)
~ Joslin Diabetes Center is the world’s largest diabetes research center, diabetes clinic, and provider of diabetes education… Now affiliated with Deborah Hospitals…
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GUESS WHAT?
YOU end up having to educate your doctor(s)…. I quess the price paid for rare disorders, syndromes, etc…

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I have personally gathered all this information and more for my own quest in being diagnosed with PCOS & LOCAH…
~ I hope the info will help you or someone you know…

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FYI INFO:
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* You do not have to have a polycystic ovary to be diagnosed with PCOS…
* Ultrasounds are not necessary in diagnosing PCOS…
* PCOS is diagnosed from you having one or more symptoms… This is due to PCOS being a syndrome…
* Syndrome O – now exists for women without cysts…
* Syndrome X – is the male version of our hormone imbalance…
~ This syndrome has been known of for years in men!
~ My hubby has most of the same symptoms, problems I do… (minus female things)

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TESTS FOR PCOS:
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PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
The list of tests below are compiled from research, PCOS ladies and doctors…
* PCOS ladies have experienced needing these tests because their doctors do not know how much PCOS effects the body…

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* Important:
~  For accurate results be BCP FREE for 2 solid months…
~  Rule out Cushings and Thyroid problems…

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TESTS TO REQUEST:
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CMP/Basic Metabolic Panel
Glucose^ ~ Urea Nitrogen (BUN) ~ Creatine ~ BUN/Creatine Ratio ~ Sodium ~ Potassium ~ Chloride ~ Carbon Dioxide ~ Calcium*….
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Lipid Panel
Triglycerides ~ Total Cholesterol ~ HDL Cholesterol ~ LDL Cholesterol ~ Chol/HDLC Ratio….
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Hepatic Function Panel
Total Protein ~ Albumin ~ Globulin ~ Albumin/Globulin Ratio ~ Total Bilirubin ~ Direct Bilirubin ~ Indirect Bilirubin ~ Alkaline Phosphate ~ AST ~ ALT ~ ALP….
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Insulin^ ~ T3 ~ T4 ~ TSH^ ~ 17 OHPS ~ 17 PO ~ DHEA-S^ ~ FSH^ ~ LH^ ~ Prolactin^ ~ Hypothyroidism^….
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Free Testosterone^ ~ Total Testosterone^ ~ SHBG^….
~ Iron* ~ Magnesium* ~ IL-6’* ~ Ferritin* ~ B12* ~ Estrogens ….
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* = tests you need to request…
^ = tests needed for a suspected hormone disorder…
‘  = * special test done to warn of 3 things PCOS (1st 3 listed) can lead to….
IL-6 is Interleukin – 6 ….I found this deep in heart disease research…
… ~ ( Heart Disease ~ Diabetes ~ Osteoporosis ~ frailty ~ certain cancers )

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Blood Tests Needed Before Prescribing Metformin/Glucophage:
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LH ~ FSH ~ E2 (Estradiol) ~ DHEA-S ~ T ~ 17 OHP ~ Prolactin ~ TSH ~ BUN ~ CR ~ AST ~ ALT ~ LDH ~ Glucose (fasting)….
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* “KEY” Blood Test – for losing weight:
~  Serum Insulin Level test… 
…. ~ If the level is 11 and under you will lose weight…
…. ~ IF level is 12 and above, guaranteed you will not lose weight…

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Ultrasounds To Have:
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Abdominal (regular one) and a TVS – TransVaginal
* These have not been deemed necessary to diagnose PCOS *

~ One lab i called that does ultrasounds said they are not always accurate…
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Lab Tests Can Be Interpreted Here:
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http://www.fertilityplus.org/faq/hormonelevels.html
– Fertility Plus Organization… Pregnancy tests are explained also….
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http://www.labtestsonline.org/index.html
– Lab Tests Online…Public resource on clinical lab testing…
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Drugs List:  (* LOOK here for good and adverse info)
www.Drugs.com
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PCOS Lady:
Ladies
This is a strong guide of tests you should have done at some point… Your doctor may take less or more, your insurance may not cover some… If your doctor requests more, ask WHY… If your insurance does not cover them, ask WHY and have your doctor explain why the need in writing to them…

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I hope this list further helps you in proper testing to give you a precise view of where you stand with your body in having PCOS… You are then able to know what needs done to make the wrongs right….
~  These tests sure showed me what’s what …

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FYI:
~ YOU have to know about PCOS, i can’t stress it enough…
~ YOU have to know all the treatments available to you… Research and ask…
~ Treatment is a HIT & MISS scenario… No one cure for all!
~ YOU are in control with PCOS over your doctors…
~ FACT: 2004 the AACE http://www.aace.com made PCOS a priority to doctors…
~ Read it here: https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/category/aace/
~ PCOS is the most mis-diagnosed condition in women!
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REMEMBER:
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SYMPTOMS COUNT! ~ YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY COUNTS! ~ Know your symptoms ~ Know your treatments & options ~ “YOU” are in control of your body! ~ Knowledge is POWER!
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Your life is at stake with PCOS, literally!
I wish you all well,
Christie
PCOS.Christie@Yahoo.com 
New Jersey

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My Original Blog:   http://PCOSLady.blogdrive.com/   … I have PCOS, FYI, Syndrome X, IR, home tests, etc… info there…
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YOUR PCOS JOURNEY HAS BEGUN! … ~ … MAY YOU CONTINUE TO LEARN AND GAIN A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PCOS AND ” YOU “! … ~ … MAY THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE BE YOUR DETERMINATION IN KNOWING THE RIGHT LIFESTYLE (treatments, diet, etc …) FOR YOU …