May 1, 2013

Mercury Poisoning Symptoms Lists

Posted in MINERALS, MORGELLONS~NCS, QUICK PRINTS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:50 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Everyone please read and note the symptoms and medical conditions here… Your government and doctors have been lying to you for decades on it all! All making money off of “YOU”!
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Copy the symptoms, make two copies, one for you and your doctor and check off your symptoms…
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MERCURY POISONING SYMPTOMS
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http://www.life123.com/health/first-aid/food-poisoning/mercury-poisoning-symptoms.shtml
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By: Aysha Schurman
Mercury poisoning symptoms are rather hard to ignore. The poison will affect the entire body, not just a single area. The exact symptoms can change from person to person, but left untreated, severe mercury poisoning can be deadly.
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What Is Mercury?
Mercury is a naturally occurring metal that exists all around us. It can be highly dangerous in large quantities and poisonous to most living organisms. Mercury can be found in the air, water and soil. It is silver colored, but odorless and tasteless. There are three forms of mercury that can cause poisoning: elemental, inorganic and organic.
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Mercury Poisoning Symptoms
In large quantities, mercury is deadly. It not only causes many severe symptoms, it can compromise the immune system. So in addition to symptoms from the poisoning, you can contract other diseases and other symptoms due to the mercury poisoning. This sometimes makes mercury poisoning hard to identify and treat.
What mercury poisoning symptoms you present can depend entirely on what type of mercury you were exposed to. Symptoms can range from loss of teeth, hives or fever to rashes, skin lesions or a metallic taste.
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Psychological disturbances: ~ mood swings ~ anxiety ~ anger ~ depression ~ memory loss ~ irritability
Neurological disturbances: ~ dizziness ~ twitching ~ headaches ~ tremors
Gastrointestinal disturbances: ~ diarrhea ~ stomach cramps ~ other gastrointestinal problems
Respiratory disturbances: ~ emphysema ~ shallow breathing ~ a constant cough
Cardiovascular disturbances: ~ chest pains ~ weak pulse ~ an irregular heartbeat
Basic sense disturbances: ~ impaired vision ~ speech ~ hearing ~ coordination
Oral disturbances: ~ loss of teeth ~ gum discoloration ~ gum bleeding ~ a metallic taste
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Mercury Poisoning Treatment
The exact treatment needed for mercury poisoning depends on the type of mercury you are exposed to. At the very least you will need to visit your doctor if you suspect you have mercury poisoning. It’s likely you will be admitted to the hospital for several different treatments and medications if the mercury poisoning is anything other than very minor.
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http://www.claybaths.com.au/mercury_poisoning_test.html
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Head: ~ headaches ~ migraines ~ stuffy sinuses ~ vision problems ~ hearing difficulties ~ memory loss ~ lack of concentration ~ insomnia
Mouth & Throat: ~ chronic hoarseness ~ sore throats ~ cols sores ~ bleeding gums ~ painful gums ~ swollen glands in throat ~ thyroid problems
Chest & Cardiovascular: ~ asthma ~ bronchitis ~ chest pains ~ irregular heartbeat ~ tachycardia ~ high blood pressure
Stomach & G.I. Tract: ~ bloating ~ constipation ~ Crohn’s Disease ~ diarrhea ~ gastrointestinal problems ~ IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome ~ Stomach Ulcers (Helicobacter Pylorii)
Kidneys & Bladder: ~ frequent urination ~ bladder infections
Neuromuscular: ~ muscle tremors ~ numbness anywhere
Sensitivties: ~ allergies ~ skin disorders ~ dry, peeling skin at fingers
Metabolism: ~ lack of energy
Apparent Personality Traits: ~ anxiety ~ bad temper ~ depression ~ dizziness ~ fatigue ~ irritability ~ nervousness
Major Signs of Mercury Toxicity: ~ metallic taste in mouth ~ metallic smell in urine ~ metallic smell in feces
Have You Ever Had: ~ kidney disease ~ kidney failure ~ Multiple Sclerosis ~ ALS (Lou Gerhrig’s Disease) ~ SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythemotosus) ~ FM (Fibromyalgia) ~ CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
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http://www.peak-health-now.com/mercury_toxicity_symptoms.html
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Brain and Nervous System Problems: Neurological symptoms are one of the most common signs of Hg (mercury) poisoning. Mercury accumulates very easily in nerve tissue. ~ Senility ~ tremors ~ depression ~ brain fog ~ memory loss
More Complete List of Neurological Symptoms: ~ Balance problems ~ hearing loss ~ vertigo (dizziness) ~ compromised thinking ability ~ Bell’s Palsy ~ shingles ~ epilepsy ~ motor neuron disease (ALS) ~ muscle twitching ~ convulsions ~ Lou Gahrig’s Disease ~ Multiple Sclerosis
Dental Disorders and Oral Problems: ~ loosening of teeth ~ bleeding gums ~ alveolar (tooth socket) bone loss ~ abnormal excess pigmentation of gums – ‘amalgam tattoo of gums.’
Oral disorders: ~ burning mouth and tongue ~ foul breath ~ burning and tingling of lips and face, mouth & tongue sores ~ ulcerations.
Head and Neck: ~ dizziness ~ metallic taste in mouth ~ ringing in the ears ~ speech pathologies ~ glaucoma ~ dim vision ~ blurred vision.
Digestive Disturbances and Food Allergies: ~ severe food allergies ~ poor digestion ~ chronic fatigue ~ brain fog ~ joint pain ~ muscle aches ~ skin rashes ~ vision problems ~ etc…
Food Allergies: ~ fatigue after eating ~ breathing difficulties ~ bronchial inflammation & congestion ~ muscle & joint pain
Gastrointestinal problems resulting from Hg burden include: Food allergies (especially dairy or eggs), compromised liver function ~ gallbladder problems ~ chronic constipation &/or diarrhea ~ abdominal cramps ~ diverticulitis ~ leaky gut syndrome
Cardiovascular and Circulatory Disorders: ~ heart arrhythmias, abnormal high or low blood pressure ~ unexplained elevated cholesterol or triglycerides ~ heart attack ~ tachycardia (racing heart) ~ angina ~ heart & chest pains ~ heart murmur ~ partial heart block ~ endocarditis
Skin Rashes: ~ Psoriasis and other types of rashes ~ excessive itching ~ rough skin texture ~ genital itching & sores, flushed red areas on skin ~ acne ~ can all result from Hg poisoning
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NOTE: Recently, there has been plenty of publicity about the mercury contained in vaccines in the form of ‘Thieromosol.’
*You may also want to remember that vaccines for your dog or cat also contain thieromosol!
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http://www.claybaths.com.au/professional/mercury_poisoning_info.html
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Symptoms & Diseases Of Mercury Toxicity
The symptoms of mercury toxicity are lengthy, but we will attempt to bring you a list derived from several different sources:
~ Gastrointestinal problems ~ nervous system problems ~ fever ~ chills ~ fatigue ~ headache ~ insomnia ~ loss of sex drive ~ depression ~ numbness & tingling in hands ~ irritability ~ tremors ~ learning difficulties ~ irregular heartbeat ~ chest pains ~ sore & bleeding gums ~ immune suppression ~ birth defects ~ infertility ~ kidney/brain damage ~ anxiety ~ sensitive tongue ~ metallic taste in the mouth ~ allergies ~ dizziness ~ cataracts ~ insomnia ~ kidney damage ~ memory loss ~ nervousness ~ paralysis ~ seizures ~ vision loss ~ weakness ~ hearing loss ~ heart problems ~ chronic constipation ~ recurring diarrhea ~ parasites & fungus disorders ~ abnormal blood readings (MORE red blood cells than needed ~ lesions of the skin ~ hypersensitivity ~ restlessness ~ inability to relate to other people ~ poor coordination ~ brain fog (memory problems) ~ monologue talking ~ sometimes for extremely long periods of time ~ difficulties in breathing ~ retinal bleeding ~ loss of interest in life ~ reduced capacity for work ~ vertigo ~ facial paralysis ~ a painful pull at the lower jaw towards the collar bone ~ joint pains ~ pains in lower back ~ weakness of muscles ~ pressure ~ pains ~ “needles” at lymph nodes under arms and in groin ~ also in the liver region ~ increased need for sleep ~ a gray ring around the cornea of the eye ~ feeling of being old ~ emotional problems ~ lack of concentration ~ a feeling of being disconnected from God…
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Diseases related to mercury poisoning are: ~ Alzheimer’s ~ all kinds of cancer ~ epilepsy ~ arthritis ~ pneumonia ~ bronchitis ~ gingivitis ~ neuralgia ~ Parkinson’s ~ Multiple Sclerosis ~ lupus ~ lymphoma ~ ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) ~ leukemia ~ sinusitis ~ chronic asthma ~ hypertension ~ ADD (attention deficit disorder) ~ Chrohn’s Disease ~ Candidiasis (binds to mercury) ~ glomerulonephritis (disease of the kidneys) ~ autism (from mercury in vaccines) ~ SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) ~ anemia ~ dermatitis ~ eczema ~ psoriaisis ~ Bruxism (grinding teeth) ~ Fibromyalgia ~ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) ~ insomnia ~ Epstein Barr…
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The following is from the Journal of Advancement in Medicine, Volume 11, Number 1, Spring 1998 by James P. Frackelton, MD, FACAM, and R. Lyle Christensen, PhD. taken from their table…
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Signs and Symptoms of Toxicity from Mercury Exposure
Acute: ~ interstitial pnemonitis ~ bronchitis ~ tightness or pain in chest ~ coughing ~ metallic taste ~ nausea ~ abdominal pain ~ vomiting diarrhea ~ headache ~ dark line of mercury sulfide on gums ~ teeth loosen ulcers on lips and cheeks ~ develop psychopathologic symptoms & muscle tremors
Chronic: ~ mouth and face: inflammation ~ tender gums ~ gingivitis ~ teeth loosen with alveolar destruction ~ increased or decreased salivation ~ stomatitis & tongue tremors ~ nasal irritation ~ epistaxis ~ disturbances of taste and smell ~ loss of appetite ~ facial pallor.
Neuralgic: ~ tremor of eyelids & extracular muscles ~ fingers, arms & legs; neuralgia ~ paresthesias ~ ataxia ~ exaggerated knee jerks & altered plantar reflexes ~ vasomotor: perspiration & blushing ~ personality changes ~ erethism ~ irritability ~ irascibility ~ criticalness ~ excitability ~ melancholy ~ depression ~ shyness ~ timidity ~ moroseness ~ fatigue ~ weakness ~ drowsiness ~ memory defect.
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QUOTES:
“Mercury poisoning is impaired oxidation. It’s like having an invisible cord around your neck that’s strangling you, but you can’t feel that the cord is there. (The strangulations) is biochemical, but the principal is the same: mercury reduces the amount of oxygen that you get.”
Dr. Alfred Zamm, M.D., F.A.C.P. “…
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“Slow healing” is in part a result of zinc deficiency. Mercury interferes with zinc metabolism.”
“Chronic fatigue” is a result of insufficient oxygen to the cells. Mercury interferes with the ability of hemoglobin to transport oxygen” and “…..ringing in the ears” is related to manganese deficiency. Mercury interferes with manganese metabolism.”
It’s All In Your Head, by Hal A. Huggins, DDS
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“Mercury is associated with 258 different symptoms and copper with over 100. Almost all my patients who had their mercury-based fillings removed show moderate to dramatic improvement in their health in usually less than one month.”
Dr. David J. Nickel, O.M.D., L.Ac of Santa Monica California (from Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia & Environmental Illness, by Burton Goldberg.
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“Research has demonstrated that the body’s tissues – especially in the brain, kidneys, jaw, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and liver -absorb and store mercury.”
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia & Environmental Illness, by Burton Goldberg
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“After he underwent a root canal at the age of 15, Earl suffered severe fatigue and anxiety. At 28, he had a nervous breakdown. At the age of 32, suffering from fatigue, anger, anxiety, back problems, low blood sugar, nervousness, ringing in his ears, concentration loss, and prematurely graying hair, he consulted acupuncturist. Dr. David J. Nickel, O.M.D., L.Ac. of Santa Monica, California performed a mercury vapor analysis on Earl’s teeth and found that the level of toxic fumes from Earl’s six mercury amalgam fillings was 42 times higher than the Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum allowable limit.
He was put on supplements and there was significant improvement in his metabolic rate and blood sugar levels, he had all six mercury amalgams and his root canal tooth removed. Earl said, “I don’t remember when I have ever felt so good.”
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http://www.proliberty.com/observer/20070701.htm
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Mercury poisoning: Are you affected?
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FACTS:
Mercury amalgams (silver fillings)
* Most mercury amalgams are composed of approximately 50% mercury, 35% silver and 15% tin, copper and/or zinc. * Mercury is the major ingredient amounting to about one-half gram per amalgam. In the words of Professor Boyd Haley of the University of Kentucky, that is a “colossal” amount of mercury in scientific terms—as much, in fact, as is in a thermometer. A teenager with six fillings has six mercury thermometers worth of mercury in his or her mouth.
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It should be noted that the more copper present in the amalgam, the more mercury vapor is released proportionally.
• Mercury atoms are continually released into the mouth with 80% absorbed by the lungs.
• Each and every amalgam daily releases on the order of 10 micrograms of mercury into the body (i.e. 3,000,000,000,000,000 mercury atoms per day).
• More than 2/3 of the excretable mercury in humans is derived from amalgams.
• People exposed to mercury on a sustained basis are at risk of lowered fertility.
• Mercury crosses the maternal placenta into the tissue of a developing fetus.
• Mercury immediately and continually challenges kidney function.
• Mercury can enhance the prevalence of multiple antibiotic resistant intestinal bacteria.
• Dentists, who collectively use 300 metric tons of mercury in amalgams each year and who often have two to five times the typical concentration of mercury in their urine, experience subtle neural and behavioral anomalies. 2,3
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Vaccines
A very controversial source of mercury is vaccines, second only to mercury amalgams in terms of primary sources of mercury toxicity. Thimerosal (49.6% ethyl mercury) has been used as a preservative and adjuvant in most vaccines since 1931. After the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) went into effect in October 1,1988, citizens who were injured by a vaccine or vaccines could not sue the manufacturer directly but had to first file a claim with VICP.
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Symptoms:
Following is a brief summary of common ailments that can occur as a result of mercury poisoning.
Central Nervous System: Anxiety ~ depression ~ irritability ~ panic attacks ~ loss of memory (particularly short-term memory / forgetfulness) ~ decline in intellect ~ inability to concentrate ~ fearfulness ~ restlessness ~ lack of motivation / extreme procrastination ~ exaggerated response to stimulation ~ emotional instability / moodiness ~ withdrawal ~ suicidal tendencies ~ numbness and tingling of hands, feet, fingers, toes, or lips ~ fine tremors / trembling of hands, feet, lips, eyelids, or tongue ~ dizziness ~ acute or chronic vertigo ~ poor balance
Oral Cavity: Bleeding gums ~ loose teeth ~ canker sores ~ ulceration of the gums ~ tongue ~ or palate ~ metallic taste ~ excessive salivation ~ bad breath (halitosis) ~ swollen tongue /inflammation of the mouth ~ coated tongue ~ dark spots on gums ~ bone loss around teeth ~ chronic tonsillitis
Gastrointestinal: Food sensitivities, especially to milk and eggs; abdominal cramps ~ weak appetite ~ chronic constipation / diarrhea ~ malabsorption ~ leaky gut ~ gastroenteritis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines) ~ frequent or recurring nausea ~ frequent or recurring heartburn ~ reflux
Endocrine: Cold ~ clammy skin ~ especially hands and feet ~ low body temperature ~ hypoglycemia ~ hypothyroidism ~ hypoadrenalism ~ headaches ~ insomnia ~ constant fatigue ~ fertility problems ~ diminished sex drive ~ menstrual cycle problems / Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) ~ night sweats ~ weight loss ~ excessive urination / frequent urination during the night
Musculoskeletal: Tender ~ sore muscles; joint pain ~ swelling ~ stiffness; muscle cramps ~ twitching ~ low-back pain ~ muscle weakness
Immunological: Candida or other yeast infections, allergies, asthma, repeated infections / suppressed immune function.
Cardiovascular: Heart racing (tachycardia) / palpitations / irregular heartrate ~ feeble or irregular pulse (arrhythmia) ~ pain and/or pressure in chest (angina) ~ elevated homocysteine ~ anemia ~ changes in blood pressure ~ clotting problems – leading to easy bleeding and bruising
Head / Eyes: Sinusitis ~ rhinitis / nasal congestion ~ unusually persistent cough ~ intermittent blurred distance / vision disturbances ~ reduced peripheral vision / tunnel vision ~ bulging eyes (proptosis) ~ photophobic (pain / sensitivity to bright light) ~ difficulty focusing on close objects (convergence difficulties) ~ swollen lymph nodes in neck (or elsewhere in body) ~ tinnitus (ringing in ears) ~ hearing loss ~ unexplained pain in ear canals
Skin / Hair / Nails: Dry skin ~ male / female hair loss; dryer, thinner, slower-growing hair ~ dermatitis Eczema / psoriasis ~ unexplained sores on skin ~ unexplained rashes ~ excessive itching ~ flushing or reddening of the skin ~ particularly on the face and neck
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Other Diseases / Syndromes
Associated with Mercury Toxicity
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) ~ Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gerhrig’s Disease) ~ Ankylosing Spondylitis (arthritis / inflammation of the spine) ~ Arthritis ~ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ~ Autism ~ Autoimmune disease (e.g., Sjogren’s syndrome ~ Graves disease ~ Myasthenia Gravis, etc.) ~ Candida / yeast-overgrowth syndrome ~ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) ~ Colitis ~ Crohn’s disease ~ Fibromyalgia (FM) ~ Gastritis ~ Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) ~ Kidney disease ~ learning disabilities ~ Manic-Depressive Disorder ~ Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) / Environmental Illness (EI) ~ Multiple Sclerosis (MS) ~ Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) ~ Panic disorders ~ Parkinson’s Disease ~ Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) / juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) ~ Schizophrenia spectrum disorders ~ Scleroderma ~ Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).
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October 2, 2012

Vasovagal

Posted in FATIGUE, VASOVAGAL-Fainting tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:58 pm by PCOSLady

VASOVAGAL
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VASOVAGAL SYNCOPE – VVS
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PCOS Lady:
Many people are experiencing wanting to faint… That feeling in time is progressing to actually passing out! Many doctors are not looking further than minor diagnosing of fatigue things… Leaving symptoms to progress extremely fast in cases!
~ 2 friends i know have passed out… Both in their early 50’s… One woman passed out at work(she declined any info)… The other a man and his story is posted in a post here… Almost Fatal Crash …. https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/category/fatigue-2/
~ He now is working with a cardiologist that is putting him on a rotating table to measure his results…
~ I watched his symptoms progress extremely fast over 4 months! He and his friend are very lucky to be alive after the crash!
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http://ibs.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=ibs&cdn=health&tm=36&f=00&su=p726.8.342.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/syncope/syncope.htm
~ NINDS: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke …
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What is Syncope?
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Syncope is a medical term used to describe a temporary loss of consciousness due to the sudden decline of blood flow to the brain. Syncope is commonly called fainting or “passing out.” If an individual is about to faint, he or she will feel dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseous and their field of vision may “white out” or “black out.” The skin may be cold and clammy. The person drops to the floor as he or she loses consciousness. After fainting, an individual may be unconscious for a minute or two, but will revive and slowly return to normal. Syncope can occur in otherwise healthy people and affects all age groups, but occurs more often in the elderly.
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There are several types of syncope. Vasovagal syncope usually has an easily identified triggering event such as emotional stress, trauma, pain, the sight of blood, or prolonged standing. Carotid sinus syncope happens because of constriction of the carotid artery in the neck and can occur after turning the head, while shaving, or when wearing a tight collar. Situational syncope happens during urination, defecation, coughing, or as a result of gastrointestinal stimulation. Syncope can also be a symptom of heart disease or abnormalities that create an uneven heart rate or rhythm that temporarily affect blood volume and its distribution in the body. Syncope isn’t normally a primary sign of a neurological disorder, but it may indicate an increased risk for neurologic disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), diabetic neuropathy, and other types of neuropathy. Certain classes of drugs are associated with an increased risk of syncope, including diuretics, calcium antagonists, ACE inhibitors, nitrates, antipsychotics, antihistamines, levodopa, narcotics, and alcohol.
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About.com
~ http://ibs.about.com/od/symptomsofib1/a/IBS-And-The-Vasovagal-Reflex.htm
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VASOVAGAL
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Vasovagal Reflex
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Why do some IBS sufferers have these symptoms? The most likely explanation is the body’s own vasovagal reflex. The reflex stems from our vagus nerve, which is a nerve that travels from our brains to our colons, and contributes to a wide variety of physical functions, including swallowing, speaking, heart rate and digestion.
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The vasovagal reflex is a sudden triggering of the vagus nerve. This may occur in response to a variety of factors, including:
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~ Fear
~ Emotional stress
~ Gastrointestinal illness
~ Pain
~ Sight of blood
~ Standing for a long time
~ Standing up quickly
~ Trauma
~ or another one for you! (everyone is different on thresh holds)
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The reflex results in an abrupt dropping of blood pressure and a sudden reduction in heart rate. At its worst, the reflex will result in fainting, as blood flow shifts away from the head and down into the legs. Fainting that is triggered by the vasovagal reflex is called vasovagal syncope.
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WARNING SIGNS
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At the appearance of warning signs such as;
~ lightheadedness
~ nausea
~ cold and clammy skin
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Counter-pressure maneuvers that involve gripping fingers into a fist, tensing the arms, and crossing the legs or squeezing the thighs together can be used to ward off a fainting spell. If fainting spells occur often without a triggering event, syncope may be a sign of an underlying heart disease.
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YOU may experience the scenario listed below like my male friend does every time now…
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PASSING OUT ~ WARNING SIGNS
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~ nausea
~ profusely sweating
~ lightheadedness
~ weak
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AMBULANCE CALLED … (“KEY” scenario)
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~ real low heart rate
~ real low blood pressure
~ you are deemed A-Fib by EMT people
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HOSPITAL ER … (“KEY” scenario)
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~ heart rate OK
~ blood pressure OK
~ no sign of being A-Fib minutes later!
~ no evidence of a problem…
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NOTE:
This scenario happens with no trail of evidence to track… Even a heart monitor may not pick up on it! Triggers cause the episodes, but may not cause them every time!
~ YOU must keep a journal on your episodes… List the triggers, the feelings, your symptoms, the time of day, how long out, how you felt after, etc… IT all shows your caring cardiologist a pattern…
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SITES
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http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=89547
Vasovagal Syncope
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Medical Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEM
Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
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Vasovagal syncope is a common cause of fainting. The vagus nerve is overstimulated and causes the body’s blood vessels to dilate and the heart to slow down. This anti-adrenaline effect decreases the ability of the heart to pump blood upward to the brain against gravity. Without blood flow, the brain turns off. In Victorian England, when this happened because young ladies’ sensibilities were easily offended, this was called a swoon.
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Fortunately, the body is able to correct this temporary problem and return normalcy to the circulatory system in a matter of seconds. Unfortunately, that time delay allows the faint to happen, and while the faint itself is not a big deal, the potential complications may be. Falling is tough as you get older, kids bounce but adults tend to break. Imagine fainting while driving a car or swimming in a lake. While the grizzled veterans of the medical community laugh at the “routine faint” and then welcome the new students into their fraternity, blacking-out is not something to be taken lightly.
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People faint at the sight of blood. Parents faint when their kids get immunized. Older people faint in church. Many types of emotional and physical stressors can stimulate the vagus nerve to do damage. But on occasion, the cause of the faint is not vasovagal syncope but something more serious. Encouraging the person to seek medical care or calling 911 may save a life. While it may be an inconvenience or sometimes an embarrassment to a patient, being unconscious is not normal. It may be easily explained…but it’s not normal.
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GOOGLE:
syncope
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vasovagal syncope
vagus nerve
fainting auto accidents
vasovagal research
vasovagal clinical trials

March 28, 2012

Lupus: Mimics PCOS, MS

Posted in LUPUS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:31 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady: The Revolution TV show touched on Lupus today… Toni Braxton was diagnosed with Lupus in 1988… Lupus is extremely hard to diagnose… Took four years for her…
~ Important: Symptoms List, keep one!
~ Lupus mimics PCOS, MS and more…
~ The Women’s Health.gov is an excellent site for info!
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Lupus
By Mayo Clinic staff
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Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
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Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus — a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but not all cases of lupus.
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The most common signs and symptoms include:
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~ Fatigue and fever
~ Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
~ *Butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose
~ Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure
~ Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods (Raynaud’s phenomenon)
~ Shortness of breath
~ Chest pain
~ Dry eyes
~ Headaches, confusion, memory loss
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When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you develop an unexplained rash, ongoing fever, persistent aching or fatigue.
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Sites
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Read entire article at site
http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/lupus/DS00115/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print
~ Mayo Clinic staff…. Lupus extensive information…
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http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/lupus.cfm
~ * WomensHealth.gov… Excellent info, symptoms and check list on Lupus….
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http://lupus.us.com/lupus-symptoms.html
~ Lupus.US.com… * Extensive symptoms list, * chart and more information…
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http://www.wellsphere.com/healthy-cooking-article/hormones-amp-pcos/725872
~ Hormones & PCOS … A few months back, I posted for everyone to pray for a friend of mine that might have been diagnosed with Lupus or MS… and in the end she didn’t have either condition – she has severe PCOS. ~
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http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_empty.aspx?articleid=1302&zoneid=76
~ Lupus Foundation of America… Criteria and interesting information…
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http://www.rheumatoidarthritissupport.com/article/what-do-you-know-about-lupus-disease
~ Rheumatoid Arthritis Support …
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Google:
Lupus and PCOS
lupus symptoms
early lupus symptoms
lupus pictures
lupus rash
first symptoms lupus
causes of lupus
lupus ms pcos
lupus rheumatoid arthritis

March 27, 2012

Hypopituitarism Pituitary Insufficiency

Posted in FATIGUE, RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:18 pm by PCOSLady

Hypopituitarism Pituitary Insufficiency
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Pituitary insufficiency post is important since many people are having radiation, brain surgery, etc… today… You may not be told of the long after effects that can occur in you!
~ … My close friend had a deadly cancer removed from his sinus cavity (under eye) a few years ago… The fatigue and pituitary symptoms started two years ago… The symptoms are now progressing real quick! He was up 24/7 now he just wants or has to sleep like 24/7…
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Hypopituitarism
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Pituitary Insufficiency
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Hypopituitarism is a condition in which the pituitary gland does not produce normal amounts of some or all of its hormones.
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Causes, incidence, and risk factors
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The pituitary gland is a small structure that is located just below the brain. It is attached by a stalk to the hypothalamus, the area of the brain that controls its function.
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The hormones released by the pituitary gland (and their functions) are:
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~ Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) — stimulates the adrenal gland to release cortisol; cortisol helps to maintain blood pressure and blood sugar
~ Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) — controls water loss by the kidneys
~ Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) — controls sexual function and fertility in males and females
~ Growth hormone (GH) — stimulates growth of tissues and bone
~ Luteinizing hormone (LH) — controls sexual function and fertility in males and females
~ Oxytocin — stimulates the uterus to contract during labor and the breasts to release milk
~ Prolactin — stimulates female breast development and milk production
~ Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) — stimulates the thyroid gland to release hormones that affect the body’s metabolism
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In hypopituitarism, there is a lack of one or more pituitary hormones. Lack of the hormone leads to loss of function in the gland or organ that it controls. For example, no TSH leads to loss of function in the thyroid gland.
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Hypopituitarism may be caused by:
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~ Brain surgery
~ Brain tumor
~ Head trauma
~ Infections of the brain and the tissues that support the brain
~ Radiation
~ Stroke
~ Subarachnoid hemorrhage (from a burst aneurysm)
~ Tumors of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus
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Occasionally, hypopituitarism is due to uncommon immune system or metabolic diseases, such as:
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~ Hemochromatosis
~ Histiocytosis X
~ Lymphocytic hypophysitis
~ Sarcoidosis
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Hypopituitarism is also a rare complication after pregnancy, a condition called Sheehan’s syndrome.
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Symptoms
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~ Abdominal pain
~ Decreased appetite
~ Decreased sexual interest (in men)
~ Failure to release milk (in women)
~ Fatigue
~ Headache
~ Infertility (in women)
~ Lack of sex drive (in women)
~ Loss of armpit or pubic hair
~ Loss of body or facial hair (in men)
~ Low blood pressure
~ Sensitivity to cold
~ Short height (less than 5 feet) if onset is during a growth period
~ Slowed growth and sexual development (in children)
~ Stopping of menstrual periods (in women)
~ Vision problems
~ Weakness
~ Weight loss
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Note: Symptoms may develop slowly and may vary greatly, depending upon:

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~ The number of hormones that are missing and the organs they affect
~ The severity of the disorder
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Other symptoms that may occur with this disease:
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~ Face swelling
~ Hair loss
~ Hoarseness or changing voice
~ Joint stiffness
~ Weight gain (unintentional)
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Signs and tests
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To diagnose hypopituitarism, there must be low hormone levels due to a problem with the pituitary gland. The diagnosis must also rule out diseases of the organ that is affected by this hormone.
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Tests include:
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~ Brain CT scan
~ Pituitary MRI
~ Serum ACTH
~ Serum cortisol
~ Serum estradiol (estrogen)
~ Serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
~ Serum insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1)
~ Serum luteinizing hormone (LH)
~ Serum testosterone level
~ Serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
~ Thyroid hormone (T4)
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Levels of a pituitary hormone may be high in the bloodstream if you have a pituitary tumor that is producing too much of that hormone. The tumor may crush other cells of the pituitary, leading to low levels of other hormones.
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Source
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001383/
~ A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia
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Google:
hypopituitarism
pituitary insufficiency
brain mass causing pcos

March 16, 2012

Iodine (the good and dificiencies)

Posted in MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:48 pm by PCOSLady

Iodine
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Iodine is a chemical element found in trace amounts in humans and is vital to the function of the thyroid gland. The function of iodine in the body is in the synthesis of thyroid hormones: thyronine T4 and triiodothyronine T3, which aid in growth and development.
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Thyroid hormones stimulate basal rate of metabolism, oxygen consumption and heat production. Most of your body’s organ symptoms are directly or indirectly influenced by thyroid hormones.
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Iodine Deficiency Symptoms
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What is iodine deficiency?
Iodine is an element that is needed for the production of thyroid hormone. The body does not make iodine, so it is an essential part of your diet. Iodine is found in various foods.
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Common symptoms that can occur with prolonged iodine deficiency include:

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~ Constipation
~ Depressed mood
~ Dry skin
~ Fatigue
~ Goiter (enlargement of the thyroid, creating a mass in the neck)
~ Increased sensitivity to cold
~ Menstrual cycle abnormalities
~ Protrusion of the eyes
~ Thickening of the skin
~ Thinning and brittleness of the hair and nails
~ Unintended weight gain
~ Weakness
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Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition,
In some cases, iodine deficiency can be life threatening. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:
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~ Being a danger to oneself or others, including threatening, irrational or suicidal behavior
~ Bleeding while pregnant
~ Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
~ Change in mental status or behavior change, such as confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations or delusions
~ Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure, palpitations
~ Respiratory or breathing problems, such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, labored breathing, wheezing, not breathing, or choking
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CHARTS:
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http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
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Common Sources of Dietary Iodine:
~ Cheese
~ Cows milk
~ Eggs
~ Frozen Yogurt
~ Ice Cream
~ Iodine-containing multivitamins
~ Iodized table salt
~ Saltwater fish
~ Seaweed (including kelp, dulce, nori)
~ Shellfish
~ Soy milk
~ Soy sauce
~ Yogurt
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Median Population Urinary Iodine Values and Iodine Nutrition
~ Read at http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
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SITES:
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http://www.thyroid.org/patients/patient_brochures/iodine_deficiency.html
~ Thyroid Organization
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http://www.progressivehealth.com/iodine-deficiency.asp
~ Progressive Health Nutrceuticals
http://www.localhealth.com/article/iodine-deficiency/symptoms
~ Better Medicine from Health Grades
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http://www.breastcancerchoices.org/bromidedetoxsymptomsandstrategies.html
~ Breast Cancer Choices… Interesting read…
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http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
~ Thyroid Organization
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/11/brominated-vegetable-oil-in-us-soda.aspx
~ Dr Mercola … The Psychosis-Inducing Beverage Ingredient You’ve Probably Never Heard Of… January 11, 2012
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Google:
iodine deficiency symptoms
sources of iodine

January 31, 2009

Hypopituitarism – effects pituitary hormones …

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , at 5:28 am by PCOSLady

The Discovery Channel’s Mystery Diagnosis series
Reaired January 28, 2009
‘The girl who couldn’t wake up’
Her Story;
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20081207/FEAT05/812070332/1023
 
MayoClinic
www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypopituitarism/DS00479/DSECTION=symptoms
 

Symptoms

Hypopituitarism is often progressive. Although the signs and symptoms can occur suddenly, usually they tend to develop gradually. They are sometimes vague and subtle and may be overlooked for many months or even years.
Signs and symptoms of hypopituitarism vary, depending on which pituitary hormones are deficient.
 
The signs and symptoms may include:
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Low tolerance for stress
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Weight loss or gain
  • A decline in appetite
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Sensitivity to cold or difficulty staying warm
  • Visual disturbances
  • Loss of underarm and pubic hair
  • Joint stiffness
  • Hoarseness
  • Facial puffiness
  • Thirst and excess urination
  • Low blood pressure
  • Lightheadedness when standing
If you’re a man, you may also have signs and symptoms such as:
  • Loss of interest in sexual activity
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decrease in facial or body hair
If you’re a woman, you may develop:
  • Irregular or no menstrual periods
  • Infertility
  • Inability to produce milk for breast-feeding
Children may experience:
  • Stunted growth
  • Short stature
  • Slowed sexual development
 
When to see a doctor
If you develop signs and symptoms associated with hypopituitarism, see your doctor to determine the cause.
Also, if certain signs or symptoms of hypopituitarism develop suddenly — a severe headache or visual disturbances, confusion, or a drop in blood pressure — contact your doctor immediately. Such symptoms could represent sudden bleeding into the pituitary (pituitary apoplexy), which requires prompt medical attention.

 

Follow Mayo Clinic link for complete information….
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My husband has suffered most all of the 1st list of symptoms all his life… Of late they have progressed aggressively… Doctors and hospitals have never found this diagnosis…
I caught it watching Mystery Diagnosis and researched it on the net….
He felt totally relieved when i read him the symptoms to have found a diagnosis fitting his symptoms like a glove…
 
Note:   Some symptoms overlap those of PCOS … They are both hormone disorders…. Women and men are effected differently and treatment varies for each person…
 
Resources:    www.Hormone.org ….  www.Pituitary.org

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