June 14, 2012

Lose Stomach Fat Fast

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:08 am by PCOSLady

http://allwomenstalk.com/12-best-ways-to-lose-stomach-fat/3/
~ All Women Stalk … Awesome site for various topics…
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PCOS Lady:
You can certainly visit the site… The poster has listed the site’s ways plus more…
~ Choose what fits for you!
~ Adapt and find ways to stay motivated… My favorite is “Eat this and die years earlier”…
~ I tried hypnosis many years ago, it made me think before a thought of or purchased items… So i created my favorite statement above…
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http://www.doctoroz.com/search?q1=fat+cancers
~ Dr Oz … Fat cancer list …
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Thumbs up January 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm
Anonymous says:
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The best ways to lose that belly fat fast:
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1. ~ Make a plan
2. ~ Carry water everywhere to start losing stomach fat
3. ~ Color your plate
4. ~ Cut out fast food – it’s an absolute must for having a flat tummy
5. ~ Cut out soda
6. ~ Doing your weight bearing exercises – one of the best ways to lose stomach fat fast
7. ~ Do your non-weight bearing exercises, too!
8. ~ Don’t be complacent!
9. ~ Don’t starve yourself! It won’t help you lose stomach fat faster.
10. ~ Don’t deprive yourself, either!
11. ~ Don’t give up on your goal to lose stomach fat fast
12. ~ Don’t try to isolate
13. ~ Drink a glass of water before you eat
14. ~ Eat 5 small meals a day to lose stomach fat fast
15. ~ Give yourself 20 minutes to feel full after the meal
16. ~ Get the right fit!
17. ~ Get your cardio going for losing stomach fat faster!
18. ~ Have a specific goal in mind for your weight loss
19. ~ Ignore the hype when it comes to commercial products for losing stomach fat fast
20. ~ Ignore the scale
21. ~ One of the best ways to lose stomach fat – knowing your portions
22. ~ Maintain good posture to start losing stomach fat
23. ~ One word: swim!
24. ~ Read the labels (even on diet food)
25. ~ See a pro
26. ~ Strengthen your core
27. ~ Substitute the sweets to lose stomach fat faster
28. ~ The perfect push-up?
29. ~ Try reverse sit-ups
30. ~ Work together!
31. ~ You need to eat more meals and more often to lose that fat
32. ~ Never skip breakfast
33. ~ Carefully monitor the food you are eating
34. ~ Eat slowly – it’s an easy yet surprisingly effective way to lose stomach fat fast
35. ~ Do the most effective exercise efficiently
36. ~ Drink, drink and drink again!
37. ~ Get more sleep if you want to lose stomach fat
38. ~ Cut down or eliminate alcohol consumption
39. ~ Take the long way to lose stomach fat more rapidly
40. ~ Reduce your salt intake
41. ~ Avoid stress
42. ~ Stay motivated to lose stomach fat fast!
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May 21, 2012

Alternative Healing Ways

Posted in ALTERNATIVE HEALING tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:37 pm by PCOSLady

Alternative Healing Ways
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PCOS Lady:
Mitra AltHealth is an extensive site about alternative health ways… I like infinite information here for you to look through and maybe try if you feel something may help you!
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Many celebs and people are doing Yoga with lasting results… Other people are finding Chinese remedies are working…
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Water therapy, hydro therapy, is just now being known to do wonders!
~ I know it works from my days in the horse industry… Leg injuries heal faster without added pressure…
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Back injuries i know 1st hand a chiropractor may be the only right choice… Had a physical therapist place owner do major damage to my back… Took the chiropractor two and a half hours to get the three spasms and damage undone!
* That scenario made me “WAKE UP” to alternative healing, etc…
~ Some back problems are alright with physical therapy… Depends on each person and what is wrong…
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I am not one to poison my body with drugs, etc… Antibiotics for infections i will take the full 7 to 10 days… Today i know to follow them up with a yeast cleanse after. Then every 3 years on a regular basis or if i need to!
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Over medicating is a huge problem today! Doctors, drug companies, etc… are getting wealthy as you get poorer over it all! Your insurance companies are reaping monies as well…
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I ask you to sit down with your pharmacist and go over all your meds, prescription and over the counter… They are trained on drugs, the actions, reactions and interactions… Your doctors are not!
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www.drugs.com
~ Drugs can be looked up here before you take them as well… Very informative about all drugs…
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I ask you consider rethinking how you are treating your medical conditions… There might be a healthier way out there for you and you may feel alot better too!
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Alternative Health
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http://althealth.mitrasites.com/
~ Mitra AltHealth … Helps you surf alternative health information: alternative health insurance, alternative health supplements, alternative medicine, alternative mental health, alternative therapies, alternative treatment, chinese medicine, energy healing, holistic health, natural health, etc…
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Alternative Health
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/alternative-health.html
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Favorite Terms:
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Alexander Technique
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/alexander-technique.html
Apitherapy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/apitherapy.html
Aromatherapy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/aromatherapy-herbs.html
Herbs
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/aromatherapy-herbs.html
Ayurveda
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/ayurveda.html
Ayurvedic Herbs
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/ayurvedic-herbs.html
Ayurvedic Medicine
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/ayurvedic-medicine.html
Black Cohosh
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/black-cohosh.html
Blueberry
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/blueberry.html
Chinese Medicine
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/chinese-medicine.html
Chinese Medicine Herbs
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/chinese-medicine-herbs.html
Chiropractic
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/chiropractic.html
Color Therapies
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/color-therapies.html
Energy Healing
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/energy-healing.html
Fasting And Cleansing
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/fasting-and-cleansing.html
Herbs
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/herbs.html
Holistic Health
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/holistic-health.html
Holistic Medicine
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/holistic-medicine.html
Homeopathy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/homeopathy.html
Hypnotherapy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/hypnotherapy.html
Integrated Medicine
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/integrated-medicine.html
Lavender
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/lavender.html
Magnetic Therapy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/magnetic-therapy.html
Meditation
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/meditation.html
Naturopathy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/naturopathy.html
Ozone Therapy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/ozone-therapy.html
Palmtherapy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/palmtherapy.html
Qigong
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/qigong.html
Reflexology
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/reflexology.html
Reiki
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/reiki.html
Tibetan Medicine
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/tibetan-medicine.html
Weight Gain
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/weight-gain.html
Weight Loss
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/weight-loss.html
Yoga
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/yoga.html
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PCOS Lady:
There are other options available to you out there… I urge you to look in to alternative ways… Know that the medical world is opening up and acknowledging alternative ways work for many… They realize the medicines, etc… do not fix everything!
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April 6, 2012

Diets, Experiences, Sites, Plus…

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:25 am by PCOSLady

I KNOW I CAN HAVE THIS CARROT!


PCOS Lady:
Everyone,
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I have tried a few diet methods (Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers and my own combination) … I researched diets and methods… I love forums for 1st hand experiences, tricks, secrets, etc…
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I am a firm believer to look into all weight loss, diet, lifestyle change options, have “key” tests done before starting a plan or having weight loss surgery done…
~ I prefer eating natural and good foods to lose… Back to basics mainly…
(a high protein, complex & low carb diet, is my lifestyle)
~ Glucophage XR 500mg/daily gets rid of my tummy and abdomen pounds….
(my body can’t tolerate sugar & flour, i wear it all!)
~ Will power, determination, variety in food, in moderation, portion control, etc…
are all needed to lose weight and maintain your desired weight and size…
~ Yes, i feel you must cheat 1 meal a week to make to the next week…
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PCOS Lady:
This test was found real deep in heart information…
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Get a blood test done called Serum Insulin Level test?
~ A blood test, level should be under 11 to lose weight…
~ If 12 and higher you need a strict diet, hard exercise or you may have a hormone imbalance or something else….
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Doctors rarely ever test this! You are told to beat yourself up eating less and exercising more! If you knew your number the steps would be crystal clear on steps before thinking of drastic weight loss surgeries…
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Look at my newest post for the Hormone Balance Test…. You could have PCOS or a thyroid disorder….
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The KEY i read was nothing really is working and you gain abit, etc… I was there too!
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Just read the intense forum at http://www.3fatchicks.com… You may find something there as well…
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Best wishes in losing your weight!
Christie
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http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/count-carbs/daily-carbs/?page=2
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A Woman Who Wants to Lose Weight
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The recommended carb range:
2-3.5 carb choices per meal
(30-55 g carbs per meal)
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If you feel like you need a snack between meals, choose one that has less than 7-10 grams of carbohydrate per serving.
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Carb Tip: Go for the carbs from fruits and veggies first. “For people who are wanting to lose weight, it’s important to look at the balance between all of their nutrients. All carbs are not created equally, but carbs from whole foods such as fruit are much better choices than those from highly processed foods,” says Donna Kernodle, R.D., M.P.H., CDE with the Diabetes Care Center at Wake Forest University’s Baptist Medical Center.
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http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/count-carbs/daily-carbs/?page=3
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A Man Who Wants to Lose Weight
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The recommended carb range:
3-4 carb choices per meal
(50-65 g carbs per meal)
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If you feel like you need a snack between meals, choose one that has less than 7-10 grams of carbohydrate per serving.
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Carb Tip: Drink calorie- and carb-free fluids when you’re feeling hungry. “A lot of people mistake hunger for thirst,” Kernodle says. Most people aren’t keeping themselves adequately hydrated, causing a sense of hunger when they’re actually thirsty.
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What It Takes to Lose Weight
Losing weight is all about numbers: You need to burn 3,500 calories to lose 1 pound.
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http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diet/tips/tips-to-cut-100-calories-or-more/;jsessionid=R4KZDECUN4ZDECQCEARSBHQ?page=2
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Easy Calorie Conversions
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We’re often encouraged to be carb conscious, which can be helpful for blood sugar control but not necessarily good for your weight. Calories still count. Some foods can be low in carbohydrate and high in calories. For example, an 8-ounce steak and a 16-ounce steak both have 0 grams of carbohydrate. But you still need to count the calories that come from protein and fat; you may be consuming more calories than you realize.
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Here are some easy calorie conversions:
1 gram of carbohydrate = 4 calories
1 gram of protein = 4 calories
1 gram of fat = 9 calories
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Adopt one (or more) of the following tips to sensibly trim calories every day.
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ckswenson1 says:
Do not use fat-free dressings. A small study published in the August 2004 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that our bodies don’t absorb such important protective antioxidants as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene or lycopene from vegetables unless we eat them accompanied by some fat. I am surprised that a dietician would not know that..
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Tests
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1) * Serum Insulin Level blood test… A “KEY” test to know if you can actually lose weight with out added interventions… Result of #11 and lower means you can lose… Result of #12 or higher means you are guaranteed not to lose! You will need help from harder exercise & stricter dieting to lower the number 1st or medical help…
~ Doctors rarely ever do this test, they say diet & exercise or jump right to Gastric Bypass Surgery!
2) Have … hormones… lipids panel… CMP/basic metabolic panel… insulin… checked before choosing a diet or option method …
( you may have a hormone imbalance which can throw your body off!
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YOU know your body! You know what type eating habits work for you… Or try a few before thinking of drastic measures…
~ Gastric Bypass Surgery is trauma to your body… Most people put weight back on!
~ Lap Band surgery… I feel is far better for you than Gastric Bypass surgery…
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Diet Types:
Cleanse, Gluten Free, Health Food, High Carb, High Protein, Low Calorie, Low Carb, Low Fat, Low Protein, Low Sodium, Specific Food, Vegan, Vegetarian
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I strongly suggest looking into Dr Simeons’ method before drastic surgery as an option…
We have heard of and read about Kevin Trudeau, he reports the truths… I have three of his books… Simeons “weight loss cure protocol” is mentioned in it…
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Simeons “weight loss cure protocol”

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In Kevin Trudeau’s The Weight Loss Cure, research confirms eating a very low calorie diet increases overall health, plus anti-aging effects and increases lifespan… Most importantly, is to combine the HCG injections which flood your body with over 2,000 calories of nutrition from releasing abnormal fat reserves… Both equal higher energy and not feeling hungry!
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http://www.drsimeonspoundsandinches.com/simeons-weight-loss-cure/
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However, clinical researches and real experiments show that both men and women can consume this hormone orally or inject in their body for a dramatic drop in weight.
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HCG Diet Plan centers around a very low calorie diet, say 500 calorie a day. It burns the abnormal fat bank and release calories that increase metabolism and other physiological functions.
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Overweight people who want to lose extra pounds from their body can start taking HCG oral drops, pills or intra-muscular injections. Everyday consumption of this glycoprotein substance can drop 1-3 lbs. So, shedding as much as 40 lbs in less than a month is possible.
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Sites
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http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/best-weight-loss-tricks-your-body-type#cmpid=em020813
~ Dr Oz … The Best Weight-Loss Tricks for Your Body Type … Dr. Oz scoured the country for the very best weight-loss tricks – no diets required! Plus, Paula Deen’s son revamps your favorite Southern recipes. Learn how to cut the fat and calories of your favorite dishes in half without sacrificing flavor.
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www.simeonsdiet.info
hcgrecipes.blogspot.com
~ Simeons Diet Info … Information About the HCG Diet Protocol Discovered by Dr. Simeons What is the HCG Diet? The HCG weight loss protocol consists of a very low calorie diet (VLCD …
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* http://diet-plans.findthebest.com/
http://diet-plans.findthebest.com/#buyersguide
~ Find The Best… *Diet plans listed … Then diet types…
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http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/hhp/fahey7e/wellness_worksheets/wellness_worksheet_077.html

~ Worksheet: What Triggers Your Eating?
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http://www.drweilsplan.com/online-program/your-customized-plan.aspx
~ Dr Weil’s Optimum Health Plan ..
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http://www.revolutionhealth.com/
~ The Revolution TV Show…
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http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_programs/p90x.do
~ The P90X® workout program is a revolutionary system of 12 sweat-inducing, muscle-pumping exercises designed to transform your body from regular to ripped in just 90 day extreme program…
~ 1st hand experience… READ: http://www.everydayhealth.com/forums/exercise/topic/p90x322?xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHealth_20120328
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http://www.pinkmethod.com/
www.pinkmethodVIP.com
http://www.exercise.com/forum/off-topic/pinkmethodvip-com?id=4ee4fdde29318f555000044b
~ The P.I.N.K. Method for women…. Plus the VIP method and forum…
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http://tracyandersonmethod.com/
~ Tracy Anderson Method… Workout to lose and shape up for women….
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http://thehormonediets.com/
~ The Hormone Diets
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www.hungry-girl.com
~ Hungry Girl is all over the place today! Lisa Lillien is bringing her delicious guilt-free ideas to food…
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http://www.my-calorie-counter.com/calorie_counter.asp
~ Everyday Health… Calorie counter
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http://www.healthylivingwithellie.com/online-program/customized-plan.aspx
~ Ellie Krieger, chef
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http://www.formerfatguyblog.com/2007/06/09/breaking-your-fat-loss-plateau.html
~ Former Fat Guy Blog … Rob shed 300lbs…
~ Breaking the plateau … Real People Real Results – Understanding how food, fitness and mental attitude affect weight loss …
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http://www.healthybettysite.com/diets/simple_metabolism_boosting_secrets.php
~ Healthy Betty Site … Metabolism boosting secrets…
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http://weight.insulitelabs.com/
http://weight.insulitelabs.com/Weight-Gain-and-PCOS.php
~ Insulite Laboratories … Do you suffer from Excess Weight or Obesity?
~ Their PCOS info and Plan…
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FORUMS
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http://www.diabetesdaily.com/
~ Diabetes Daily, LLC … Message board, info, resources…
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Google:
Simeons “weight loss cure protocol”
simeons protocal
dr simeons original weight loss cure protocol
gastric bypass surgery
gastric bypass surgery forums
lap band surgery
lap band forums

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 20, 2012

Hormone Balance Test

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 11:29 pm by PCOSLady

Here is something for everyone to consider taking… Especially those in relationships and marriages experiencing mood swings and lack of affection scenarios…
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Find Out if Your Symptoms Are Due to a Hormonal Imbalance
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By John R. Lee, M.D., Dr. David Zava and Virginia Hopkins
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http://www.johnleemd.com/store/resource_hormonetest.html
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Take the Hormone Balance Test
– It may show which type imbalance…

May 12, 2007

PCOS, LOCAH, THYROID Symptoms, Tests, Sites…

Posted in LOCAH, PCOS, PCOS SYMPTOMS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:33 pm by PCOSLady

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 …