October 27, 2014

250 lb vs 120 lb Women

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , at 9:04 pm by PCOSLady

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1269074/Crushed-lungs-strained-joints-swollen-heart–extraordinary-scans-reveal-fat-does-you.html

Fat vs Thin

Is this you on the left? Know why you must lose weight to live!

Body scan of a 250lbs woman on the left and a 120 lb woman on the right.
Picture: Spot the difference: The obese woman on the left has fat around her organs (shown by the yellow areas) and an enlarged heart which can have dire consequences on her health

Crushed lungs, strained joints and a swollen heart – the extraordinary scans that reveal what being fat does to you
By Victoria Lambert
Updated: 04:14 EST, 27 April 2010

Carrying extra pounds may not look attractive from the outside, but it’s been difficult to understand precisely the havoc it wreaks on your insides – until now.

Here, in a pair of astonishing pictures, we can see exactly what being overweight does to the organs, bones and muscles. These images of two women were taken by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRIRI) scanner and reveal in horrifying detail the obesity effect.

The woman on the left weighs just over 17 ½st, the one on the right just under 8 ½st. Their muscles (shown in red), bones (white), organs (black) and fat (yellow) are all clearly defined.

As well as the fat sitting just under the skin (the fat you can pinch), these images reveal the fat inside the body wrapped around the organs.

To explain the impact of those extra pounds, we talked to Professor Jimmy Bell from Imperial College, London (the man who developed MRIRI to show body fat), and orthopaedic surgeon Mike Hayton and consultant radiologist Waqar Bhatti, both of Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle, Manchester.

Their comments make for alarming reading – for men as well as women. But the good news, says Professor Bell, is that you can change this picture through diet and exercise. These images provide a compelling incentive.

NECK: HEADACHES/SNORING
‘Fat is deposited everywhere – even around your head and neck, especially at the back,’ says orthopaedic surgeon Mr Hayton.
‘Excess fat here would cause pressure on the nerves and may contribute to headaches and neck pains.’

An American study of more than 143,000 people found that chronic daily headaches are more common among the obese.

‘The yellow patches on either side of the neck of the woman on the left also quite clearly show that a thick layer of subcutaneous fat is building up,’ says consultant radiologist Dr Bhatti. ‘This will compress the airways and lead to snoring.’

Obesity is one of the most common risk factors for sleep apnoea, a condition that occurs when tissues in the upper airways come too close to each other, temporarily blocking breathing.

It can lead to memory difficulties, low energy, shortness of breath, leg swelling and high blood pressure. Long term, it can contribute to stroke, hypertension and even sudden-death syndrome.

LUNGS: BREATHLESSNESS
Although both women appear to have similar-sized lungs, the larger one’s weight will be making breathing much more difficult for her.

That’s because ‘any fat in the abdomen will push up into the lungs when the person lies flat’, says Dr Bhatti. ‘This will cause breathlessness even when lying down.’

The more difficult breathing becomes, the harder it is to get enough oxygen circulating in the bloodstream. This can lead to lack of energy, impaired immune system and even high blood pressure, as the body tries to compensate.

This is because lungs are not solid structures and can be compressed.

‘Fat doesn’t bulge inwards, it bulges outwards,’ explains Professor Bell. ‘That’s why we all end up with bellies.’

HIPS: ARTHRITIS/VARICOSE VEINS
‘Being obese means the hip joints have to carry a lot of extra weight, so they wear out sooner, causing arthritis where there is susceptibility,’ says Mr Hayton.

Obese patients who need hip replacements will find the operation more physically stressful.

Moreover, surgeons may be less happy to operate. One American study found obese people have a significantly higher risk of post-operative complications, such as heart attack, wound infection and urinary tract infections.

The same study found that morbidly obese patients (those more than 100lb over their ideal weight) were nearly twice as likely to die as a result.

Poor posture and unhealthy gait are more common in obese people, further predisposing joints to osteoarthritis, says Arthritis Research UK.

The larger woman shown here is apple-shaped, meaning she’s carrying fat around the organs. However even if you’re the supposedly ‘healthier’ pear-shaped, excess weight still puts you at high risk of osteoarthritis and varicose veins, warns Mr Hayton.
Varicose veins occur because the fat makes it more difficult for blood to pump back up the body and, as a result, blood valves may be damaged.

HEART: CARDIAC DISEASE
‘Excess fat is more worrying when it’s found around the organs, where it’s known as visceral fat. This can be toxic and poison you from within,’ says Professor Bell.

Visceral fat is not an inert lump of lard, but actually pumps out chemicals and has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer.

Professor Jimmy Bell also points out that in the larger woman’s scan, her heart (which looks like a large red and black teardrop, suspended between the lungs) has clearly enlarged, the muscle increasing in response to the added strain her weight is placing on her body.

An enlarged heart will not be able to pump effectively, and at the very least will lead to shortness of breath and fatigue.

An enlarged heart is a common cause of heart failure, when it cannot supply sufficient blood flow to meet the body’s needs. At least four per cent of deaths in the UK every year are due to heart failure, according to the British Heart Foundation.

The yellow rim of fat around the heart, called pericardial fat, is also linked to hardening of the arteries.

Pericardial fat secretes high levels of inflammatory proteins called cytokines. Constant exposure of the heart to these proteins can lead to inflammation of the coronary arteries and calcified plaque (the main cause of heart disease).

An American study published in 2008 found that people with the highest levels of pericardial fat were found to be five times more likely also to have high levels of calcified coronary plaque.

FEET: SORE HEELS
‘Carrying at least twice the weight they are meant to means feet will get very sore,’ warns Mr Hayton. The Harvard Medical School has found that being overweight places pressure on the plantar fascia – the ligament-like structure that runs from your heel to the ball of your foot, which ‘may become inflamed, causing a sharp pain at the heel when walking’.

KNEES: ARTHRITIS
Obesity is the single biggest cause of osteoarthritis in weight-bearing joints such as knees and ankles, and an obese person is 14 times more likely to develop knee arthritis, says Arthritis UK.

This is because the additional pressure wears away cartilage – the natural layer of shock absorber in our joints – leaving bone to grind against bone. Dr Ian Drysdale, of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, explains the scale: ‘For every pound you are overweight, the momentum of running or jumping increases the pressure on the joint by up to ten times.’

Ankle joints will come under pressure, too. However, ankle replacement is a fairly rare procedure. ‘Developing a thick layer of fat around the upper arm will put an increased load on the shoulder joint,’ says surgeon Mike Hayton.

‘As the fat builds up, it will become more difficult to lift your arm above your head – or even put your jacket on. You’ll feel less flexible.’

Then as you stop using the joint fully, the soft tissues will start to contract, dragging the ball and socket closer, causing bones to rub and leading to arthritis and pain.

GUTS: DEPRESSION/INFERTILITY
The scan of the larger woman reveals not just the rolls of fat on her body, but large amounts of fat wrapped around her organs (the black patches) in her abdomen.

The thinner woman on the right not only has little ‘ surface’ body fat, but her organs have minimal visceral fat.

‘The abdomen is the worst place for fat to accumulate,’ says Professor Bell. ‘Many people assume middle-aged spread is normal, but it’s not. You should accept that as you age you will be less active and need fewer calories,’ adds Mr Hayton.

This visceral fat constantly secretes chemicals and hormones in large quantities such as leptin and restitin, which are associated with changes in the metabolism and linked to the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

These hormones can also disrupt the entire endocrine system and lead to other hormone imbalances, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition which affects women, causing excess hair, weight gain and infertility.

Meanwhile, when fat reaches the digestive system it breaks down in the liver. As it does this, toxins are released into the bloodstream.

These can seriously damage organs such as the liver, causing fatty liver disease. This can lead to inflammation, the formation of scar tissue and eventually cirrhosis. It is also a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

There is a mind-body connection too. Research suggests that visceral fat affects mood by increasing production of the stress hormone cortisol and reducing levels of feelgood endorphins. Visceral fat is also known to cause inflammation in the arteries and around the colon.

In men, being overweight increases the risk of colon cancer by an estimated 25 per cent; being obese increases it by 50 per cent (the link is nowhere near as clear in women), according to Cancer Research UK.

Extra weight will also put pressure on the pelvic floor and may cause incontinence and haemorrhoids.

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August 26, 2013

Gender Longevity Explained

Posted in OFF TOPICS tagged , , , , , , , , , at 4:33 pm by PCOSLady

GENDER LONGEVITY EXPLAINED
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Women normally do outlive men!
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Psychology of Women by Juanita H. Williams
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The average woman in the US can expect to outlive the average man by eight years… The difference has increased drastically in the last fifty years due the increase of men getting cardiovascular diseases and lung cancer… Add the decline of women from causes related to pregnancy and childbearing…

Compared to women, men are more than twice as likely to die from seven major causes: coronary heart disease, lung cancer, emphysema, motor vehicle and other types of accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide…

These cause account for three-fourths of the sex difference in mortality in the US…

Her book explains more…
~ ISBN: 0-393-95567-2

May 28, 2013

Blood Test Panels

Posted in FYI, MEDICINE TODAY, WAKE UP FYI tagged , , , at 9:49 pm by PCOSLady

MALE & FEMALE BLOOD TEST PANELS
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Life Extension’s panels measure a wide range of blood markers that predispose people to common age~related disorders… www.lef.org
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PCOS Lady:
Your doctors may never check some of these!!!!!
~ I know the CRP is good to know periodically!
~ Check your vitamin D level too!
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………………..MALE…………..FEMALE
LIPID PROFILE:
…………………. Total Cholesterol……~*~…….. Total Cholesterol
…………………. LDL (low-density lipotprotein).~*~. LDL (low density lipotprotein)
…………………. HDL (high-density lipoprotein.~*~. HDL (high-density lipoprotein)
…………………. Triglycerides …….~*~………. Triglycerides
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CARDIAC MARKERS:
………….. C-Reactive Protein (high sensitivity).~*~. C-Reactive Protein (high sensitivity)
…………………. Homocysteine………~*~………. Homocysteine
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HORMONES:
…………………. Free and Total Testosterone.~*~. Progesterone
…………………. DHEA-S…………~*~………….. DHEA-S
…………………. Estradiol (an estrogen)….~*~….. Free and Total Testosterone
…………………. TSH (thyroid function)…..~*~….. TSH (thyroid function)
……………….. Vitamin D (25 hydroxy vitamin D).~*~. Vitamin D (25 hydroxy vitamin D)
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METABOLIC PROFILE:
………………….. Glucose…………~*~………….. Glucose
………………. Kidney Function tests: creatine, .~*~. Kidney Function tests: creatine,
………………. uric acid, BUN/creatine ratio.~*~. uric acid, BUN/creatine ratio
………………. Liver Function tests: AST, ALT,.~*~. Liver Function tests: AST, ALT,
………………. LDH, GGT, bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase.~*~. LDH, GGT, bilirubin, alkaline …..phosphatase
………………. Blood Minerals: calcium, potassium, .~*~. Blood Minerals: calcium, potassium,
………………….. phosphorus, sodium, chloride, iron.~*~. phosphorus, sodium, chloride, iron
………………….. Blood Proteins: albumin,/globulin ratio.~*~. Blood Proteins: albumin,/globulin ….ratio
………………….. Hemoglobin A1c……….~*~……… Hemoglobin A1c
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COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT (CBC):
…….. Red Blood Cell count including: .~*~. Red Blood Cell count including:
…….. hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW .~*~. hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, ….RDW
…….. White Blood Cell count including: .~*~. White Blood Cell count including:
. lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, neutrophils, gasophils .~*~. lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, neutrophils, gasophils
…………… Platelet Count ……….~*~………. Platelet Count
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CANCER MARKER:
………………….. PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) …………
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Test Fees:
$ 400.00 non-member
$ 199.00 member price

May 20, 2013

Heart Attack in Women

Posted in HEART DISEASE, WAKE UP FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:28 pm by PCOSLady

www.LEF.org
~ * Extremely well worth joining!
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* HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS IN WOMEN *
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~ Neck, shoulder, upper back or abdominal discomfort
~ Shortness of breath
~ Nausea or vomiting
~ Sweating
~ Light headedness or dizziness
~ Unusual fatigue
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FACTS: IN WOMEN
2008 ~ Cardiovascular Disease Killed 419,730
2008 ~ Cancer killed 270,210
* 1 in 3 women in the US has some form of cardiovascular disease…
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Women 35~40 need comprehensive blood tests yearly to identify proven heart attack/stroke risk factors and take corrective actions when any marker is out of range… Per LEF.com & LEF.org
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Many women wait causing more damage… Not just in the main arteries but also in the smaller arteries that supply blood to the heart… A condition called small vessel heart disease or microvascular disease…
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PCOS ladies have a high chance of having cardiovascular disease of some type with elevated glucose and triglycerides… Most may have high LDL as well… Your CRP is rarely checked to know if it is high…
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MAGNESIUM
Having the proper level of magnesium in you reduces Sudden Death!
Coronary Artery Blockage:
*elevated factors*
~ glucose
~ triglycerides
~ c-reactive protein (CRP)
~ LDL
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Magnesium helps maintain a healthy electrical balance required for normal heart rythm…
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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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http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/164163-overview
~ Medscape
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GOOGLE:
magnesium
magnesium heart attack
heart attack in women
heart disease
PCOS heart disease
microvascular disease

October 6, 2012

Hair Loss

Posted in HAIR LOSS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:53 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Most of us experience hair loss … For some its temporary due to a medical condition, trauma, us pulling it out, lol or allergic reaction possibly to something or ??? … For some of you its hereditary … I found this post on the topic and felt it was well worth looking into! Get tested and even try the natural things listed for a while …
~ Has anyone heard your doctor mention DHT or androsteinedione? Let alone them caring about testosterone levels in us! We have to research it all for ourselves…
~ Be tested for levels of testosterone, androsteinedione, and the very potent form dihydrotestosterone (DHT) …
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Her whole blog is well worth reading through and following for updated information … Highly informative and in depth, I love her postings! Her Hair Loss post, get a feel for her blog…
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Hair Loss · My PCOS Info
http://mypcos.info/1/q-a/hair-loss/
~ My PCOS … So basically, DHT is the ‘root’ of all evil when it comes to hair loss for the majority of … You can get a 1% shampoo over the counter at a pharmacy or a 2% one on prescription. … http://www.lef.org/LEFCMS/aspx/PrintVersionMagic.aspx? (page down) … Be Sociable, Share! … Not that any of the symptoms of PCOS are particularly pleasant, but the loss of head hair seems … WHAT CAUSES HAIR LOSS IN PCOS?
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HAIR LOSS
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Be Sociable, Share!
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Quite a few women have asked me recently what they can do to halt and reverse the hair loss that can accompany PCOS. Not that any of the symptoms of PCOS are particularly pleasant, but the loss of head hair seems to be one of the most upsetting for many women.
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WHAT CAUSES HAIR LOSS IN PCOS?
There are several hormones which comprise what we collectively call androgens: testosterone, androsteinedione, and the very potent form dihydrotestosterone (DHT) all of which are made in men’s bodies in large amounts, and also in women’s bodies but normally in quite small amounts.
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In those who are genetically susceptible, when testosterone comes in contact with enzymes residing in the hair cell, it can be converted into DHT, the more potent androgen, which then binds with receptors deep within the hair follicle.
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Over time, an excess build-up of this very potent form of testosterone in the follicle causes it to start shrinking, which then alters the natural resting and growth phases of the hair, resulting in some of the follicles dying off and some becoming incapable of growing or maintaining a healthy level of hair growth.
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So basically, DHT is the ‘root’ of all evil when it comes to hair loss for the majority of women with PCOS. (Sorry I truly couldn’t help myself).
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WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE DHT LEVELS?
As hair growth is a slow process, you will need to allow for at least 3 and maybe 6 months for any significant difference, however there are plenty of things you can do:
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SAW PALMETTO: This medicinal herb (serenoa repens) has been shown to have antiandrogenic effects (Testosterone lowering). It acts in a similar way to the male pattern hair loss drug Propecia by blocking the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which when it interacts with testosterone in the body turns it into the far more potent form, DHT. It also blocks the receptor sites on your cell membranes that allow the absorption of DHT.
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SPEARMINT: You can also add things like spearmint tea into your diet, it has been shown to lower testosterone levels when taken regularly.
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AVOCADO: Blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT.
LIQUORICE & WHITE PAEONY: These herbs which are also in a chinese formula together called TJ-68 have also been shown in clinical studies to lower testosterone.
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STINGING NETTLE, GOTU KOLA & SIBERIAN GINSENG: all act to block the formation of DHT as I think does Pygeum an african prune.
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GREEN TEA EXTRACT: contains a very potent antioxidant polyphenol called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which inhibits 5-alpha reductase, blocking the formation of DHT. In a study on rodents, a third of those who had green tea extract added to their drinking water had significant hair regrowth.
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NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT: Magnesium, Zinc and B6 are all very good for your hair, skin and nails and also DHT blockers. In additionally a good quality multivitamin is a good idea for everybody. The amino acids l-lysine and l-arginine also help to combat hair loss.
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KETOCONAZOLE: There is an antifungal/antidandruff shampoo called Nizoral which contains ketoconazole, which can reduce DHT levels when used as a shampoo or in tablets, can actually reduce the amount of androgens produced. You can get a 1% shampoo over the counter at a pharmacy or a 2% one on prescription.
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You could also try a regenerative hair oil treatment including oils such as:
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~ Emu Oil as a Base (as it is a DHT blocker) and any of the following:
~ Sunflower (supplies more Vitamin E than any other oil) (Its strengthening and protective agents help to further nourish and condition dry or damaged hair)
~ Olive (beneficial for dry or damaged hair),
~ Basil (Useful for split ends. Stimulates scalp circulation, resulting in increased hair growth)
~ Bay (stimulates scalp and helps hair health, great old fashioned hair tonic for thinning hair)
~ Cayenne (increases circulation and stimulates growth)
~ Cedarwood (promotes hair growth)
~ Cedar & Chammomile (great tonic for fair hair)
~ Citrus Oils (all cleanse oil and increase shine)
~ Cypress (Shine and condition. Also an uplifting scent)
~ Eucalyptus (Stimulating and cleansing)
~ Grapefruit (stimulates scalp)
~ Juniper (great for toning an oily scalp)
~ Lavender (stimulates hair growth, has a lovely fragrance and is a good cleanser)
~ Lemon (treat underactive glands, promotes hair growth)
~ Lemongrass (Great for adding shine)
~ Patchouli (Deep cleansing)
~ Peppermint (promotes circulation, is stimulating and cleansing and removes shampoo buildup)
~ Rose (Shine, scent, youthfulness)
~ Rosemary (stimulates hair growth, increases volume, good for getting rid of dandruff)
~ Sage (stimulates hair growth)
~ Tea Tree (Eradicating Lice, Dandruff & Fungus. Stimulates Scalp)
~ Thyme (stimulates hair growth by deep cleansing hardened sebum)
~ Ylang-Ylang (Good for split ends, stimulates scalp increasing hair growth, soothes skin, balances sebum production)
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Add 3 drops of each oil (choose the ones you think will help you the most but best not to use more than 7 at a time) to a base of emu oil and/or sunflower oil and/or olive oil, making sure you keep the essential oils at less than 10% – I would probably go for 2.5% – 5%. There are roughly 20 drops to one millilitre, and there are 5ml in a teaspoon. If you use 36 drops or roughly 2 ml, you would need between and 25 and 100 ml depending upon how strong you wanted to make it. I definitely recommend starting with the lower concentration until you see how sensitive your scalp is.
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You can also add essential oils to your existing shampoo or conditioner. I add 10 drops of tea tree oil to my shampoo and rinse my hair with vinegar instead of using conditioner. (I use brown, but apple cider vinegar, live with the ‘mother’ such as Braggs is best). This alters the pH of your hair and scalp and prevents yeasts and fungal infections from taking up residence. It also makes your hair REALLY silky smooth. I have long, thick, curly hair (currently down to my tailbone) and find that rinsing with vinegar makes it much easier to brush and detangle and reduces the amount of hair you shed each time you wash. I have found it to be better than conditioner, even the expensive salon brands.
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SITES
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Balding, online:
http://www.lef.org/LEFCMS/aspx/PrintVersionMagic.aspx?CmsID=112617
~ Life Extension Foundation with Suzanne Somers…
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PCOS and Female Hair Loss
http://www.hairlosslearningcenter.org/causes-of-hair-loss/pcos-female-hair-loss.asp
~ Hair Loss Learning Center … PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and Female Hair Loss … In women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), high levels of androgens … Hair Loss Blog …
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Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
https://www.directlabs.com/Resources/Hormones/DHT/tabid/156/language/en-US/Default.aspx
~ Direct Labs … While DHT is best known for its roles in causing male pattern hair loss and prostate problems, it is crucial to virilization and is necessary to mitigate estrogen’s …
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Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) – Mark Glenn Hair Enhancement
http://www.markglenn.com/female-hair-loss-information/dihydrotestosterone-dht
~ Mark Glenn … Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) | Female Hair Loss information and solutions from London’s Mark Glenn Hair Enhancement, the UK’s leading provider of cosmetic …
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BLOGS
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http://www.womenshairlossproject.com/
~ Women’s Hair Loss Project … A Community For Women Dealing With Hair Loss – Help, Hope and Understanding. … This is in response to a recent blog which referred to telling her husband …
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GOOGLE:
dihydrotestosterone
DHT
dihydrotestosterone hair loss
what are DHT levels
reduce dht
dht hormone hair loss
dht treatment
purpose of dht
lowering dht levels naturally

April 24, 2012

Lifestyle Ways of Change

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:47 am by PCOSLady

RASBERRIES...


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Lifestyle (weight loss) Ways of Change

Lifestyle change is finding the way of eating that best suits you… Your looks, health and life depends on it!
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PCOS Lady
Abit on me, i dropped 6 full dress sizes and 60lbs in 8 months in the early 90’s… High protein, complex & low carbs is the way i did it… I combined a body builder’s diet, Atkin’s, Weight Watcher’s and my own ways in it… No added exercise accept my normal work days… My fat was solid, no cellulite…
~ Many body builders complimented me on my diet… Telling me no bananas 1st thing was my only mistake!
~ I gained many pounds back over time… I knew then i needed help for an internal problem…
~ 2003 i was diagnosed with PCOS, a hormone imbalance issue…
~ Given Glucophage XR 500mg daily…
~ 2003 i lost 6 full dress sizes and 30lbs in 4 months…
~ Budget forced me off the Gluc, i put some weight back on with cellulite…
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I will add things i have learned and read to do here…
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Dr Oz
5 Things to AVOID in Your Diet, i watched the documentary too… It takes like 4+ months to shed a good portion of weight, get off your meds for Diabetes and heart issues, etc…
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Those of you with the Pillsbury Dough Boy tummy, this way is for you!
~ My 2nd husband did the Opti-Fast Diet, his tummy stayed!
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5 Things to AVOID in Your Diet…
October 11, 2006
Oprah Show
By Dr Oz & Dr Roizen
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Complaint: Overweight, rundown and exhausted…
Problem: Her *diet and little exercise…
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Fact: Look outside their life to pinpoint the problems…
Fact: 2 weeks of eating right WILL shift your life curve…
BUT, eating right then eating bad for 2 weeks will change that life curve, too…
Fact: The biggest changes are outside of you!
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5 Things to AVOID in Your Diet
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1 ~ sugar…
2 ~ high fructose corn syrup – ages arteries and hurts your immune
system…
3 ~ hydrogenated oil & partially hydrogenated – leads to heart disease…
4 ~ enriched (flour, etc…) – They took it out and put the bad back in…
5 ~ salt…
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* Olive Oil improves arteries!
– Sugar & water drinks are BAD!
* Eat foods from the earth and nature!
* Air popped popcorn is good for you…
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Alton Brown’s Diet
http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/b/2010/02/10/alton-browns-four-list-eating-plan.htm
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Diet Tips & Tricks
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Diet for 2 days then add a few extra carbs every 3rd day! The body never gets used to it…
– Per research studies of late…
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Water rehydrates you! I suggest keeping it with you all the time…
http://www.naturodoc.com/library/nutrition/water.htm
~ Naturo Doc on water…
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Workouts:
Eat something like yogurt or drink a protein shake before you do… Otherwise you will lose muscle along with fat per Dr Oz… 5/8/2012 show…
~ www.Mercola.com
~ Sugar or HFCS eaten after a workout will completely shut down your body’s production of your Human Growth Hormone…
~ Dr Oz said do not grab an energy drink after a work out either for the same reason…
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Isometrics:
A certified personal trainer told me to hold it 6 seconds each rep… 6 is the magic number!
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Drinks – Clear soda is far better than colored ones… Colored ones have chemicals in it to hurt you… Mountain Dew is the worst! It has Bromade(sp) (Bromine) a poison in it shadowed by heavy amounts of sugar…
– Beer – Budweiser is the only beer loaded with chemicals which answers why most people get headaches drinking it!
(a beer distributor manager told me)
– * A headache is the 1st thing a person will usually experience when the body is rejecting what you are eating, drinking or taking….
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Waist:
Healthy: Your waist should be half your height…
– To measure, suck your tummy in for a proper measurement per Dr Oz!
– Women, waist should be no more than 35″…
– Men, waist no more than 40″…
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Do not ever eat a banana 1st thing! Tummy can’t digest it…
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Biggest Loser says eat small meals, meat, veggies & sides the size of your palm…
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Start with this list… I say modify…
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You can always discard the bun and bread to use lettuce…
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Remember to eat something every 2-3 hours…
Plus do not eat anything 3 hours before bedtime…
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Always eat carbs with a protein! You never absorb the calories…
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Drink a 12 oz of soda a day if you like…
Stay away from diet stuff – BAD for you!
Use butter never margarine, etc…
– Margarine clogs arteries!
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Chew sugarless gum or keep hard candy or nuts or trail mix with you…
– 1/4 cup of almonds or walnuts daily are great!
– Pistachios are good too…
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Know it takes 2 weeks to wean your body off carbs and cravings…
– Proteins keep your tummy satisfied…
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Keep a high protein level daily of 30% to keep muscle mass….
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“Key” Test
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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PCOS Lady, I do say modify it for you…
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Sensa
Sensa is scientifically proven to be safe. In fact everyone can use it. Its ingredients are composed of Maltodextrin, Tricalcium Phosphate, Silica, Natural and Artificial Flavors, FD&C Yellow 5, Carmine, Soy and Milk ingredients which are all considered non toxic and harmless to the body. Unlike other slimming product, none of the above mentioned ingredients can cause any gastrointestinal disruptions such as increase bowel movements, stomach cramps, or nausea and vomiting for it purely targets and works on your perception level specifically your taste and smell sensory.
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http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/555952-the-9-most-dangerous-health-foods/#slide-5
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Margarine vs Butter
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In a head-to-head battle between butter and its artificial competitor, the original wins by a landslide. Sure, the spreads have the same number of calories, but Margarine has more trans fat, which simultaneously raises your “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and lowers “good” (HDL) cholesterol, according to the Mayo Clinic. “That’s the one ingredient we dietitians recommend to avoid completely,” Moskovitz says. To limit your risk of heart disease, stick with the real stuff. And choose whipped butter, which has a lower caloric density.
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Sites
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http://www.glycemicedge.com/glycemic-index-chart/
~ Glycemic Index is a great tool to go by…
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www.DoctorOz.com
~ Dr Oz’s show site …
http://www.tv.com/shows/the-dr-oz-show/
~ All his shows from 9/14/09
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www.Mercola.com
~ Dr Mercola …
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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/weight-loss-plateau/MY01152
~ Mayo Clinic … Plateau explained…
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http://www.thedietchannel.com/AskTheExpert/dieting-weightloss-obesity/Diet-Plateau-Strategies-for-overcoming.htm
~ The Diet Channel … Plateau strategies
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http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/
~ 3 Fat Chicks … Forum, recipes, etc…
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www .HungryGirl.com

~ Hungry Girl has good recipes, newsletter, etc…
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http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/10-ways-to-move-beyond-a-weight-loss-plateau
~ Web MD …10 Ways to move past your plateau…
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http://www.poweroverpcos.com
~ Julie Merrick is a naturopath who has overcome PCOS Herself…
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http://ayurveda-diet.org/
~ Ayurveda Diet is the traditional medicine of India, which dates back approximately 5,000 years…
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http://dashdiet.org
~ Marla Heller, MS, RD author of the book, The DASH Diet Action Plan … Ranked #1 diet…
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http://dm.trysensa.com/dms2681/
~ Sensa … The celebs are using this! Patty Stanger dropped 30lbs in 4 months….
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http://www.livestrong.com
~ Live Strong, the limitless potential of you site…
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http://www.dietdetective.com/lose-weight.aspx
~ Diet Detective TV Show …
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http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-tips/coach-yourself-thin?cm_mmc=Spotlight-_-942022-_-06112012-_-Think-Your-Way-Thin-hed
~ Prevention … 5 Ways to Think Your Way Thin …
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BOOKS
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http://www.shopwiki.com/l/The-Sugar-Blockers-Diet?sb=1
~ The Sugar Blockers Diet … by Rob Thompson, MD …
~ One for Insulin Resistant and Diabetics i feel …
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Fat Loss Chart… See and understand ‘WHY” you need to lose weight…

April 16, 2012

2004 PCOS Statistics

Posted in FACT tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:47 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady: I found these statistics posted on a blog or site in 2004 or 2005… Makes you think how the numbers have increased and maybe decreased over the years… This was the reality of PCOS in 2004!
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PCOS
2004 Statistics

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•~ 6-10% of all Females; ages 5+ years, are PCOS
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•~ 30% of all PCOSers register as Insulin Resistant
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•~ 50% of all PCOSers are overweight
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•~ 40% (up to) of “Unexplained Infertility” patients are actually PCOS and don’t even know it!
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•~ 30% of all PCOSers do not present cysts
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•~ 20% of “Abnormal Glucose Tolerance” tests are PCOS
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•~ 40% of “Abnormal Glucose Tolerance” develop diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance by age 40
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•~ 20% of all infertility patients deal with ovulation problems
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•~ 5% of all infertility patients treat their infertility
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•~ 15% of all infertility patients treat their infertility in a mandated state for infertility coverage insurance
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•~ 75% of all IVF patients deliver a singleton
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•~ 20% of all IVF patients deliver twins
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•~ 5% of all IVF patients deliver triplets
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•~ 25% of normal pregnancies end in miscarriage
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•~ 35-40% of PCOS pregnancies end in miscarriage. This is a 10-15% increase risk over ‘normal’ pregnancies.
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I hope these statistics show you many things… 1st your doctors might be unaware of PCOS and its extremes… 2nd it effects your young girls… Bullying is an epidemic today, weight being a main cause… 3rd you may need to change your direction of testing, treatments, etc… 4th you may gained peace of mind in knowing more of what “it” might be or is… ETC… “IT” depends on YOU since PCOS effects every woman differently… Treatment varies for each woman too!
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I am a firm believer many relationships, marriages and abuse of various degrees would be decreased IF we all know about PCOS…
~ If a female gains 100lbs over a year or close to it, she may have PCOS… Many females fall in to depression or hurt themselves when the weight will not go away!
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* Have them tested for PCOS, a thyroid disorder or another hormone imbalance… Might be something else…
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SMELLS WRONG! NUMBERS INCREASING, DOCTORS INTERPRET PCOS ANY WAY THEY LIKE, ETC.... SOMETHING HAS TO HAPPEN! 2004 THE AACE MADE PCOS A DOCTOR'S PRIORITY!

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