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hormone questions- not just estrogen and progestorone
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larry - December 14

Some of you have asked about hormones---- here is some info on what happens to our bodies when our hormones are out of balanced, NOT balanced-------you continue to suffer from these conditions: weight gain...low sense of well-being...depression...body aches...restless sleep…dry or rough skin...joint pain...fatigue...cold sensations...low libido...thinning hair...fragile nails...frequent headaches...sore muscles...water retention...constipation...PMS...low motivation...and even low immune system....


The hormonal system is complex and understanding the impact on your body and daily activities can be very difficult and frustrating. The endocrine system produces and sends hormones to all areas of our body to regulate essential function. Functions such as temperature, reproduction, growth, immunity and aging: it stands to reason that this is the hub of vitality, longevity and well-being.......

Hormonal Deficiencies often lead to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue and there are several possible causes that could be contributing to your pain and fatigue:......

Low Thyroid Levels Despite Normal “Standard” Blood Test Results. Have you been told over and over your thyroid levels are normal? You may actually have severely low thyroid not detected by standard tests. Standard blood tests, performed 90% of the time, do not pick up severely low thyroid levels. Low thyroid levels can cause fatigue, depression and difficulty losing weight and is present in the majority of Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome and/or Unrelenting Fatigue patients. Low Thyroid also increases the risk of heart disease and cancer. A recent study in the medical journal Archives of Internal Medicine found that women with low normal thyroid are 70% more likely to have atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and over twice as likely (200% increase) to suffer a heart attack. .....
Pituitary Dysfunction...... Pituitary dysfunction is present with this condition, which stem from a variety of causes, including viruses, bacteria, stress, yeast, inflammation, toxins, pesticides, plastics and mitochondria dysfunction......
Adrenal Exhaustion....... Adrenal exhaustion is often the cause of serious fatigue. Sophisticated blood/urine tests required for an accurate diagnosis are often not done. The strength and health of your adrenal system are critical to you. ....
Results of decreased hormones are vast and can include, but are not limited to:.....

Insomnia ..
Restless, non-refreshing sleep..
Adrenal gland fatigue ...
Hypothyroidism ...
Anxiety and panic attacks ....
Dry eyes ....
Urinary frequency....
Weight gain and/or an increase in body fat....

 

tcmby - December 18

i have a hard time understandinng all of this info. my doctor had my thryoid checked and says its fine. you said somewhere else that the stadard tests anrent that good. how or where do i get better care? thanks.

 

BRENDA - December 19

The best thing to do is to see a MD who specializes in auto-immune diseases..ie, RA, Lupus, MS, Fibromyalgia....etc. A rheumatologist is probably the best, but I am seeing an internal medicine doctor that deals with many fibro patients. She is very knowledgeable in this area. I recomend That whoever you do see, that you check them out throughly! If they are knowledgeable, they will be up to date on any tests that need to be done on you!

 

Lynne-FT - December 19

BRENDA is right see someone who specializes in auto-immune diseases, they will know what tests to run also an endocronogolist may also be able to help. Good Luck.

 

JJ1 - December 19

I am considering an endocrinologist in addition to my rheumatologist. Anyone see an endocrinologist regularly?

 

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