Cures For Thyroid Problems In Women

It is a known fact that some thyroid disorders have a hidden manifestation. Some thyroid problems can give vague signals which are very hard to diagnose and can be confused with other conditions. It takes a watchful sufferer or a patient to realize that something is wrong with their body and so the need to see a doctor or a specialist.

The first sign to look out for in a thyroid problem is weight gain or weight loss, depending on the specific problem. People that have a malfunction of hormones as a result of thyroid disorder can either become too thin or too fat. If you experience weight lost or sudden weight gain, this can signal a gland problem.

Another way to tell in the absence of a proper diagnosis is to take a closer look at the skin of your elbows or of your knees. People who suffer from such illness have a dry skin in those regions that is exfoliating or has small wrinkles of cracks. In sever conditions, the skin can even bleed and be very painful. At first it can start with only a mild dry skin on those areas. It is better to take a thyroid test if you notice something like this on your body. A further sign can be inexplicable hair loss and dry scalp, so if you have dandruff all the time, it may not just be problem with your shampoo brand.

You can also tell if you have a thyroid problem by looking at your family medical history. Suspecting an illness of this kind should mostly be based on research. See if it runs in your family; did your grandmother have it, your mother, father, sisters, etc. Sometimes the condition can even be passed on from fathers to their daughters, although this is not very common.

Sleeping disorders are another sign of a problematic thyroid. You find that you just can’t get enough of sleep, or you just find it difficult to sleep; these can be as a result of a larger or smaller quantity of hormones in your body. Insomnias or the impossibility to sleep show signs of bad quantities in hormone replacement.

Having the constant sensation of cold or chills with no reason can be a signal of thyroid problem. In people with hyperthyroidism, the body can lose heat a lot faster than in a healthy person. Because of this, most of the heat that the body preserved is eliminated, thus causing chills.

Hypothyroidism is another thyroid disorder which can give people the sensation of feeling too hot. The body becomes overheated because it can not process and eliminate energy fast. To protect itself, the body sweats. People with this condition may wake up in the middle of the night and think they were sleep walking in the pool.

The symptoms of a thyroid problem usually begin slowly. Most of the time people simply ignore them. If diagnosed on time and treated early, many of the diseases that the thyroid causes when malfunction, can be easily cured.

One of the worst conditions, and symptoms also, that a bad thyroid causes are swelled feet. The veins may begin to bulge out and might brake under the skin causing very sharp pains with ugly look. Because the blood is no longer flowing as it should, it can lead to a heart condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way to cure or treat anxiety that is causing erectile dysfunction?
    When I was with women that I really did not care much about, there was no problem. When alone, there is no problem. The fear of losing an erection causes some men to not be able to perform. What can they do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds partly psychological. Relaxation and low stress is key. You need to remember that she is with you by choice and not get uptight. If you care about her, but she is not with you by choice, therein lies the problem. That is called date rape, and you should have problems. (not an accusation, just covering bases).

      Zinc has long been known to affect sexual performance in a positive way. There may be a zinc deficiency that is causing the issue.

      Also, you may have some underlying health issue, like adrenal funciton, sugar instability (onset of diabetes perhaps), or thyroid issues. Anything that will fatigue your system could cause the problem.

      If it really is bothering you, try seeing a naturopathic doctor who can help you sort out your health issues and get you on the road to healing.

      You are right to look for a natural way to treat this, as health is a natural thing, not allopathic. Pharmaceuticals only mask problems; you need to get this dealt with and gone.

      Good luck .

  2. QUESTION:
    what is the best solution to replacement of falling hair?
    Problems of falling hair. need to find the best way to prevent hair fall and replacement if possible.

    • ANSWER:
      This may answer your question(s). PLEASE READ THIS FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR HAIR & WHOEVER ELSE IS INTERESTED:
      According to the The Home Remedies Handbook (by the editors of Consumer Guide, "It's normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs a day. That's generally not a problem, since the typical head of hair has about 100,000 hairs. It's simply part of shedding phase that all hair goes through......."
      "The most common cause of hair loss for both men and women is pattern balding. In men, this hereditary condition affects the front and/or top of the head. Pattern hair loss in women isn't generally as severe as it is in men, and it's more diffuse, with the thinnest patches of hair usually at the top of the head....While there is no cure for pattern balding, ther are treatments available."
      6 Ways to Fight Hair Loss:
      1) Stay healthy
      (Easier said than done sometimes, but a whole host of diseases may have the unfortunate result of causing hair loss....Illnesses as diverse as measles, thyroid disease, lupus, pneumonia, anemia, diabetes, syphilis, polycystic ovaries, and tumors on the adrenal gland may all produce hair loss.)

      2) Watch your medications (Literally hundreds of different medications can cause hair loss. Chemotherapeutic drugs certainly affect the hair but the list of offenders also includes some birth control pills, high blood pressure medications, cerain types of steroids, diuretics, antidepressants, and even aspirin when taken chronically. Check with your doctor to see if the medications you are taking are associated with hair loss and whether there are alternative medications available. However, do not stop taking any prescription medication without first talking to your doctor about it.)

      3) Eat a balanced diet (People who eat a very-low-protein or iron-deficient diet run the risk of shedding more than normal amounts of hair....On the other hand, going overboard with certain vitamins can harm hair, too. Taking vitamin A or D in excess can cause hair loss. People who are taking the so called megavitamin regime shoud be very careful.)

      4) Keep calm (Severe stress or a traumatic event like a death in the family can bring about heavy shedding of the hair. But moderate stress can leave its mark on your maine as well. Try to find a way to cope with stress and minimize its effects on your health and your hair. Do whatever works for you, whether it's exercising, practicing meditation or some form of relaxation technique, or making time for a hobby.)

      5) Don't overprocess or overstyle your hair (We do many things to our hair to make it look beautiful, but some of them may not be good for our tresses. Cornrowing, tight braiding, bleaching, teasing, chemically straightening, and using hot rollers or hot combs can all cause hair breakage. Whoever told us women to brush our hair 100x a night gave us the worst possible advice. If you can't forgo the styling and processing altgother, at least try to space them out a bit and give your hair a break from these treatments whenever possible.)

      6) Check out your supplements (Selenium supplements taken in excess and foreign herbs that contain heavy metals can cause hair loss. If you are taking any such supplement and notice hair loss, discontinue the supplement and see your doctor to be sure that the supplement has not caused other complications that may not be as readily apparent as the hair loss.)

      "There are medical treatments to help restore lost or thinning hair. The prescription drug minoxidil, sold under the brand name Rogaine, is currently the only medication on the market for treating hair loss. It grows hair in about 20 to 25 percent of those who use it. Minoxidil is a clear solution that you apply to your scalp 2x daily. The medication generally has to be used for at least 4mths before any signs of new growth occur (if new growth occurs at all), and it has to be continued for as long as you want to retain the new hair. In other words, once you stop using minoxidil, you will most likely lose the new hair. Researchers are developing new drugs that may be combined with minoxidil to give an enhanced effect, says Mary Sawaya, M.D., Ph.D. If you would like to know more about minoxidil, contact your doctor. Your other option is a hair transplant. Often, a hair transplant can be done in a doctor's office under local anesthesia. These procedures are usually quite successful."

      Thank you for reading this. I hope this will help you take good care of yourself and your hair.

  3. QUESTION:
    Do you think that rogaine for women is the best solution for loosing hair as a medicine?
    and if it is what rogaine for women side effects ?
    my friends advised me to use it.
    Thanks for your help and concern .

    • ANSWER:
      Rogaine is your best bet *if* you're experiencing hereditary, age/hormone-related hair loss. But hormone replacement therapy may help.

      Also:
      1. If you've recently had a baby, you could have telogen effluvium. Good news! It cures itself!
      2. You might have a thyroid condition, so getting that taken care off should also stop your hair loss.
      3. The cause might be an autoimmune problem, like what runs in my family.
      4. It could be the result of certain medications, like some antidepressents or treatments for Cickle Cell Anemia.
      5. You could be anemic.
      6. You might not be getting enough Vitamin B12, protein, or Omega 3 fatty acids.
      7. Your growth cycle might be inhibited by a stressful event as long as 3-4 months ago.

      Oh yeah. The FDA approved use of a laser light therapy that regrows hair. Check it out!

      P.S. Don't despair. A lot of the time, female hair loss is treatable. And 80% of women will experience it at some point in their lives, many before they turn 40.

      A.P.S. Stay away from Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which is found in most shampoos. Stuff is nasty and there's evidence it causes or aggravates hair loss.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can starting Thyroid medication for hypothyroid (Levoxyl) cause your eyes to swell or hurt?
    I had Grave's disease (hyperthyroidism) and had past eye problems. I received Radioactive iodine 6 years ago and my thyroid became normal along w ith my eyes. Now this year I became mildy hypothyroid TSH alittle over 7.40 and everything else normal. I was put on .25 mcg of Levoxyl which I stated taking almost a month ago. Now I am experiencing soreness, burning painful eyesballs. Can the medication be doing this? Its such a small dose and I dont know if the graves eye disease is coming back.

    • ANSWER:
      HI LilJay

      NOt sure about the medication, but here are some ideas on how to heal the issue.

      Cause
      Abnormal immune response is believed be a possible cause of hypothyroidism. The exact cause is not known, but certain antibodies from the immune system will launch an assault on the thyroid, disturbing hormone production. Lumps or tumors that form on the thyroid also disrupt hormone production. Temporary hyperthyroidism can be caused by infection or inflammation, and certain prescription drugs.

      Hyperthyroidism is less common than Hypothyroidism, yet for both diseases, women appear to be more susceptible than men. Be aware that a malfunctioning thyroid may be the cause of recurring illnesses.

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      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that naturally suppress excess thyroid hormone production. Such foods include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, rutabagas, spinach, turnips, soybeans, peaches, and pears. Eliminate dairy products, over consumption of wheat products, coffee, tea, and caffeinated soft drinks.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. We suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Homeopathy: The homeopathic remedy Thyroidium is very helpful in assisting in proper thyroid regulation.

      Juice Therapy: Drink carrot, celery, spinach, and parsley juice; or juice made from a combination of cabbage, watercress, and spinach.

      Nutritional Supplementation: The following nutrients can help regulate thyroid function: vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, choline, trace minerals, iodine, kelp, and thyroid glandulars.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating hyperthyroidism: Acupuncture, Biofeedback Training, Homeopathy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

      Best of health to you

  5. QUESTION:
    what is a good way to get sleep with fibromynalgia and muscel spasms?
    i am taking several medications for different problems,and feel groggy i would like alternitive ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      I have to sleep on an air mattress with foam on top. I get a twin size from Walmart for . I've found that if I don't sit on the edge, they will last much longer. I have a twin size on full bed with foam to protect edges from getting in & out.

      I would also suggest raising the foot of the bed 6" - inclined bed therapy. I want to have this done, I think this would greatly help FMS.

      I manage my chronic pain from fibromyalgia with guaifenesin. It's no "cure" but it does manage the pain. My theory is that the lymph fluids thicken & pool. They pool around nerves and create pressure on the nerves. Do you wake up with muscle pain that "drains away" in a few hours if you sit up but the longer you stay in bed the more pain?

      I suggest doing a trial of guaifenesin. I get Mucinex off ebay cheaper. Unfortunately many herbs & supplements block it's effectiveness. I cut out everything when I first started & found that it replaced most of what I was taking. I was injecting massive B12 (methylcobalamin) daily to control the pain & massive amounts of garlic oil to control the constant infections.

      Vitamin D from my current research is needed in fairly high levels by most people. I haven't noticed a difference taking the high levels but I have started. I take a combination of cod liver oil & vitamin D3.

      My current research is leading me to believe that fibromyalgia may actually be a thyroid problem & possibly insufficient iodine (which causes iodine problems) Iodine like guaifenesin thins the mucous membranes. Iodine unlike guaifenesin is a needed nutrient. Testing is showing that 95% of people are iodine deficient.

      My thyroid lab tests have always shown as "normal" but I have obvious symptoms of thyroid dysfunction (basal temp of 95F among many others) The basal temperature test is (in my mind) a more accurate testing of thyroid function.

      The Barnes Basal temperature test is a simple, do it yourself test, that you can do at home. It is accurate and requires nothing more than an oral thermometer. Here’s what you do. At bedtime shake down a mercury thermometer to 94F and place on the nightstand, within easy reach. DO NOT USE a DIGITAL thermometer for taking the axillary temperature because they are not as accurate. When you wake up in the morning, make sure you stay in bed quietly and take the thermometer and place it securely under your arm in your armpit. Hold it in place for ten minutes and then write down what the thermometer reads. During the ten minutes you’re waiting, take your pulse for one full minute and record what this result is also.

      Do this exact procedure each morning for several weeks. Make sure you do not get up to go to the bathroom or anything else. It must be done before you have any activity. You must be in bed for a minimum of two hours before reading your temperature and the reading will not be accurate if you move around or get up. Do not use an electric blanket or other electrical devices in your bed. Do not sleep on a waterbed to perform this test. A waterbed will elevate your temperature artificially. It has also been found that a woman’s body temperature varies with the different phases of her menstrual cycle. The second and third days of your menstrual cycle are when the most accurate/reliable temperature can be found. Therefore, it is recommended that you make note on your records with red pen on the days you were menstruating and make sure you perform your test during this week.

      If you’re basal temperature consistently runs below 97.8 or your pulse runs below 65 you may benefit from a trial period of thyroid medication

      From what I've read, people I've talked with natural thyroid hormones are more effective than synthetic.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can an out of control menstrual cycle cause weight gain?
    Also what is the best "fix" for a period that is out of control? Here's the details. When I had my second child my period for a bit went haywire, I gained 30 pounds, but after a bit it went back to normal and I lost the weight. Now after my 3rd child I am having the same problem. When my son was 6 months old, my period started getting bad again and shortly after I started gaining weight. He's now 5 yrs old and my period has never went back to normal and I have gained over 50 lbs. My weight should be about 120 and I weigh about 170. About 6 months ago I went on Yaz and my period went to normal. I lost 24lbs. Due to problems with the pill, I had to quit taking them. My periods went back to coming every 2 wks and I bleed very very heavily. I have also gained back the 24lbs I lost. I have talked to my ob gyn and she says it is not possible for my periods to cause weight gain. Is it time to see another dr?
    I have tried both diet and exercise. Many diets. I have also consulted a nutritionist and a trainer. Neither worked.

    • ANSWER:
      hi romancenwva

      Yes, I would definitely consider seeing another doctor. You might try to find a doctor that has more of a wholistic approach and who better understands the interrelationships between all the hormones in the body.

      The first thing that came to mind for me when I read your question was THYROID. Your doctor may have already tested it and decided it was "normal" but the reference range for TSH is very much in dispute, and it takes more than just that one number to thoroughly rule it out.

      As I'm sure you know, underactive thyroid can contribute to weight gain. Did you know that pregnancy can cause thyroid problems? It happens most often in women with thyroid antibodies---which means one of the autoimmune versions of thyroiditis. Graves, is the hyper version, Hashimoto's is the hypo version. However, those terms may be meaningless. Some researchers have suggested that they are just two aspects of the same disease.

      http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/thyroid/pregnant.html

      "Postpartum thyroid disease can be an overactive thyroid, an underactive thyroid or both. Since many of the symptoms of thyroid disease are subtle and often overlap with the postpartum experiences of healthy women, the diagnosis of thyroid disease is often not considered. Symptoms include anxiety, insomnia, difficulty concentrating, irritability, weight changes or fatigue, which are common after delivery, even when thyroid disease is not present."

      If your thyroid turns out to be the culprit, keep after your doctors to make sure you're not being undertreated. They will often use the TSH reading to determine that you're just inside the "normal" range and say you're cured. Other physicians will treat based more on symptoms than on numbers.

      Below are some links that you might find useful. Feel free to email me.

      Best of luck!

  7. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me something more abouth hormonal disorders at women?
    Out of curiosity. What are the most usual hormonal disorders; What usually cause (which) hormonal disorders; What are simptoms; how do you cure a hormonal disorder; What to do/ not to do to get a hormonal disorder?...

    • ANSWER:
      Here are the 3 most common hormonal disorders in women:

      Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
      Thyroid Dysfunction.
      Adrenal Fatigue.

      Here's a brief description of each:

      ♯ Common Hormone Disorders: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
      The most common hormonal disorder among women is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which affects an estimated 7 percent of women. However, many cases may go undiagnosed, so as many as one in 10 women may be affected.

      "This is a syndrome, which means it is a collection of features," said Dr. Ricardo Azziz, chair of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's department of obstetrics and gynecology.

      Two-thirds of women with PCOS are overweight and most are insulin resistant. Symptoms include:

      ♦ Irregular or absent periods
      ♦ Unusual body hair growth
      ♦ Unusually severe acne
      ♦ Darkened skin patches
      ♦ Rapid weight gain

      Although the cause of PCOS remains unknown, researchers are looking into its connection to obesity, genetics and insulin production.

      Lifestyle changes, including eating a healthy diet and exercising, are often "prescribed" for patients with PCOS. This is because weight loss has been found to cause an improvement, or even a remission, of symptoms. Sometimes medications, including birth control pills and fertility drugs, are prescribed to help with symptoms.

      ♯ Thyroid Dysfunction:
      Over 20 percent of menopausal women in the United States are diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction, according to Marcy Holmes, NP, Certified Menopause Clinician, and Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN N.P. However, studies suggest that millions more may be suffering from subclinical problems, but remain undiagnosed.

      Most women are affected by hypothyroidism, a sluggish or "underactive" thyroid. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

      ♦ Fatigue
      ♦ Weight gain
      ♦ Depression
      ♦ High cholesterol

      Other women may be affected by the opposite, hyperthyroidism, which is an overactive thyroid. A person with hyperthyroidism may:

      ♦ Have trouble sleeping
      ♦ Feel anxious
      ♦ Be irritable
      ♦ Feel overheated
      ♦ Experience weight loss (with an increased appetite)

      Hormonal imbalances, which could be caused by stress and nutritional deficiencies, trigger thyroid disease. Hypothydroidism may also occur at other times your body may be more prone to hormonal imbalance, such as during perimenopause, menopause and pregnancy.

      ♯ Adrenal Fatigue:
      Your adrenal glands (located on top of each kidney) act as control centers for many hormones. One of their most important tasks is to get your body ready for the "fight or flight" stress response, which means increasing adrenaline and other hormones.

      This response increases your heart rate and blood pressure, slows your digestion and basically gets your body ready to face a potential threat or challenge.

      While this response is good when it's needed, many of us are constantly faced with stressors (work, environmental toxins, not enough sleep, worry, etc.) and are in this "fight or flight" mode for far too long -- much longer than was ever intended from an evolutionary standpoint.

      The result? The adrenals become overworked and fatigued. Symptoms of adrenal dysfunction are varied, but include:

      ♦ Fatigue and weakness
      ♦ A suppressed immune system
      ♦ Muscle and bone loss
      ♦ Depression
      ♦ Hormonal imbalance
      ♦ Skin problems
      ♦ Autoimmune disorders

      You can support healthy adrenal function by:

      ♦ Resting more
      ♦ Reducing stress in your life
      ♦ Eating a nutrient-dense diet

  8. QUESTION:
    What could cause constant tiredness in the second trimester?
    Everything says your suppose to have a lot of energy during the second trimester but i dont. i feel a little better than the first trimester bc i dont have the morning sickness or the indigestion as bad but im still always tired. I also read its normal not to get much sleep, which i am waking up atleast 10 times a night and i sleep with extra pillows and everything. Is it ok to still be tired? have any of you still been tired in your second trimester?

    • ANSWER:
      You could have low iron, or you could be just one of those women who feels like cr*p her entire pregnancy like me. I do have low iron though, although it isn't massively low but even on the supplements Im still constantly tired so I think it's just one of those pregnancy things. Some women really really suit pregnancy and have the glow and the perfect bump and just fit it perfectly. And then there are women at the other end of the spectrum who just have a really tough time. I would be in that last category. I have an itch all over my body from pregnancy and the only cure is to have the baby. I also have had morning sickness since 4 weeks along and it hasn't stopped (Im now 37 weeks) and I have a bad back which has been made worse through pregnancy. It totally sucks and I cant wait to have it over with but it's worth it. My point is, yes it's normal. It sucks and you feel gipped because the 2nd trimester is supposed to be the good one where you feel great and look great and all that but some women just feel terrible.

      If you're really concerned about it maybe you should have a chat with your doctor or midwife and they might want to run some blood tests. I also have a thyroid condition which I'm medicated for but which can add to my tiredness so there is a possibility that you could be suffering from thyroid problems or low iron, but it's also possible that you're just tired. Some women just feel run down the whole time and it sucks.

      Anyway, unfortunately it is normal but if you're worried talk to your care provider. They should be able to check you out a bit more thoroughly. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy :)

  9. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a dog with thyroid problems?
    If so I would like any advise esp what I can do without prescription meds
    Sorry yeah i was looking for a herbal remedy or a recommendation on brands so I can buy direct hence missing my vets consulation fees!

    • ANSWER:
      Sarah, I highly recommend that you email this woman who has vast experience with thyroid issues in dogs. You would have to set up a phone consultation, but if you are looking to help "cure" the condition and not just manage with drugs, then she is the best bet I've found: GrDaneLady (at) aol (dot) com. I wrote the email that way so that spiders don't pick it up online and she be bombarded with spam mail. She writes and lectures on such cases and has improved the quality of life for other dogs suffering from thyroid issues. Thyroid conditions are extremely complex (all endocrine disorders are very deep and serious and can be difficult to manage) and while medication IS required, there are other things you can do to help as well. Best of luck to you and your little one.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to cure heavy menses? What problems will happen if you have heavy menses?
    And also what causes heavy menses ?
    will heavy menses go away w/ time?

    • ANSWER:
      Here it is.

      What Is Menorrhagia?

      "Menorrhagia is the medical term doctors use to describe heavy menstrual bleeding or periods that last an unusually long time. It's normal to lose about 2 to 3 tablespoons of blood during your period. And the average woman's period lasts 4 to 7 days. But losing twice as much blood as normal or having a period that lasts longer than 7 days may be a sign of menorrhagia.

      What Are the Symptoms of Menorrhagia?
      Women who suffer from menorrhagia may experience one or all of these distressing symptoms:

      Blood clots in menstrual flow
      The need to change tampons or pads every hour for several hours
      The need to get up at night to change tampons or pads
      The need to double up on products (e.g., wear a tampon and a pad at the same time)
      Fatigue from anemia due to excess blood loss

      What Causes Heavy Periods?
      Menorrhagia can be caused by a variety of factors, many of which aren't serious. Causes of menorrhagia may include:

      Hormone imbalances
      Implantable birth control devices
      Disorders of the reproductive system, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine fibroids, uterine polyps, endometriosis
      Pelvic infections or tumors
      Liver or kidney problems
      Pregnancy complications
      Thyroid disease
      Bleeding disorders (rare)

      Read this article to see whether you have symptoms of thyroid disorder.

      What Are the Risk Factors for Menorrhagia?
      Any woman who menstruates can experience menorrhagia, but the condition is most common in women who have an imbalance in the hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle. These hormone imbalances are most common in very young women who have just started menstruating and in women over 40 who may be in perimenopause. Read up on the symptoms of perimenopause.

      Smoking or having relatives who suffer from menorrhagia also raises the risk.

      Fortunately, there are treatments for menorrhagia that can reduce or eliminate menstrual bleeding. Find out what you can do about heavy menstrual periods".

  11. QUESTION:
    Causes of falling hair? How will a hair grow back?
    I really have a problem with my hair. I have a lot of falling hair a day. And I'm really scared that maaybe one day my hair will look thin. I tried switching shampoo and conditioner, but still it keeps on falling. What do you think are the causes of falling hair? How long will a hair grow back?

    • ANSWER:
      These are the some cause of hair loss:

      Physical stress: surgery, illness, anemia, rapid weight change.
      Emotional stress: mental illness, death of a family member.
      Thyroid abnormalities.
      Medications: High does of Vitamin A -- Blood pressure medications -- Gout medications.
      Hormonal causes: pregnancy, birth control pills, menopause.
      Causes of temporary hair loss include:

      Medication - Drugs used to treat cancer, blood thinners, antidepressants and high blood pressure medications, as well as birth control pills and high doses of vitamin A, may cause hair loss.
      Diet - Too little protein and too little iron in your diet can lead to hair loss.
      Stress or illness - You may begin losing hair one to three months after a stressful situation, such as major surgery. High fevers, severe infections or chronic illnesses can result in hair loss.
      Childbirth - You may lose large amounts of hair within two to three months after delivery.
      Alopecia areata - A condition in which hair loss occurs only in certain areas, resulting in hair loss patches the size of a coin or larger.
      Thyroid disease - An overactive or underactive thyroid can cause hair loss. More information on thyroid problems:-
      Ringworm - If this fungal infection occurs on your scalp, it can cause small patches of scaling skin and some hair loss.

      Myths Related To Hair Loss

      Frequent shampooing contributes to hair loss.
      Hats and wigs cause hair loss.
      100 strokes of the hair brush daily will create healthier hair.
      Permanent hair loss is caused by perms, colors and other cosmetic treatments.
      Women are expected to develop significant hair back thicker.
      Shaving one's head will cause the hair to grow back thicker.
      Standing on one's head will cause increased circulation and thereby stimulate hair growth!
      Dandruff causes permanent hair loss.
      There are cosmetic products that will cause the hair to grow thicker and faster.
      Stress causes permanent hair loss.
      Hair loss does not occur in the late teens or early twenties.
      Hair loss affects only intellectuals.
      There is a cure for androgenetic Alopecia.

      Tips to Keep the Hair You Have, Prevent Further Hair Loss and Help to Protect Current Hair

      1.) Scalp Massage. Get yourself a good, stimulating scalp massage oil. My favorite is a natural scalp oil by Jason's Naturals. It can be found in natural food stores, or you may be able to purchase it online. This scalp massage oil helps stimulate circulation of the scalp and remove dead skin and deposits that may get in the way of healthy hair growth and the health of the follicles which actually are the gateway to healthy growth and maintenance.

      2.) Every time you wash your hair, be sure to massage the scalp as well. Do not choose shampoos that are drying. Instead choose shampoos that are creamier and contain clarifying ingredients. Look for the words "scalp health" or something to that effect on your shampoo formula. This means it contains ingredients that are clarifying to the follicle area and won't leave debris or residue on the scalp.

      3.) Avoid wearing you hair up - at all. Even barettes can have an effect on your hair health and growth. Any restrictions on that are a no-no. Tight ponytails especially. Try to keep you hair as free as possible.

      4.) Also avoid processing. This means coloring, straightening, perming, highlighting, blowing dry excessively, straight ironing, curling irons and any other high heat or harsh chemical methods of styling the hair. These will just aggravate your condition by further weakening the internal structure and outside bonds of the hair shaft, as well as drying the scalp and irritating it further, making the hair fall out more easily at the root.

      5.) There are also some quality hair thickening shampoos and conditioners that are actually designed for women with naturally thin, limp hair. These types of products are usually heavily fortified with amino acids and proteins, which are great building blocks to healthy, strong and thick hair. Why not use them to your advantage?

  12. QUESTION:
    help! How can i find relief for fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis?
    I am a 23 yr. old female and have been living with fibromyalgia and rheum. arthritis for about 2 1/2 years. It all happened after the birth of my daughter. These conditions affect my every day life so negatively that i have trouble performing the easiest tasks. I'm on multiple medicines for these conditions, but nothing eases my pain. I'm on pain relievers as well, but the barely even take the edge off. anyone else dealing with this? What should i do? pain management doc?

    • ANSWER:
      I managed my chronic pain from fibromyalgia with guaifenesin for 10 years til I learned about vitamin D3. Guaifenesin is no "cure" but it does manage the pain. My theory is that the lymph fluids thicken & pool. They pool around nerves and create pressure on the nerves. Do you wake up with muscle pain that "drains away" in a few hours if you sit up but the longer you stay in bed the more pain?

      Three months ago, I started high levels of vitamin D3 for 3 weeks & became pain free. I knocked the dose down to 2000iu's a day & a week later the pain is back. After restarting high levels, the pain is managed again. I am very hopeful that this may help improve my health.

      I personally did 30,000iu per day for a couple of months trying to refill my stores. It is highly recommended that you have your vit.D levels tested but my research shows toxicity only at outrageous, long term levels.

      Vitamin D3 deficiency is becoming an epidemic. U.S. RDA are much too low & the prescription vitamin D supplements are the wrong type (ergocalciferol ). Luckily you can buy vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) and the upper limits are extremely high. Current recommendations are for 35iu per pound - a 150# person needs minimum of 5250iu per day & the rda is 400iu. This amount is for minimal needs and does not account for depleted stores. March is when our stores are at their lowest. Low Vitamin D levels greatly increases your risk of cancer, diabetes, MS & heart attack.

      My current research is leading me to believe that fibromyalgia may actually be a thyroid problem & possibly insufficient iodine (which causes iodine problems) Iodine like guaifenesin thins the mucous membranes. Iodine unlike guaifenesin is a needed nutrient. Testing is showing that 95% of people are iodine deficient.

      My thyroid lab tests have always shown as "normal" but I have obvious symptoms of thyroid dysfunction (basal temp of 95F among many others) The basal temperature test is (in my mind) a more accurate testing of thyroid function.

      The Barnes Basal temperature test is a simple, do it yourself test, that you can do at home. It is accurate and requires nothing more than an oral thermometer. Here’s what you do. At bedtime shake down a mercury thermometer to 94F and place on the nightstand, within easy reach. DO NOT USE a DIGITAL thermometer for taking the axillary temperature because they are not as accurate. When you wake up in the morning, make sure you stay in bed quietly and take the thermometer and place it securely under your arm in your armpit. Hold it in place for ten minutes and then write down what the thermometer reads. During the ten minutes you’re waiting, take your pulse for one full minute and record what this result is also.

      Do this exact procedure each morning for several weeks. Make sure you do not get up to go to the bathroom or anything else. It must be done before you have any activity. You must be in bed for a minimum of two hours before reading your temperature and the reading will not be accurate if you move around or get up. Do not use an electric blanket or other electrical devices in your bed. Do not sleep on a waterbed to perform this test. A waterbed will elevate your temperature artificially. It has also been found that a woman’s body temperature varies with the different phases of her menstrual cycle. The second and third days of your menstrual cycle are when the most accurate/reliable temperature can be found. Therefore, it is recommended that you make note on your records with red pen on the days you were menstruating and make sure you perform your test during this week.

      If you’re basal temperature consistently runs below 97.8 or your pulse runs below 65 you may benefit from a trial period of thyroid medication

      From what I've read, people I've talked with natural thyroid hormones are more effective than synthetic.

  13. QUESTION:
    why am I on thyroid replacement as still feel so tired?
    I started on thyroxine some time ago after having a goitre, but I am still so very tired.

    • ANSWER:
      You are simply "Treating a symptom" not solving your problem. Doctors are NOT trained in nutrition or trained to CURE diseases these days. They are being trained to simply "Manage diseases and relieve symptoms" with drugs & surgery. That is not real health and if you are trying to get healthy, that is another paradigm. Taking a drug to do what the thyroid is not doing is just treating the symptom. It does NOTHING for solving the "Root cause" of why the thyroid is not performing well. That is "MAKE BELIEVE HEALTH."

      Glands typically enlarge due to deficiencies as a way to compensate for the lack of nutrients. In the case of the Thyroid, the lack of IODINE is a typical reason. If you have teeth problems that you may or may not be aware of can cause this problem. The thyroid is part of the pituitary axis consisting of 4 glands, the thyroid, pituitary, adrenals, and testes in men and ovaries in women. If your adrenal glands are exhausted, this will affect the thyroid negatively. Taking synthetic hormones to give the thyroid hormones is NOT going to help your adrenal glands that may be the Root cause of your entire problem. That could be due to a poor diet, taking antibiotics, getting vaccinated, and all kinds of issues like that.

      A nutritional therapist can help you sort out the problem.

      good luck to you

  14. QUESTION:
    What is polycystic ovary? What is its cure or how to treat it?
    my ovaries are detected to be polycystic after a vaginal ultrasound. Could it be seriou, could i be diabetic?

    • ANSWER:
      Polycystic ovary syndrome 'PCOS' is one of the most common female endocrine disorders. PCOS is a complex, heterogeneous disorder of uncertain etiology, but there is strong evidence that it can to a large degree be classified as a genetic disease.

      PCOS produces symptoms in approximately 5% to 10% of women of reproductive age '12–45' years old. It is thought to be one of the leading causes of female subfertility and the most frequent endocrine problem in women of reproductive age.

      The principal features are anovulation, resulting in irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, ovulation-related infertility, and polycystic ovaries; excessive amounts or effects of androgenic hormones, resulting in acne and hirsutism; and insulin resistance, often associated with obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol levels.The symptoms and severity of the syndrome vary greatly among affected women.

      PCOS Treatment:

      If you suspect you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome you will want to see your doctor. A doctor will take your medical history, perform a physical exam, and check your hormone and glucose levels. She or he may also schedule an ultrasound to look at your ovaries. Other disorders such as those that affect the adrenal or thyroid glands may mimic Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. For this reason, a careful evaluation of your individual case history and laboratory tests are essential for an accurate diagnosis. A specialist familiar with this syndrome, such as an endocrinologist who focuses on reproductive endocrinology, is best qualified for diagnosis and treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

      While there is still no cure for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, many effective treatment options are available. Together with changes in diet and exercise, these treatments are empowering women with PCOS to lead healthier and more satisfying lives. Even the problem of infertility can often be corrected and conception can occur.

  15. QUESTION:
    How often should women get a mammogram?
    I have a family history of cancer specifically breast and bone cancer.

    • ANSWER:
      Once in a year. Since, U have familial history, the following relevant information may help U to be cancer free for life.

      BREAST CANCER*:
      Signs and symptoms of breast cancer may include:
      •A breast lump or thickening that feels different from the surrounding tissue
      •Bloody discharge from the nipple
      •Change in the size or shape of a breast
      •Changes to the skin over the breast, such as dimpling
      •Inverted nipple
      •Peeling, scaling or flaking of the nipple or breast skin
      •Redness or pitting of the skin over your breast, like the skin of an orange
      Instant Diagnosis of Breast Cancer with the aid of acupressure maps.
      Please, study the instructions carefully, discuss with Ur family members and friends and then find out to Ur satisfaction, if U/anybody for that matter is affected by ‘breast cancer’.

      With the help of maps published herein, hard press these points with Ur thumb and middle finger and find out if all/most of acu points are tender.

      Remote control acupressure points to diagnose Breast Cancer, hiv/AIDS, or any disease-Point Nos.1-10 -----1 [brain], 2 [Mental Nerves], 3 [Pituitarygland], 4 [Pineal gland], 5 [Head Nerves], 6 [Throat], 7 [Neck], 8 [Thyroid & Parathyroid], 9 [Spine], 10 [piles-constipation], , Point Nos.11-16, No.11 [Prostrate gland], 12 [Penis], 13 [Vagina], 14. Testes & Ovaries], 15 [Uterus], 16 [Lymph], 37 [spleen].

      For Treatment and perceivable relief, hard-pressure is to be applied on & around these points with Ur thumb and middle finger.
      Palms/soles:
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      Dorsal side of Palms & soles:

      1. Diagnosis--In the middle of dorsal side of Ur palm, the remote control point for the breast is given in the acupressure maps published hereunder.. On hard pressing by Ur thumb and middle finger, if it hurts, U may feel that U/she have/has blocked energy in the breast.
      If point no. 16 [lymph] and no.8 [thyroid] are also painful on hard pressure by Ur thumb---then it is confirmed that she has breast cancer.
      If the pain is severe on all these points, it means that the tumor is well grown, ripe for surgical interference..

      2. Prevention & Cure--If U press the surrounding area on both sides of palms, soles, wrists and ankles regularly three times a day and then breast cancer shall not grow further. Acupressure & Indian Natural Remedies can cure breast cancer safely & totally in 45-90 days. T & C apply..

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      •PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ Vol. I & II--- by Dr.Devendra Vora, D.Sc.,M.D.,F.R.C.P.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India. Available all over the globe in all Indian languages.
      •Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India--- treated and caused to treat more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, irregular menses and also many other most dreaded diseases---Dr.Devendra Vora has analyzed that pressure applied on certain points located on the palms and soles helps to stimulate all organs of the body, prevents disease and assists in maintaining good health. Acupressure also helps to diagnose, prevent and cure diseases like common cold, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Migraine, Paralysis, and even cancer, HIV/AIDS. Autism, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, all brain and spinal cord affected diseases.
      *Latest updates of Miracles of Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies. A diabetic patient aged 62 years from Hyderabad. Mastectomy of left breast in 2005 and recurrence of tumors in the left chest in 2011. Metastases/Secondaries spread to sternum and complained of breathing problems, constipation, insomnia, severe pain edema in the left chest. Chemotherapy is fraught with severe reactions & doctors refused to treat her due to advancing age & extremely weak constitution. Patient shifted to Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies on 17102011. Feed back Dated 01012012-sleeping well, edema and pain subsided substantially and no problem of breathing on passing very stinking stools on 15122011.

  16. QUESTION:
    I get too much white blood discharge is there any home remedy to cure?
    I am 27. get too much white blood discharge with bad odur and lots of itching.

    • ANSWER:
      MENSES*
      1. Every young girl/spinster/woman must know the significance of Menses cycles, regularity of maintenance with the aid of acupressure techniques & to maintain ‘the best of woman’s health’ for life. The success depend up on the extent of compliance of all stipulated instructions.
      Menses------- is nothing but the God's Special gift given to the female. It is one of the routes of excretion of toxins, pus cells, bad blood, bacteria, viruses, hormonal discharges, etc.
      So long as a female passes through regular menses right from puberty to menopause, she will be well balanced, pretty with natural and healthy glow, good moods of love and affection, excellent immunity/disease resistance power, excellent growth in height up to 21st birthday, etc.
      Irregular periods/heavy periods may be an offshoot of hormonal imbalance, psychological disturbances, indiscriminate consumption of birth control pills, steroids for other causes like allergy, thyroid problems, asthma/bronchitis, etc.
      By and large, the menses cycle ranges from 3 weeks to 5 weeks as and when it is regular. In certain ladies, it is not regular. It can be regulated just in 5 days.
      How to develop aesthetically designed Big Boobs & to prevent breast cancer for life?
      Aesthetically designed boobs 'for a girl' are very beautiful and a source of inspiration for everyone. They can as well be good source of nourishment/nutrition and ready made antibodies for her kids. It is a natural gift to the female given by the God and it shall as well keep herself and her husband to enjoy free sex within her own wedlock. If the female is intelligent, to be well-secured, she can protect all her virtues and nature's gifts given by Him, to her own advantage vis-a-vis her husband and her progeny.
      [a]. Ur [Menses related gonads]-remote control-Acupressure points are located in Ur wrists and ankles on both sides to be activated for regulating Ur menses cycle. Remote control acu points of 'breasts' are located in the ‘middle’ of Ur dorsal side of palms, where U can see nails. Massage on all these points, with Ur thumbs, for 2 minutes daily morning & evening.
      By virtue of regular menses cycles, girls may grow in height up to 21st birth day with aesthetically designed boobs, the study says
      [b]. Eat dry/raw coconut + jaggery, sweets and Laddu made of dry fruits daily one or two. They ensure good strength to the boobs vis-a-vis big size. Hence, most of the Indian women don’t have the problem of small boobs.

      3. Acupressure & Natural Remedies may solve Ur problem of irregular Menses.
      ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUES:

      Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomiting and all the organs shall function upto optimal levels.

      With ur thumb, press ur/his/her palms and soles, wrists and ankles on both sides. Suppose pain is felt while pressing a particular point in the palm/sole, u have to press the surrounding area—just like u r pumping out air from that painful point. The blocked energy in any internal organ, be it lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, liver, etc., shall be released along with toxins if any. As a last point u must press middle part of each palm/sole; so that toxins, if any, shall be excreted through urine without affecting the kidneys.
      It should be done in an empty stomach or 2 hours after meals. With this, all the endocrine glands and their hormonal secretions shall be regulated. All internal organs shall function up to optimal levels. Ur entire immune system gets invigorated to produce antibodies.

      •2. PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to join ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health problem.

      •Source:
      'Health In Ur Hands' by Dr.Devendra Vora,D.Sc.,M.D.,F.R.C.P., an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  17. QUESTION:
    How can a thin person lose weight?
    I am on the average/thin side and was wanting to lose around 5kg & tone up. My question is, why do obese people lose weight quicker without drastically changing their eating/ exercise habits, and will I have to exercise harder & diet more extremely to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Read these carefully & do it sincerely, so many colums are there, you have to choose which is you like regarding exercises & food.

      When mother Nature has provided us with such a simple and easy treatment to cure diseases and even to avoid them we all must follow the instructions given by her. These Therapies only help Nature to cure us. Let us not ignore Nature in our mad pursuit of science. THIS NATURE'S 'DO IT YOURSELF' ACUPRESSURE THERAPY ITSLEF IS A SCIENCE AND NOT A MATTER OF BELIEF. Try this Therapy sincerely and regularly for at least 15 days and observe its wonderful and amazing result.

      Obesity : This is due to :

      1. Malfunctioing of Thyroid/Parathyroid gland and late on other endocrine
      glands e.g. malfunctioning of Pineal gland leads to retention of water and
      excess water in the body and leads to excess fat.

      2. Underworking of Sex glands mainly in ladies after delivery of a child.

      3. Overeating i.e. taking more calories than required by the body.

      C U R E :

      Take minimum 3 liters water in a day.

      Take Acupessure treatment on all endocrine glands twice daily.

      2. During pregnancy and after delivery, take treatment on all the endrocrine
      glands. After delivery, increae heat in the body, take the acupressure
      treatment.

      3. Drink charged gold/silver/copper water daily two glasses reduced from 4
      glasses.

      4. Drink hot to lukewarm water only during the day and always after meals.

      5. In the morning in one glass of hot water add juice of half a lemon and one
      tablespooful of honey. Drink it. That will reduec the desire to eat/drink
      sweets.

      6. Chew food at least 15 minutes

      7. Drink 3 to 5 cups of green juice a day adding 1 teaspoonful of health drink
      to each cup. This will help to reduce the body very fast WITHOUT ANY SIDE
      EFFECTS.

      8. Eat plenty of salads adding 100 grams of sprouted cereals like Mung. Also
      eat two seasonal fruits + 1 glass of buttermilk.

      9. Avoid all food if possible. However, in spite of the above diet, if you
      feel very hungry, take preparations of only wheat or only rice. That will
      rduce the intake of food. But eat this food only when you are very hungry.

      10. Do Pranayam + Ling Mundra + Jogging+Skipping+swimming + Acupressure.

      NOTE :

      EXCESS WEIGHT :

      In the case of females,damage to endocrine glands of Thyroid/Parathyroid is very common. Moreover, their Sex glands are damaged during pregnancy or delivery because of worry. And so when these two endocrine glands do not function properly, these women start putting on weight more around the waist. Because of damage to these two endocrine glands, sometimes even Pineal gland is damaged and so there is more retention of water in the body, which is also one of the reasons for excess weight.

      When such patients come, their obese figure obviously shows their problem which can be confirmed by pressing on point nos. 8, 11 to 15 and no. 3. At this time of checking, it is advisable to check other endocrine glands too, so you can locate any further damage, if any. for cure, first it is necessary to treat these two endocrine glands for 15/20 days and only then start dieting and treatment on not only these two endocrine glands but also on the other endocrine glands. I have treated many cases,where the weight loss was from 2/3 kgs to 10 kgs per month. Once the weight has reached normal then ask the patients to continue Acupressure treatment and they will be able to maintan their weight and pleasing figure.

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I deal with this unbearable fatigue?
    I can barely keep my eyes open. I've been like this for years and years. I'm sure I have a Hypothyroidism and will be getting tested as soon as I see my doctor. What can I do about it till then?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps your fatigue problem is due to anxiety and stress.

      One of the most common fatigue causes is anxiety, which is known to effect 40 million U.S. adults each year. Anxiety is a state of fear of real or imagined danger, which is manifested as increased heart rate, trembling, panic, weakness, extreme fatigue and stomach or intestinal discomfort. Disorders of this nature make up the largest mental illness diagnosis in the U.S.

      In women of reproductive age, anemia is fairly common. It can be the result of heavy menstrual periods or having a baby. Anemia is one of the more common fatigue causes in women. When you don’t have enough iron in your body, your hemoglobin isn’t strong enough to carry the necessary amounts of oxygen to your body. Consume more iron-rich foods. As iron supplements can be potentially dangerous, they should be consumed with caution, or preferably in consultation with a suitable natural health practitioner.

      Your thyroid may be the cause of your fatigue. If you have hypothyroidism, this means that you have a slow metabolism, and this could be preventing you from getting the energy your body needs from the foods you eat. This can leave you feeling sluggish and even a little depressed.

      There are also many lifestyle problems that can increase your chances of feeling fatigued, including inactivity, heavy alcohol consumption, excessive physical activity, lack of sleep, antihistamines, stress and unhealthy eating habits. For most of these, identifying and solving the problem is usually the best course of action.

      Depression can also be a fatigue cause, as a poor mental and emotional state can translate to physical lethargy.

      You may have a urinary tract infection and not even know it. Often, the only symptom can be fatigue.

      Too much caffeine can actually be making you feel constantly tired. If you think that this might be the cause of your fatigue, try to do without it for a while and see how you feel.

      Food allergies can also be behind your fatigue. Since even a slight intolerance can be at the root of what’s making you tired, you should start eliminating foods from your diet to see how you feel. Slowly reintroduce the food after a time and see if it affects you.

      Another common fatigue cause, especially in today's toxic world, is the accumulation of too much toxins in one's body. An improved diet, regular exercise, as well as suitable detoxification protocols would help a great deal.

      As you can see, there are many different possible causes of your fatigue. If your fatigue has gone on for a long time, you should consider getting a check up, as you may have a more serious problem, such as chronic fatigue syndrome or other problems such as kidney failure or sleep apnea.

      Only by addressing your underlying fatigue causes, can true and total curing of your condition be effected.

      You can see further information in a web search for "common fatigue causes".

  19. QUESTION:
    What's a good non-surgical way to "cure" thinning hair?
    I dyed my hair a lot in the past and on some parts of my head, my hair is thinning and I would like to know a good non-surgical way to "cure" my thinning hair because I get upset when i look at old pictures and see how full and thick my hair was, and right now its not terrible but you can still see a difference. Please help me. Thank you.

    P.S. I'm only 16 so I know its not an "ageing process"..trust me LOL

    • ANSWER:
      Men, women, and even children may deal with thinning hair at some point in their lives. Some people are resigned to the progressive baldness, while others seek out measures to halt present hair loss and prevent future loss. There a few things that could cause this hair thinning.

      Hair Thinning Causes

      Hormonal changes

      In women the use of birth control, pregnancy, and/or child birth may cause some hair loss. Once hormone levels return to normal, you will see re-growth after time. In men, excessive amounts of male hormones testosterone and DHT-dihydrotestosterone will cause hair loss.

      Stress

      Physical stress- serious illness, extremely high fevers, and injury may trigger hair loss. Emotional stress-anything that is unusual (loss, illness, financial or family issues) may also cause hair loss. Nervous habits such as hair pulling, pulling out hair, or rubbing your scalp too frequently will break hair and weaken follicles causing hair to fall out.

      Hair Care

      Washing your hair too often and blow drying your hair too much can damage the proteins necessary for hair growth. It can weaken the hair making it prone to fall out. Hair styles such as pulling your hair into a pony tail or the hairs lying in unnatural positions for too long causes hair loss. Combing through or brushing through your hair too roughly, causes breakage and pulling out hair thus resulting in hair thinning and loss.

      Hair Thinning Treatments

      Topical treatments

      These are applied directly to the scalp to help block DHT- dihydrotestosterone that shrinks hair follicles preventing growth and causing hair loss. It helps to re-grow hair over time.

      Pharmaceuticals

      Oral medications are available that are used to treat hair thinning. These medications may have sexual side effects in some men. Other side effects that are more serious include swelling in the lips, breast pain and growth, lumps, or nipple discharge. If any one or more of these occur stop the medication immediately and contact a physician.

      Natural Products

      Oral supplements may contain a blend of herbal extracts, minerals, and vitamins.
      They are specifically formulated to benefit hair loss. They may come in gel or capsulized forms.

      Hair transplanting and hair cloning are both surgical procedures. They take healthy hair and transplant into thinning areas, or in cloning they take healthy hairs and reproduce them in great quantities and then place them in balding areas.

      Dealing with Hair Thinning

      Many people resign themselves to the fate of going bald. Others do whatever they can to cover up the loss by changing styles or using sprays. Others will seek the help of their physician and use medication or topical treatments, but these are not without side effects.
      Many people are turning toward natural products such as supplements to treat their hair loss. Natural products have few if any side effects and are less expensive than other treatments. Still others simply use wigs, hair pieces, weaves, or extensions to give the illusion of a full head of hair.

      If the treatment is the result of medication such as that used in chemotherapy or radiation, pregnancy, childbirth, or thyroid problems once these situations are done, hair will grow back. It may take some time to get acceptable results.

      Hair loss is or can be an emotional problem for some. Consultation with your doctor, looking into options such as wigs, and doing research will help you feel more in control of things. There are solutions.

      Conclusion

      Hair thinning is not necessarily inevitable and can be treated in most cases. Treatment methods are varied and you and your physician can determine the one that best meets your needs. Take an active role in your treatment plan and you will likely feel better and more in control.

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  20. QUESTION:
    Why do i have palpitation and shortness of breath?
    Im 13 and average weight. I im always really tired when i get home from school and i always have to have a nap. Im also always really tired during school and when i wake up and i dont feel refreshed when i wake up from sleeping. When i run, i get really out of breath, i dont know if im just unfit or not. I have palpitation at random time but i have it like every week more then once.

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps your fatigue problem is due to anxiety and stress.

      One of the most common fatigue causes is anxiety, which is known to effect 40 million U.S. adults each year. Anxiety is a state of fear of real or imagined danger, which is manifested as increased heart rate, trembling, panic, weakness, extreme fatigue and stomach or intestinal discomfort. Disorders of this nature make up the largest mental illness diagnosis in the U.S.

      In women of reproductive age, anemia is fairly common. It can be the result of heavy menstrual periods or having a baby. Anemia is one of the more common fatigue causes in women. When you don’t have enough iron in your body, your hemoglobin isn’t strong enough to carry the necessary amounts of oxygen to your body. Consume more iron-rich foods. As iron supplements can be potentially dangerous, they should be consumed with caution, or preferably in consultation with a suitable natural health practitioner.

      Your thyroid may be the cause of your fatigue. If you have hypothyroidism, this means that you have a slow metabolism, and this could be preventing you from getting the energy your body needs from the foods you eat. This can leave you feeling sluggish and even a little depressed.

      There are also many lifestyle problems that can increase your chances of feeling fatigued, including inactivity, heavy alcohol consumption, excessive physical activity, lack of sleep, antihistamines, stress and unhealthy eating habits. For most of these, identifying and solving the problem is usually the best course of action.

      Depression can also be a fatigue cause, as a poor mental and emotional state can translate to physical lethargy.

      You may have a urinary tract infection and not even know it. Often, the only symptom can be fatigue.

      Too much caffeine can actually be making you feel constantly tired. If you think that this might be the cause of your fatigue, try to do without it for a while and see how you feel.

      Food allergies can also be behind your fatigue. Since even a slight intolerance can be at the root of what’s making you tired, you should start eliminating foods from your diet to see how you feel. Slowly reintroduce the food after a time and see if it affects you.

      Another common fatigue cause, especially in today's toxic world, is the accumulation of too much toxins in one's body. An improved diet, regular exercise, as well as suitable detoxification protocols would help a great deal.

      As you can see, there are many different possible causes of your fatigue. If your fatigue has gone on for a long time, you should consider getting a check up, as you may have a more serious problem, such as chronic fatigue syndrome or other problems such as kidney failure or sleep apnea.

      Only by addressing your underlying fatigue causes, can true and total curing of your condition be effected.

      You can see further information in a web search for "common fatigue causes".

  21. QUESTION:
    What causes a constant, loud ringing in the ears?
    I was never one to listen to really loud music, but I did work at a factory for awhile that had some pretty loud machines. I also used headphones to fall asleep when I worked the graveyard shift; but not all that loud.... What can I do??? I have about 6 tones going in each ear!

    • ANSWER:
      Many people experience an occasional ringing (or roaring, hissing, buzzing, or tinkling) in their ears (see an illustration of the ear). The sound usually lasts only a few minutes. If it becomes persistent, you may have tinnitus. Tinnitus is most common in people over age 40. It affects men more often than women.

      There are two main types of tinnitus:

      Vibratory tinnitus is often caused by mechanical sounds created by muscle contractions near the ear, changes in the ear canal, or blood flow (vascular) problems involving the face or neck. You may hear sounds such as your own pulse or the contractions of your muscles.
      Nonvibratory tinnitus is caused by problems in the central or peripheral nerves involved with hearing. You may hear sounds in one or both ears. Sometimes this type of tinnitus is described as coming from inside the head.

      Tinnitus is usually caused by prolonged exposure to loud noise (acoustic trauma), which damages to the nerves in the inner ear. However, tinnitus can occur with all types of hearing loss and may be a symptom of almost any ear disorder. Other possible causes of tinnitus include:

      A buildup of earwax.
      Medications, especially antibiotics or large amounts of aspirin.
      Drinking an excessive amount of alcohol or caffeinated beverages.
      Hearing loss that may accompany aging (presbycusis).
      Ear infections or eardrum rupture.
      Dental or other problems affecting the mouth, such as temporomandibular (TM) problems.
      Injuries, such as whiplash or a direct blow to the ear or head.
      Injury to the inner ear following surgery or radiation therapy to the head or neck.
      A rapid change in environmental pressure (barotrauma).
      Severe weight loss from malnutrition or excessive dieting.
      Repeated exercise with the neck in a hyperextended position, such as when bicycle riding.
      Blood flow (vascular) problems, such as carotid atherosclerosis, AV malformations, and high blood pressure (hypertension).
      Nerve problems (neurologic disorders), such as multiple sclerosis or migraine headache.
      Other diseases. These may include:
      Acoustic neuroma.
      Anemia.
      Labyrinthitis.
      Ménière's disease.
      Otosclerosis.
      Thyroid disease.
      Most tinnitus that comes and goes (intermittent) does not require medical treatment. However, if tinnitus is accompanied by other symptoms, becomes persistent, or starts to localize to one ear, a visit to a health professional usually is needed. Often there is no cure for tinnitus, but your health professional can help you learn how to live with the problem.

  22. QUESTION:
    I recently started feeling dizzy after my period whys that?
    I did blood test a few months ago and the doc said everythings looking good.

    • ANSWER:
      Irregular menses?

      The symptoms cited--------------an offshoot of heavy bleeding during menses. How to regulate menses?Details follow-----------------------

      MENSES*
      1. Every young girl/spinster/woman must know the significance of Menses cycles, regularity of maintenance with the aid of acupressure techniques & to maintain ‘the best of woman’s health’ for life. The success depends up on the extent of compliance of all stipulated instructions.
      Menses------- is nothing but the God's Special gift given to the female. It is one of the routes of excretion of toxins, pus cells, dead cells running to millions produced during Catabolism [part of metabolism on daily basis], bad blood, bacteria, viruses, hormonal discharges, etc.
      So long as a female passes through regular menses right from puberty to menopause, she will be well balanced, pretty with natural and healthy glow, good moods of love and affection, excellent immunity/disease resistance power, excellent growth in height up to 21st birthday, etc.
      Irregular periods/heavy periods may be an offshoot of hormonal imbalance, psychological disturbances, indiscriminate consumption of birth control pills, steroids for other causes like allergy, thyroid problems, asthma/bronchitis, etc.
      By and large, the menses cycle ranges from 3 weeks to 5 weeks as and when it is regular. In certain ladies, it is not regular. It can be regulated just in 5 days. During menses, it is advisable to take maximum rest.
      [a]. Ur [Menses related gonads]-remote control-Acupressure points are located in Ur wrists and ankles on both sides to be activated for regulating Ur menses cycle.
      Remote control Acupressure points given by the God. For Treatment, hard-pressure is to be applied on & around these points with Ur thumb and middle finger.
      To activate Ur gonads—13 [vagina], No.14 [uterus]. No.15 [Testes & Ovaries] All these points are located in both wrists and ankles.
      Palms/Soles:
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2304961665160.2103840.1282822997&type=1&l=0a6bb63dd0

      Cure is available by Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies.

      3. Regular menses with the best of Health for life? Yes, Acupressure & Natural Remedies may solve Ur problem of irregular Menses.
      ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUES:

      Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomiting and all the organs shall function upto optimal levels.

      With Ur thumb, press Ur/his/her palms and soles, wrists and ankles on both sides. Suppose pain is felt while pressing a particular point in the palm/sole, u have to press the surrounding area—just like u r pumping out air from that painful point. The blocked energy in any internal organ, be it lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, liver, etc., shall be released along with toxins if any. As a last point u must press middle part of each palm/sole; so that toxins, if any, shall be excreted through urine without affecting the kidneys.
      It should be done in an empty stomach or 2 hours after meals. With this, all the endocrine glands and their hormonal secretions shall be regulated. All internal organs shall function up to optimal levels. Ur entire immune system gets invigorated to produce antibodies.

  23. QUESTION:
    Did you know Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome arent diseases?
    They're simply the symptom of a chemical intoxication or a nutrient deficiency.
    Foods from stores contain chemicals. MSG is in almost all canned foods.

    • ANSWER:
      ther is a differenc ebetween REAL FMS and chemical intoxification andnutrient defiency

      ALL 3 exist.....

      just because some people have pain and fatigue from MSG or chemicals doesn't mean tehy have fibromyalgia....

      if the MSG theory were true--more people with be sick

      there is a rumor about nutrasweet being teh cause of fibro--i never had nutrasweet--yet i have fibro

      there are 2 types

      REAL fibro
      FAKE fibro

      among the subtypes of teh fake--are teh attention seekinghypochonriacs and lazy people....as well as peoiple who really have something else such as lymes, arhritis, etc.

      i have had REAL fms for over 30 years....i worked at least full time--if not over time--including volunteer work until last year when i experienced a major decline....i do also have a couple otehr conditions that complicate it....

      when it started i was a child--i couldn't keep up with my peers..at times it hurt to breathe and i felt like i was suffocating...i was very uncoordinated....

      in my teens i was in excrutiating pain--i would press my leg against the heater trying to relive teh pain...

      when i moved into my own place--i told teh neighbors not to call teh police if tehy heard me screaming at night--i was just in pain and tehre wasnithing taht could be done

      i had FMS alone for about 12 years without any other chronic helath problems

      so yes it is real--but it ishighly overdiagnised..

      most docs are incompetant and are teh cause of teh problem--they label any pain--even if due to lifestyle choices or another condition as FMS

      i know a diagnosiable hypochndriac taht has iot--as well as someoen who was trying to collect SSDI--while working in child care.....

      i have heard many people on here say it is autoimmune or what theya re taking fro inflammation--

      it is NOT beleived to be autoimmune--tehre is NO inflammtion--those people are most likely misdiagnosed

      i say a couple say they were diagnosed with thyroid and fms on the same day--that in not possible--you have to manage th ethyroid 1st before you can consider teh fms diagnosis...thyroid casues paion and fatigue.

      i have seen MANY people on her say they were initially diagnosed with FMS...butt han dound out tehy had thyroid or MS or lymes, etc.....most likely they nver had fms

      many docs call teh pain of lymse --fms
      or the pain of arthrist is fms--that is MALPRACTICE

      they are starting to find irregularities in objective tests..hopefully they will be able to show who really has it and who doesn't

      i am 99% sure i really ahve it--i know i have something--i just cna't be 100% sure it is fms

      unfortunately most people with REAL fms do not recognize teh problem of misdiagnosis and automatically beleive everyione that says they have it--

      i will not go to support groups or assocaite withotehr who claim to have it--unless i can beleive they might really have fms--

      my hypochondriac friend consatntly whines about it--and i am really sick--and sick of her her bit$% when she really isn'ty sick--this woman thinks she has every disease she hears about..inlcuding cerebal palsy, autism, cancer, pnemonia, etc....

      there is a difference between being tired and achy and being in such intense pain you can't stand up or sleep..

      at night i would dig my nails into my stomach trying to disctart myself from the pain in my legs

      anyone who claims to ahve cured fms never had it in teh 1st place...they had a different condition such as a nutrional problem taht casued pain and fatigue

      i don't knwo why its all or nothing with people--they think it must always be true if someone says tehy have fms--or its always fake--

      its both--i wouldn't be surprised of only 10% of people claiming to have fms really do--and 90% of the tyime its the docs fault for misdiagnosisng it--teh people are really sick--just not with fms

      just like ADHD--it is a real problem--but its also an excuse for misbehaving kids

  24. QUESTION:
    Why do I keep feeling tired and falling asleep?
    I feel tired almost all the time, I get between 6 and 8 hours sleep, I am not very physically active (though not unfit) and drink about 3 cups of coffee a day, when on the bus, lying in bed watching a film or reading, I seem to fall asleep very easily.

    Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you need more sleep at night so you won't doze off during the day.

      Perhaps your fatigue problem is due to anxiety and stress.

      One of the most common fatigue causes is anxiety, which is known to effect 40 million U.S. adults each year. Anxiety is a state of fear of real or imagined danger, which is manifested as increased heart rate, trembling, panic, weakness, extreme fatigue and stomach or intestinal discomfort. Disorders of this nature make up the largest mental illness diagnosis in the U.S.

      In women of reproductive age, anemia is fairly common. It can be the result of heavy menstrual periods or having a baby. Anemia is one of the more common fatigue causes in women. When you don’t have enough iron in your body, your hemoglobin isn’t strong enough to carry the necessary amounts of oxygen to your body. Consume more iron-rich foods. As iron supplements can be potentially dangerous, they should be consumed with caution, or preferably in consultation with a suitable natural health practitioner.

      Your thyroid may be the cause of your fatigue. If you have hypothyroidism, this means that you have a slow metabolism, and this could be preventing you from getting the energy your body needs from the foods you eat. This can leave you feeling sluggish and even a little depressed.

      There are also many lifestyle problems that can increase your chances of feeling fatigued, including inactivity, heavy alcohol consumption, excessive physical activity, lack of sleep, antihistamines, stress and unhealthy eating habits. For most of these, identifying and solving the problem is usually the best course of action.

      Depression can also be a fatigue cause, as a poor mental and emotional state can translate to physical lethargy.

      You may have a urinary tract infection and not even know it. Often, the only symptom can be fatigue.

      Too much caffeine can actually be making you feel constantly tired. If you think that this might be the cause of your fatigue, try to do without it for a while and see how you feel.

      Food allergies can also be behind your fatigue. Since even a slight intolerance can be at the root of what’s making you tired, you should start eliminating foods from your diet to see how you feel. Slowly reintroduce the food after a time and see if it affects you.

      Another common fatigue cause, especially in today's toxic world, is the accumulation of too much toxins in one's body. An improved diet, regular exercise, as well as suitable detoxification protocols would help a great deal.

      As you can see, there are many different possible causes of your fatigue. If your fatigue has gone on for a long time, you should consider getting a check up, as you may have a more serious problem, such as chronic fatigue syndrome or other problems such as kidney failure or sleep apnea.

      Only by addressing your underlying fatigue causes, can true and total curing of your condition be effected.

      You can see further information in a web search for "common fatigue causes".

  25. QUESTION:
    What is having high Thyroid problems?
    What causes it? What are the symptoms? What do you do to cure it? What did I do to get it in the first place?

    • ANSWER:
      'high thyroid'? What do you mean? I will assume you mean high TSH meanig low producing thyroid ... HypOthyroidism, as it is by far, the most common of the two. There is no cure.

      These are just possibles and you would not have to have all of them:
      Low energy and fatigue or tiredness, especially in the morning, difficulty losing weight, a sensation of coldness--especially of the hands and feet, depression, slowness of thought processes, headaches, swelling of the face or fluid retention in general, dry coarse skin, brittle nails, stiffness of joints, muscular cramps, shortness of breath on exertion, and chest pain, and chronic constipation are common. In women, menstrual problems--such as PMS and menstrual irregularities including heavy periods and fertility problems are further signs and symptoms. Disorders associated with hypothyroidism include headaches, migraines, sinus infections, post-nasal drip, visual disturbances, frequent respiratory infections, difficulty swallowing, heart palpitations, indigestion, gas, flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, frequent bladder infections, infertility, reduced libido and sleep disturbances, with the person requiring 12 or more hours of sleep at times. Other conditions include intolerance to cold, poor circulation, Raynaud's Syndrome, which involves the hands and feet turning white in response to cold, allergies, asthma, heart problems, benign and malignant tumors, cystic breasts and ovaries, fibroids, dry skin, acne, fluid retention, loss of memory, depression, mood swings, fears, and joint and muscle pain.
      The hair tends to be dry, brittle and thinning. The outer third of the eyebrows is often missing. One often finds swelling under the eyes. The tongue is often thick and swollen. The skin may be rough, dry and flaky and show evidence of acne. The skin may also have a yellowish tinge due to high carotene in it. Nails tend to be brittle and break easily. The thyroid gland may be enlarged. The patient is more often overweight. Hands and feet are frequently cold to the touch. Reflexes are either slow or absent. The pulse rate is often slow.
      The average temperature is below 97.8 Fahrenheit.

      You need testing for thyroid ANTIBODIES as well as TSH. TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2) but, for diagnosis, may not mean much if ANTIBODIES are present which is indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis (cycles between HYPER & HYPO at start)…it is the main cause of eventual HypOthyroidism but worse (...OR Graves Disease - HypERthyroid).

      WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.

      Ck these:
      http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/
      http://www.thyrophoenix.com/index.html
      http://thyroid.about.com/cs/newsinfo/l/blguidelines.htm

      ALWAYS GET COPIES OF YOUR LABS.

      God bless you

  26. QUESTION:
    Who to see for hair loss and growth?
    I have been experiencing for a long time now hair fall. My hair used to be super thick and straight, now it is curly and thinned way out. When I am stressed, hair falls more than when I am not. So, what I want to know is if a dermatologist is the right doctor to see for these issues. If anyone has any suggestions for products I can use at home or some sort of home treatment please feel free to suggest some.

    • ANSWER:
      PROVILLUS: A PREVENTIVE CURE FOR HAIR LOSS

      To prevent hair loss from occurring Provillus, an all natural supplement has a positive outcome. Provillus is a supplement built to block the DHT(Dihydrotestoterone) in the body. Provillus contains compound ingredients such as, biotin, gotu kola, magnesium stearatern Muria Puania, pumpkin extract, Saw Palmetto, silicon dioxide, vitamin B6, and zinc.

      These compound ingredients help prevent thinning hair follicles form becoming thinner-leading to baldness. The nourishing blend of nutrients in Provillus helps the hair become thick. Provillus hair loss treatment is FDA-approved. No prescription is needed because it is stored as a supplement; therefore, it can be bought from over-the-counter from a local drug store.Provillus was created by the Ultra Herbal Company. It is a natural treatment for men and women suffering from hair loss, also known as Androgenetic alopecia. With men hair loss is caused by hormone testosterone.

      When DHT(Dihydrotestoterone) enters the body the hair follicles thins and cuts off the blood flow in the body. The more DHT in the body the more the man is at risk of experiencing baldness. In the United Stated two out of eight women experience hair loss. There is no pattern for hair loss in women. Few women experience hair loss at a young age, but it mostly occurs in older women. Unbalanced hormones, thyroid disease, and menopause are common risk factors of hair loss in women.

      Child birth is also a common risk factor for hair loss in women. However, hair loss in women is far more harder to deal with than for men experiencing hair loss.An effective cure for men and women who experience hair loss is Provillus. Not only will Provillus prevent hair loss from happening-it will also regrow the hair. With only being on the market for less than five years, Provillus has been rated the number #1 treatment for hair loss prevention. The topical ingredients in Provillus are FDA-approved and guaranteed to get hair back to being strong and healthy. No side effects have been reported from users of Provillus. Before using Provillus you should read the information provided carefully. You should also consult a doctor if any problems occur after usage.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is thyroid how do i go about knowing exactly what it means ?

    • ANSWER:
      Why many of modern women are victims of Hypo-thyroidism?
      At first, you may barely notice the symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue and sluggishness, or you may simply attribute them to getting older. But as your metabolism continues to slow, you may develop more obvious signs and symptoms.
      Hypo Thyroidism
      Fatigue
      •Sluggishness
      •Increased sensitivity to cold
      •Constipation
      •Pale, dry skin
      •A puffy face
      •Hoarse voice
      •An elevated blood cholesterol level
      •Unexplained weight gain
      •Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
      •Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
      •Muscle weakness
      •Heavier than normal menstrual periods
      •Brittle fingernails and hair
      •Depression.

      •Hyperthyroidism Symptoms: Sudden loss in weight, burning urination, kidney stones, etc.,
      Reasons---------------Performing double duties of a ‘house wife’ and an employee/employer. Bad dietary habits, constipation, irregular menses cycles,
      Each and every employed house wife should check if she has the problem of hypo/hyper-thyroidism.
      Instant Diagnosis of Thyroid problems: Acupressure maps are published not only for diagnosis but also for cure from symptoms of hypo-thyroid. U may study them, discuss with Ur family members, friends and acquaintances to understand the concept, which is very easy to perceive and implement for Ur self and for others.
      •2. Procedure: Here is a remedy: Just press hard Ur right hand palm just below the base of Ur right thumb--with the help of left thumb and vice versa. That points are acupressure point [point no.8 thyroid and point no. 16 –lymph ] for Ur thyroid/parathyroid glands. Similarly U must press Ur big toes in the soles just below the base of big toe. If all these points are painful/tender; then U have to go in for T.S.H., T-3, and T-4 tests to know the real picture. If the results reveal anything, don't worry. Acupressure techniques & natural remedies can cure it in 45 days.
      Palms/soles:
      If the particular point is tender on pressure by Ur thumb, U can note that that particular organ[s] is/are affected. U can indulge in instant diagnosis of any disease and or the affected organ[s].
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2304961665160.2103840.1282822997&type=1&l=0a6bb63dd0

      •PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      •Source:
      'Health In Ur Hands' by Dr.Devendra Vora,D.Sc.,M.D.,F.R.C.P., an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India.

  28. QUESTION:
    in what stage of kidney cancer can you physically feel it?
    just wondering, at what point in the kidney cancer can the person actually feel a lump or be in pain?
    which stage/how bad?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a 10.5cm tumor as part of a 15cm mass that had no overt symptoms ie. I could take off my shirt and the RN/Physician could not feel it. There is no blood test that will detect it. Also I had no pain or
      blood in my urine. I had some mild fatigue but was very active and worked two jobs. I was being treated for a vitamin D deficiency and I had a very slight increase in my calcium level. My physician was testing me for a possible thyroid problem, and the results of that testing came back normal. A CT scan was done - and that's when the whopper tumor was discovered. It was technically a stage 3,
      but within 4mos of my nephrechtomy it had metestazed to my bones, and a few months ago I had to have my right humerusremoved and replaced with a plate and cement...
      My worst systemic pain was when it had spread to my arm ie. it ate up over half my arm bone and cause microfractures to the bone, and my arm bone was on the verge of snapping. I reacted to the anesthesia then too - and lost 50lbs. in body weight. Sometimes a person will not even discover they have kidney cancer until such an advanced state.

      About 3% of all new cancers reported in the USA and the UK are Kidney cancers, so it's somewhat rare. Twice as many men contract it as women. About 1/2 of Kidney cancers involve a defect of the VHL gene. Obesity and Smoking are risk factors It tends to not respond to traditional chemotherapy, but does respond to immunotherapy drugs like interferon. In early stages it is rather easily curable via surgery, which is what is so frustrating. Finding it an early stage cures it, but it's often tough to find.

      Some people have symptoms at an early cureable stage, but quite a few of us don't have any symptoms...so if there's a history in your family and/or you're just concerned, I'd get a CT scan.
      I'm now considered terminal, but if I had not been scanned I would have likely died several months ago. I'm still a fighter, and I'm active, and I haven't given up hope. . I would like to see this cancer defeated - and the key is simply early detection and better ways to detect it.

  29. QUESTION:
    what is the real cause of hairloss and balding?
    if a kid as young as 22 starts experiencing hairloss(thinning) what could be the causes of this....at that age he's supposed to have hair,are there any causes other than the scientific DHT level cause. are there any spiritual causes? or dietary causes for male pattern balding.

    • ANSWER:
      Causes

      About 90 percent of the hair on most people's scalps is in a two- to six-year growth (anagen) stage at any given time. The other 10 percent is in a two- to three-month resting (telogen) phase, after which time it is shed. Most people shed 50 to 150 hairs a day. Once a hair is shed, the growth stage begins again as a new hair from the same follicle replaces the shed hair. New hair grows at a rate of approximately one-half inch each month.

      Hair loss may lead to baldness when the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of regrowth, when new hair is thinner than the hair shed or when hair comes out in patches.

      What causes androgenetic alopecia
      Androgenetic alopecia is caused by heredity. Although it's most common among men, it can also affect women. A history of androgenetic alopecia on either side of your family increases your risk of balding. Heredity also affects the age at which you begin to lose hair and the developmental speed, pattern and extent of your baldness.

      What causes alopecia areata
      Alopecia areata is classified as an autoimmune disease, but the cause is unknown. People who develop this type of baldness are generally in good health. Some scientists believe that some people are genetically predisposed to develop alopecia areata and that a trigger, such as a virus or something else in the environment, sets off the condition. A family history of alopecia areata makes you more likely to develop it. With alopecia areata, your hair generally grows back, but you may lose and regrow your hair a number of times.

      Other causes of temporary hair loss include:

      Disease. Diabetes, lupus and thyroid disorders can cause hair loss.
      Poor nutrition. Having inadequate protein or iron in your diet or poor nourishment in other ways can cause you to experience hair loss. Fad diets, crash diets and certain illnesses, such as eating disorders, can cause poor nutrition.
      Medications. Certain drugs used to treat gout, arthritis, depression, heart problems and high blood pressure may cause hair loss in some people. Taking birth control pills also may result in hair loss for some women.
      Medical treatments. Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy may cause you to develop alopecia. After your treatment ends, your hair typically begins to regrow.
      Recent high fever, severe flu or surgery. You may notice you have less hair three to four months after events such as an illness or surgery. These conditions cause hair to shift rapidly into a resting phase (telogen effluvium), meaning you'll see less new hair growth. A normal amount of hair typically will appear after the growth phase resumes.
      Infancy. Newborns often lose hair during the first several months of life. This baby hair (vellus) is eventually replaced by more permanent hair. It's also common for babies to lose a patch of hair on the back of their heads from rubbing against mattresses, playpens and car seats. Hair will grow back once a baby begins to spend more time sitting up.
      Childbirth. Some women experience an increase in hair loss several months after delivering a baby. This is because during pregnancy the hair is shifted into an active growth state that then goes back to baseline soon after delivery. This increased hair loss usually corrects itself.
      Hair treatments. Chemicals used for dying, tinting, bleaching, straightening or perming can cause hair to become damaged and break off if they are overused or used incorrectly. Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair too tightly also can cause some hair loss. This is known as traction alopecia.
      Scalp infection. Infections such as ringworm can invade the hair and skin of your scalp, leading to hair loss. Once infections are treated, hair generally regrows. Ringworm, a fungal infection, can usually be treated with a topical or oral antifungal medication.

      Treatment
      Baldness, whether permanent or temporary, can't be cured. But treatments are available to help promote hair growth or hide hair loss. For some types of alopecia, hair may resume growth without any treatment.

      Medications
      The effectiveness of medications used to treat alopecia depends on the cause of hair loss, extent of the loss and individual response. Generally, treatment is less effective for more extensive cases of hair loss.

      The types of drugs for treatment of alopecia that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration include:

      Minoxidil (Rogaine). This over-the-counter medication is approved for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata. Minoxidil is a liquid that you rub into your scalp twice daily to regrow hair and to prevent further loss. Some people experience some hair regrowth or a slower rate of hair loss or both. Minoxidil is available in a 2 percent solution and in a 5 percent solution.

      New hair resulting from minoxidil use may be thinner and shorter than previous hair. But there can be enough regrowth for some people to hide their bald spots and have it blend with existing hair. New hair stops growing soon after you discontinue the use of minoxidil. If you experience minimal results within six months, your doctor may recommend discontinuing use. Side effects can include irritation of the scalp.

      Finasteride (Propecia). This prescription medication to treat male-pattern baldness is taken daily in pill form. Many people taking finasteride experience a slowing of hair loss, and some may show some new hair growth. Positive results may take several months. Finasteride works by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that shrinks hair follicles and is an important factor in male hair loss. Rare side effects of finasteride include diminished sex drive and sexual function. As with minoxidil, the benefits of finasteride stop if you stop using it.

      Finasteride is not approved for use by women. In fact, it poses significant danger to women of childbearing age. If you're a pregnant woman, don't even handle crushed or broken finasteride tablets because absorption of the drug may cause serious birth defects in male fetuses.

      Corticosteroids. Injections of cortisone into the scalp can treat alopecia areata. Treatment is usually repeated monthly. Doctors sometimes prescribe corticosteroid pills for extensive hair loss due to alopecia areata. Ointments and creams can also be used, but they may be less effective than injections.
      Anthralin (Drithocreme). Available as either a cream or an ointment, anthralin is a synthetic, tarry substance that you apply to your scalp and wash off daily. It's typically used to treat psoriasis, but doctors can prescribe it to treat other skin conditions. Anthralin may stimulate new hair growth for cases of alopecia areata.
      Surgical procedures
      Hair transplants and scalp reduction surgery are available to treat androgenetic alopecia when more conservative measures have failed. During transplantation a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon takes tiny plugs of skin, each containing one to several hairs, from the back or side of your scalp. The plugs are then implanted into the bald sections. Several transplant sessions may be needed as hereditary hair loss progresses with time.

      Scalp reduction, as the name implies, means decreasing the area of bald skin on your head. Your scalp and the top part of your head may seem to have a snug fit. But the skin can become flexible and stretched enough for some of it to be surgically removed. After hairless scalp is removed, the space is closed with hair-covered scalp. Doctors can also fold hair-bearing skin over an area of bald skin in a scalp reduction technique called a flap. Scalp reduction can be combined with hair transplantation to fashion a natural-looking hairline in those with more extensive hair loss.

      Surgical procedures to treat baldness are expensive and can be painful. Possible risks include infection and scarring. If you're interested in these procedures, consider only board-certified dermatologists, plastic surgeons or cosmetic surgeons, and check local and state medical boards for a record of patient complaints before choosing a doctor. Consult with this doctor to confirm the cause of your hair loss and review all treatment options, including nonsurgical ones, before proceeding with plans for surgery.

      Wigs and hairpieces
      If you would like an alternative to medical treatment for your baldness or if you don't respond to treatment, you may want to consider wearing a wig or hairpiece. They can be used to cover either permanent or temporary hair loss. Quality, natural-looking wigs and hairpieces are available.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hair-loss/DS00278/DSECTION=4

  30. QUESTION:
    Has anyone got any good NATURAL remedies for hair loss?
    I'm looking for something that will naturally help me keep my hair. I'm not interested in products from the shop etc, I'm talking about herbal things that I can use and techniques I can use without purchasing any "hair loss cures". For example, I heard castor oil is good?

    • ANSWER:
      You found a solution, but do you know the cause? Eliminate them and your hair will improve.
      Reasons why that might have happened, below is a short form of why.

      1. During the last 3 years, OK 2, how have you been styling or have you been straightening & dyeing or highlighting your hair?
      Google FDA website Hair dye & relaxers. Those are 75% the reason why.

      2. Have you been taking supplements or using hair oil? Supplements ( billions are wasted and could hurt your lungs, liver, organs even HAIR LOSS). FDA has found that from face creams to soaps and other items of personal care, cosmetics companies are taking the general public for a ride. Oil could be coming from eels or shark. Another 5% why. CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements. Google: Are Supplements Good For You? About 3,350,000,000 results results (0.13 seconds).  Google: Are vitamins & supplements good for you? About 230,000,000 results (0.14 seconds) Some can actually shorten your life! The Food & Drug do not approve of them!

      3. Have you been stressed out or changed your diet? Genetics of balding runs in your family? Another 10% why.

      4. Have you been taking medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne? Even birth control pills can cause hair loss. The medication most often prescribed for thyroid disorders can actually cause hair loss. Another 10% why you have hair falls.
      Eliminate the cause and your hair will improve.

      5. Google "Boise teen goes on Today Show to talk about losing her hair." She's got Alopecia, 100% why you have hair loss.

      Dove hairfall facts:
      1. Humidity makes hair dry and brittle, leading to hairfall
      2. Colouring the hair damages the hair strands leading to breakage
      3. Pollution is also an unseen killer of healthy hair
      4. Tangled hair is the most common reason for hair fall
      5. While shampooing cleanses your hair, regular conditioning is required for adequate moisturization. Regular use of conditioner post shampoo also solves the problem of entangling which is the major cause of hairfall.
      For women: A simple blood test can reveal the root of the problem. Unfortunately, those who do see a physician right away make the mistake of going to a dermatologist rather than their primary care physician. Most dermatologists will review the physical signs of hair loss and diagnose it as female pattern baldness.  Your primary care physician will run tests to diagnose the problem so you can take steps to correct it.

      Eliminate cause and your hair will improve. Not overnight, it could take weeks, months, even years, since it took that long to start the hair loss.

      If you think they're from your beauty or hair products:
      Take it back to where you bought it.
      Stop using it ASAP.
      You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs & cosmetics to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

      Google: Glossary of Hair Loss Terms. There are 179 entries in this glossary. Stress is just one of the 179 listed.
      Again, a simple rule of thumb: Look for the American Hair Loss Association seal when considering purchasing any product or service to treat your hair loss.

      > > > ONE treatment called DNCB -- applying an ointment that burns the scalp in hopes of stimulating hair growth. It was a treatment so painful that her head was at times left feeling raw.

      Negative experienced: Advance Hair Studio - Fraud Company posted 1-8-12 & others.

  31. QUESTION:
    How possible is it for someone to find a cure for Turner syndrome?

    • ANSWER:
      Turner Syndrome is a chromosome abnormality not a disease therefore it can't be "cured"..
      well unless they find some way of correcting all cells in the body......
      while it can not be cured a lot can be done to help girls and women affected by it.. Growth hormone can increase height, estrogen treatment helps them develop a feminine shape, surgery can solve heart problems, medication can help with thyroid problems, diet and medication can help if diabetes is present.......IVF can overcome fertility problems. And a caring and supportive family (and friends) can help with emotional problems

  32. QUESTION:
    Is throwing up one of the side effects before a period?
    I've been having mood swings lately, and I know that's one of the effects of a period, so I was just wondering if that was one cause I've been doing that too.

    • ANSWER:
      yes. If your menses is regulated, you shall be fine. Details follow-------------------

      MENSES*
      1. Every young girl/spinster/woman must know the significance of Menses cycles, regularity of maintenance with the aid of acupressure techniques & to maintain ‘the best of woman’s health’ for life. The success depends up on the extent of compliance of all stipulated instructions.
      Menses------- is nothing but the God's Special gift given to the female. It is one of the routes of excretion of toxins, pus cells, dead cells running to millions produced during Catabolism [part of metabolism on daily basis], bad blood, bacteria, viruses, hormonal discharges, etc.
      So long as a female passes through regular menses right from puberty to menopause, she will be well balanced, pretty with natural and healthy glow, good moods of love and affection, excellent immunity/disease resistance power, excellent growth in height up to 21st birthday, etc.
      Irregular periods/heavy periods may be an offshoot of hormonal imbalance, psychological disturbances, indiscriminate consumption of birth control pills, steroids for other causes like allergy, thyroid problems, asthma/bronchitis, etc.
      By and large, the menses cycle ranges from 3 weeks to 5 weeks as and when it is regular. In certain ladies, it is not regular. It can be regulated just in 5 days. During menses, it is advisable to take maximum rest.
      [a]. Ur [Menses related gonads]-remote control-Acupressure points are located in Ur wrists and ankles on both sides to be activated for regulating Ur menses cycle.
      Remote control Acupressure points given by the God. For Treatment, hard-pressure is to be applied on & around these points with Ur thumb and middle finger.
      To activate Ur gonads—13 [vagina], No.14 [uterus]. No.15 [Testes & Ovaries] All these points are located in both wrists and ankles.
      Palms/Soles:
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2304961665160.2103840.1282822997&type=1&l=0a6bb63dd0

      Cure is available by Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies.

      3. Regular menses with the best of Health for life? Yes, Acupressure & Natural Remedies may solve Ur problem of irregular Menses.
      ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUES:

      Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomiting and all the organs shall function upto optimal levels.

      With Ur thumb, press Ur/his/her palms and soles, wrists and ankles on both sides. Suppose pain is felt while pressing a particular point in the palm/sole, u have to press the surrounding area—just like u r pumping out air from that painful point. The blocked energy in any internal organ, be it lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, liver, etc., shall be released along with toxins if any. As a last point u must press middle part of each palm/sole; so that toxins, if any, shall be excreted through urine without affecting the kidneys.
      It should be done in an empty stomach or 2 hours after meals. With this, all the endocrine glands and their hormonal secretions shall be regulated. All internal organs shall function up to optimal levels. Ur entire immune system gets invigorated to produce antibodies.

  33. QUESTION:
    Im starting on the birth control Yazmin in a week?
    have you heard anything bad about it?
    are there anybad side effectss?

    have you had any bad experiences or is there anything i should know about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Do NOT DO IT. Yaz, Yazmin, and the Nuva Ring are all implicated in a class action law suit for the damage it is doing to women. One girl here on Yahoo e-mailed me her story about how she had a heart attack and because she was an EMT recognized the problem and called for help. It was the YAZ birth control that caused the problem. She is part of the law suit now.

      Here are some of the law firms that are part of that class action suit:

      Robinson, Calcagnie & Robinson Law Firm

      South Florida Trial Lawyers

      The Law Firm of Johnson, Leiter & Belsky

      Birth control pills have NOT been tested for their long time use. If you trust drug companies to sell you something that is safe, please don't be naive. These guys are NOT about health; only PROFIT. In fact, if you analyze what drugs are doing to people, you will find the truth and that is very scary thing to discover. We are told that this and that are safe, but when you dig into the reality of what is happening you will find that ghost writers are signing their names to studies, the FDA doesn't do any testing, they simply rely on the drug companies tests.

      Birth control pills affect the ovaries in a negative way. Since the ovaries are part of the pituitary axis, all four organs (pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, and ovaries) are affected when one of them is affected. This is why women gain weight on birth control and get fatigued and have hormone management issues as they age. This is NOT good science and is simply a money making scheme for an issue that women sorely want a solution, so the drug companies have taken advantage of all this.

      ALL DRUGS damage the body. It is one of many reasons our life expectancies are lower than other countries. The U.S. average life expectancy of women is 6 years less than the people in Macau, China that practice traditional Chinese medicine of herbs, chiropractic, and acupuncture.

      Cancer is NOT getting better, in fact, it is getting worse. It is so bad that they are making a big attempt at tricking people to believe things are better. The ONLY disease in America that is using a 5 year survival rate as a definition of "CURED." Why is this? Because they rate the success of a treatment from the time the cancer is "diagnosed" to 5 years as being cured. If you die one month after the 5 years from when you were diagnosed, you are deemed to have been cured. So "EARLY DETECTION" is being promoted as a good thing, but in fact, it is just another marketing ploy to give better cure rates for cancer. So if you get cancer from the birth control pills, who would ever know because there are NO TESTING being done to see. You see, they don't look at root causes of cancer, only treat the symptoms. All the research is being done on treatments that are just NOT working.

      good luck to you

  34. QUESTION:
    Why am I constantly sleeping and exhausted?
    I slept 10 hours a night, last night I slept 12 hours, then half an hour on the bus, then 2 hours at home, and i'm going to have an other few hours sleep after writing out this question.

    I don't usually sleep so much, just 8/9 hours a night, then awake during the day. But now I am exhausted, drained and sleeping more than i'm awake.

    Any ideas?

    I'm 16, not over weight, healthy although I have a weak immune system.

    • ANSWER:
      Sleeping more than 10 hours per day is too much and can make you feel very weak and very tired.

      Perhaps your fatigue problem is due to anxiety and stress.

      One of the most common fatigue causes is anxiety, which is known to effect 40 million U.S. adults each year. Anxiety is a state of fear of real or imagined danger, which is manifested as increased heart rate, trembling, panic, weakness, extreme fatigue and stomach or intestinal discomfort. Disorders of this nature make up the largest mental illness diagnosis in the U.S.

      In women of reproductive age, anemia is fairly common. It can be the result of heavy menstrual periods or having a baby. Anemia is one of the more common fatigue causes in women. When you don’t have enough iron in your body, your hemoglobin isn’t strong enough to carry the necessary amounts of oxygen to your body. Consume more iron-rich foods. As iron supplements can be potentially dangerous, they should be consumed with caution, or preferably in consultation with a suitable natural health practitioner.

      Your thyroid may be the cause of your fatigue. If you have hypothyroidism, this means that you have a slow metabolism, and this could be preventing you from getting the energy your body needs from the foods you eat. This can leave you feeling sluggish and even a little depressed.

      There are also many lifestyle problems that can increase your chances of feeling fatigued, including inactivity, heavy alcohol consumption, excessive physical activity, lack of sleep, antihistamines, stress and unhealthy eating habits. For most of these, identifying and solving the problem is usually the best course of action.

      Depression can also be a fatigue cause, as a poor mental and emotional state can translate to physical lethargy.

      You may have a urinary tract infection and not even know it. Often, the only symptom can be fatigue.

      Too much caffeine can actually be making you feel constantly tired. If you think that this might be the cause of your fatigue, try to do without it for a while and see how you feel.

      Food allergies can also be behind your fatigue. Since even a slight intolerance can be at the root of what’s making you tired, you should start eliminating foods from your diet to see how you feel. Slowly reintroduce the food after a time and see if it affects you.

      Another common fatigue cause, especially in today's toxic world, is the accumulation of too much toxins in one's body. An improved diet, regular exercise, as well as suitable detoxification protocols would help a great deal.

      As you can see, there are many different possible causes of your fatigue. If your fatigue has gone on for a long time, you should consider getting a check up, as you may have a more serious problem, such as chronic fatigue syndrome or other problems such as kidney failure or sleep apnea.

      Only by addressing your underlying fatigue causes, can true and total curing of your condition be effected.

      You can see further information in a web search for "common fatigue causes".

  35. QUESTION:
    Why am I always tired in the morning?
    I am tired at night and I go to sleep really easily butbI'm still tied in the morning. Also, why do I feel like I need a nap after a meal?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you need more sleep at night so perhaps you could try retiring an hour earlier to see if that helps.

      Perhaps your fatigue problem is due to anxiety and stress.

      One of the most common fatigue causes is anxiety, which is known to effect 40 million U.S. adults each year. Anxiety is a state of fear of real or imagined danger, which is manifested as increased heart rate, trembling, panic, weakness, extreme fatigue and stomach or intestinal discomfort. Disorders of this nature make up the largest mental illness diagnosis in the U.S.

      In women of reproductive age, anemia is fairly common. It can be the result of heavy menstrual periods or having a baby. Anemia is one of the more common fatigue causes in women. When you don’t have enough iron in your body, your hemoglobin isn’t strong enough to carry the necessary amounts of oxygen to your body. Consume more iron-rich foods. As iron supplements can be potentially dangerous, they should be consumed with caution, or preferably in consultation with a suitable natural health practitioner.

      Your thyroid may be the cause of your fatigue. If you have hypothyroidism, this means that you have a slow metabolism, and this could be preventing you from getting the energy your body needs from the foods you eat. This can leave you feeling sluggish and even a little depressed.

      There are also many lifestyle problems that can increase your chances of feeling fatigued, including inactivity, heavy alcohol consumption, excessive physical activity, lack of sleep, antihistamines, stress and unhealthy eating habits. For most of these, identifying and solving the problem is usually the best course of action.

      Depression can also be a fatigue cause, as a poor mental and emotional state can translate to physical lethargy.

      You may have a urinary tract infection and not even know it. Often, the only symptom can be fatigue.

      Too much caffeine can actually be making you feel constantly tired. If you think that this might be the cause of your fatigue, try to do without it for a while and see how you feel.

      Food allergies can also be behind your fatigue. Since even a slight intolerance can be at the root of what’s making you tired, you should start eliminating foods from your diet to see how you feel. Slowly reintroduce the food after a time and see if it affects you.

      Another common fatigue cause, especially in today's toxic world, is the accumulation of too much toxins in one's body. An improved diet, regular exercise, as well as suitable detoxification protocols would help a great deal.

      As you can see, there are many different possible causes of your fatigue. If your fatigue has gone on for a long time, you should consider getting a check up, as you may have a more serious problem, such as chronic fatigue syndrome or other problems such as kidney failure or sleep apnea.

      Only by addressing your underlying fatigue causes, can true and total curing of your condition be effected.

      You can see further information in a web search for "common fatigue causes".

  36. QUESTION:
    More ethical alternatives to cow's milk?
    I'm aware that soya milk is available, but I've also seen that there are various health concerns surrounding it (cancers, thyroid effects, pro-oestrogenic effects). What other, more ethical alternatives are there to cow's milk?
    Lex - you actually make a very good point (despite the thumbs down - none from me btw). From what I can tell, I don't think cows live too bad a life, especially when compared to that of most pigs.

    Thing is, wrt moving away from cow-based products - my main motivation is environmental. The amount of resources a cow needs could provide MUCH more food if they were used to provide vegetarian food. In addition to that, cows produce a lot of methane, which is a FAR worse greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. That's my main reason for moving away from dairy.

    Thanks again though - you have given me something to think about.

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of alternatives to cow's milk. Some of them may be difficult to find so it is also good to look into international food shops or some asian food shops out there in your town.

      Here's the article that I've got for you:

      Seven alternatives to cow's milk

      Whether it's for health reasons or just for the taste of it, there's lots of choice when it comes to your daily pint.

      Oat
      The health properties of oats are well known: they are rich in fibre, especially cholesterol-lowering beta-glucans, and, being a low glycaemic index food, provide a long-lasting energy drink that is favoured by many athletes. "Studies have shown that oats are better than sports drinks at boosting endurance levels," says Louise Sutton, a dietician at Leeds Metropolitan University. Commercial oat milks (such as Oatly) are widely available, but you can also make your own. Fill a large jug with one-third oats and two-thirds water. Mix, and leave overnight. The next morning, sieve the mixture and you will be left with a milky liquid that can be drunk as it is or used in place of cow's milk in some recipes.

      Soya
      Soya went mainstream when we were able to ask for it in our lattes at Starbucks. Now, it is not only the lactose intolerant who drink it - some people drink it for its health benefits. The UK's Joint Health Claims Initiative, an independent consumer and trading standards panel, has given the go-ahead for manufacturers of soya-rich foods to announce their products' heart-protecting benefits. After reviewing more than 50 scientific studies, experts agreed that consuming 25g of soya protein daily, as part of a diet already low in saturated fat, may help to reduce the risk of heart disease. Research has also shown that soya is helpful in warding off breast cancer and in preventing osteoporosis in menopausal women. "It is a low-fat food and a good source of protein for vegetarians and vegans," Frankie Phillips, of the British Nutrition Foundation, says.

      Raw

      "Unpasteurised" milk straight from the cow is being touted as a cure-all for ailments ranging from psoriasis and high blood pressure to chronic gut problems among health-conscious New Yorkers. And the trend is catching on here. Proponents claim that pasteurising milk destroys good bacteria, such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, as well as bad, thereby negating the gut-protective properties of whole milk. Heat treatment also results in a 10% drop in B vitamins and folate while vitamin C levels plummet by a quarter. Heat treatment also changes the protein composition of milk. You can buy raw milk in England and Wales - it's sold in green-topped bottles - but only through restricted outlets such as farm shops. It cannot be bought in supermarkets and in Scotland it has been banned.

      Sheep/Goat

      Both are becoming more popular with people who are lactose intolerant. Goat's milk has a slightly salty taste that won't suit all palates. It is nutritionally similar to cow's milk, but contains a substance that binds with vitamin B12 to prevent it from being absorbed. A vitamin B12 deficiency, with similar symptoms to iron-deficiency anaemia, has been found in some young children fed on it. Sheep's milk has a rich, bland, slightly sweet taste. It contains up to twice as many minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus and zinc and the important B group vitamins, as cow's milk. It is higher in fat and calories than cow's milk. For stockists go to sheepdairying.com.

      Buffalo

      It may be drunk widely in Asia, but it is not what you might expect to find on supermarket shelves in Leighton Buzzard. Yet buffalo milk from a Bedfordshire farm has become so popular since it went on sale in a local Waitrose that customers now travel miles to buy it. The reason, in addition to its allergen-friendly composition, is that it is highly nutritious, with 11.5% higher protein, more vitamins and minerals (including calcium and iron) and 43% less cholesterol than cow's milk. Visit buffalogold.com.

      Rice

      It is perhaps not the most obvious source of milk, but fortified rice milk (made from brown rice) contains as much calcium and as many vitamins as cow's milk, and less fat than soya milk. Its main health benefit comes from fibre, which helps to reduce cholesterol and keeps blood-sugar levels constant. It has a consistency similar to skimmed milk and is a good replacement for cow's milk in cooking, although it tends to have a sweeter taste. Most commercial rice milks (such as Rice Dream) are fortified with calcium, vitamin D and vitamin A, so they are good for building bones. And they are low in calories, with only 278 a pint compared with 370 a pint in whole milk.

      Coconut

      Considering that coconut oil is high in saturated fat, the fresh, sweet-tasting milk from the heart of the coconut is surprisingly low in calories (it contains 228 a pint). Coconut milk sold in supermarkets is not usually fresh and is produced instead by squeezing liquid from grated coconut flesh and water. Its nutritional and calorific value is lower than the fresh stuff. Coconut milk can be served as a drink, although it is more often used as a marinade in cooking. Its protein content is very low compared with cow's milk.

      -----So far, I've tasted Rice and Soya Milk. But I'll soon try oat's milk because I've heard it tastes good.----------

  37. QUESTION:
    How do anti-depressants and hormones affect a woman's behavior?

    • ANSWER:
      .Estrogen And Depression
      According to researchers, the level of estrogen in the body can increase cases of depression and women or help to treat it. Estrogen can be increased or reduced in the body by controlling the amount of sex that women have. This technique mostly works with women who are in their postmenopausal stage of life. In fact, researchers say that cases of depression and women are not being treated by medication should try adjusting their estrogen levels. The reproductive cycle of a woman is also affected after the process of abortion. In this case, reproductive hormones in the woman are rapidly decreased and therefore causing the woman to have mood disturbances. In addition, they may also contract thyroid infections and therefore seek treatment for the same. This increases cases of depression and women. Contraceptives are also known to alter a woman’s reproductive hormones and therefore cause a shift in the cycle. This is mostly associated with oral pills that contain much progestin. Many cases of depression and women involve the discontinued use of oral contraceptives and monitor any changes in their mood disturbance. The reason for this is because oral pills contain an ingredient that slows down the movement of a hormone called serotonin to the brain. With the reduced levels, cases of depression and women are on the rise. It also causes impulsive behaviors and suicidal signs. However, other oral contraceptives contain vitamin B6, which reduces estrogen levels in the blood. They are safer to use especially to women at higher risk of getting depressed.
      the more severe depressions, and bipolar depression, medication is usually an option, rather than a necessity. Antidepressant medication does not cure depression, it only helps you to feel better by controlling certain symptoms. If you are depressed because of life problems, such as relationship conflicts, divorce, loss of a loved one, job pressures, financial crises, serious medical problems in yourself or a family member, legal problems, or problems with your children, taking a pill will not make those problems go away. The medications used to treat depression include tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs), and bupropion. Each acts on different chemical pathways of the human brain related to moods. Antidepressant medications are not habit-forming. To be effective, medications must be taken for about 4-6 months (in a first episode), carefully following the doctor's instructions. Medications must be monitored to ensure the most effective dosage and to minimize side effects. Your prescribing doctor will provide information about possible side-effects and/or dietary restrictions. Always remember that all prescription drugs have potential side effects. In addition, other medically prescribed medications being used should be reviewed because some can interact negatively with antidepressant medication. Pregnant, Nursing, or Childbearing-Age Women In general, during pregnancy, all medications (including psychotherapeutic medications) should be avoided where possible, and other methods of treatment should be tried. A woman who is taking a psychotherapeutic medication and plans to become pregnant should discuss her plans with her doctor; if she discovers that she is pregnant, she should contact her doctor immediately. During early pregnancy, there is a possible risk of birth defects with some of these medications, and for this reason: Lithium is not recommended during the first 3 months of pregnancy. ) Benzodiazepines are not recommended during the first 3 months of pregnancy.
      The decision to use a psychotherapeutic medication should be made only after a careful discussion with the doctor concerning the risks and benefits to the woman and her baby. Small amounts of medication pass into the breast milk; this is a consideration for mothers who are planning to breast-feed. A woman who is taking birth-control pills should be sure that her doctor is aware of thisWomen at Greater Risk for Depression than Men
      Major depression and dysthymia affect twice as many women as men. a greater number of women have the rapid cycling form of bipolar disorder, which may be more resistant to standard treatments. Many factors unique to women are suspected to play a role in developing depression. Research is focused on understanding these factors, including: reproductive, hormonal, genetic or other biological factors; abuse and oppression; interpersonal factors; and certain psychological and personality characteristics. But,the specific causes of depression in women remain unclear. Many women exposed to these stress factors do not develop depression. Remember, depression is a treatable psychological problem, and treatment is effective for most women

  38. QUESTION:
    i have fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropahy i can not get a hold of either of my docs what csn i do?
    i am having very bad back pain,help please,what can i do?

    • ANSWER:
      I managed my chronic pain from fibromyalgia with guaifenesin for 10 years til I learned about vitamin D3. Guaifenesin is no "cure" but it does manage the pain. My theory is that the lymph fluids thicken & pool. They pool around nerves and create pressure on the nerves. Do you wake up with muscle pain that "drains away" in a few hours if you sit up but the longer you stay in bed the more pain?

      Three months ago, I started high levels of vitamin D3 for 3 weeks & became pain free. I knocked the dose down to 2000iu's a day & a week later the pain is back. After restarting high levels, the pain is managed again. I am very hopeful that this may help improve my health.

      I personally did 30,000iu per day for a couple of months trying to refill my stores. It is highly recommended that you have your vit.D levels tested but my research shows toxicity only at outrageous, long term levels.

      Vitamin D3 deficiency is becoming an epidemic. U.S. RDA are much too low & the prescription vitamin D supplements are the wrong type (ergocalciferol ). Luckily you can buy vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) and the upper limits are extremely high. Current recommendations are for 35iu per pound - a 150# person needs minimum of 5250iu per day & the rda is 400iu. This amount is for minimal needs and does not account for depleted stores. March is when our stores are at their lowest. Low Vitamin D levels greatly increases your risk of cancer, diabetes, MS & heart attack.

      My current research is leading me to believe that fibromyalgia may actually be a thyroid problem & possibly insufficient iodine (which causes iodine problems) Iodine like guaifenesin thins the mucous membranes. Iodine unlike guaifenesin is a needed nutrient. Testing is showing that 95% of people are iodine deficient.

      My thyroid lab tests have always shown as "normal" but I have obvious symptoms of thyroid dysfunction (basal temp of 95F among many others) The basal temperature test is (in my mind) a more accurate testing of thyroid function.

      The Barnes Basal temperature test is a simple, do it yourself test, that you can do at home. It is accurate and requires nothing more than an oral thermometer. Here’s what you do. At bedtime shake down a mercury thermometer to 94F and place on the nightstand, within easy reach. DO NOT USE a DIGITAL thermometer for taking the axillary temperature because they are not as accurate. When you wake up in the morning, make sure you stay in bed quietly and take the thermometer and place it securely under your arm in your armpit. Hold it in place for ten minutes and then write down what the thermometer reads. During the ten minutes you’re waiting, take your pulse for one full minute and record what this result is also.

      Do this exact procedure each morning for several weeks. Make sure you do not get up to go to the bathroom or anything else. It must be done before you have any activity. You must be in bed for a minimum of two hours before reading your temperature and the reading will not be accurate if you move around or get up. Do not use an electric blanket or other electrical devices in your bed. Do not sleep on a waterbed to perform this test. A waterbed will elevate your temperature artificially. It has also been found that a woman’s body temperature varies with the different phases of her menstrual cycle. The second and third days of your menstrual cycle are when the most accurate/reliable temperature can be found. Therefore, it is recommended that you make note on your records with red pen on the days you were menstruating and make sure you perform your test during this week.

      If you’re basal temperature consistently runs below 97.8 or your pulse runs below 65 you may benefit from a trial period of thyroid medication

      From what I've read, people I've talked with natural thyroid hormones are more effective than synthetic.

  39. QUESTION:
    I feel tired most of the time and I'm not sure why. It could be in the early evening I'm on the couch?
    There's not a lot of consistency, some nights I sleep solid, other nights I toss and turn, and even if I've worked that day or not , either way, come about dinner time I'm so tired I can barely keep my eyes open. I have recently been diagnosed with high BP, but other then that I know of no other health problems. Does anyone have any suggestions what the problem might be?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps your fatigue problem is due to anxiety and stress.

      One of the most common fatigue causes is anxiety, which is known to effect 40 million U.S. adults each year. Anxiety is a state of fear of real or imagined danger, which is manifested as increased heart rate, trembling, panic, weakness, extreme fatigue and stomach or intestinal discomfort. Disorders of this nature make up the largest mental illness diagnosis in the U.S.

      In women of reproductive age, anemia is fairly common. It can be the result of heavy menstrual periods or having a baby. Anemia is one of the more common fatigue causes in women. When you don’t have enough iron in your body, your hemoglobin isn’t strong enough to carry the necessary amounts of oxygen to your body. Consume more iron-rich foods. As iron supplements can be potentially dangerous, they should be consumed with caution, or preferably in consultation with a suitable natural health practitioner.

      Your thyroid may be the cause of your fatigue. If you have hypothyroidism, this means that you have a slow metabolism, and this could be preventing you from getting the energy your body needs from the foods you eat. This can leave you feeling sluggish and even a little depressed.

      There are also many lifestyle problems that can increase your chances of feeling fatigued, including inactivity, heavy alcohol consumption, excessive physical activity, lack of sleep, antihistamines, stress and unhealthy eating habits. For most of these, identifying and solving the problem is usually the best course of action.

      Depression can also be a fatigue cause, as a poor mental and emotional state can translate to physical lethargy.

      You may have a urinary tract infection and not even know it. Often, the only symptom can be fatigue.

      Too much caffeine can actually be making you feel constantly tired. If you think that this might be the cause of your fatigue, try to do without it for a while and see how you feel.

      Food allergies can also be behind your fatigue. Since even a slight intolerance can be at the root of what’s making you tired, you should start eliminating foods from your diet to see how you feel. Slowly reintroduce the food after a time and see if it affects you.

      Another common fatigue cause, especially in today's toxic world, is the accumulation of too much toxins in one's body. An improved diet, regular exercise, as well as suitable detoxification protocols would help a great deal.

      As you can see, there are many different possible causes of your fatigue. If your fatigue has gone on for a long time, you should consider getting a check up, as you may have a more serious problem, such as chronic fatigue syndrome or other problems such as kidney failure or sleep apnea.

      Only by addressing your underlying fatigue causes, can true and total curing of your condition be effected.

      You can see further information in a web search for "common fatigue causes".

  40. QUESTION:
    does any hair grow treatment really works?
    Ive been trying all along my life as many hair grow treatments as they come along my way, and no one seems to work. Is there any treatment/producto that really works?

    • ANSWER:
      A loss of hair can occur due to a variety of reasons in both men and women, although men have a higher percentage of problems in this area than women. Your hair is a great indicator of the general health of your body. When you experience a higher-than-normal loss of your hair it is usually down to some deficiency in your immune system, but not always. For example, heredity, poor nutrition, hormonal imbalances, stress, underactive thyroid glands, and even vitamin deficiencies can all play their part. The causes are varied and many, but the good news is that most of them can be treated successfully, with the exception of genetic baldness, so take a look at your grandfather if you want to know what's in store for you.

      Try a Natural Hair Loss Treatment

      Although there are a number of drugs on the market, most successful studies have shown that some of the best results are achieved using natural treatments. Medications and surgery can often have serious side effects, which one usually only learns about after the surgery. However, even when told before surgery, many will go ahead anyway in fear of living with thinning hair or a bald patch. The philosophy behind a natural treatment is that what is good for your body is good for your hair; in other words a healthy body will have healthy hair. So, one starts at the root of the problem, dealing from the inside outwards first and therefore, hopefully, solves the problem with little to no side effects.

      Prevention Is Better Than Cure

      While there are some things which cannot be prevented, like bad genes, the others we can work on effectively to prevent the problem from occurring in the first place. Proper nutrition and vitamins as well as exercising are vital for a healthy body and hair. Regular check ups with your family doctor will warn you before its too late and you are already experiencing hair loss. Your body is very fragile despite what it goes through everyday; anything you do and eat reflects on your health directly - and subsequently your hair.

  41. QUESTION:
    Why does my hair keep falling out?
    I recently noticed that when I ran my fingers through my hair about 5 strands of hair would come out in my hand but my hair isn't becoming thinner. I'm 15 and I'm healthy, I guess. I'm not overweight or underweight and I'm not stressed. Can someone please help me because I'm starting to get quite worried.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't let people tell you it's natural to have that much hair come out in your hand! You know your own body and it's not normal for you. If I were you, I would start by taking B complex vitamins and Biotin, re-gu-lar-ly. Then, if in a couple months it's still coming out, I would see your family doctor who will run tests to check your thyroid and hormone levels. I doubt you have androgenetic alopecia (a genetic condition that usually affects middle-aged women) but it needs to be ruled out, too.

      But really, I know of a teen who had the same problem who did the vitamin regimen and it cured the problem! Good luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    When should you have surgery for a lump on your thyroid.?
    I had seven needle biopsy's and none showed cancer. I also had an ultrasound. The lump will never go away so why doesn't the doctor suggest surgery. I also was told biopsy's don't always show cancer. So wouldn't you want it out in case it was cancer? I'm reminded of this every day.

    • ANSWER:
      "All thyroid nodules that are found to contain a thyroid cancer, or that are highly suspicious of containing a cancer, should be removed surgically by an experienced thyroid surgeon. Most thyroid cancers are curable and rarely cause life-threatening problems (see Thyroid Cancer brochure ). Any thyroid nodule not removed needs to be watched closely, with an examination of the nodule every 6 to 12 months. This follow-up may involve a physical examination by a doctor or a thyroid ultrasound or both. Occasionally, your doctor may want to try to shrink your nodule by treating you with thyroid hormone (see Thyroid Hormone Treatment brochure) at doses slightly higher that your body needs (called suppression therapy). Whether you are on thyroid hormone suppression therapy or not, a repeat fine needle biopsy may be indicated if the nodule gets bigger. Also, even if the biopsy is benign, surgery may be recommended for removal of a nodule that is getting bigger."

      >>>http://www.thyroid.org/patients/patient_brochures/nodules.html

      Stats about thyroid nodules>>>

      * 1 in 12 - 15 women have thyroid nodules

      * 1 in 50 men have thyroid nodules

      * More than 90% of nodules are non cancerous

      * If the nodule is cancerous, survival rate is over 90%

      * Almost everyone develops a thyroid nodule by the time they turn 50

      The most suspected factors to cause a thyroid nodule>>>

      *Deficiency of iodine in the diet

      *Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (autoimmune hypothyroidism)

      *Genetic dysfunction of the receptors which release the hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland known as the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

      *Repeated radiation treatments to the head and neck area during the developmental stages of childhood

      The tests to confirm an thyroid autoimmune disease - anti TPO (thyroid peroxidase) and TgAb (thyroglobulin).

      These antibodies attack and destroy the thyroid gland. Studies show 200mcg of selenium (about 4 brazil nuts) a day lower TPO antibodies up to 40% in 3 months and "...researchers found that...organ-specific autoantibodies (i.e., thyroid antibodies) -- will disappear after 3 to 6 months of a gluten-free diet."

      Thyroid hormones can usually shrink the nodule, or prevent it from growing. There are various types of thyroid hormone from synthetic T4 medication to natural desiccated thyroid hormone which is preferred by many.

      "A clinical study was published in 1988 by Guo Xiaozong et al and reviewed by Dharmananda in his article on Thyroid Diseases. In the study acupuncture was used to treat benign thyroid nodules (thyroid adenoma, nodular goiter, or cystic goiter, but not thyroid carcinoma or thyroiditis). The acupuncture treatment revealed a long-term effective rate of 90% in resolving the nodules. Nearly half of the individuals were cured (measured by palpation of the neck and by ultrasonography), and most of the remaining individuals showed marked improvement."

  43. QUESTION:
    Is tofu enough to have calcium and protein ?
    Do I still need to eat animal to have protein ?

    • ANSWER:
      The amount of calcium in tofu and other soy products depends on how it's processed. Processing affects the calcium levels of soy food products, because many manufacturers use calcium compounds as a coagulant. And some soy foods, like soy milk, have calcium added. Read labels to see how much calcium is there.

      You get protein in most all foods. It's just that animal products (meat, eggs, and dairy products) contain complete protein. The protein in most veggies is incomplete, meaning it needs to be combined with the protein from other veggies to be complete.

      Protein in soy is probably the highest of any bean. But it's also a fatter protein. Most beans and nuts derive between 2% and 14% of their calories from fat. Soybeans derive 40% of their calories from fat.

      The problem with soy products is that they contain ingredients similar to human hormones. Soy has been tied to early puberty in girls, low sperm count and low testosterone in men, and thyroid disease. If you don't already have thyroid disease or a family history of it, some soy is probably fine. But do some research before you build your diet around it. And don't just research the soy industry sites. Big ag spends $millions promoting soy every year. They even promote it to older women as a cure for menopause symptoms! Health agencies in Germany, France and several other countries have issued warnings to their citizens about excessive soy consumption. Be careful....

  44. QUESTION:
    How to level out hormones naturally ( non - menopausal)?
    I am 20 years of age, and my hormones are all out of whack because of BCP ( specifically Yasmin)

    How can i balance my hormones to how they were before i started the pill?

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Your ovaries, pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands are all part of the pituitary axis. All of these glands work together like a team. Birth control causes estrogen dominance, but from a synthetic estrogen that damages the body. Most of the birth control pills are using the synthetic ethinyl estradiol because it is cheap to make and is more potent. We know that the ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) they use in the pill is 1,000 times more potent on it's effects on breast tissue than estriol (estrogen the body makes that protects the breast tissue). Studies of two decades ago clearly found that overexposure to estradiol (and estrone to a lesser extent) increases one's risk of breast cancer. The synthetic ethinyl estradiol used in the pill is really a bad guy that is efficiently absorbed by mouth and slow to be metabolized and excreted. The longer a synthetic estrogen stays in the body, the more opportunity it has to do damage.

      No long term studies have been done that show birth control pills are not contributing to breast cancer. With the rate being a staggering 1 in 7 women now, it would seem people would wake up to the fact something is not right here.

      The pill affects the endocrine system in your body in a very negative way. It creates estrogen dominance and since the ovaries are part of the pituitary axis, when you take the pill, you get the booby prize. The thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, and ovaries are all part of this "axis." When any of these glands becomes insufficient or sick, they all get sick together. This is why many women gain weight when on the pill because the thyroid is affected very negatively and the metabolism slows down. The fatigue comes from the adrenals being affected.

      That birth control, Yazmin, and Yaz and Ocella are involved in a major class action law suit due to many women dying and all kinds of side effects resulting from using that junk. Drug companies are NOT your friend. 1 in 7 women are now getting breast cancer and birth control is on the top of the list as to the cause.

      Here is the web site you can go to and file a claim to be part of the lawsuit:

      http//www.consumerinjuryalert.com/birt…

      Look for other types of birth control methods other than birth control pills that damage the body, turn the endocrine system upside down and are causing all kinds of serious problems in women today.

      To get your hormones back in balance using drugs is not the answer. At 20 years old, you will bounce back faster than an older woman, but it is still going to take some time. The body is about BALANCE and when you do things like take birth control pills, it has made all those glands sick and since they all work together, it's a battle for your body to recover. Making sure you are getting plenty of minerals and vitamins is important, and good fats.

      The one thing you do NOT want to do is eat LOW FAT FOODS. All of your steroid hormones come from cholesterol and having a low cholesterol, low fat diet, and one that is lacking in minerals will greatly slow the process. AVOID: ALL SOY products. Soy is loaded with phytoestrogens, goitrogens (slow your thyroid down) and it removes minerals from the body (especially iron). AVOID bad fats that include: ALL SOYBEAN, canola, cottonseed, and corn oils. These are polyunsaturated oils that go rancid very quickly and when you buy them in a store, they have already oxidized and as a result, the manufacturers add deodorants to them to mask the stench.

      Eat LOTS of: Coconut, palm, real BUTTER from RAW cream of grass fed cows (see: www.organicpastures.com), avocado, flax, and lots of olive oils.

      The drug companies are now in charge of the health care in America. They make 5 times the profit as any other corporation in America and are HUGE donators to politicians and so our laws are geared toward protecting these lunatics. The goal of these companies is NOT CURING ANYTHING, but Managing diseases and relieving symptoms. Birth control falls right into their perfect corporate stategy and financial models.

      Health is the last thing on their agenda. You are very smart to stop taking the pill. There are NO long term studies on the effects of taking that junk.

      good luck to you

      good luck to you

  45. QUESTION:
    What can accupuncture do for me? I'd like to hear from people who have been cured of all sorts of things...
    I've been thinking about trying accupuncture, but usually I hear about it for pain management and other things that I don't have problems with. I have some problems that are just flat out annoying. I'd like to know other people's experiences and what they have had treated and/or cured by accupuncture.

    The specific conditions I'm curious about are:
    skin ailments: acne, psoriasis, excema
    low libido
    daytime tiredness
    low energy
    depression
    chronic constipation
    a horrible "sweet tooth" ;-)

    ...but I'm open to hearing about other conditions that can be treated as well.

    Thanks! :-)

    • ANSWER:
      I've used acupuncture many times in my life, most notably in my early 20's when I had a miscarriage and couldn't seem to stop bleeding. A D&C was unacceptable to me, and I was getting very weak and anaemic (and worried). I saw a great practitioner in Brookline, MA, who I feel saved my life as he was able to very quickly bring the bleeding under control and soon stop it. I saw my energy pick up within days. I have also used acupuncture and moxibustion for depression, asthma and diabetes issues within myself, to great effect as well.

      Your entire post speaks of the need to radically change your diet and clean it up. I've got another post on here somewhere (for a woman w/ cystic acne) that would also help you immensely. Acne and eczema are air pushing fire conditions in Ayurveda, ie your system is too hot so you need to cool it down. They also speak about intense food allergies and you continuing to eat exactly what makes the condition worse. Some things that can aggravate eczema are citrus (so be careful w/ this foodstuff!!!), wheat, strawberries and raspberries, tomatoes, beef, eggs, chocolate, coffee. Acne and chronic constipation speak about autotoxicity. If you're eating a lot of red meat--especially beef, eggs, junk food, alcohol, coffee, chocolate these are all fire foods and will aggravate the condition. A long course of vegetarian, natural foods eating with tons of greens and fruit and vegetables and raw juices, would help immensely w/ some sea weed in your diet to stimulate your thyroid and endocrine systems. Lots of lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, especially in the warm weather, tons of vegetables, miso soup every day, grains, beans, salad every single day and later seeds and nuts. Fish if you are a person that needs protein each day, as I am. Poultry if you really must, but it may take longer to clean out your liver/colon and is quite high in fats, especially duck and goose. I've read that poultry is 40% fat, even chicken breast. Don't know if that's true or not, but it's worth thinking about. T

      Have you been checked for diabetes, as several of these items are symptoms, ie low libido, low energy, daytime tiredness, depression, craving sweets.

      I wouldn't worry as much about your libido/sex drive as it will reemerge as you become lighter and healthier and less toxic.

      Above all, get up and out and move your body. If you're in a desk job, go for a walk during lunch or work out before or after work.

      "Horrible sweet tooth" can be many things. Most often it speaks of a candida overgrowth and of not eating enough protein early in the day. It can also be symptomatic of diabetes in a major way, so go get tested. I'd also ask for a referral to a Registed Dietician, or go see one myself. If you don't have medical ins., there's TONS of info out there in the world about what healthy eating actually looks like. Go to your local health food store or co-op and check out their book section.

      Are you also overweight? Or are you on the skinny side? I've met folks w/ these symptoms with multiple body types, so I can't tell from your post.

      Acne, psoriasis, eczema all speak about a body that is filled w/ toxins and is discharging them through the skin. They also speak about a person who is more than likely extremely sensitive and so needs to be quite kind and gentle to their body and not "beat on it" and "fill it up w/ crappy or junk foods".

      EFA's and fish oil can be very helpful w/ eczema; so can elimination and rotation diets to find out exactly what it is you're allergic to and pushing out through your skin. Sometimes people eat the same thing all the time, ie: orange juice, wheat cereals, wheat toast, English muffins, bagels every single day of their life. People also crave that to which they are allergic, so keep a daily diet log to see exactly what it is you're putting in to your body and so to be able to spot trends.

      This should be enough to get you started. Let us know how it goes for you. Blessings!

  46. QUESTION:
    Why am I tired, and sleeping more than usual?
    I am really tired lately, and have been sleeping alot more than usual. I have been dizzy on and off, and today, I had a really bad stomache ache

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps your fatigue problem is due to anxiety and stress.

      One of the most common fatigue causes is anxiety, which is known to effect 40 million U.S. adults each year. Anxiety is a state of fear of real or imagined danger, which is manifested as increased heart rate, trembling, panic, weakness, extreme fatigue and stomach or intestinal discomfort. Disorders of this nature make up the largest mental illness diagnosis in the U.S.

      In women of reproductive age, anemia is fairly common. It can be the result of heavy menstrual periods or having a baby. Anemia is one of the more common fatigue causes in women. When you don’t have enough iron in your body, your hemoglobin isn’t strong enough to carry the necessary amounts of oxygen to your body. Consume more iron-rich foods. As iron supplements can be potentially dangerous, they should be consumed with caution, or preferably in consultation with a suitable natural health practitioner.

      Your thyroid may be the cause of your fatigue. If you have hypothyroidism, this means that you have a slow metabolism, and this could be preventing you from getting the energy your body needs from the foods you eat. This can leave you feeling sluggish and even a little depressed.

      There are also many lifestyle problems that can increase your chances of feeling fatigued, including inactivity, heavy alcohol consumption, excessive physical activity, lack of sleep, antihistamines, stress and unhealthy eating habits. For most of these, identifying and solving the problem is usually the best course of action.

      Depression can also be a fatigue cause, as a poor mental and emotional state can translate to physical lethargy.

      You may have a urinary tract infection and not even know it. Often, the only symptom can be fatigue.

      Too much caffeine can actually be making you feel constantly tired. If you think that this might be the cause of your fatigue, try to do without it for a while and see how you feel.

      Food allergies can also be behind your fatigue. Since even a slight intolerance can be at the root of what’s making you tired, you should start eliminating foods from your diet to see how you feel. Slowly reintroduce the food after a time and see if it affects you.

      Another common fatigue cause, especially in today's toxic world, is the accumulation of too much toxins in one's body. An improved diet, regular exercise, as well as suitable detoxification protocols would help a great deal.

      As you can see, there are many different possible causes of your fatigue. If your fatigue has gone on for a long time, you should consider getting a check up, as you may have a more serious problem, such as chronic fatigue syndrome or other problems such as kidney failure or sleep apnea.

      Only by addressing your underlying fatigue causes, can true and total curing of your condition be effected.

      You can see further information in a web search for "common fatigue causes".

  47. QUESTION:
    Why could 131I be used to specifically destroy the thyroid gland and have minimal effects on other cells and?
    tissues in the body?

    • ANSWER:
      "Radioactive iodine is the most widely recommended permanent treatment of hyperthyroidism. This treatment takes advantage of the fact that thyroid cells are the only cells in the body which have the ability to absorb iodine. In fact, thyroid hormones are experts at doing just that. By giving a radioactive form of iodine gives off a poisonous type of radiation, the thyroid cells which absorb it will be damaged or killed. Because iodine is not concentrated by any other cells in the body, there is very little radiation exposure (or side effects!) for the rest of the body. Radioiodine can be taken by mouth without the need to be hospitalized. This form of therapy often takes one to two months before the thyroid has been killed, but the radioactivity medicine is completely gone from the body within a few days. The majority of patients are cured with a single dose of radioactive iodine. The only common side effect of radioactive iodine treatment is underactivity of the thyroid gland. The problem here, is that the amount of radioactive iodine given kills too many of the thyroid cells so that the remaining thyroid does not produce enough hormone, a condition called hypothyroidism. There is no evidence that radioactive iodine treatment of hyperthyroidism causes cancer of the thyroid gland or other parts of the body, or that it interferes with a woman's chances of becoming pregnant and delivering a healthy baby in the future. It is also important to realize that there are different types of radioactive iodine (isotopes). The type used for thyroid scans (iodine scans) as shown in the picture below give up a much milder type of radioactivity which does NOT kill thyroid cells."

  48. QUESTION:
    I haven't had my period for 4 months alreadyy and I'm still a virgin is that normal?
    Well I'm 14 andd I havee gotten my period likee last year but I haven't had my period for 4 months or so is it normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Menses*** is nothing but the God's Special gift given to the female. It is one of the routes of excretion of toxins, pus cells, bad blood, bacteria, viruses, hormonal discharges,etc., etc.
      So long as a female passes through regular menses right from puberty to menopause, she will be well balanced, pretty with natural and healthy glow, good moods of love and affection, excellent immunity/disease resistance power, etc.
      Irregular periods/heavy periods may be an offshoot of hormonal imbalance, psychological disturbances, indiscriminate consumption of birth control pills, steroids for other causes like allergy, thyroid problems, etc.
      A WOMAN is an embodiment of Goddess, Durga/Parvathi/Laxmi, given to the mankind in the form of a mother [to her children] and or as a wife [to her Husband].
      By and large, the menses cycle ranges from 3 weeks to 5 weeks as and when it is regular. In Ur case, it is not regular. It can be regulated just in 5 days. Ur [Menses related gonads]-remote control-Acupressure points are located in Ur wrists and ankles on both sides to be activated for regulating Ur menses cycle.Massage on all these points, with Ur thumbs, for 2 minutes daily morning & evening.

      Acupressure & Natural Remedies may solve Ur problem of irregular Menses.
      ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUES:
      Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India--- treated and caused to treat more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes,irregular meness and also many other most dreaded diseases---Dr.Devendra Vora has analysed that pressure applied on certain points located on the palms and soles helps to stimulate all organs of the body, prevents disease and assists in maintaining good health. Acupressure also helps to diagnose, prevent and cure diseases like common cold, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Migraine, Paralysis, and even cancer, HIV/AIDS. Autism, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, all brain and spinal cord affected diseases.

      Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomitting and all the organs shall function upto optimal levels.

      With ur thumb, press ur/his/her palms and soles, wrists and ankles on both sides. Suppose pain is felt while pressing a particular point in the palm/sole, u have to press the surrounding area—just like u r pumping out air from that painful point. The blocked energy in any internal organ, be it lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, liver, etc., shall be released along with toxins if any. As a last point u must press middle part of each palm/sole; so that toxins, if any, shall be excreted/purged through urine without affecting the kidneys.
      It should be done in an empty stomach or 2 hours after meals. With this, all the endocrine glands and their hormonal secretions shall be regulated. All internal organs shall function up to optimal levels. Ur entire immune sytem gets invigorated to produce antibodies.

      If U r satisfied with good results, U may inform others to join ‘Yahoo Answers Team’ for any health problem.

  49. QUESTION:
    Why am i always dehydrated and hot?
    I'm 18 and i'm always really hot and dehydrated. I sleep with the fan on even during the winter. I can even go outside with no coat during the winter and feel nothing. I'm also always thirsty. I drink lots of water but i have to have cold juice very often. What do you think could be wrong with me?

    • ANSWER:
      Why Do I Always Feel Hot? – Causes and Cures
      Why do I always feel hot? Is a question that you will hear mumbled from folks that are typically complaining about the thermostat setting. If you live with someone that is always hot, it can be a chilling experience, and if you are the person that is always hot than you can be simply miserable in all different kinds of settings.

      Some Causes

      If you are always hot no matter the temperature there are several different reasons that you may feel that way. The number one reason is hormonal imbalance, when your hormones are fluctuating or not in balance you will experience a feeling of always being hot. A prime example that is far overused is a menopausal woman, because of the fluctuation in hormones during this period of life, she will experience hot flashes.

      Another answer to ‘why do I always feel hot?” is being overweight. If you are overweight you may have an abundance of fatty tissue that acts as insulation. Certain medications may also give you that too hot feeling. Drinking alcohol in excess can also make you feel hot all the time.

      On a more serious note there is a host of diseases that can make your temperature rise from the common cold to Graves’s disease.

      Cures for Feeling Hot

      Finding the answers for “why do I always feel hot?” start with figuring out what the cause of the problem is. Thoroughly investigating all the potential causes is the only way to figure out how to cure your problem.

      Get your Thyroid checked to make sure that you are not suffering from a number of thyroid diseases. Why do I always feel hot? The answer may just be that you need to make some lifestyle changes to get your personal thermostat under control.

      Very often thyroid issues can be a cause for a feeling of always being hot. We recommend the following for balancing out the thyroid naturally -

      Now, being thirsty all the time may be the onset of diabetes . .

      But if I were you . . I'd assess my weight, activity level, age, eating habits and all . . before i go hell bent down the road looking for a medical condition.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for a 14 yo to have cancer?
    I'm 14 and I've found a bump 5cm above my boob and 3cm across, there is a red rash but I've been poking at it. You wouldn't see a bump but I happened to feel it by accident, and my other boob isn't like that. I told my mum and she said its just my cycle, she said that it would go away. Its not visable so you wouldn't no is was there. I'm crying and I've bad anxiety please help:'(

    • ANSWER:
      1. For your age, no scope for cancer, by and large.

      2. the symptoms can be linked up to menses cycles. Your beloved mom is true.

      MENSES*
      1. Every young girl/spinster/woman must know the significance of Menses cycles, regularity of maintenance with the aid of acupressure techniques & to maintain ‘the best of woman’s health’ for life. The success depends up on the extent of compliance of all stipulated instructions.
      Menses------- is nothing but the God's Special gift given to the female. It is one of the routes of excretion of toxins, pus cells, dead cells running to millions produced during Catabolism [part of metabolism on daily basis], bad blood, bacteria, viruses, hormonal discharges, etc.
      So long as a female passes through regular menses right from puberty to menopause, she will be well balanced, pretty with natural and healthy glow, good moods of love and affection, excellent immunity/disease resistance power, excellent growth in height up to 21st birthday, etc.
      Irregular periods/heavy periods may be an offshoot of hormonal imbalance, psychological disturbances, indiscriminate consumption of birth control pills, steroids for other causes like allergy, thyroid problems, asthma/bronchitis, etc.
      By and large, the menses cycle ranges from 3 weeks to 5 weeks as and when it is regular. In certain ladies, it is not regular. It can be regulated just in 5 days. During menses, it is advisable to take maximum rest.
      [a]. Ur [Menses related gonads]-remote control-Acupressure points are located in Ur wrists and ankles on both sides to be activated for regulating Ur menses cycle.
      Remote control Acupressure points given by the God. For Treatment, hard-pressure is to be applied on & around these points with Ur thumb and middle finger.
      To activate Ur gonads—13 [vagina], No.14 [uterus]. No.15 [Testes & Ovaries] All these points are located in both wrists and ankles.
      Palms/Soles:
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2304961665160.2103840.1282822997&type=1&l=0a6bb63dd0

      Cure is available by Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies.

      3. Regular menses with the best of Health for life? Yes, Acupressure & Natural Remedies may solve Ur problem of irregular Menses.
      ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUES:

      Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomiting and all the organs shall function upto optimal levels.

      With Ur thumb, press Ur/his/her palms and soles, wrists and ankles on both sides. Suppose pain is felt while pressing a particular point in the palm/sole, u have to press the surrounding area—just like u r pumping out air from that painful point. The blocked energy in any internal organ, be it lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, liver, etc., shall be released along with toxins if any. As a last point u must press middle part of each palm/sole; so that toxins, if any, shall be excreted through urine without affecting the kidneys.
      It should be done in an empty stomach or 2 hours after meals. With this, all the endocrine glands and their hormonal secretions shall be regulated. All internal organs shall function up to optimal levels. Ur entire immune system gets invigorated to produce antibodies.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to join ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health problem.

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