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Immune Dysfunction and Imbalance

Immune Dysfunction and Imbalance Some doctors believe the immune system is overactivated in Chronic Fatigue (CFS)/Fibromyalgia, but there are also clear signs of immune deficiency, like low numbers of natural killer cells or NK cells. NK cells are a type of white blood cells crucial not just for prevention of infection, but cancer as well. [...]

Immune Dysfunction and Imbalance2018-12-26T18:59:32+00:00

Hypercoagulable State in CFS and FM

New research is indicating that many chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia patients are in a state of low level activation of the coagulation sys­tem and treatment of this coagulation activation can result in a complete or par­tial resolution of symptoms. Studies have found that approximately 80% of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia patients have this [...]

Hypercoagulable State in CFS and FM2018-12-26T18:59:07+00:00

Fibromyalgia and Diet

Fibromyalgia: The Diet ConnectionFind out what experts say really matters about the foods you eat -- and why staying away from certain foods might help your fibromyalgia symptoms. By Colette Bouchez WebMD Feature Reviewed by Matthew Hoffman, MD   The condition is called Fibromyalgia. It consists of a complex array of symptoms that include widespread [...]

Fibromyalgia and Diet2018-12-26T18:58:03+00:00

Euthyroid Sick Syndrome

Euthyroid sick syndrome can be described as abnormal findings on thyroid function tests that occur in the setting of a nonthyroidal illness (NTI), without preexisting hypothalamic-pituitary and thyroid gland dysfunction. After recovery from an NTI, these thyroid function test result abnormalities should be completely reversible. R Read full article: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/118651-overview  

Euthyroid Sick Syndrome2018-12-26T18:54:46+00:00

Hormones, Metabolism, and Obesity

Obesity has become a major health epidemic and has dramatically increased over the last decades. Studies show that now approximately one-third of the U.S. population is classified as obese and over two-thirds are significantly overweight. While the cause is multifactorial, studies are clear that almost all overweight individuals have metabolic and endocrinological dysfunction that is [...]

Hormones, Metabolism, and Obesity2018-12-26T17:26:33+00:00

Hormones and Their Actions

HORMONES AND THEIR ACTIONS DHEA - This is the most abundant hormone in the body, and it is also a precursor hormone, which is a substance from which other important hormones are produced. DHEA is mainly secreted by the adrenal glands but is also produced by the skin and brain. It is an essential component [...]

Hormones and Their Actions2018-12-26T17:22:32+00:00

Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen dominance is a condition where a woman can have deficient, normal or excessive estrogen, but has little or no progesterone to balance its effects in the body. Even a woman with low estrogen levels can have estrogen dominance symptoms if she doesn 't have any progesterone. Too little estrogen is not always the issue [...]

Estrogen Dominance2018-12-26T17:15:07+00:00

B12 Deficiency

Clinical Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency Cardiovascular Increased risk of stroke or heart attack Psychiatric Irritability and overall personality change Mild memory impairment, occasional dementia Psychosis Depression Hematologic Megaloblastic anemia Pancytopenia Vitamin deficiencies often go unnoticed until they are severe mostly because the symptoms overlap with many other diseases. A recent study within continental USA [...]

B12 Deficiency2018-12-26T16:00:34+00:00

Adrenal Stress and Fatigue

Our stress-fighting adrenal glands, which sit atop the kidneys, are actually two different glands in one. The center of the gland (adrenal medulla) manufactures adrenaline (epinephrine). The outer part of the gland (adrenal cortex) makes several hormones called corticosteroids. They include: Cortisol. Pumped out in response to stress, cortisol regulates blood sugar and blood pressure, [...]

Adrenal Stress and Fatigue2018-12-24T21:13:47+00:00

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