James asks…

Hair loss in women?

Does hrt cause hair loss? I am trying to reduce hrt and my hair is falling out. I decided to increase the dose to where it was orignially to see if it would stop falling out.

Helen answers:

You’re decreasing your estrogen therapy? If you have high testosterone levels, yes women produce testosterone too, you could be having a side effect of decreasing your HRT. More likely you have another problem. Go to your physician to rule out diabetes and high blood pressure, both of which can cause female hair loss. Hormone imbalance – we’ve discussed – scalp diseases, stress, genetics, the list goes on…

Lizzie asks…

What r the excercises that help u loose weight around busts n upper back ? please suggest !?

Helen answers:

Hi Sukanya
The unfortunate truth is that weight loss, when not done correctly, can cause damages in body system. It can lead to side effects like pale, sagging skin, dark circles and fine lines, even loss of hair and overall vitality. Here is a simple remedy.
Weight Loss.
1.Regular exercise is an important part of effective weight loss. It helps to control your weight by using excess calories that otherwise would be stored as fat. Physical activity also helps prevent many diseases and improve your overall health.
2.Physical activity can reduce your risk for several diseases and conditions and improve your overall quality of life preserving your weight according to your height. Daily physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stroke by strengthening your heart muscle,
3.Regular exercise is beneficial in heart disease and stroke. Lowering your blood pressure, raising your HDL (“good” cholesterol), and lowering LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol), improving blood flow, and increasing your heart’s working capacity.
4.High blood pressure. Regular exercise reduces blood pressure in people with high blood pressure (hypertension).
5.Diabetes. By reducing body fat, physical activity can help to prevent and control type 2 diabetes.
6.Back pain. By increasing muscle strength and endurance and improving flexibility and posture, regular exercise can prevent back pain.
7.Osteoporosis. Regular weight-bearing exercise promotes bone formation and may prevent many forms of bone loss associated with aging
8.Regular physical activity can also improve mood and the way you feel about yourself. Exercise is likely to reduce depression and anxiety and help you to better manage stress
9.Yogas, Pranayam, jogging, walk are the best exercise to reduce weight.
10.Fiber food, vegetables, fruits are added benefit to reduce weight.
11.No smoking, Wine drinking, No non veg food, No junk food.
12.No any medicine to reduce weight strictly.
Best result will be obtained after a period of 3 to 4 months. Advisable for medical checkup if any adverse effect is traced due to wrong exercise. Thyroids glands may prevent weight reduction.
However exercise should be done under the supervision of expert tutor, particularly in yogas. Pranayam. Exercise which may not suit to the body should be avoided. Take advice of gymnasium expert for what exercise to follow.

Good wishes.

Mark asks…

My blood tests came back all normal, yet I still feel like crap!!!!?

25 year old male
Family history of Diabetes and Anemia
5ft 6 in
Currently 260lbs
I used to weigh 120 lbs back in 2006, I have gained over a 130lbs since then!
I went to my doctor, they tested me for diabetes, thyroid, testosterone levels, anemia, metabolic panel, cholesterol, lipid panel, etc. Over 7 something tests, yet they say that NOTHING is wrong with me and that everything is normal!!!!

Which is complete bullcrap because I am:

-Tired all the time no matter how I change my diet
Hair loss on both of my calf muscles for over 2 years now
-Gained over 130lbs since 2006
-Extreme sweating called Hyperhidrosis under my armpits and ruins my clothes, yet nothing is wrong???
-Got a swelled up toungue, but went away after taking multivitamins
-Memory loss sometimes
-Easily agitated because I’m tired all the time!

What the hell is wrong with me?? My stupid doctor obviously can’t figure it out!

Helen answers:

You seem to have a fatigue problem. Perhaps the energy vitamin B12 can help or a vitamin B complex. Coenzyme Q10 can also help to boost your energy level as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22coenzyme+q10+for+energy%22&fr=ush-ans The super food Spirulina is another good energy booster.

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. Anxiety disorders make up the largest mental illness diagnosis in the U.S.

Besides anxiety there are many other common fatigue causes such as insufficient sleep, too much sleep, under eating, thyroid problems or other illnesses (such as anemia, mononucleosis, CFS, glandular fever and many others), side effects from medication, dehydration, overexertion, an unhealthy diet and other causes as discussed in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22common+fatigue+causes%22&fr=ush-ans

Paul asks…

will a westie dog be okay if it is eaten 1 cadburys cream egg? it isnt my dog, its my friends. :|?

Helen answers:

The following are harmful so tell your friend to be careful next time, excess of choclate is bad, so are the following:

>Caffeine – Caffeine found in products such as tea, coffee and chocolate is harmful to your pet because it contains theophyline or thebromine which can be toxic and cause palpitation and abnormal heart beats, as well as damaging your dogs central nervous system especially in smaller dogs.

>Dairy products – such as milk, cheese, yoghurt and butter will harm your dog if consumed in large quantities because they can’t break it down and digest it very well due to lack of the enzyme lactase, which may cause bloating and diarrhea in you pet.

>Sugar – Foods containing sugar may cause your dog to become obese which may lead to joint and dental problems and even diabetes.

>Alcoholic Drinks – The side effects of alcohol consumption include tremors, heart arrhythmia which may lead to Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and coma.
>Baby Food – is harmful to dogs because it may contain onion powder. Consumption of this can be toxic to your pet.
>Bones (small) – Small bones found in poultry and fish will harm as they lodge in the throat of your pet or elsewhere along the digestive system. .
>Cat Food.
>Citrus fruit – Citrus fruit such as oranges, lemons and limes or extracts of these kind of fruits.
>Fat trimmings – because fat overload can give your dog pancreatitis and leads to chronic abdominal pains.
>Grapes & raisins – This is harmful to dogs because it contains an unknown toxin which is extremely harmful to your pet. .
>Hops – As they contain an unknown compound which can cause your dog to serious complications such as rapid heartbeat, seizures and even death.
>Human vitamin supplements – Vitamins supplements – especially those containing iron – are toxic to dogs by damaging their digestive systems, livers and kidneys.
>Liver – contains large levels of vitamin A so when eaten in large amounts by your dog can pretty much poison it, affecting the bones and muscles.
>Marijuana – If you dog inhales the smoke of marijuana or even eats it then this will depress their nervous system, give them an abnormal heartbeat and/or vomiting.
>Moldy food – If your pet does manage to gain access and eat the moldy food it may cause serious bouts of vomiting and diarrhea.
>Mushrooms – are harmful because many of them contain toxins which may harm their digestive and/or central nervous system.
>Onions, garlic, leeks – will harm your dog if ingested by them because they contain the anemia causing toxins sulfoxides and disulfides.
>Potato and tomatoes – contain oxalates, which may harm your dog’s nervous and digestive system when eaten.
>Raw eggs – is harmful to dogs because it contains an enzyme called avidin which adversely affects the animal’s absorption of the B vitamin biotin, which may lead to hair and skin problems for it.
>Raw fish – If fed regularly it can result in your pet becoming thiamin deficient which can lead to appetite loss, seizures and even death.
>Salt – This is harmful to dogs because if consumed in large doses may give your dog an electrolyte imbalance.
>Tobacco – The nicotine is harmful to Dogs.

Good Luck>r

David asks…

My teacher said she won’t give us candy anymore?

Today she sold us candy as usual, but this time she got is Big Texas! So a lot of us bought it along with lots of other candy. But during class time, my teacher said she won’t give us any more candy because we were all too hyper. And I admit, we were. She said something about the suger making us hyper as well. But I really don’t want her to stop giving us candy! What should I/we do????

Helen answers:

Any mother, parent, teacher etc. SHOULD NOT give any child candy.

There is absolutely no love whatsoever when someone gives another person poison.

And candy is just that – poison.

People may thumbs down me but you need to let go of yourself and think about this logically.

Candy has aspartame (aspartame has over 90 side effects!)

blindness in one or both eyes
decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision
pain in one or both eyes
decreased tears
trouble with contact lenses
bulging eyes

tinnitus – ringing or buzzing sound
severe intolerance of noise
marked hearing impairment

epileptic seizures
headaches, migraines and (some severe)
dizziness, unsteadiness, both
confusion, memory loss, both
severe drowsiness and sleepiness
paresthesia or numbness of the limbs
severe slurring of speech
severe hyperactivity and restless legs
atypical facial pain
severe tremors

severe depression
personality changes

palpitations, tachycardia
shortness of breath
recent high blood pressure

diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools
abdominal pain
pain when swallowing

Skin and Allergies
itching without a rash
lip and mouth reactions
aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma

Endocrine and Metabolic
loss of control of diabetes
menstrual changes
marked thinning or loss of hair
marked weight loss
gradual weight gain
aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
severe PMS

frequency of voiding and burning during urination
excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating
increased susceptibility to infection

Additional Symptoms of Aspartame Toxicity include the most critical symptoms of all
irreversible brain damage
birth defects, including mental retardation
peptic ulcers
aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets
hyperactivity in children
severe depression
aggressive behavior
suicidal tendencies

Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Post-Polio Syndrome
Lyme Disease
Grave’s Disease
Meniere’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Candy is in no way natural. Therefore it is extremely harmful.

As a teacher, I would give students fruit. Most candy has a fruit flavor to them anyways. And parents would be very happy with that.

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