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Health! Living with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) part 1

18 Jul

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First and foremost I would like to say writing this article is really difficult for me because I was in denial that I had PCOS and this is the first time I am going public with it… so bare with me. After giving birth to my precious little girl back in 2007, I developed a lot of problems physically and even emotionally; that I NEVER had before – so of course I assumed they were all somehow related to my delivery and postnatal changes. Why might assume that? well let’s rewind a little bit; for the sake of some background – my pregnancy went pretty smooth with very little complications, I was happy about that because I know many others who had a ton of problems… the only problem I had was that baby seemed like it was only getting bigger and bigger… too big… at my last sonogram they told me she was going to be almost 11lbs! so in the last two weeks of my pregnancy I gained over 20lbs – so my MD decided to induce me 4 days before my due date. On my last visit to my OB-gyn, all the tests went exactly as they did for the previous 9 months, the final results were good and I was excited to get this baby OUT! Because it seems as though my face, logs, ankles, body swelled up into a balloon and I just couldn’t hold all that weight anymore. So I went in to deliver at 5:00am on Oct 24th. Once I got to the hospital they checked my vitals, urine and the baby’s heart rate… I wasn’t too worried since everything looked good the evening before… but unfortunately that’s when sh*t hit the fan. All of a sudden there were large amounts of protein in my urine and my blood pressure was sky high – I developed a sudden onset of Serve Preeclampsia “over night”. Continue reading

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Why America is Fat, Broke, and Sick

24 Jun

According to a 2008 report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American male over the age of 20 weighs approximately 195lbs standing at 5 feet 8 inches tall. The average American woman over 20 years old weighs 165lbs and stands around 5 feet 3 inches in height. This data was collected by National Center for Health Statistics over the course of three years, from 2003-2006, but the numbers are getting larger if comparing trends from previous years.

In 2005, a similar survey was published by Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General for the “Special Eurobarometer” of the European Commission, consisting of data collected from 25 European Union Member States. The survey revealed some interesting statistics regarding the citizens of Europe; men and women ages 15 to 55+ answered questions regarding their health. The results show that the average male weighs approximately 173lbs and stands 5 feet 8 inches in height. The women of the European Union on average weigh 145lbs and are roughly 5 feet 4 inches tall.

Lets compare: Continue reading