10 Signs of Thyroid Problems

So many customers come in and ask me about my thyroid and if I have thyroid disease as well as Celiac. Well, it should not be a surprise that Thyroid Problems are often missed by doctors. Often for a Celiac, it is a double whammy…because often the Celiac and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis go hand in hand and both are often missed…leaving a person miserably ill for a long time! If you are a Celiac and carry gene HLA DQ2, and have a thyroid issue, you most likely have Hashimoto’s Disease (autoimmune disease; under-active thyroid caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid).

Thyroid panels are not part of a normal CBC that are run by doctors.  Often, if a doctor runs a thyroid test, they don’t always run the tests that determine Hashimoto’s Disease; autoimmune thyroid disease.

I know first hand; I had both of the above issues and went un-diagnosed for far too long.  I was complaining of symptoms for about five years but my general practitioner never tested me.  Finally, after experiencing infertility and miscarriages, the reproductive endocrinologist ran the tests and it still took me 8 weeks to get into the specialist he referred me to.  I felt like I was slowly dying; and I was because the thyroid affects your entire system!

One of my favorite on-line docs is Doctor Amy Myers and she is all about the Thyroid.  She recently wrote an article about symptoms, what lab tests must be run and the average normal ranges as well as the need for the doctor to listen to the patient and how they are feeling. Boy did it ring true for me. Below is my story about my diagnosis and how long it took to get my thyroid up and running again and a link to Dr Myer’s article. I hope this is helpful to you or a loved one.

I got lucky, after going un-diagnosed for about 5 years, I was referred to a wonderful endocrinologist in Bethesda, MD, who listened to me after I was diagnosed.  I sat across from him on Christmas Eve 1998 barely functioning and told him that I felt like I was slowly dying. He said that he was stunned that I was even moving; my levels were so bad.  He said, that his instinct was to put me right in the hospital, but the treatment will still be the same, a little thyroid hormone at a time and it would take many months to get me up and level. He gave me the choice, admit me to the hospital or go home. I had my entire family coming in town from New England and did not want to be in the hospital. He told me that I needed to let my family members know that they should be tested for Hashimoto’s Disease and sent me home with the lowest dose of thyroid hormone; .25 for six weeks. (family members got checked and 1 has Hashimoto’s, two have under-active thyroid)

Leaving his office, I forgot to get my parking garage ticket validated and had no money to pay. I hurried back to the doctor’s office, but they were already gone. This was way before you could pay with a credit card. I had to beg the attendant to let me go and promised I would come back with the money.  I made it home; completely exhausted and my father braved the Christmas Eve traffic and went back to Bethesda from Brookeville to pay for my parking. It was only 14 miles but a 40 minute trip each way, on a good day.

It took over a year with testing every six weeks to get my thyroid levels up to normal.  The doctor would say “the numbers looks normal, but how do you feel?” and I said..”I can only stay awake and functioning until 11am”.  He increased the dose, warned me about symptoms of too much thyroid hormone, scheduled me for blood work and follow up in 6 weeks. I went back and he said “everything looks normal..but how are you feeling?”  I said. “the increased dose helped, now I can stay functioning until 1pm”. He said ok, “we will increase it again!” I got the warning again about symptoms of too much thyroid hormone and was on my way.  Again, six weeks later, I was back for my check up and he said, “Your levels look good, how are you feeling?”  I said; “great, now I can stay up until 4pm!”  This went on until I could stay awake and functioning until 11pm.

My final dose was .125. (the generic brand, Levothyroxine, does not contain milk or gluten; had to investigate and figure that out on my own after getting very ill while taking Synthroid). Finally, I could function all day and into the night and finally; my hair stopped falling out, my skin stopped cracking and peeling off me, the swelling in my feet went away and my memory got a lot better! I began to lose the weight that I had put on without any explanation.

I am so glad that my Endocrinologist, Dr. Robert Vigersky, listened to how I was feeling..not just the numbers! Unfortunately for me, he left private practice and went back to Walter Reed.  The patients at Walter Reed are lucky to have Dr Robert Vigersky as the head of the Diabetes Institute. He practices what Dr Amy Myers says; “you have to listen to the patient, not just the numbers”. Please advocate for yourself..and if your doctor does not listen to you, find one who does, I had almost all of the symptoms below.

10 Signs of an Underactive Thyroid:

1. Fatigue after sleeping 8 to 10 hours a night or needing to take a nap daily

2. Weight gain or the inability to lose weight

3. Mood issues such as mood swings, anxiety, or depression

4. Hormone imbalances such as PMS, irregular periods, infertility, and low sex drive

5. Muscle pain, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, or tendonitis

6. Cold hands and feet, feeling cold when others are not, or having a body temperature consistently below 98.5

7. Dry or cracking skin, brittle nails and excessive hair loss

8. Constipation.

9. Mind issues such as brain fog, poor concentration, or poor memory

10. Neck swelling, snoring, or hoarse voice

To learn more about normal levels, tests that need to be run in order to diagnose Thyroid Disorders and Hashimoto’s Disease, Adrenal Glands, etc;  Click Here for More from Dr Amy Myers

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Lots of News to Tell You About!

We have a lot of news and I wanted to fill you all in.  Also, our hours for Memorial Weekend are at the end.

-Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Southport Cafeteria, in Annapolis, MD: AAMC should be up an running and stocked in about a week or so.  Now you will have options in the cafeteria, not just when you are in-patient. We plan to stock muffins, cupcakes (in black cups), mac n cheese, pizza, french toast, etc. We will stock Green Label items and Blue Label (no dairy) too. *Note: AAMC has a microwave for you to use, however it is a shared microwave. I urged them to provide a dedicated microwave and they resisted. I also asked them to provide sanitizing wipes. If you don’t feel safe using a shared microwave please let the cafeteria know this and ask them for a dedicated microwave. They want to see how the food will sell…I am not sure how well it will sell when the only heating option is a shared microwave! When you are at the cafeteria please make your voice heard, you can ask for Bill Rasnake or Suzanne Petrides.

-Cakes in the Bakery: We have added a new huge double door freezer in the cafe, deli and bakery that is just for desserts.  So, if you forget to order a cake; just come in and pick one up from the freezer..we will have different sizes and flavors.  We also have 4 packs of whoopie pies and other items that are popular. Remember for custom cakes and large cupcake orders we still need 5 days notice!

-Popsicles: We are making Popsicles and they will be in our new freezer soon!

Monthly Treats Club is up and running on our website, just click on the “Cupcake”.  If you live outside of our two day ground shipping area, call us for a quote on shipping and we will add you to the list if you would like to be included. Our first shipment goes out the first Tuesday in June!  Click Here to go to website and check out Monthly Treat Club

-Monthly Bread Club is on target to start in the fall!

-Parfaits are now in the dessert refrigerator, blue menu/vegan (contains coconut cream)!

-Soup is off the menu until the fall.

-Large quantity purchases: if you need a large quantity of our frozen pizzas, etc; please give us a few days notice so we can back stock them for you.  We will hold them in the back with your name on them.

-SAFE Food Pantry Update: Tiffany, the founder of SAFE Food Pantry, and I met with the Howard Food Bank on Wednesday and we are happy to announce that they have agreed to work with SAFE Food Pantry by offering gluten and allergen free items for families in need.  Tiffany and I cannot do this alone and are so thankful to the folks at the food bank who now understand the need and are willing to help us meet that need. We have some kinks to work out regarding space and safe storage and holding of the items, but we are on our way to making this a reality. It takes a village and SAFE is still in need of donations…there is a clear plastic sealed bin here at the Cafe..you can drop off non-perishable donations for SAFE Food Pantry at anytime.  (In the near future we plan on having a freezer at the food bank as well so I can donate safe frozen meals). Thank you to all who have volunteered their time to get SAFE Food Pantry up and running and thanks for your support and donations to date!

-Law Suit Dropped against PF Chang’s..the plaintiff dropped the suit claiming that she was discriminated against by PF Changs for charging her $1 more for a gluten free meal. Did she suddenly come to her senses?  Great news…it was frivolous to begin with.

-Memorial Weekend Hours: Fri and Sat, normal hours. Sunday; the kitchen closes at 2:30pm and we close the doors at 3pm.  Monday= Closed!

new freezer

Today Show Makes Fun of Nut Allergies & Epi-Pens

Well, considering that this is food allergy awareness week; I was even more horrified to see this clip from the Today Show. Matt and Al not only make fun of food allergies in this clip, they go so far as to bring in the Epi-Pen. I can’t help but wonder why they decided to make light of nut allergies and Epi-Pens.  They easily could have made fun of sugary or high carbohydrate items and then made light of the insulin that a diabetic needs.  Why is this happening? At the end of this post, I have symptoms and a great photo you can use to raise awareness.  See video clip below:

click here for short clip from Today Show

Quite frankly, I think this is happening because food allergies are not taken seriously and the same goes for Celiac Disease.  This is seen all the time when people make fun of the gluten free diet. This is the first time where I saw two grown men literally make fun of nut allergies and epi-pens. Everyone is entitled to free speech…and I defend that right, therefore, I don’t take this personally.  What Matt and Al said in this segment says more about them then it ever will about those with food allergies.  However, that being said, it is a bad example to set for others and I am worried that food allergies will continue to be marginalized. Is it because there was no sign on the buffet that said “contains gluten” and that is why they did not go after the gluten free diet? I have some insight into why I think this is happening.

In our gluten and allergen free cafe, I see people coming in every day claiming a gluten allergy and claiming food allergies.  It is work to try to figure out what we are really dealing with.  There are people who don’t like mustard so they declare it an allergy and have us shut down a kitchen line and keep everyone else waiting longer to be served. We serve them their meal without a pickle and we get an angry customer. It turns out that they just “don’t like” mustard and they wanted the pickle that is made with whole mustard seeds!  The difference is that we are equipped to deal with many allergies…mainstream restaurants are not. When I talk with other mainstream restaurant owners they say that just about every 5 tickets they are having an “allergy” flagged.  They don’t know which is an allergy and which is a sensitivity, so it causes many problems for them because they are not set up to deal with this on a regular basis.

The problem is that we have customers who come in for the first time who have minor food sensitivities or who are on an elimination diet and they claim an “allergy” too.  We have to determine what is what.  Our kitchen would need to be shut down and cleaned on every other order if we were not detectives at the front counter.  Trust me, we can usually tell the difference between food allergies and someone new with food sensitivities; but we still have to ask many questions to be sure what we are dealing with. Then, if needed,  we educate the customer about what we do and what is an allergy and what is a sensitivity.  Nothing makes us happier than when a customer comes in and says: “I may have food sensitivities and I am on an elimination diet and I need to avoid these foods right now”.  My thought bubble is : “great, and thank you for not faking a serious food allergy”.

On Mother’s Day I was talking to a nice couple from New Jersey and they said, “we knew nothing about food allergies until our child had a serious food reaction”. The awareness and the seriousness of food allergies is just not out there in the mainstream. My biggest fear is that this type of marginalization of food allergies will continue; making it harder for those with legitimate food allergies to be taken seriously.

We all have to do our part to raise awareness about the serious nature of food allergies.  We need to start in our own personal circles of influence via our facebook pages, twitter pages, schools, workplaces, etc.  Please join me and start spreading awareness today; let’s change the tide together! Below are signs and symptoms from FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) for mild and severe symptoms. Also, it describes how a child might describe what they are feeling.

If you’re introducing a new food to your baby, keep an eye out for these symptoms:
  • Hives or welts.
  • Flushed skin or rash.
  • Face, tongue, or lip swelling.
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea.
  • Coughing or wheezing.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Mild symptoms may include one or more of the following:
    • Hives (reddish, swollen, itchy areas on the skin)
    • Eczema (a persistent dry, itchy rash)
    • Redness of the skin or around the eyes
    • Itchy mouth or ear canal
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Stomach pain
    • Nasal congestion or a runny nose
    • Sneezing
    • Slight, dry cough
    • Odd taste in mouth
    • Uterine contractions

Severe symptoms may include one or more of the following:

  • Obstructive swelling of the lips, tongue, and/or throat
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Turning blue
  • Drop in blood pressure (feeling faint, confused, weak, passing out)
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Chest pain
  • A weak or “thread” pulse
  • Sense of “impending doom”

Severe symptoms, alone or in combination with milder symptoms, may be signs of anaphylaxis and require immediate treatment.

How a Child Might Describe a Reaction

Children have unique ways of describing their experiences and perceptions, and allergic reactions are no exception. Precious time is lost when adults do not immediately recognize that a reaction is occurring or don’t understand what a child is telling them.
Some children, especially very young ones, put their hands in their mouths or pull or scratch at their tongues in response to a reaction. Also, children’s voices may change (e.g., become hoarse or squeaky), and they may slur their words.
The following are examples of the words a child might use to describe a reaction:
• “This food is too spicy.”
• “My tongue is hot [or burning].”
• “It feels like something’s poking my tongue.”
• “My tongue [or mouth] is tingling [or burning].”
• “My tongue [or mouth] itches.”
• “It [my tongue] feels like there is hair on it.”
• “My mouth feels funny.”
• “There’s a frog in my throat.”
• “There’s something stuck in my throat.”
• “My tongue feels full [or heavy].”
• “My lips feel tight.”
• “It feels like there are bugs in there.” (to describe itchy ears)
• “It [my throat] feels thick.”
• “It feels like a bump is on the back of my tongue [throat].”
If you suspect that your child is having an allergic reaction, follow
your doctor’s instructions and treat the reaction quickly.
Scroll down for a great poster you can copy and paste to your social media!
Learn more through FARE Click Here
child with food allergies

 

Celiac Awareness Month: 300 Symptoms

The average time it takes to be diagnosed with Celiac Disease is 6-10 years!  Why is this so?  I believe it is because people (and many doctors) don’t know the 300 signs and symptoms. Another reason is that people are going on a GF Diet before getting a diagnosis and many just refuse to be tested. If you  have a family member or mother, father, brother, sister, grandparent, cousin, etc with Celiac Disease, you should be tested. Not everyone has the same symptoms.

Below are the 300 signs and symptoms of Celiac Disease. A celiac must be strict with their diet.  Just a crumb or a trace sets the immune system into havoc, which can lead to serious long term complications. Those who go on a GF Diet without Celiac Testing often assume that they are just gluten intolerant. They are at risk because they are not strict like a diagnosed Celiac would be. Therefore; they continually expose themselves to gluten via cross contamination and cheating. This leaves their immune system in attack mode and opens the person up to serious autoimmune complications!

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder

The 300 Signs and Symptoms are courtesy of : “Recognizing Celiac Disease” by Cleo J. Libonati. (Gluten Free Works) way back in January of 2007. We have a copy of this book here in our library at our cafe, deli and bakery. (Link at bottom of list)

Blood System Symptoms

Abnormal levels of blood components and quality of blood cells and plasma, detected by blood studies ordered by a doctor.

  • Anemia, Folic acid
  • Anemia, Iron
  • Anemia, Vitamin B12
  • Anti-Endomysium Antibodies (EMA)
  • Anti-Gliadin Antibodies (AGA)
  • Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies (tTG)
  • Associated Autoimmune Antibodies
  • Bone Alkaline Phosphatase Enzyme, Elevated
  • Calcium, Low
  • Cholesterol, Low (below 156)
  • Coagulation Factors, Low
  • Copper, Low
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Glucose, Low or elevated
  • Homocysteine, Elevated
  • Hyperprolactinemia (elevated prolactin hormone)
  • Hypoprothrombinemia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Liver Enzymes, Elevated
  • Macroamylasemia
  • Macrocytosis
  • Macrolipasemia
  • Magnesium, Low
  • Neutropenia
  • Phosphorus, Low
  • Plasma Proteins, Low
  • Potassium, Low
  • Prolonged Prothrombin Time
  • Transient Erythroblastopenia
  • Zinc, Low

Body Composition Symptoms

Disorders of the body as a whole.

  • Anorexia (Poor appetite)
  • Appetite, Increased
  • Cachexia (Wasting of the body)
  • Loss of Vitality
  • Obesity
  • Weight Gain, Unexplained
  • Weight Loss, Unexplained

Cardiovascular System Symptoms

Disorders of the heart and blood vessels.

  • Angina Pectoris
  • Aortic Vasculitis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Easy Bruising (Ecchymosis)
  • Hypertension
  • Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Nosebleeds, Unexplained

Digestive System Symptoms

The following symptoms in this section may be present alone or in any combination in celiac disease.  They result from inflammation, damage,and interference with normal function caused by gluten exposure in the digestive tract itself and/or nutritional deficiencies.  As you see, problems can develop not only in the small intestine where inflammation can be intense, but also in other areas such as mucosal tissues of the mouth, esophagus, stomach and colon.

  • Abdominal Distention (Bloating)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adenocarcinoma of the Small Intestine
  • Aphthous Ulcers (Canker sores in mouth)
  • Autoimmune Cholangitis
  • Beta Casein Enteropathy (Cow’s dairy intolerance similar to celiac disease)
  • Bleeding, Unexplained
  • Cancer of the Esophagus
  • Cancer of the Pharynx
  • Candida Infections
  • Carbohydrate Malabsorption
  • Cheilosis (Red lips, cracking/ oozing at corners of mouth)
  • Colitis, Collagenous
  • Colitis, Lymphocytic
  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Colonic Volvulus (Loop of intestine twists causing strangulation of intestine)
  • Constipation
  • Constipation Alternating with Diarrhea
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Defective Tooth Enamel (Yellow, white spots, missing enamel)
  • Delayed Gastric Emptying (Early fullness after eating)
  • Diarrhea, acute (Also called celiac crisis)
  • Diarrhea, chronic
  • Duodenal Erosions in the Second Part of Duodenum (Small ulcers)
  • Dysphagia (Difficulty swallowing)
  • Edema of Small Intestinal Lining
  • Esophageal Small Cell Cancer
  • Esophageal Motor Abnormalities (Poor muscle activity/coordination)
  • Gas
  • Gastric Ulcer (Stomach ulcers)
  • Gastric Ulcerations
  • Gastritis, Collagenous
  • Gastritis, Lymphocytic
  • Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastro-Intestinal Occult Bleeding (Blood in stool that is not visible to naked eye)
  • Gluten Sensitive Enteritis
  • Gums bleeding/ swollen (Purplish in adults/ red in children)
  • Heartburn
  • H. Pylori Bacter (Infection of the stomach)
  • Impaired Gall Bladder Motility
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jejunitis, chronic
  • Lactose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, loose stools from milk)
  • Laryngospasm
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Lymphoma
  • Malabsorption of Nutrients
  • Maltose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, loose stools from maltose, a simple carbohydrate)
  • Nausea
  • Oral Mucosal Lesions (Mouth lesions)
  • Plummer-Vinson Syndrome
  • Post-cricoid Cancer
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (Bile backs up in liver)
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (Scarring of bile ducts in liver)
  • Small Bowel Intussusception (One loop of intestine slips into another)
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Steatorrhea (Pale, smelly, floating stool hard to flush or sticks to toilet)
  • Sucrose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, mucous in stool from sugar)
  • Tongue (Beefy, red, smooth, burning)
  • Tongue (Fiery red, smooth, swollen, sore)
  • Tongue (Magenta, swollen)
  • Tongue (Pale, smooth, burning)
  • Vomiting

Glandular System Symptoms

Disorders of the glands.

  • Addison’s Disease (Adrenal gland failure)
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hypothyroidism)
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type I
  • Diabetic Instability
  • Gastro-Intestinal Complications of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Grave’s Disease (Hyperthyroidism)
  • Hepatic Granulomatous Disease
  • Idiopathic Hypoparathyroidism
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hypoparathyroidism

Immune System Symptoms

Disorders of antibody production.

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Disorders in Celiac Disease
  • Autoimmune Disorders in Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency
  • Food Allergies, IgE and non-IgE Immune Responses
  • IgA Deficiency
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögrens Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Urticaria, chronic (Hives)

Integumentary System Symptoms

Disorders of skin, hair, and nails.

  • Alopecia Areata (Patches of hair loss)
  • Alopecia, Diffuse (Balding)
  • Cutaneous Vasculitis
  • Cutis Laxa
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Eczema
  • Edema (Swelling)
  • Eythema Elevatum Diutinum
  • Erythema Nodosum
  • Follicular Hyperkeratosis (Dry rough skin/ plugged hair follicles on body)
  • Ichthyosis, Acquired
  • Itchy Skin Rash
  • Hangnail
  • Koilonychia (Thin nails that flatten, ends progressively turning up instead of down)
  • Melanoma
  • Nails, Dry and brittle that chip, peel, crack or break easily
  • Nails with Horizontal and Vertical Ridges/Fragile
  • Nail with Rounded and Curved Down Ends, Dark, Dry
  • Nails with White Spots
  • Nails with Splinter Hemorrhages
  • Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
  • Prurigo Nodularis (Hyde’s Prurigo)
  • Psoriasis
  • Scleroderma
  • Seborrhea
  • Thin hair
  • Vitiligo

Lymphatic System Symptoms

Disorders of the lymphocytes (white blood cells), lymph nodes and spleen.

  • B-cell non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Cryptic Intestinal T-cell Lymphoma (Refractory Sprue)
  • Enteropathy Associated T-cell Lymphoma (EATL)
  • Extraintestinal Lymphomas
  • Intraepithelial Lymphocytosis in Small Bowel Samples
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Mesenteric Lymph Node Cavitation
  • Hyposplenism (Atrophy of spleen)

Muscular System Symptoms

Disorders of muscle structure and function.

  • Hypokalemic Rhabdomyolysis (Acute, severe potassium deficiency)
  • Muscle Pain and Tenderness
  • Muscle Spasm and Cramps
  • Muscle Wasting
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteomalacic Myopathy
  • Polymyositis
  • Tetany

Nervous System Symptoms

Disorders of nerves, brain and spinal cord structure and function.

  • Anxiety
  • Apathy
  • Ataxia, Gait Disturbance
  • Ataxia, Gluten
  • Ataxia, Progressive Myoclonic
  • Brain Atrophy
  • Cerebral Perfusion Abnormalities (Poor blood flow)
  • Chonic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chorea
  • Cortical Calcifying Angiomatosis
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Fatigue/ Lassitude
  • Headache
  • Inability to Concentrate
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
  • Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorders
  • Tremors
  • Vasculitis of the Central Nervous System

Pulmonary System Symptoms

Disorders of lung tissue and broncheal tree structure and function.

  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchial Pneumonia
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis
  • Increased Pulmonary Permeability
  • Increased Susceptibility to Tuberculosis
  • Lung Cavities or Abcess
  • Non-Response to Tuberculosis Treatment
  • Pneumococcal Septicemia

Sensory System Symptoms

Disorders of sense organ structure and function.

  • Bitot’s Spots (Foamy patches on whites of eye)
  • Blepharitis
  • Bloodshot Eyes
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataracts
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
  • Keratomalacia
  • Nightblindness
  • Ocular Myopathy
  • Smell, Loss of
  • Taste, Loss of
  • Uveitis, Bilateral
  • Xerophthalmia

Skeletal System Symptoms

Disorders of bone, joints and teeth.

  • Bone Fracture
  • Bone Pain
  • Enteropathic Arthritis
  • Osteitis Fibrosa
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Recurrent Monoarthritis

Urinary System Symptoms

Disorders of kidneys and urinaty tract structure and function.

  • Hypocalciuria
  • IgA Nephropathy
  • Kidney Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection

Reproductive System Symptoms in Females

Disorders of organ structure and function.

  • Amenorrhea (Absence of menstrual period)
  • Early Menopause
  • Infertility
  • Late Menarche (Late start of menstrual periods)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Dysmenorrhea (Painful menstrual periods)
  • Dyspareunia (Painful intercourse)
  • Vaginitis

Reproductive System Symptoms in Males

Disorders of organ structure and function.

  • Hypogonadism
  • Impotence
  • Infertility
  • Sperm Abnormalities

Reproduction: Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery and Puerperium Symptoms

Disorders of childbearing.

  • Severe Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy
  • Short Duration of Breast Feeding
  • Miscarriage
  • Complications During Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery
  • Complications After Childbirth

Zygote Development Symptoms

Disorders of chromosomes.

  • Down Syndrome
  • Turner’s Syndrome

Fetus Development Symptoms

Disorders of that occur before birth of the child.

  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Intrauterine Growth Retardation
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Spina Bifida

Child Development Symptoms

Disorders of children that occur after birth.

  • Autism and Learning Disorders
  • Attention Deficit  Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Cancer Predisposition in Children
  • Chronic Bullous Dermatosis
  • Delayed Puberty in Boys
  • Delayed Puberty in Girls
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Developmental Delay
  • Failure to Thrive and Growth Retardation
  • Fecal Occult Blood (Blood found in stool that is not visible to the naked eye)
  • Glycogenic Acanthosis
  • Hypotonia
  • Juvenile Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
  • Juvenile Diabetes Type 1
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Abnormal Blood Studies
  • Latent Anemia in Enzymopathies of Small Intestine (Lack of enzymes produced by villi)
  • Penicilllin V Impaired Absorption
  • Refractory Anemia (Unresponsive to iron therapy)
  • Osteopenia
  • Rickets
  • Short Staure
  • Stroke in Childhood

Here are some other ways to look at various symptoms :

Behavioral Symptoms

  • Aloofness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Irritability (Common in children with celiac disease)
  • Impatience
  • Lack of Desire to Get Things Done
  • Lack of Feeling
  • Restlessness
  • Timid Behavior
  • Violent Behavior

Neurological Issues

  • Anxiety
  • Apathy
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Difficulty Making Friendships
  • Easy Frustration and Anger
  • Nervousness
  • Panic Attacks
  • Sense of Worthlessness
  • Overly Self-critical
  • Hysteria
  • Hypochondria

Cognitive (Thinking) Symptoms

  • Confused/ Faulty Thinking
  • Confabulation
  • Delusions
  • Dementia
  • Disorientation
  • Faulty Learning
  • Hallucination
  • Inattentiveness
  • Loss of Memory
  • Loss of Immediate Memory
  • Poor Memory
  • Reduced Learning
  • Slow Thinking
  • Scattered Thinking

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