Wednesday, February 3, 2010

About health issues

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About health issues


Hi everybody!
This is Manfraco Laws Writing this post;

(1) Just to change from those tragedies posts we posted last time, today I would like to talk about health issues, as I have just answered one in Hub Pages about Hypo-Thyroid-Disease. This guy asked the forum in Hub Pages anyone, as he seems to be worried about his illness; and this is what I have answered him.

I have had Hypo-Thyroid Disease too for years, so , I know and understand what you are saying to a point. It seems to me that you do not take your Roxine regularly and this may cause those hot and cold feelings. Let me describe to you my own feelings when I started on Roxine; Soon after I took my first medicine I started feeling hot and I new that it was the medicine and it was a good feeling since it brought me back to normal.
Ask your doctor to show you what is the level of your thyroid hormone, then you may understand why you feel the way you feel. And why you need to take those white little pills.
Any other disturbing feelings may be due to other causes, think about it?

(2) Today in the news a report about the beneficial use of fish oil:

In the news Today:
A new study suggests that fish oil could be the key to a safe and effective form of treatment for young people with schizophrenia.
For young people at risk of developing the mental illness, early treatment is generally seen as the best way to avoid full-blown psychosis down the track.
Adolescent psychiatrist Paul Amminger of the University of Melbourne's Orygen Youth Health Centre says low doses of anti-psychotic drugs are sometimes prescribed, but it is controversial.
"Because of the side effects and because only part of those people progress to a full threshold disorder, we should also question if in such an early stage an intervention should be provided and, in particular, intervention with anti-psychotic medication," he said.
Professor Amminger led a Vienna-based study which has been published in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
It looked at whether regular doses of fish oil could stave off schizophrenia in people with a high risk of developing the disorder.
He says it is well-established that people with schizophrenia have lower levels of omega-3 or polyunsaturated fatty acids.
"We also know from etiological evidence that in countries like Norway or Iceland or Japan, the prevalence for instance for bipolar disorder is significantly lower," he said.
Seventy-six people completed the study and of the group, 41 were given fish oil tablets four times a day for three months. The rest were given a placebo.
Of the group that took the fish oil capsules, only two had developed a psychotic disorder after a year, while of the placebo group, 11 went on to develop some kind of psychosis.
Professor Amminger says while there have been previous studies examining the links between fatty acids and mental health, this study showed the most conclusive results.
"The dose which we are providing through fish oil capsules, it is not a huge dose," he said.
Dr Phil Brock, the director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Women and Children's Hospital in Adelaide, says it is becoming increasingly clear how important fish oil is to the development of brain cells.
He says in a recent South Australian study, omega-3 substances were given to breastfeeding women with premature babies.
"Those premature babies that received the omega-3 in the breast milk did show advanced improvement in neurological development compared to the prem infants that didn't receive the omega-3s," he said.
But he thinks it is too early to say whether fish oil could be prescribed for a range of mental illnesses.
"It could become routine but certainly they are being looked at in a lot of conditions," he said.
"At the other end of the spectrum, we are getting some early evidence that people that take omega-3 fish oil substances might be at a lesser risk of developing dementia in the later years.
"So they are obviously useful in many, many areas of disease and hopefully that can help us with problems in psychiatric disorders."
End of report.

My comment is; I have heard about fish oil being good for so many things, perhaps we shoud try to take some fish oil every now and then during our lives?

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