Holy Hormones Journal: Dr. Jani made this very interesting comment:
“Not a single day goes without me meeting at least one teen complaining of irregular periods, excessive hair growth, acne, male pattern baldness, decreased menses or excessive flow.”
The first thought that immediately comes to my mind is – how do you spell G-a-r-d-a-si-l?
I cannot begin to tell you how many girls are who have been vaccinated with the HPV vaccine are experiencing this extreme form of hormone imbalance that can lead to infertility. Why am I targeting this vaccine? For starters it contains aluminum – a known neuro-toxin that weakens the blood brain barrier – allowing other toxins to march on through and contaminating the brain and the neuro-endocrine-immune system functioning.
Secondly, there is the little known connection about L-histidine (the first vaccine to
have this amino acid) and its influence on estrogen. Estrogen production stimulates histamine production. Histamine’s role is to cause an immediate inflammatory response. It serves as a red flag in your immune system, notifying your body of
potential attackers. Too much histamine can cause the immune system to act on itself.
Or some girls maybe histamine intolerant especially if they are experiencing unexplained headaches, anxiety or irregular menstrual cycles. How does the L-histidine in the vaccine affect them?
Lastly there is the Polysorbate 80 in the vaccine – also known as ‘Tween 80’. A 1993 study raised concerns that polysorbate 80 might decrease fertility in rats. Yet this is an emulsifier that we consume in our foods on a daily basis.
Ok – we cannot blame it all on the HPV vaccine – (although deep in my heart I am afraid this may be part of the cause for the rise in PCOS.
Let’s shift our attention then to my next favorite topic and that is synthetic hormones. Yes, women in developing world countries are being bombarded with free ‘birth control vaccines (Depo-Provera), and are exposed to synthetic hormones in their now ‘developed’ environments. Plastics – including all of the chemicals, heavy metals and retardants mentioned in an earlier post on endocrine disruption and the autistic brain. And of course, like in the U.S., these developing countries are generations into birth control use – so excess estrogen is passed from one generation to the next.
The times – they are a changin’ – and they ain’t lookin’ so bright. Fertility issues loom on the horizon. And that is the price one pays for leaving in a ‘civilized’, ‘industrial culture. We should be warning our sister’s before it is too late.
PCOS on the rise among teenage girls
Times of India
Roohi Mehra was worried when her 13-year-old daughter, Rashmi, started showing all the classic symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
But it was only when Rashmi’s symptoms got worse that they took her to a gynaecologist, who confirmed the family’s fears.
Studies say PCOS affects five to 10 per cent women in the reproductive age (approximately 11 to 48-year-olds). Among the leading causes of female subfertility, it’s a common endocrine problem in women.
Gynaecologist and infertility specialist Dr Sukirti Jain says, “An ovulation results in irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, and ovulation-related infertility. Hormone imbalance generally causes acne and hirsutism (excessive hair growth). Insulin resistance, another side-effect of PCOS, is associated with obesity, Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol levels. Its symptoms and severity vary greatly.”
Lifestyle to be blamed
Unlike earlier days, there is a significant rise in the number of teenage girls suffering from PCOS. “Now, not a single day goes without me meeting at least one teenager complaining about irregular periods, excessive hair growth, acne, male pattern baldness, decreased menses or excessive flow,” Dr Jain says.
Adds Gynaecological Laparoscopic Surgeon Dr Mahesh Patwardhan, “Obesity is one of the main reasons why PCOS is on the rise. Most youngsters eat processed and junk food, which leads to quick weight gain. Add to that strenuous academic schedules and extracurricular activities, and they’re left with no time to exercise.”
Common treatment options
Says Dr Jain, “When PCOS is associated with obesity, weight loss is the most effective method of restoring ovulation and menstruation. Vitamin D deficiency may play a role in the development of PCOS, so that has to be treated as well. Some common pointers that I tell my patients include:
– Stop radical dieting. Diet should be for wellness, not starvation. Include more green leafy vegetables and lentils in your meals and avoid junk food.
– Control your blood sugar. Cut down on white bread, pasta, potatoes and oily foods. Replace them with high-fibre carbs and protein-rich foods.
– Exercise facilitates weight loss, acts as a mood elevator and regulates blood glucose levels.”
“Patients should provide a detailed history of their symptoms, so that an accurate diagnosis is possible. Medications include contraceptive pills with a combination of oestrogen and progesterone, which possess anti-androgenic properties,” says Dr Patwardhan.