24 September 2014

Doctor, Are You Listening? The Silicone Catastrophe

by Susan E. Kolb, M.D., F.A.C.S., A.B.I.H.M.

What happens when a new disease is emerging that cannot be pigeonholed into any existing diagnosis?
What if this disease mimics other diseases but fails to consistently fit into a pattern, or worse yet, is variable over time? Sometimes lab tests are normal and sometimes they are abnormal. What if it takes years to develop this disease, as it is slowly progressive, and the main symptoms are nonspecific such as fatigue, muscle aches, joint aches, and increase of susceptibility to infection?
What if symptoms do not occur until implants leak or rupture ten to 15 years after placement so that studies that do not target the ruptured population fail to show an increased incidence of disease?

Does it make any sense to wonder why these women are ill, given the facts?

1. Most silicone–filled breast implants leak or rupture within 8-15 years.
2. The implant companies never intended for silicone to move out of the breast implant, and indeed Dow Corning stated in its
brochure that the implants would “last a lifetime”.
3. Some series1, 2 report a significant number of positive bacterial cultures around leaking and/or ruptured implants in patients with systemic symptoms. Pathology reports also show fungus or mold species around and in some implants. Investigation of the role of subclinical infection presenting as pain around an implant3 and the relationship of this infection to
abnormalities of the immune system4 is also being investigated
Read more 

22 September 2014

Ladies, Cosmetic Surgery is Rarely Sexy (A Man's Perspective) |

crows feetIts snake oil, ya’ll, and it doesn’t work worth a damn.

Maybe you’re out there. Maybe you're moving past me at the mall or walking past me on the street, your re-constructed face looking all-natural and glowing, and I have no idea about it. I look at you as we pass and I say to myself, ”Now THERE is a beautiful woman who hasn’t been knifed or needle-d!"

But I doubt it.

The truth is (and I hate to be harsh but harsh is all we’ve got sometimes): this whole epidemic of plastic surgery and Botox and whatever the hell else people do anymore to try and hold on to their youthful tones, it’s all a con/a sham/a money grab. Its snake oil, ya’ll, and it doesn’t work worth a damn. Read more: 

17 September 2014

Brain Fog

The brain is the crowning organ of the human being.  Therefore, dysfunctions involving it are always important.  Brain fog is one of the most important symptoms today, even though I have not seen it listed as a diagnosis or recognized health condition in most medical or psychological texts.

A clinical definition of brain fog.  Brain fog may be described as feelings of mental confusion or lack of mental clarity.  It is called brain fog because it can feel like a cloud that reduces your ability to think clearly.  It can cause a person to become forgetful, detached and often discouraged and depressed.  It usually is present most of the time, meaning it does not come and go, although it may become better or worse depending on what a person eats, or one’s state of rest and hydration.

Brain fog is not recognized as a clinical diagnosis because it is not easy to test for it.  It is quite subjective, in other words.  The person just knows that they do not function well, and the mind often seems foggy or cloudy.  This is not the same as dementia, mental retardation, anxiety, depression or other common mental symptoms.  I hope that medical doctors will soon expand their diagnostic ability to assess brain fog, but for now it is a subjective condition, though it is very real.
            Brain fog is quite common.  It affects thousands of people, including children as well as adults.  It contributes to school and work problems, low self-esteem, accidents, unhappy relationships and often is a factor in crime and delinquency because it can cause intense frustration and inability to function well in society. Read more 

Natural Anxiety Cure | Panic Treatment | Self Help With Anxiety Attacks

Do you suffer from panic and anxiety attacks? If so you are NOT alone, it is said that just over 10% of the population will suffer at some point in their life. I suffered for 10 long years, until I finally found the answers I needed to be able to cure myself. So, yes, anxiety is treatable and no matter how many false dawns you've had so far, you don't have to "just live with it". I am not going to ramble on about how easy it is and offer you the latest miracle cure, I will leave that to others. What I do want to offer is help and advice from someone who went through it and came out the other side, someone who went on to study the subject way beyond my own recovery, so I could go on to dedicate my life to helping others.

This site was set up to help others and is packed with free help and advice. The only products on here are my own book 'At last a life'and the accompanying Anxietynomore app, which the purchase of is totally optional.

16 September 2014

Welcome to FibroAction's Healthcare Professionals web section.

FibroAction is committed to providing up-to-date evidence based information to help healthcare professionals of all levels and specialities assist their patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome to better manage their condition and so improve their quality of life.
Whilst historically Fibromyalgia Syndrome has been much misunderstood, science has started to unravel its mysteries and in doing so, much is being learnt about chronic pain and the way the brain works. It is our hope that as knowledge of Fibromyalgia Syndrome advances and awareness of the condition spreads, more money will become available for research and more healthcare professionals will realise what a fascinating and rewarding speciality Fibromyalgia Syndrome can be.

04 September 2014

Our new guide : YourSurgeryChecklist


By far and away the best emotional support for women struggling with PIP implants is from other women who understand just how it feels. Facebook Forums and Groups provide valuable support and help build lasting friendships. Groups provide an opportunity to discuss the issues and decisions we are facing, to share information and experiences.

New PRACTICAL SUPPORT  We have prepared a new guide to help all those preparing for Surgery. YourSurgeryChecklist  Pdf download 

Here are a couple of extra links for  post-op bras ;

Bra Clinic 

Pack of 2 White Comfort Bra – Ideal For Post Surgery and Mastectomy


New bra developed to aid healing after breast surgery

The new post-surgery Hospital Bra

Frances post-surgery bra

The PIP Action Store

Strength & Unity Charms

New in store 
Buy your beautiful yellow Strength & Unity Charm here and support PIP Action Campaign. Every purchase includes a £3.00 donation to group funds.  We know you will love them, they are beautifully hand-made and they have a special significance when you wear them. Support us in our campaign for justice for all the victims of the PIP implant fraud.

Strength & Unity Charm CG      
Soft yellow suede, Fully adjustable


Strength & Unity Charm AJ    
Yellow cotton Macramé Fully adjustable

PAC Store 3 AJ

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