Shingles

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  1. BP

    BP Founding Member

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    This is not football related but is very important. I know there are a few other old farts on here over 60. There is a new shingles vaccine that is considerably more effective than the old one. Even if you have received the older vaccine, please get the new one. I know two people that have just contracted this horrible, incurable disease. One, has a high pain tolerance, but he is on Oxy EVERY three hours and still finds the pain intolerable. He has probably suffered permanent nerve damage. It is a hell of a way to spend the rest of what should be your golden years.

    The vaccine is in short supply, so you should probably call your pharmacy and schedule an appointment. Please!! Do this to day... Caca, I'm looking at you, old man.
     
  2. furduknfish

    furduknfish #ensmingergoat

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    Not nearly that old but my parents at that age point so appreciate the PSA.
     
  3. Kikicaca

    Kikicaca Freshman

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    Just found your post. Thanks for the advice first off. I get slammed here for being "the old guy" but enjoy the banter I find it funny. However if you knew me you would be amazed about my youthful looks, great physical shape and high energy. I am 72 with no heart or joint problems despite playing ball and being a snow skier since 1972, ski 30 to 40 days a year and smoke most guys half my age. Not bragging but my point is because of my excellent health I probably am the least likely to get shingles.

    However I still may want to look into it. My question to you would be are you a doctor and what are the risk of actually contracting shingles from the vaccination itself?

    Cheers,

    Meaux
     
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  4. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Dude I’m 42 and I got shingles this year. Luckily my mom pretty much diagnosed me before the break out. So basically if you feel pain and an itch under the skin on one side of the body, go see a doctor. I caught it before I even broke out.
     
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  5. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    I'm not convinced I've ever had chickenpox and I think that is part of the deal. Years ago in Honduras I remember scaring the shit out of an entire village of kids with an M60. Every one of those little bastards were broken out with that shit and I wouldn't let them near me.

    My dr did put me on cholesterol meds and I hate it. Now I have to figure out how to lower it so I can get off of that crap.
     
  6. lsutiga

    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

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    Psycho.

    Oh and don't worry about shingles, the crabs you had ate all that shit up.
     
  7. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Here's a start. The federal governments recommendations have killed millions simply lying for decades. Blondie should remember all this. Learn to drink a diet dr pepper or water if you're a quitter.

    Eggs Don’t Cause Heart Attacks — Sugar Does
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    It’s over. The debate is settled.

    It’s sugar, not fat, that causes heart attacks.

    Oops. Fifty years of doctors’ advice and government eating guidelines have been wrong. We’ve been told to swap eggs for Cheerios. But that recommendation is dead wrong. In fact, it’s very likely that this bad advice has killed millions of Americans.

    A rigorously done new study shows that those with the highest sugar intake had a four-fold increase in their risk of heart attacks compared to those with the lowest intakes. That’s 400%! Just one 20-ounce soda increases your risk of a heart attack by about 30%.

    This study of more than 40,000 people, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, accounted for all other potential risk factors including total calories, overall diet quality, smoking, cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity and alcohol.

    This follows on the heels of decades of research that has been mostly ignored by the medical establishment and policy makers. In fact, the Institute of Medicine recommends getting no more than 25% of your total calories from added sugar. Really?? This study showed that your risk of heart attacks doubles if sugar makes up 20% of your calories.

    Yet more than 70% of Americans consume 10% of their daily calories from sugar. And about 10% of Americans consume one in every four of their calories from sugar.

    Failed Dietary Guidelines

    U.S. Dietary Guidelines provide no limit for added sugar, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still lists sugar as a “generally regarded as safe” (GRAS) substance. That classification lets the food industry add unlimited amounts of sugar to our food. At least the American Heart Associationrecommends that our daily diet contain no more than 5% to 7.5% added sugar. Yet most of us are eating a lot more. Most of us don’t know that a serving of tomato sauce has more sugar than a serving of Oreo cookies, or that fruit yogurt has more sugar than a Coke, or that most breakfast cereals — even those made with whole grain — are 75% sugar. That’s not breakfast, it’s dessert!

    This is a major paradigm shift. For years, we’ve been brainwashed into thinking that fat causes heart attacks and raises cholesterol, and that sugar is harmless except as a source of empty calories. They are not empty calories. As it turns out, sugar calories are deadly calories. Sugar causes heart attacks, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and dementia, and is the leading cause of liver failure in America.

    The biggest culprit is sugar-sweetened beverages including sodas, juices, sports drinks, teas and coffees. They are by far the single biggest source of sugar calories in our diet. In fact, more than 37% of our sugar calories come from soda. The average teenage boy consumes 34 teaspoons of sugar a day, or about 544 calories from sugar. Even more troubling, this isn’t just putting kids at risk for heart attacks at some remote later date in their lives. It’s killing them before their 20th birthday.

    This new research syncs with decades of data on how sugar causes insulin resistance, high triglycerides, lower HDL (good) cholesterol and dangerous small LDL (bad) cholesterol. It also triggers the inflammation we now know is at the root of heart disease.

    And fats, including saturated fats, have been unfairly blamed. With the exception of trans fats, fats are actually protective. This includes omega-3 fats, nuts and olive oil, which was proven to reduce heart attack risk by more than 30% in a recent large randomized controlled study.

    Here’s the simple fact: Sugar calories are worse than other calories. All calories are not created equal. A recent study of more than 175 countries found that increasing overall calories didn’t increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, but increasing sugar calories did — dramatically.
     
  8. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    But it makes everything awesome
     
  9. GiantDuckFan

    GiantDuckFan O the Joy

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    mmm sugar,.. I like the Monster energy drinks, the big green ones, they're the sweetest and kind of syrupy.
     
  10. BP

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