PCOS: Understanding it and treating symptoms naturally

(Natural News) Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women and the most common cause of female infertility. This condition occurs when the ovaries produce more androgens (male sex hormones) than normal. Too much androgens may lead to a number of symptoms, including those related to diabetes. In addition, cysts tend to...
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Most mainstream doctors believe that polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, is a disease. PCOS is, after all, associated with markedly increased risk for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, endometrial cancer, and heart disease, in addition to outward signs that include excessive facial and body hair, tendency to being overweight or obese, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility. A crisis of self esteem commonly and understandably results. Mainstream doctors tell you to not worry because they have plenty of prescription drugs to “treat” it, not to mention various hormones, fertility procedures, and gastric bypass. PCOS is...
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One of the commonest questions which patients ask me is - What ispolycystic ovariandisease (or PCO, also known as PCOD and PCOS? ) And what are its risks ?This has now become a very common diagnosis, and is made by gynecologists, dietitians, skin specialists and GPs as well. The diagnosis is made typically for young girls, who are worried because they irregular periods; are a little bit overweight; or have acne or some oily skin. Doctors order a panel of expensive blood tests ( which measure hormones levels such as FSH, LH, DHEA, testosterone and AMH), and these often turn out to be abnormal in these girls.The problem...
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), is a common reproductive disorder with a variety of clinical manifestations such as menstrual irregularities, signs of androgen excess, and infertility but more so a multifaceted syndrome with its metabolic complications related to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is an important feature of the syndrome that underlies many endocrine conditions and is associated with multiple metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, lipid abnormalities and cardiovascular disease.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common reproductive disorder with a variety of clinical manifestations such as menstrual irregularities, signs of androgen excess, and infertility, is now considered not only as an endocrine disorder but also as a complex, multifaceted syndrome with substantial long-term health implications and several adverse metabolic, cardiovascular alterations including metabolic syndrome, obesity, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease risks in the life span.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Poster session Source Type: research
To evaluate prospectively the association between glycemic load (GL), dietary fiber (DF), and added sugars and fecundability. Total GL reflects quantity and quality of carbohydrates in the diet; DF and added sugars are related to total GL. Diets with high GL have been linked with adverse health outcomes, including polycystic ovary syndrome and diabetes. Sugar-sweetened beverages, a high-GL food, have been associated with reduced fertility in many studies.1 Studies of the association between DF intake and reproductive function have been mixed, with one study showing a positive association between high fiber intake and anovu...
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Abstract Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) usually arises during puberty and is marked by insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, and hyperandrogenism. The principle is that the diagnosis of PCOS must be based on the presence of at least two of the following three criteria: chronic anovulation, hyperandrogenism (clinical or biological), and polycystic ovaries. The diagnosis of PCOS in adolescents is particularly difficult due to developmental problems in this group. Many symptoms of PCOS, including acne, menstrual irregularities, and hyperinsulinemia, are common in normal puberty. Adolescents with PCOS are at an incr...
Source: Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Pediatr Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Source Type: research
Abstract Context: Women with PCOS are at increased risk for pregnancy complications possibly related to pre-existing obesity and potentially to excessive gestational weight gain (GWG). Objectives: To assess the contributions of pre-existing diagnosis and preconception weight on GWG and perinatal outcomes. Research Design and Methods: Prospective cohort study of singleton pregnancies in PCOS(N =164) and ovulatory controls(N = 176) conceiving from infertility treatment. Main Outcome measures: GWG, birthweight, pregnancy complications. Results: From pre-conception baseline, normal-weight PCOS women gai...
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: J Clin Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
ConclusionFindings of this study showed that risk factors of recurrent abortion, TPO-Ab and uterine leiomyoma have significant importance in pregnant patients undergoing ART.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2018Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &Reviews, Volume 12, Issue 3Author(s): Muhammad Bilal, Abdul Haseeb, Abdur RehmanAbstractBackgroundPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age. The two main documented pathogenic mechanisms are hyperinsulinemia and hyperandrogenemia but there is growing evidence for increased predisposition to cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Our study aims to analyze the association of PCOS with cardiovascular risk factors.MethodsThis is a prospective st...
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ConclusionFindings of this study showed that risk factors of recurrent abortion, TPO-Ab and uterine leiomyoma have significant importance in pregnant patients undergoing ART.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
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