A 22-year-old female asked:
Can pcos cause hypertension? if so, do garlic pills help to lower bp?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Derrick Lonsdaleanswered
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
It can: Garlic contains at least 20 thiols that have great importance in the efficient use of cellular oxygen. It also contains a derivative of vitamin b1 that is more powerful in its biologic action than b1 from which it is derived.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Association: The constellation of findings associated with pcos includes hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, oftentimes overweight. Studies have shown that there may be some benefit to taking garlic supplements in patients with mild hypertension, but no long-term prospective studies have been published. Insufficient evidence prevents many physicians from routinely recommending it.
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Last updated May 27, 2013
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