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Doctor insights on: Best Diets For Polycystic Ovarian Disease

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What is a good diet for polycystic ovarian disease?

What is a good diet for polycystic ovarian disease?

Steady: Normal meals. Try not to miss meals or your Insulin levels may be altered. Balanced fruit and vegetables etc. Not too high in carbs and must get enough protein. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I've got a condition called pcos(polycystic ovarian disease). Would like to know what kind of diet i can follow?

I've got a condition called pcos(polycystic ovarian disease). Would like to know what kind of diet i can follow?

Healthy: Low calorie, low fat diet. No crash diets. No celebrity diets. Any healthy balanced diet will do. Calories is the key. Decrease calories but get your nutrients and vitamins. ...Read more

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I have a condition called pcos(polycystic ovarian disease) and would like to know what kind of reducing diet I can follow?

I have a condition called pcos(polycystic ovarian disease) and would like to know what kind of reducing diet I can follow?

Metabolic syndrome: Women with pcos have a predilection for metabolic syndrome & Insulin resistance. The best diet includes eliminating simple sugars, avoiding anything "white", decreasing carbohydrate intake & increasing protein intake. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian disease like?

What is polycystic ovarian disease like?

Yes: Pcos seems to be lifelong. It is a disorder characterized by menstrual irregularities, reversed ratio of fshto lh, elevated ovarian testosterone production, anovulation, Insulin resistance, higher risk of early uterine cancer, hirsutism and infertility. Weight is typically above normal & involves Insulin resistance & circulating testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease--is that bad?

Polycystic ovarian disease--is that bad?

Yes: Pcos seems to be lifelong. It is a disorder characterized by menstrual irregularities, reversed ratio of fshto lh, elevated ovarian testosterone production, anovulation, Insulin resistance, higher risk of early uterine cancer, hirsutism and infertility. Weight is typically above normal & involves Insulin resistance & circulating testosterone levels. ...Read more

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How can polycystic ovarian disease be cured?

How can polycystic ovarian disease be cured?

Cured? No: Can it be cured permanently, so the body functions exactly as normal without medicines? No. Can most abnormalities and symptoms be worked with for a satisfactory heathy quality of life? Yes, mostly. ...Read more

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How can you treat polycystic ovarian disease?

How can you treat polycystic ovarian disease?

DIET, EXERCISE: Weight loss when needed and a drug called metformin, in an attempt to lower Insulin levels. ...Read more

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What are the tests for polycystic ovarian disease?

Bloodwork + sonogram: To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. Also need to "rule out" other causes of irregular cycles, acne, hair growth: thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See OB or fertility md. ...Read more

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What do you know about polycystic ovarian disease?

What do you know about polycystic ovarian disease?

Insulin and ovaries: Pcos is a manifestation of Insulin resistance, which indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes 2.There are many derangments including those of adrenal androgen, a higher free testosterone, eradication of/or irregular cycles.Hirsuitism and acne increase with these androgens. A woman's cycle becomes annovulatory. Glucophage (metformin) is the preferred treatment of the problem. Clomiphene is used to help ovulation. ...Read more

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What to do about polycystic ovarian disease (pcod)?

What to do about polycystic ovarian disease (pcod)?

PCOS: If you have been diagnosed with this you must follow up with your doctor. If your doctor is not a gynecologist ask for a referral to one. You can also go online and look up PCOS on Wikipedia. ...Read more