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Natural treatment approach to pcos?

Natural treatment approach to pcos?

Diet and exercise!: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that prevents follicles from growing normally and eggs from being released each month. People w/ PCOS miss periods because they don't ovulate, so there's no signal to shed the uterine lining. Hormone imbalances that lead to abnormal hair growth can be caused by obesity, so watch your diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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Best natural treatment for xenophobia?

Best natural treatment for xenophobia?

Travel: The best natural treatment for xenophobia is to travel to different places. There will be an appreciation of other cultures, customs, languages, etc. We should be thankful to live in the U.S. For many reasons including our freedom and democracy, but there are always new things to learn about other people that can help raise our tolerance and understanding of others. ...Read more

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Whats the best natural treatment for asthma?

Whats the best natural treatment for asthma?

Not proven: For stress induced asthma.You can try deep abdominal breathing, relaxation, guided imagery, biofeedback. In the meantime talk to your doctor about pharmacotherapy. Asthma can cause substantial long term damage if not controlled. Don't forget that asthma can and will kill, if given the chance. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for PCOS?

Diet, Exercise, OCPs: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that prevents follicles from growing normally and eggs from being released each month. People w/ PCOS miss periods because they don't ovulate, so there's no signal to shed the uterine lining. Hormone imbalances that lead to abnormal hair growth can be caused by obesity, so watch your diet and exercise. Control w/ birth control pills! ...Read more

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What is the best natural method for treating acne?

What is the best natural method for treating acne?

Adjuncts only: "pop" remedies such as lemon juice, tea tree oil (an estrogen that can give a teenaged boy breasts), apple cider vinegar or sleeping with your face smeared with honey won't help nearly as much as topical benzyol peroxide or the prescription-strength rx's a physician can use if it fails. If a teen doesn't get effective rx because of somebody's superstition, he/she is being done a grave disservice. ...Read more

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Natural medicine for pcos?

Natural medicine for pcos?

Healthy weight loss: A low glycemic index diet for all patients with pcos can improve fertility according to a large harvard study by dr chavarro and colleagues. He outlines this diet in his book "the fertility diet". If you are overweight, healthy weight loss may be all you need to start ovulating regularly. A supplement - inositol - may also be helpful. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What treatment is best for pcod in women?

What treatment is best for pcod in women?

PCOD: The best treatment for PCOD is what your doctor prescribes for you. Most of us start medications with products we have used with good results. Your doctor is likely doing the same. Follow that advice. ...Read more

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What is the best natural cure for acne?

What is the best natural cure for acne?

Nothing that works: This is the 21st century and you have a right to remedies that are scientific and evidence-based, not sold by sweet-talkers. Retinoic acid and Clindamycin are both products from nature, as are the systemic antibiotics you may be offered or (if you are a "she") the hormones in the oral contraceptive pill. Don't let your love of nature's beauty prevent you from using rx that actually works. Cheers. ...Read more

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Best treatment for alopesia?

Best treatment for alopesia?

Varies with cause: Alopecia can occur from a variety of causes from hair eating to cause unknown. Treatments vary with the cause. ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for arthritis?

What is the best natural treatment for arthritis?

Supplements & activi: Omega-3 fatty acis, calcium, vitamin d3 and zinc! these will help in food or as supplements. Stay as active as possible, and avoid teraumatic activities, ie. Running, jumping, or contact sports. Cycling, yoga, pilates, circuit weight training are better activities! ...Read more

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What successful natural remedies work for keloids?

What successful natural remedies work for keloids?

Keloids: The simplest way to prevent a keloid is pressure, massaging and silicone patches are the simplest way. Unfortunately, it's not fool proof and you may need injection of a steroid medication to calm the inflammation. ...Read more

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Is there a best natural treatment for adrenal insufficiency?

Is there a best natural treatment for adrenal insufficiency?

ADDISON' DISEASE: Treatment consist of hydrocortisose usually 15 to 30 mg daily. Normal hydration, prevent hypotention, parenteral therapy for nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for nph?

What is the best natural treatment for nph?

Varies: Surgery with a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt is the best treatment for nph. However, for patients who cannot tolerate surgery, or are very early on in their symptomatology, one could consider physical, occupational and speech (cognitive) therapy. These modalities can teach the patient how to compensate for the symptoms of nph. For example, gait training or balance training. ...Read more

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What is the best prescription treatment for male hormonal acne?

What is the best prescription treatment for male hormonal acne?

Combination therapy: Gentile cleansers for the face daily avoid alcohol which dries skin benzoyl peroxide and antibiotic ointments possibly retin a (tretinoin) at night possibly oral antibiotics best to discuss this with a dermatologist, it will improve as your hormones begin to stabilize. ...Read more

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What is the best herbal treatment for SIBO ?

What is the best herbal treatment for SIBO ?

SIBO, documented?: Treatment is often offered empirically when sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is suspected. However symptoms recur when the antibiotics are gone. Is this due to underlying ibs, regrowth of bacteria (or resistant ones!), parasites, altered GI transit, or something else? Bifidobacter-containing probiotics may reduce gassiness, a xifaxan (rifaximin) trial may help, but evaluation is best pursued now. ...Read more

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Best treatment for psriosis?

Best treatment for psriosis?

Psoriasis Therapy: Psoriasis treatments can be divided into three main types: topical treatments, light therapy and systemic medications. Topical treatments include Clobex Spray and vectical, light therapy with narrow band uvb, and systemic medications with biologics like Enbrel (etanercept) or Humira and others. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for women diagnosed with hirsutism?

What is the best treatment for women diagnosed with hirsutism?

Talk to doctor : First it would be important to determine why you have hirsutism as there are a number of different causes with the most common being PCOS. First treatment would be oral contraceptives but it would depend on your risk factors, if you smoke, your age and medical history. There are other medication and dermatologist procedures that be considered. Best to talk to your doctor about treatment options. ...Read more