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What is the best herb/vitamin. For pcos insulin resistance / weight loss?

What is the best herb/vitamin. For pcos insulin resistance / weight loss?

Lifestyle changes: There really isn't one exceptional herb or supplement for pcos. There are many options but they must be combined with the proper diet and exercise for maximal effect. Pcos and weight loss should be treated in a holistic, integrative way, looking at the whole picture and getting at the root of the problem. ...Read more

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See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more


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What vitamin should I take for concieving with pcos?

What vitamin should I take for concieving with pcos?

R u ovulating?: The questions for pcos patients who want to get pregnant is "are you ovulating?" if yor are having regular cyclic periods then you probably are and other than Folic Acid no special medicines should be needed. If you are not having periods then you are probably not ovulating. Metformin and Clomid (clomiphene) are common medications given to pcos patients to help with conception. ...Read more

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What vitamins are important to take when you have pcos?

What vitamins are important to take when you have pcos?

No Vitamins: No particular vitamin is recommend for treatment for pcos. General healthy diet and 5-6 servings of fruits and vegetables, avoiding high calorie beverages and food and weight loss are recommended. I general multivitamin can be taking however if one can not get a variety of fruits and vegetables in daily. ...Read more

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I hv PCOS .Whenever I take vitamin E it gives me pains in my left ovary . Why ?

I hv PCOS .Whenever I take vitamin E it gives me pains in my left ovary . Why ?

No need to take E: It is not clear why taking vitamin E should cause abdominal pain, however, you do not need to take the vitamin in the first place. It is highly unlikely that you are deficient in vitamin E. ...Read more

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What vitamin(s) should I take for pcos? Or hormonal imbalance? I really want regular periods so I can get pregnant.

PCOS tx: None of the vitamins will help with PCOS. Prenatal vitamins are a good idea if you are trying to become pregnant. If your diagnosis of PCOS is correct-exercise and weight loss are the best treatment in trying to regulate your period. You can also discuss insulin sensitizing treatments with your doctor. ...Read more

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Has anyone had success with pcos when taking vitamin d/medformin?

Has anyone had success with pcos when taking vitamin d/medformin?

Yes: Metformin is the drug of choice for PCOS. I sugest working up to 1,000 mg twice day. Also, the herb Berberine, available in a health food store--same dose. Most of my PCOS patients are also hypothyroid--I treat with an appropriate dose of Armour Thyroid. Natural progesterone cream may also be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the role of antioxidant such as selenium vitamin E and c in pcos can it be helpful?

What is the role of antioxidant such as selenium vitamin E and c in pcos can it be helpful?

None: Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help. Metformin is often useful to reduce Insulin resistance and help regulated menses and even fertility. ...Read more

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I have pcos and i want to get pregnant. What vitamins and things i can do to get fertile so i can get pregnant.

I have pcos and i want to get pregnant.  What vitamins and things i can do to get fertile so i can get pregnant.

PCOS = Pre-Diabetic: Pcos is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome ; poor blood glucose control. Both are driven by a low fat (i.E hi-carb foods) diet. Most effective is check lipoproteins ; hba1c (optimal 5.0%) and change to a hi-natural fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate (no sugars) foods. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, mary enig, peter attia, gary taubes, fatchance.Html, dietdoctor.Com. No vit. ...Read more