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Hello! Is there a prescribed diet for PCOS? Is cutting down sugars recommended? Also, does inositol help?

Hello! Is there a prescribed diet for PCOS? Is cutting down sugars recommended? Also, does inositol help?

NO YES NO: Most people with PCOS are too fat. Weight reduction helps, may even cure it. Weight control depends on a life-long commitment to exercise and a healthy, high-fiber, low-calorie diet. There is no diet specific to PCOS. Reduction of sugar is certainly part of this. Inositol is found in many foods, is of no value for PCOS. Inositol is for suckers. Spironolactone and metformin help PCOS. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

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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Would u suggest taking inositol for pcos?

Would u suggest taking inositol for pcos?

Evidence: At the current time there is not enough clinical evidence to recommend this pseudovitamin based on scientific studies. ...Read more

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Does inositol help in PCOS and insulin resistance?

Does inositol help in PCOS and insulin resistance?

Yes.: Inositol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate with 9 stereoisomers. D-chiro inositol(DCI) and Myo-inositol increase the action of insulin in patients with the polycystic ovary syndrome, thereby improving ovulatory function and decreasing serum androgen concentrations, blood pressure, and plasma triglyceride concentrations. Can restore normal menses. http://bit.ly/1Qft6SU ...Read more

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Starting inositol for fertility related issues pcos; do I need to take folic acid as well?

Starting inositol for fertility related issues pcos; do I need to take folic acid as well?

Inositol: Inositol does not contain Folic Acid and is not a substitute for it. When you are trying to conceive it is always a good idea to supplement with 1-4mg of folic acid. This helps reduce certain birth defects. ...Read more

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I have PCOS and would like to try inositol. How much is safe/effective to take daily and is it safe to take while also on sertraline?

I have PCOS and would like to try inositol. How much is safe/effective to take daily and is it safe to take while also on sertraline?

Unproven: There is not enough scientific evidence to recommend this nutritional supplement. Although popular on the internet there is not enough data to support its use. ...Read more

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I have pcos with irregular periods and produce more male hormones, should I try taking myo-inositol?

I have pcos with irregular periods and produce more male hormones, should I try taking myo-inositol?

Myoinositol: No patient should take a prescription medicine that has not been prescribed by your own doctor! With your concerns you need to see a gynecologist. ...Read more