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What is the best diet and exercise for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

What is the best diet and exercise for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

A Balanced diet: A balanced diet with lots of nutrients, whole grains, veggies, fruits, and protein from all multiple sources. Limit amount of refined sugar. If you a teenager and are still growing, make sure you are getting enough calories. If not, make sure your calories match your exercise. If you are not already moving, start today and do what you can initially. ...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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What diet & exercise is best to manage polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What diet & exercise is best to manage polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Eat less, exercise: Standard wight reduction diet and exercise. Tx w/metformin may help restore normal menses and even fertility for many women. Other medication may be needed if testosterone level is too high. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome. I have a bad pain in my left side that intensifies prior to a bowel movement. Also have IBS. Never had these issues till I lost 70lbs through strict diet and exercise. What's wrong?

Diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome. I have a bad pain in my left side that intensifies prior to a bowel movement. Also have IBS. Never had these issues till I lost 70lbs through strict diet and exercise. What's wrong?

IBS, PCOS: I commend you for your losing 70lbs, thus decreasing risk of Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) complications. “bad pain in left side that intensifies prior to a bowel movement” is likely due to Irritable Bowel syndrome(IBS) Stress Anxiety, Depression ,Hormones and Gastroenteritis can aggravate symptoms of IBS. See Gastroenterologist. See Gynecologist for PCOS. See Psychiatrist for Therapy. ...Read more

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Can polycystic ovarian syndrome cause?

Can polycystic ovarian syndrome cause?

Insulin resistance: May cause over-secretion of insulin, called Insulin resistance; may cause vascular, early cardiac signs, and hyperandronization (hirsutism, acne and hair ,loss), thereby also causing increased appetite for carbohydrates and obesity. ...Read more

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What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What to do about polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Weight control: Metformin is a good drug for pcos. Birth control med, Aldactone (spironolactone) can also be used. Best treatment is to keep weight as normal as possible. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

How do I know if I have polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Sometimes difficult.: Determining if you have PCOS can be a sometimes confusing and sometimes difficult process. The reason is that PCOS is a syndrome that means each person will have a different set of symptoms. These symptoms can include excess weight, fatigue, infertility, hormone imbalance, sleep apnea, excess facial or body hair, and a variety of skin problems. ...Read more

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What is the technical definition of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is the technical definition of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

A hormone disorder: Pcos is a syndrome or disorder in which women have 2 of 3 of the following: irregular cycles, multi-cystic ovaries, or excess androgens ("male" hormone levels). Pcos has no specific cause but it is associated with obesity, some heredity, and Insulin resistance (also seen in type 2 diabetes). Treatment can help with ovulation, fertility and cosmetics. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: polycystic ovarian syndrome?

A metabolic disorder: 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 or high follicle numbers. ...Read more

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos)?

Dx of exclusion: Pcos is a DX of exclusion where a female has hyperandrogenism and oligo/amenorrhea in the absence of another endocrine disorder like androgen secreting tumor, cushing's syndrome, cah, etc. Most females are Insulin resistant as well. Depending on which criteria you look at, ovarian cysts don't necessarily have to be part of the diagnosis. Pcos is a very old term and somewhat outdated. ...Read more

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What is the cure for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

What is the cure for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Hormone Balance: The signs and symptoms that arise for pcos are due to excessive estrogen. Any way that you can decrease estrogen exposure may help. Others may also recommend balancing your excessive estrogen with additional progesterone. You can explore decreasing your estrogen by reading: the anti-estrogen diet. ...Read more

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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