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What is the factors causing period incosistent and what is the best treatment?Does evening primrose oil will help? Thanks

What is the factors causing period incosistent and what is the best treatment?Does evening primrose oil will help? Thanks

Too many reasons: The regular menstrual cycle needs the brain, ovary and uterus to communicate well. Problems at any level can result in an irregular cycle. A fairly common reason for an irregular cycle is irregular ovulation, or no ovulation. But thyroid or other endocrine diseases, polyps or fibroids, ovarian cysts- all reasons for an irregular period. You want to find the diagnosis before treating, ususally. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more

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Can evening primrose oil improve my health?

Can evening primrose oil improve my health?

Not clear: Evening primrose oil is a source of the essential omega six fatty acid gla- and has been shown to help with the itching of eczema. There is some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- i've actually seen anecdotal evidence of decreased mastalgia (breast pain). One thing i haven't seen is any convincing evidence of its harm. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Reduce carbohydrates
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What does evening primrose oil do?

What does evening primrose oil do?

Let me help: The oil is extracted from the flower seeds for most medicinal uses. The oil contains 25 percent essential fatty acids, which often are promoted for their health benefits, including linoleic acid, or la, and gamma-linolenic acid or gla. The most common uses of evening primrose oil include treatment of skin condition like eczema and dermatitis as well as diabetic neuropathy treatment and arthritis. ...Read more

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Will evening primrose oil help a steenager with moods?

Will evening primrose oil help a steenager with moods?

No evidence: I wouldn't rely on evening primrose for your teen's moods. Evening primrose oil is a source of essential omega 6 fatty acid gla. There's some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast pain, menopause & pms. In contrast, omega 3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, show promise in battling mood disorders. Pms may be helped slightly (poor quality data). It may interact w ssri antidepressants. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

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Is it okay to take evening primrose oil?

Is it okay to take evening primrose oil?

Depends: Oil of primrose is often used for pms and has an additional fat for those who need it. It is usually fine to take and causes few symptoms, perhaps GI is the most common. You need about 1-2 grams for it to help with pms. It does not help everyone but it is worth a try rather than a prescription drug. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of evening primrose oil capsules?

Not clear: The data on evening primrose oil is spotty at best- some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- i've actually seen anecdotal evidence of decreased mastalgia (breast pain). One thing i haven't seen is any convincing evidence of its harm! ...Read more

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What are the effects of evening primrose oil?

What are the effects of evening primrose oil?

Eczema, Breast pain: The effectiveness of evening primrose oil stems from an ingredient called gamma-linolenic acid, or gla, an essential fatty acid thought to have anti-inflammatory and other healing properties. Evening primrose oil has highly concentrated amounts. It is one of the safest sources of gla. When ingested, gla is converted to prostaglandins, compounds that help regulate inflammation. ...Read more

Evening Primrose (Definition)

See wikipedia for discussion of the flower under: oenothera. The evening primrose seeds contain oil which is a fatty acid. The oil. Contains 7 to 10 percent gamma linolenic acid and about 70 percent linoleic acid. Gamma linolenic acid is a precursor to prostaglandin pge1 and thromboxane txa1. Pge1 is involved ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more

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