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How To Lose Weight From Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
Increased Estrogen: Adipose tissue (fat) causes an increase in the circulation estrogen levels by converting androgen precursors into estrone. The increased estrogen level is detected by the pituitary, causing ovulation to be inhibited. That inhibition can result in an increase in the number of small cysts on the ovary - hence polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Low carbs and sugars: Patients with PCOS may have insuln resistance that causes weight gain. Diet changes such as low carbs and low sugars may help. Otherwise, using additional medications such as Glucophage (metformin)( nongeneric) assist in weight loss by assisting in breaking down sugars and will assist in Weight loss. Using Metformin which is generic may help but does have side effects and does not help as much as Glucophage (metformin). ...Read more
Not Much: Water retention is more a feature of estrogen than progesterone. In pcos, Progesterone is lower and estrogen is the dominant hormonal effect. Most patients think that the abdominal swelling in the pelvic area is due to "water weight." this however is due to bowel gas retention or bloating. This is due to carbohydrate effect on the bowel that is more pronounced in Insulin resistance / pcos.. ...Read more
I understand divalproex sodium causes weight gain by affecting insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome. What explains the weight gain from gabapentin?
First find cause: Pcos typically is painless medical condition. The only concern that may exit that is related to pcos may be a ovarian cyst that is large enough to cause torsion (self twisting). Assuming that your pain is pelvic in origin, you may also be ovulating (if receiving therapy) which can also cause temporary pain (called mittelschmerz). My advise is to seek medical evaluation to find cause of your pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Most cysts dont weigh very much at all but the largest cyst on record was over 300 pounds. ...Read more
Complex to Measure: Also very variable person to person & type ex. Living creatures including the human body are the most complex engineering known to mankind. That is why there is so much marketing of nonsense "simple" answers & most medical treatments are mostly only about symptoms, do not cure anything & commonly further complicate disease processes. So simple question but very complex/expensive to measure&answer. ...Read more
To lose weight:: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intentional or not: Are you attempting to lose weight? Weight loss with cancer is usually unintentional. Cancer also usually has other signs and symptoms that can include pain (including at rest), no appetite, fever/chills, frequent illnesses, night sweats, organ dysfunction, etc. If concerned about cancer, then a visit to your primary care doctor for a discussion, exam and labs would be wise. ...Read more
After laproscopic: Ovarian drilling, don't start a diet immediately after surgery - as you want to give your body a little time to mend. But, having this procedure done doesn't prevent you from getting involved in a healthy weight loss program. Always remember that slow and steady wins the race. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. >. ...Read more
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