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How To Lose Weight When You Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
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
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
PCOS: The most reliable way to lose weight is to make sure your diet is OK and that you exercise regularly (don't overdo it at first). To get some thoughts about a diet go on-line to "NuVal" and you will learn a lot about what food and drink are good for you and what are not. The scoring is 1-100 and the higher the core for what you like the better your diet will be. ...Read more
I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and excessive hair growth and im unable to loose weight does that mean ill never have children?
Not at all: No! 10% of all women have pcos worldwide and that should not in any way prevent you from having children. Depending on your ovulation, it might alter how you go about it. And you may require fertility treatment. But generally that is very easy to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I treat polycystic ovarian syndrome besides taking medication? Is it possible to get rid of it by losing a good amount of weight?
No cure exists: But, there are ways some women do manage this condition and you've got a good instinct in thinking about significant weight loss. But find a healthy combination of diet and exercise to get the greatest benefits for your health. Here's a good bit of info: http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/polycystic-ovary-syndrome.Html. ...Read more
African american, difficulty losing weight, elevated BP, thinning hair with polycystic ovarian syndrome on Metformin 1 year? What now?
Difficult: You are in a difficult situation - weight loss is the key to getting better but your conditions make it very hard to do. My advice to my patients is to read a book called "Dr. A's Habits of Health" by Dr. Wayne Scott Anderson. I also recommend his program - Take Shape for Life as it is easy, safe and works well. If you don't want to do the program his book gives enough info to do it on your own ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'm of average weight with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Is infertility an issue with slim women as well?
If polycystic ovarian disease is left untreated, will it become worse and do more harm to my body? Tried losing weight but it doesn't help
Testing: Testing some hormones is part of making a diagnosis of pcos. ...Read more
PCOS treatment: The best pill to take is based on your symptoms and other factors. Since patients with pcos may have a variety of symptoms, it is best to talk to your doctor about each of the symptoms you are concerned about so that you can get the correct prescription. ...Read more
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