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Is pcos curable completely?

Is pcos curable completely?

It depends: The majority of cases of PCOS are associated with being overweight or obese causing insulin resistance and in such cases, losing significant weight (? 20 or more lb) can cause symptoms to disappear and periods to become regular but one has to keep the weight off to be "cured". For PCOS in women of normal weight medical treatment to help lower male hormone levels and regulate periods is best. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is polycystic ovarian disease curable?

Can be controlled: To have the diagnoses of pcos you need to have androgen excess (increased hair growth, elevated testosterone or acne) irregular menstrual cycles and/or pcos appearing ovaries by ultrasound (you just need 2 of these 3 criteria to be diagnosed). The symptoms can be controlled with weight loss, cutting carbs, and medical therapy (ocps, metformin etc), but its not curable. ...Read more

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Is diabetis curable?

Is diabetis curable?

No: Diabetes is not cure able but it is completely treatable. But it takes lifestyle modification. Some of it drastic. ...Read more

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Is diabetes curable?

Is diabetes curable?

Possibly : Scientific community, while acknowledge the benefits of exercises and healthy lifestyle in treating diabetes, differ when it comes to the claims of permanently curing disease.Physicians and surgeons are studying pancreatic transplant in patients with uncontrolled type 1 diabetes, but with a functioning kidney. Islet cell transplant from pancreas of deceased to live patient another possibility. ...Read more

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How is pcos diagnosed?

How is pcos diagnosed?

PCOS: Pcos is characterized by 1) irregular periods, 2) high androgen levels, and/or 3) many small ovarian follicle cysts, usually seen on ultrasound. These criteria are the Rotterdam/ESHRE diagnostic criteria, the Androgen excess Society has a similar but slightly different criterion. ...Read more

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Is obesity curable?

Is obesity curable?

Diet first: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Is hyperthyroidism is curable?

Is hyperthyroidism is curable?

Indeed: The treatment of hyperthyroidism depends on the cause. Sometimes its self limited. Sometimes it can be cured by surgery and sometimes radioactive iodine treatment. It is however almost always curable. ...Read more

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Is hypothyroidism incurable?

Is hypothyroidism incurable?

No: Hypothyroid is very curable. As long as you take the right amount of thyroid hormone replacement, you should not be hypothyroid anymore. ...Read more

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Is hypertension curable?

Is hypertension curable?

Controllable: There is no cure for essential hypertension but for some people it can be controlled through exercise, low sodium diet, and weight loss. For those who do not respond to these measures, anti hypertensive medications will always be necessary for blood pressure control. ...Read more

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Is cushing's disease curable?

Is cushing's disease curable?

Sometimes: Cushing's disease can be cured by pituitary surgery: removing the small benign tumor causing the adrenal to overwork. However pituitary surgery is not 100% effective and some people may need to have the adrenal glands themselves removed. The options for curing cushing's syndrome depend on its cause, as there many potential causes, including cushing's disease. ...Read more

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Is PCOD cancerous?

Is PCOD cancerous?

No: Polycystic Ovarian Disease is unrelated to cancer. It isn't cancer and it doesn't cause cancer. ...Read more

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Is diabetes cured?

Is diabetes cured?

No: It can be controlled and in most instances patients can live full and productive, long, healthy lives; however, there is currently no known "cure" for wither type 1 or 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Is polycystic ovary syndrome treatable?

Is polycystic ovary syndrome treatable?

Somewhat: Hi. Standard treatments for PCOS include BCPs with a low-androgenic progestin, metformin, and spironolactone in various combinations. PCOS increases type 2 diabetes risk, and metformin helps with that too. When fertility is desired, in addition to stopping BCPs, an agent such as clomiphene may be needed as well. As the underlying cause(s) is/are incompletely understood, we still have a way to go. ...Read more

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PID? is it curable?

Yes!!!: If you have symptoms and suspicion of this ,get evaluated immediately for definitive treatment ...Read more

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What is the treatment for polycystic ovarian disease pco?

What is the treatment for polycystic ovarian disease pco?

Depends, TTC or not?: If not trying to conceive birth control pills are often used, sometimes with antiandrogens like spironolactone as well to decrease acne/hair growth more than bc pills alone. If trying to conceive we use Insulin sensitizers like metformin, plus ovulation-inducing tablets - most commonly Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole - sometimes low-dose shots or ivf if needed. Surgery for pcos is no longer a good option. ...Read more

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Is chondromalcia not curable?

Is chondromalcia not curable?

Not a disease: Chondromalacia is not a disease and thus there is no "cure." it is softening or wearing down of cartilage. Ask your doctor if he or she has identified the activities (if any) that may have caused the condition. When the joint hurts, rest it, apply ice, and take medications prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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