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Doctor insights on: Myo Inositol And Pcos

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Can myo inositol and pregnitude be taken while pregnant?

Can myo inositol and pregnitude be taken while pregnant?

Yes, however...: Pregnitude has myo-inositol ; folic acid. It is safe to take during pregnancy. Myo-inositol has been shown to improve fertility in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, but i don't know if it has any benefits in women without it. Folic acid prevents neural tube defects but at least 30% of women have difficulty converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-mthf, so it is ideal to take l-5-mthf. ...Read more

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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Does inositol help in PCOS and insulin resistance?

Does inositol help in PCOS and insulin resistance?

Yes.: Inositol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate with 9 stereoisomers. D-chiro inositol(DCI) and Myo-inositol increase the action of insulin in patients with the polycystic ovary syndrome, thereby improving ovulatory function and decreasing serum androgen concentrations, blood pressure, and plasma triglyceride concentrations. Can restore normal menses. http://bit.ly/1Qft6SU ...Read more

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Can vitex (chasteberry) improve pcos symptoms and regulate menses?

Can vitex (chasteberry) improve pcos symptoms and regulate menses?

Not much: Vitex has been used in greece for many years, but there is no scientific data to establish it's reliability. Diet, exercise and weight loss can help. Metformin is a more scientific and well studied option. It can help noralize menses and even induce fertility in many women, discuss w/your ob/gyn. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Having pcod. Doc advice to take metformin 2gms, l-arginine, myo-inositol, folate, (folic acid) vit D3 (3 months). Still irregular periods. Pls advise.

Having pcod. Doc advice to take metformin 2gms, l-arginine, myo-inositol, folate, (folic acid) vit D3 (3 months). Still irregular periods. Pls advise.

Reasonable: That regimen for pcos is reasonable. It may take longer for metformin to regulate periods. The addition of spironolactone, a pottasium sparing diuretic has been shown to increase the success at regulating periods in pcos. It also serves the dual function of decreasing water retention and blocking testosterone effect at the hair follicle, decreasing the hirsutism that can occur with pcos. ...Read more

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Can saw palmetto supplements help in reducing androstenedione levels in pcos and help with irregular periods and hairloss?

See professionals...: Please go to see your professionals. I would advise anyone should second guess your concerns. Meanwhile, gear up a regular healthy lifestyle and avoid any overindulgence and obsession, which are the most common chronic killers of life, yet least mentioned because of political correctness and commercialism. Best wish... ...Read more

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Clomide,hcg,fsh+lh,induce ovulation,thus can they help in regulating pcos woman hormones,& in decreasing pcos symptoms:Hairloss,Hirsutism,Amenorrhea?

Unclear question: It is not at all clear what your question is. The birth control pill is usually first treatment to manage PCOS symptoms. Clomid (clomiphene) would only be used when trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Are metformin 500 mg and spironolactone helpful for pcos and adrenal hyperplasia?

Are metformin 500 mg and spironolactone helpful for pcos and adrenal hyperplasia?

Likely not both: Two different problems, two answers. Spironolactone can be helpful for treating (symptomatically only) unwanted body hair growth with either disease. Metformin is often helpful for women with pcos but has no well established role for treating cah. ...Read more

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I hav pcos. What supplement can I take with femara (letrozole) to improve egg quality n fertility? Can vitex(chaste berry) be taken with femara (letrozole)?

I hav pcos. What supplement can I take with femara (letrozole) to improve egg quality n fertility? Can vitex(chaste berry) be taken with femara (letrozole)?

Not take: There's nothing useful for you to 'take' (at least without prescription) at home: healthy diet and moderate exercise is a good start. There's probably no harm in using vitex but there's also no benefit, I'd stay away from it. ...Read more

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36 female.Have hypo thyroid, under control.Take 87.5mcg daily. I also have pcod. Taking metformin 2000daily.Unable to lose wt even with exercise.Pls h?

36 female.Have hypo thyroid, under control.Take 87.5mcg daily. I also have pcod. Taking metformin 2000daily.Unable to lose wt even with exercise.Pls h?

Diet, ? more thyroid: While exercise helps, the key to losing weight is diet ; a low-carb diet is esp. Beneficial for those with pcos. You say your thyroid is "under control" but that does not mean you are taking an optimal dose of thyroid- most who are hypothyroid benefit from taking t3 (liothyronine) or natural thyroid- see http://bit.Ly/1ccxy0r ; http://abt.Cm/18gpb3a ; http://bit.Ly/15k26u8 ; http://abt.Cm/1ntydpv. ...Read more

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No pcos not diabetic TTC my doc put me on cidophage 500mg, clomid (clomiphene) 50mg and cycloprogynova does cycloprogynova and cidophage affects my pregnancy?

No pcos not diabetic TTC my doc put me on cidophage 500mg, clomid (clomiphene) 50mg and cycloprogynova does cycloprogynova and cidophage affects my pregnancy?

Trying to conceive: You are not pregnant at this time so those medication are being given to you to help you get pregnant. They do not have long term effects on the pregnancy that hopefully will occur later on if that is what you are asking. ...Read more

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What is the best herb/vitamin. For pcos insulin resistance / weight loss?

What is the best herb/vitamin. For pcos insulin resistance / weight loss?

Lifestyle changes: There really isn't one exceptional herb or supplement for pcos. There are many options but they must be combined with the proper diet and exercise for maximal effect. Pcos and weight loss should be treated in a holistic, integrative way, looking at the whole picture and getting at the root of the problem. ...Read more

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Does metformin help decrease testosterone in women with pcos?

Does metformin help decrease testosterone in women with pcos?

Pcos: Metformin's main goal in the treatment of PCOS is to prevent diabetes which often develops in those patients. There is slight evidence that it actually reduces circulating male hormone(androgens) and in this manner may improve regularity of menstrual periods in some patients. ...Read more

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Am currently on traditional chinese medication herb. Can l take tcm shudihuang together with methfomin? Please help got pcos and trying to concieve!

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Am currently on traditional chinese medication herb. Can l take tcm shudihuang together with methfomin? Please help got pcos and trying to concieve!

Challenging: Shudihuang has never been combined with metformin in the laboratory setting. Should have your tcm doctor and endocrinologist discuss the best treatment plan for you. As for you having pcos, it is possible to get pregnant. But statistically there is a 45% chance of having a miscarriage. Maintaining healthy weight through diet and exercise can improve your fertility by regulating your blood sugar. ...Read more

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Having exactly 30 day cycle on Clomid and glucophage, (metformin) can stop taking gulocophage a weak before periods with pcos can effect my due date?

Having exactly 30 day cycle on Clomid and glucophage, (metformin) can stop taking gulocophage a weak before periods with pcos can effect my due date?

Why stop?: Your doctor put you on the medication and your periods are normal. Do not stop unless your doctor tells you. If you stop your periods can become abnormal and decrease the likelyhood of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Would stress b-complex and cinnamon 1000mg be beneficial for insulin resistance/pcos? I am also taking glumetza 1500 daily.

Would stress b-complex and cinnamon 1000mg be beneficial for insulin resistance/pcos? I am also taking glumetza 1500 daily.

Not in my view: There is absolutely no established (meaning proven) role for b-complex or cinnamon in treatment of pcos. There's no harm in taking those, but don't be too surprised if it doesn't change anything. ...Read more