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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Diseases

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Can u be born with ovarian diseases?

Can u be born with ovarian diseases?

Yes: The ovaries are part of a multi-organ system involved in the production of female hormones. This system operates on feed-back loops which control what hormones are produced and which organs they will affect. A congenital abnormality within the hormonal axis can lead to an ovarian disorder in a newborn. Also more causes are: genetic disorders, anatomical defects, congenital infections, & more. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of polycystic ovarian disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of polycystic ovarian disease?

Many possible signs: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. Not all women with pcos have fertility issues. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Reverse PCOS & problems with HFLC foods, study: http://goo.gl/JH8XBX
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily.
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Blend exercises which make sense into your daily routine
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I was diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian disease and i was pres birth control to help, I am still loosing hair, in pain and i diet but no change.Help?

I was diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian disease and i was pres birth control to help, I am still loosing hair, in pain and i diet but no change.Help?

Pcos with infertily: Your complaints needed a complete gyn checkup but for initial workup you need to have basic lab work including hormone tests: lh/fsh, progesterone, 17ohcort level, etc, ca125 to rule out endometrisis, TSH to ascertain no hypothyroidism. If normail, then you can wait couple of months to see any changes in your c, c, othwise you should proceed for further medical recheck till you know your problem. ...Read more

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What are the tests for polycystic ovarian disease?

What are the tests for polycystic ovarian disease?

Bloodwork + sonogram: To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. Also need to "rule out" other causes of irregular cycles, acne, hair growth: thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See OB or fertility md. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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What causes polycystic ovarian disease and what can be done to treat the cause?

What causes polycystic ovarian disease and what can be done to treat the cause?

Obesity: The majority of cases of pcos occur in overweight women. Weight loss is very effective for restoration of the normal menstral cycle. However, many women are unable to lose weight and require other treatments such as ocp's or surgery. ...Read more

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How can you treat polycystic ovarian disease?

DIET, EXERCISE: Weight loss when needed and a drug called metformin, in an attempt to lower Insulin levels. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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Treatment for polycistic ovarian disease?

Treatment for polycistic ovarian disease?

Lifestyle: The mainstay of pcos treatment is aerobic exercise and weight loss. Metformin has been part of the regimen for over a decade and helps some. This is a very common situation that is of widely variable severity. Good luck. ...Read more

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