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Can i take calcium supplements along metmorfin in PCOS? because metmorfin make my scalp and skin dry and i read that omega.3 help in balancing testosterone level.so what should i take calcium or fish oil? supplements

Can i take calcium supplements along metmorfin in PCOS?
because metmorfin make my scalp and skin dry  and i read that omega.3 help in balancing testosterone level.so what should i take calcium or fish oil? supplements

Marketing, Marketing: Can take what you want, the issue is: what is the value. PCOS a result of low-fat, high-carb foods, which also drives Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, etc. EPA (from phytoplankton), one of thousands of fats in some fish, is correct issue. Get NMR-lipoproteins, HbA1c, go HFLC, study: DietDoctor.com, Taubes, Attia, NuSI.org, http://goo.gl/LG8tKl, http://goo.gl/JH8XBX, my answers... ...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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Is it safe to use pcos laboratories supplements for pcos ?

Is it safe to use pcos laboratories supplements for pcos ?

Not familiar ...: with PCOS laboratories; there are supplements in the US from Insulite laboratories and others. Supplements in the US are not regulated, which means they do NOT go through the safety and efficacy testing that prescription drugs do. I don't doubt these supplements are safe, though no proof exists. What I am very skeptical about is that they do any good at all: this is also certainly not proven. ...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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Essential food supplements for pcos?

Essential food supplements for pcos?

None: Diet does not cause pcos - however beiong overweight may. So dietary caloric intake is important - but not any specific food items. ...Read more

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Has anyone tried a licorice supplement for pcos?

Has anyone tried a licorice supplement for pcos?

It doesn't work: As a renowned expert in pcos, and as a board certified reproductive endocrinologist, i can tell you that licorice does nothing for pcos. ...Read more

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What natural supplements help with PCOS?

What natural supplements help with PCOS?

Chromium Picolinate: Slow metabolism and insulin resistance is seen with PCOS. Chromium Picolinate may be helpful in these individuals. The best natural supplement is exercise and a balanced low carbohydrate, low fat diet. and low calorie diet. ...Read more

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Do saw palmetto supplements help with pcos symptoms?

Do saw palmetto supplements help with pcos symptoms?

No evidence it helps: In fact no real evidence that it helps anything but manufacturer's ; seller's bank accounts?. ...Read more

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Whats the supplement to take to lose weight when you have pcos?

PCOS: You may be thinking of something in specific, but there is no "supplement" that is proven to work for weight loss under any circumstances. Weight loss with pcos is really not different form weight loss for anyone else. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it good that i take calcium supplements while taking metmorfin in PCOS?

Is it good that i take calcium supplements while taking metmorfin in PCOS?

Calcium supplements: Calcium supplements are not necessary. Please go online and search for the many products that are good to eat or drink (e.g. milk) and have plenty of calcium without need for supplements! ...Read more

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Pcos can I take protein supplements?

Pcos can I take protein supplements?

If: You have a normal protein input a day which is roughly 1gm for one kg of weight, if you are an athlete could go up to 1.8 g for one kg of weight. In these cases you do not need supplements. To much protein in form of supplements is not good for your kidney. Do not fall for what street people tell you! ...Read more

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What supplements should you take to help with PCOS symptoms (hirsutism)?

What supplements should you take to help with PCOS symptoms (hirsutism)?

Good question: I am a believer in Chinese Medicine and herbs. But I recommend sticking with conventional approaches/medications for this issue. ...Read more

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I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Will taking the dietary supplement rip fuel cause any problems?

Diet supplements: PCOS is unrelated to your use of a diet supplements. Use these products with caution. They can causes nervousness, jitteriness, mood swings and other unpleasant side effects. They also have no proven evidence that they actually do anything productive. Save your money. A good work out at the gym and a healthy diet will improve things more ...Read more

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Pcos may i take food supplements contain chromium picolinate 0.1mg n vanadiunm 6.7 mcg per 615 gm to balance my harmone level kindly explain?

Pcos may i take food supplements contain chromium picolinate  0.1mg n vanadiunm 6.7 mcg per 615 gm to balance my harmone level kindly explain?

Sure: Don't expect miraculous results. This isn't evidence-based medicine, but it will probably not hurt you. There was some excitement over chromium picolinate and Insulin resistance a while go; it seems to have been something of a disappointment but perhaps it will work for ou. ...Read more

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Hi i have mild pcos and used to have mood swings especially around ovulation. since taking maca root supplements i feel happy all the time. is it maca?

Hi i have mild pcos and used to have mood swings especially around ovulation. since taking maca root supplements i feel happy all the time. is it maca?

Maca root : Believe in Healing Powers of your Body as you do not have mood swings now. There is not enough Research to show that Maca root helps with PCOS. • Focus on improving: • Physical • Intellectual • Emotional • Social and • Spiritual Health! ...Read more

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What do you think of the use of vitex as a herbal supplement to aid woman with menstrating issues due to pcos?

What do you think of the use of vitex as a herbal supplement to aid woman with menstrating issues due to pcos?

Not much: Vitex has been used in greece for many years, but there is no scientific data to establish it's reliability. Metformin is a more scientific and well studied option. Discuss w/your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I have pcos and my period irregular, my dr. Give me dhea supplement, is it good for me?And for howlong should I continue on it?Is there bad effect on me

I have pcos and my period irregular, my dr. Give me dhea supplement, is it good for me?And for howlong should I continue on it?Is there bad effect on me

DHEA is: Metabolized to estrogen, testosterone or cortisone -- and you can't control which and how much goes to each of the three. Plus, most of the dhea supplements don't have much real dhea in them anyway. In short, it won't make any difference and could cause problems. Talk with a real doctor about possible metformin therapy, which can help the basic problem of Insulin resistance and ? Restore fertility. ...Read more

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I am a 31 year old PCOS patient, had miscarriage twice. Can i take supplements like DHEA and CoQ10. Are there any side effects? what dosage ?

I am a 31 year old PCOS patient, had miscarriage twice. Can i take supplements like DHEA and CoQ10. Are there any side effects?  what dosage ?

Miscarriage: Please contact your Gynecologist to discuss your concerns. You may get advice by phone or, more likely, you will have to go and see your Gynecologist. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more