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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
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
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)?
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
No evidence it helps: In fact no real evidence that it helps anything but manufacturer's ; seller's bank accounts?. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
I am 23 years old female, weighing around 225-230 pds. I have hypothyroidism, and pcos. I keep gaining weight.Any recommendations on any supplements?
Zebra,: A very low carbohydrate diet. Supplements will not help. How tall are you? ...Read more
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?
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
What do you think of the use of vitex as a herbal supplement to aid woman with menstrating issues due to pcos?
32 year old female with PCOS. Eating healthy still have acne. Can Zinc supplements help. Can I take them? If yes, what dosage is safe.
I have PCOS and hirutism - are there any other ways to manage the hormonal craziness than taking birth control? Would OTC supplements help at all?
OTC supplements: are a waste of money and potentially dangerous. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help. Talk w/your doctor about metformin, which can reduce the basic metabolic problem of insulin resistance and often restore normal menses and even fertility. BC only makes your periods regular, it doesn't treat any of the basic defects and, of course, keeps you infertile. ...Read more
I want to take this supplement: garcinia cambogia. But i take metformin because I have pcos. Is it safe to take the supplement with my medication?
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 taking a supplement with 10MG iron. (Viviscal pills) I am 22 with pcos. Is this dangerous. Also has ZINC 11MG BIOTIN 120MCG & NIACIN 12 MG?
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
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