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Please Tell Me Some Home Remedies For Pcos
Is home ipl treatment ( philips) effective for facial hair removal due to pcos in fair Asian skin with black hair? Is the treatment permanent?Risk?
Yes: It is effective but you could get a burn from the treatment ...Read more
Depends: There are a number of treatments for pcos that range from weight loss, to fertility drugs, to surgical management, to assisted reproductive technologies (ie: ivf, etc). The short and long term changes would be quite different and potential quite dramatic - depending on the specific treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and exercise!: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that prevents follicles from growing normally and eggs from being released each month. People w/ PCOS miss periods because they don't ovulate, so there's no signal to shed the uterine lining. Hormone imbalances that lead to abnormal hair growth can be caused by obesity, so watch your diet and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The treatment for pcos depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you're not trying to conceive then potentially being started on an oral contraceptive pill will help the elevated maie hormones and to regulate the cycle. If conception is the desire then metformin and Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole may be very helpful to promote ovulation. ...Read more
PCOS: I'm assuming you aren't trying to get pregnant, correct? If that is correct, the first line treatment is typically birth control pills for a number of reasons. Testing for Insulin resistance may be necessary as well. If you have abnormal hair growth, the birth control pills alone may help but there are other medications for this as well. I would recommend you see an adolescent gynecologist. ...Read more
PCOS: It may be present in up to 30% of women. It is an Insulin resistant state that is characterized by weight gain, irregular or absent periods, hair growth, infertility and predisposition to diabetes. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help, as will metformin which can reduce Insulin resistance and regularize menses and even fertility. Education and other medication may be needed for high glucose. ...Read more
Yes.: Metformin may help with insulin resistance usually seen with PCOS. Harmoni-f is an oral contraceptive pill which will help regulate your periods. If you are trying to conceive then you may stop the Harmoni-f after 2 or 3 months and let your doctor give you ovulation inducing drugs such as Clomid (clomiphene). Note: metformin may also cause ovulation. ...Read more
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