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Does taking daily spearmint tea to reduce elevated testosterone levels (caused by PCOS) have an effect on thyroid? I have hypothyroidism

Does taking daily spearmint tea to reduce elevated testosterone levels (caused by PCOS) have an effect on thyroid? I have hypothyroidism

PCOS: Spearmint tea does not reduce testosterone levels to the degree necessary to assist with PCOS. It also does not have a clinical effect on thyroid hormone production. There are medications to induce ovulation if you are trying to conceive, but oral BCP are the best therapy for PCOS, and prevent other problems with PCOS. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Hello, I have a couple of PCOS related questions: would you recommend consumption of spearmint tea to reduce testosterone levels, and should ovarian cysts be examined regularly?

Hello, I have a couple of PCOS related questions: would you recommend consumption of spearmint tea to reduce testosterone levels, and should ovarian cysts be examined regularly?

Insulin resistance: PCOS tx should include measures to reduce insulin levels. this is accomplished by lowering your carbohydrate intake dramatically and increasing your green vegetables and protein intake. Reviewing ovarian cysts is not standard of care. Metformin is commonly used which helps ovulation they an insulin sensitivity pathway. ...Read more

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Is drinking tea harmful for a patient of pcos as it contains caffeine?

Is drinking tea harmful for a patient of  pcos as it contains caffeine?

No: The studies of caffeine and pregnancy have not been conclusive of effect. We recommend to limit caffeine intake to 1-2 drinks per day. Besides coffee and tea you have to be mindful of the caffeine in sodas as well as energy drinks and chocolate. ...Read more

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I have started drinking Bigelow plantation mint tea for my PCOS, am I on the right path? I'm also on metformin 500 3 times a day.

I have started drinking Bigelow plantation mint tea for my PCOS, am I on the right path? I'm also on metformin 500 3 times a day.

Enjoy your tea: But don't expect any health benefit. Your metformin is likely to help. If you join a fitness club and get some high-powered athlete friends who'll make it fun to ramp your level of aerobic fitness up a few notches, you may be doing yourself an even bigger favor. This is a lifelong challenge, largely genetic, that often requires both meds and lifestyle awareness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does parsley tea work for periods. Medicated w/metformin, aldactone (spironolactone) for pcos. I want to improve my monthly cycles. Will it work? How does it work?

No: Parsley tea does not have peer reviewed data supporting its effectiveness in regulating menstrual cycles. The best treatment for pcos is weight loss to obtain a bmi less than 25 and daily exercise greater than 30 minutes. ...Read more

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Iv heard that drinking parsley tea well help with bringing on a period seeing I have pcos and to help lose weight any idea on this parsley tea?

Parsley tea: Parsley tea has been known to bring on periods. It may cause bleeding in 3-5 days, but that may be caused by endometrial thinning which may not actually represent a true period ...Read more

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Hey doctor ! is milk thistle, saw palmetto & green tea good for pcos? & can the pcos patient take Accutane for her acne?

Hey doctor ! is milk thistle, saw palmetto & green tea good for pcos?
& can  the pcos patient take Accutane for  her acne?

There is evidence...: ...for effects of a number of herbal supplements in PCOS: http://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-14-511 the specific herbs you mention don't seem to do much in PCOS, but there are others. Many PCOS patients are on Accutane for severe acne, but it's a tricky medication with lots of precautions. ...Read more

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Does drinking spearmint tea increase estrogen levels in women?

Does drinking spearmint tea increase estrogen levels in women?

No: I can find no evidence that this is the case. You list your age as 21. If there is a concern about a hormonal imbalance, talk to an ob/gyn to get further clarification. ...Read more