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Spearmint Tea Pcos
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
No: Not that I am aware of.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Is it safe to drink a cup or two of spearmint tea every day? I have been drinking it to keep my skin clear.
Yes: This herbal tea is fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
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