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Turmeric And Pcos
Can saw palmetto supplements help in reducing androstenedione levels in pcos and help with irregular periods and hairloss?
See professionals...: Please go to see your professionals. I would advise anyone should second guess your concerns. Meanwhile, gear up a regular healthy lifestyle and avoid any overindulgence and obsession, which are the most common chronic killers of life, yet least mentioned because of political correctness and commercialism. Best wish... ...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
Mild pcos..just longer regular cycles and cysts on ovaries. Dont want bcp have no acne etc. Taking turmeric, cranberry and vit D pill.good start?
What is goal?: You don't mention other symptoms so perhaps your only goal is shorter, "more normal" periods. Perhaps the supplements and vitamin D will have a favorable effect. But it is also important to evaluate the potential metabolic effects of PCOS (insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia) and treat/deal with those. If/when fertility is desired, further, probably hormonal, treatment will likely be needed. ...Read more
Yes.: Inositol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate with 9 stereoisomers. D-chiro inositol(DCI) and Myo-inositol increase the action of insulin in patients with the polycystic ovary syndrome, thereby improving ovulatory function and decreasing serum androgen concentrations, blood pressure, and plasma triglyceride concentrations. Can restore normal menses. http://bit.ly/1Qft6SU ...Read more
Likely not both: Two different problems, two answers. Spironolactone can be helpful for treating (symptomatically only) unwanted body hair growth with either disease. Metformin is often helpful for women with pcos but has no well established role for treating cah. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pcos and am on sprintec and metformin. Is sprintec a proper birth control to treat pcos and its symptoms like acne?
Sprintec is one : Of many useful tools for pcos. It contains a low androgen progestin norgestimate which is useful for women with pcos and androgen sensitivity. Sprintec and tri-sprintec are the generics for ortho cyclen and ortho tri-cyclen. Sounds like a reasonable plan. Give it a try! ...Read more
No: There are no otc supplements that will help with pcos> treatment is diet, exercise, weight loss and possibly medication such as metformin. Other medication is available for specific problems such as high testosterone. Protein "supplements" are just extra calories when you're trying to restrict your intake. ...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
Maybe . . .: While I found many online articles discussing use of fish oil in polycystic ovarian syndrome, I could only find the following peer-reviewed journal article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3941370/. Best to discuss your options & concerns w/your Family Doc, GYN or Endocrinologist. Do understand that there's a tremendous variety in fish oil dose/strength & quality. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome and am pre-diabetic., with gallstones. Will metformin and Synthroid (thyroxine) help?
See below: Synthroid (thyroxine) can help hypothyroidism, dosing should be started by your dr.Metformin can help with blood sugar control, though there is no specific recommendations when it cones to pre-diabetes. Exercise and proper diet should be part of the treatment as well. Be well. ...Read more
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
Can i start taking vitex with spironolactone without consulting with my doctor? Does vitex help increase effectiveness of spiro for acne due to pcos?
Why?: Why have you decided to begin treating yourself with something that you don't know what's in it, don't know why you're taking it, don't know how to judge whether it's helping you, and don't know if it will have any adverse side effects of interactions? Makes no sense to me. Leave the medical decision-making to the people with training, not your friends, tv or internet. ...Read more
Can I use Metformin if my hormones results and weight are fine.had pcos b4.does it helps to get pregnant?failed ivf twice.what are benefits of metfor?
Hard to say: It's not clear from what you say that metformin will help you. Metformin can help with PCOS and insulin resistance. You say you had PCOS before: does that mean you are told it has now gone away? This does not happen; if you have PCOS metformin may help, otherwise not. This can get complicated: strongly urge you talk with your regular doctor, you could also consider an online consult. Good wishes. ...Read more
Inositol and metformin. Can i take both along side each other to help with pcos and getting pregnant. Currently take 1000mg metformin daily .
Sure: These can be taken together but i would clarify with your doctor why you are taking inositol and what it is supposed to help. ...Read more
Not married. PCOS. On metformin. Should I also take anti-androgen meds now too? And Clomid (clomiphene)? Or I should only take metformin, exercise & healthy diet?
See Below...: I would only recommend Clomid (clomiphene) if you are trying to get pregnant. It is not recommended for long-term use or just to treat PCOS. Spironolactone (antiandrogen) is a good addition if you have excessive hair growth around your mouth or other places that are unusual for a women. Excercise and weight loss are are the best treatment for PCOS and work well in motivated women. Best wishes! ...Read more
I would recommend: 1-2 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Since no body: knows what's really in it there's no way to answer -- however, it almost certainly is a waste of money with no potential value except to the manufacturer. Don't get your medical information from friends tv or the internet scams, ...Read more