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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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I have heard that turmeric can cure pcos, is this true?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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I have heard that turmeric can cure pcos, is this true?
Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
24 years in practice
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Does turmeric really help cure pcos?

Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
24 years in practice
55M people helped
Does turmeric really help cure pcos?

No: Probably no harm, but also makes no difference. Anyone who tells you it helps, ask him/her to show you the evidence - there is none at this time. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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I have been doing some reaserch about pcos. Some people say that turmeric seemed to have helped them a lot! is that true?

Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
24 years in practice
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I have been doing some reaserch about pcos. Some people say that turmeric  seemed to have helped them a lot! is that true?

Doubt it: There is no evidence at all that turmeric helps with anything related to pcos. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
2016 years in practice
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Mild pcos longer but ovulatory cycl 35/40) & cysts . Thin no acne etc. how likely will it get worse? Im 23 and eat gd..taking turmeric and maca.

Dr. Peter Baumann
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
2016 years in practice
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Mild pcos longer but ovulatory cycl 35/40) & cysts . Thin no acne etc. how likely will it get worse? Im 23 and eat gd..taking turmeric and maca.

Hodgepodge: PCOS is a hodgepodge of symptoms, the worst one of which would be lack of ovulation and inability to conceive. It is thought that PCOS will get worse over time. As long as a woman is no ready to conceive, the remedy currently are combination birth control pills (estrogen+progestin) to put the ovaries to sleep so to speak. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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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?

Dr. Julie Abbott
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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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

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
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Is turmeric healthy? What are benefits?

Dr. Ankush Bansal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
34M people helped
Is turmeric healthy? What are benefits?

Recipe: Turmeric has been shown in research to be anti-bacterial and anti-cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Golenbock
Board Certified, Pediatrics
44 years in practice
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What is turmeric good for?

Dr. Robert Golenbock
Board Certified, Pediatrics
44 years in practice
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Broccoli: I like to saute broccoli with garlic and turmeric in olive oil. The active ingredients in turmeric such as curcurmin are being studied for their medicinal value, but at this time i know of no evidence that food-grade turmeric has an specific medicinal properties. ...Read more

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Why do indians cook with so much turmeric?

Dr. Ankush Bansal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
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Recipe: It's just part of the recipe. Turns out it's a good thing for health. Turmeric has been shown in research to be anti-bacterial and anti-cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How can I remove turmeric marks from my cell?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Tumeric: Frankly - I would allow the skin to exfoliate naturally. My understanding is that the staining that occurs with tumeric is often due to artificial dyes that have been added. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What are the disadvantages of applying turmeric powder to face?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Tumeric: Tumeric paste may leave the skin with a yellow hue. ...Read more

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