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Turmeric And Pcos
I have been doing some reaserch about pcos. Some people say that turmeric seemed to have helped them a lot! is that true?
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
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
No. Think about it.: Turmeric is WAY oversold. You can't make curry without turmeric. Where do they eat lots & lots & LOTS of curry? India, Pakistan & Bangladesh. If turmeric were "good" to help quit smoking, smoking would be nonexistent there. Instead, there is an epidemic of cardiovascular disease on the Indian subcontinent from smoking. Knowledge is power. Arm yourself with REAL data & REAL evidence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Turmeric: Turmeric (curcuma longa) has been used for 4, 000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Studies show that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems, and it has gotten a lot of press lately. It is worth a try. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers