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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I am 20 y/o, weigh 129 kg & have PCOS, is it possible to surgically remove the cyst at my age or is my doctor saving my life by not allowing me to do so & making me lose weight & get rid of the cyst the natural way, even though its hard as it is?

I am 20 y/o, weigh 129 kg & have PCOS, is it possible to surgically remove the cyst at my age or is my doctor saving my life by not allowing me to do so & making me lose weight & get rid of the cyst the natural way, even though its hard as it is?

Lose weight: Hi there! PCOS is essentially a metabolic syndrome. The underlying problem is insulin resistance which in turn causes high insulin level circulating in the body. High insulin level causes all sorts of symptoms including the cysts on your ovaries. PCOS cannot be cured but can be controlled. Losing weight is your best option as it treats the ROOT of the problem which is insulin resistance. ...Read more

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34 yo woman w/ LH and FSH of 0.1. estradiol was 330, no prolactin drawn. No periods or libido,hx of PCOS and 150lb weight loss.Is this hypopitutarism?

34 yo woman w/ LH and FSH of 0.1. estradiol was 330, no prolactin drawn. No periods or libido,hx of PCOS and 150lb weight loss.Is this hypopitutarism?

Hypopituitarism: Hi, before making any diagnosis I would repeat these tests and also check prolactin level, TSH, testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) and serum 17-hydroxyprogesterone level before and after ACTH stimulation. Did you lose the weight purposefully? If not this weight loss is very concerning, Please see an Endocrine doctor. ...Read more

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Can weight loss cure PCOS?

Can weight loss cure PCOS?

PCOS: Yes, weight loss may help. It is hypothesized that insulin resistance is a key factor as people with metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to have this. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to take for weight loss when you have pcos?

Metformin: Many women with pcos also have Insulin resistance and lose weight with metformin. Best to discuss this option with your doctor to see if this could be right for you. ...Read more

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I have pcos. What's the best weight loss plan for me? I'm 5'8, 191 pounds, and 27 years old

I have pcos. What's the best weight loss plan for me? I'm 5'8, 191 pounds, and 27 years old

Something reasonable: For weight loss, make this your lifestyle, not just a temporary diet - especially with pcos and and increased risk for Insulin resistance/diabetes. Begin an exercise routine - find something that you enjoy as you'll be more likely to keep it up. Also watch your calorie and sugar intake and portion size. Programs are great since there is accountability and encouragement. ...Read more

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Can weight loss only help cure all pcos symptoms if i never had any issues till i was 26 and less overweight. Or age has to do something with it ?

Can weight loss only help cure all  pcos symptoms if i never had any issues till i was 26 and less overweight. Or age has to do something with it ?

PCOS : The genetic basis for pcos will always be with you. Worsening is likely due to increased Insulin resistance and estrogen to testosterone production due to weight gain and not aging. ...Read more

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Are there any medications you can take with PCOS to assist in weight loss?

Are there any medications you can take with PCOS to assist in weight loss?

Yes & be aware that: PCOS is strongly correlated with metabolic syndrome, Diabetes Mellitus. Food choices+quantities far more powerful than any current meds. LCHF foods help loose body fat, LFHC put on fat & compound these problems, study http://goo.gl/JH8XBX. The Glp-1 analogues best at helping ?blood glucose & apatite: Saxenda, the most potent (start slow & go up slowly) is approved for obesity & helping ?these . ...Read more

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Pcos.I have done the weight loss and still no regulaitys what am I doing wrong?

Pcos.I have done the weight loss and still no regulaitys what am I doing wrong?

Unsure: While the majority of women with pcos are overweight, and losing weight will cause many of them to resume normal cycles - it is not 100%. Some women with pcos are not the least bit overweight and still have pcos and irregular cycles, likewise some women who are overweight can lose down to ideal body weight and still not have regular cyles due to persistent pcos. It is treatable, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can hyponid medicine help in weight loss...As I am adviced to take it because of pcos?

Can hyponid medicine help in weight loss...As I am adviced to take it because of pcos?

Probably not: From what i can find on the internet, hyponid is an herbal supplement. Like most of these supplements, there are no legitimate studies that it does anything beneficial for you, despite what they claim. Pcos is best treated through a low carb diet to promote weight loss, exercise. Medications that are proven helpful include metformin, Clomiphene (to help with fertility), oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What should someone that has PCOS diet be like? Is there a websites that is legit to follow? What about weight loss programs?

See below: You need to see a Bariatrician who is familiar with PCOS That is in practice close to you. They can work with you to help you lose your weight and understand the reason you are developing a weight problem. You can Google ASBP for a physician close to you. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is possible to control pcos(starting stage) simply by weight loss and food habits? Please give me some tips to control pcos without medicines.

Yes: Pcos is associated with obesity and Insulin resistance. This increases a persons risk for diabetes. Exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight along with a healthy diet will help reduce your risk for diabetes and can increase your fertility. ...Read more

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Can you get pcos from weight loss pills?

Just the opposite: Just the opposite... By losing weight you can improve the symptoms of pcos, not because obesity causes pcos, but because when you lose weight you'll lower the amount of circulating Insulin in your body. Since Insulin stimulates androgen (male hormone) production, some of the symptoms of pcos (acne and hirsuitism and irregular menses) should improve. ...Read more

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Does metformin help in weight loss with people with pcos?

Does metformin help in weight loss with people with pcos?

Sometimes: It definitely helps with Insulin use so if you eat a healthy diet and exercise many patients see a weight loss and will also start ovulating, . ...Read more

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Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.

Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.

Vegetables exercise: Vegetables , low calorie diet avoid high carb diet and use more protien. Should do exercise three time week and try to spend 500-1000 calorie in each exercise programs. ...Read more

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How is acarbose used and what about weight loss with pcos?

How is acarbose used and what about weight loss with pcos?

Dec. carb absorption: Acarbose is used in diabetes to decrease the absorption of carbohydrates. It can cause a mild weight loss which in turn decreases Insulin resistance, thereby improving pcos. ...Read more

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What is the correlation between acarbose and weight loss with pcos?

What is the correlation between acarbose and weight loss with pcos?

PRECOSE!: Acarbose is an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, the enzyme in your small intestine that chops up starch into sugar, almost immediately. Taking this drug before meals with starch discourages the release of insulin, which is a major cause for obesity. There are a number of reports suggesting modest weight loss, but has been shown to delay onset of type 2 dm. ...Read more

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Can the metformin really help with weight loss for those people who have pcos?

Can the metformin really help with weight loss for those people who have pcos?

Sometimes: Metformin should not be taken primarily for weight loss, it's inconsistent. Many of my patients feel metformin helps them with weight, but don't count on it doing anything for sure. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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