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How much does low progesterone contribute to water retention in polycystic ovary syndrome?

Not Much. Water retention is more a feature of estrogen than progesterone. In pcos, Progesterone is lower and estrogen is the dominant hormonal effect. Most patients think that the abdominal swelling in the pelvic area is due to "water weight." this however is due to bowel gas retention or bloating. This is due to carbohydrate effect on the bowel that is more pronounced in Insulin resistance / pcos.. Read more...

I have water retention on cheeks due to Pcos Insulin Resistance. Will metformin reduce it?

Water in cheeks. "Water" retention is always due to salt retention. Son look at your salt intake first. Read more...
Puffy cheeks. Metformin may help in PCOS. Aldactone which is a type of diuretic (water pill) may also help. Be mindful of the fact that "water retention on cheeks" may be due to other causes other than PCOS. Have you been evaluated for cushings? Read more...

I want to know if having spironolactone with Diane 35 will help eliminate water retention caused due to high estrogen levels in pcos. Plz help?

Very good choice. B"sd yes it should, spironolactone acts as a diuretic by blocking the action of the salt retaining adrenal hormone aldosterone. AND it is commonly used for its blocking of androgen receptors to improve hirsuitism and acne. Most users of the anti androgenic diane will benefit. glad to discuss. Read more...

PCOS/prediabetes, no other issues. Obese/gaining weight in spite of low-carb diet/exercise. Bloating/water retention. Not too much salt/fat. What can I do?

Everyone's different. Remember there is no overwhelming evidence suggesting that one particular diet is superior to all others. People respond differently to different micronutrients(fats, carbs, proteins). You may need to experiment with your body in this regards. be mindful of your portions/caloric intake. Make sure you get ample veggies, fruits and non processed food. You need to stay active too. Read more...
4 "Fs"/exercise. Fish, foul, fruit, fiber and 2 types of exercise: burst interval high and low impact aerobics mixed with use of hand or free weights- 30 minutes 4-5 times a week>PLUS "photo imaging": get a photo of yourself looking your best/thinnest/sexiest. Tape it to your dressing room mirror. Stare at it daily. Amazing how your brain will heal you! Read more...

I have pcos & my blood circulation is really bad my toes hurt, and I have really bad water retention very fatigue what natural remedies cld u suggest?

Please see your Dr. Although weight gain may be part of pcos, fatigue and severe leg swelling usually are not. You need a full physical examination and maybe some labwork to get the right diagnosis first. Then proper treatment can be determined. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. Read more...