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What is pcos polycystic ovary disease?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Hormonal imbalance

Pcos is caused by high estrogen combined with high Insulin which then transforms estrogen into testosterone.
The high estrogen leads to excess growth of follicles and the elevated testosterone leads to abnormal hair growth a low carbohydrate diet is needed. Also iodine deficiency can contribute to this problem.

In brief: Hormonal imbalance

Pcos is caused by high estrogen combined with high Insulin which then transforms estrogen into testosterone.
The high estrogen leads to excess growth of follicles and the elevated testosterone leads to abnormal hair growth a low carbohydrate diet is needed. Also iodine deficiency can contribute to this problem.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine

In brief: PCOS

Pcos is characterized by 1) irregular periods, 2) high androgen levels, and/or 3) many small ovarian follicle cysts.
It's called a syndrome because different features/complaints may dominate in different women. Because it is an ovulatory disorder menstrual periods are irregular and natural fertility is often impaired.

In brief: PCOS

Pcos is characterized by 1) irregular periods, 2) high androgen levels, and/or 3) many small ovarian follicle cysts.
It's called a syndrome because different features/complaints may dominate in different women. Because it is an ovulatory disorder menstrual periods are irregular and natural fertility is often impaired.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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