Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS):
- Common endocrine disorder
- Hormonal imbalance
- No cure yet
- Irregular periods
- Surplus androgen
- Polycystic ovaries
- Oily skin
- Weight gain
- Male-pattern baldness
- Skin Tags
- Possibly genetics & insulin
At Risk For:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Cholesterol & lipid abnormalities
- Metabolic syndrome
- Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
- Sleep apnea
- Depression and anxiety
- and more
- Hormonal birth control- control periods, reduce male hormone production, and clear acne.
- Metformin/Glucophage- controls blood sugar, lowers testosterone production, hirsutism, and may help ovulation.
- Clomiphene/Clomid/Serophene- stimulate ovulation.
- Gonadotropins- stimulate ovulation.
- Ovarian drilling (surgery)- lower male hormone levels and stimulate ovulation.
- Spironolactone/Aldactone- decrease male hormones on hair growth in women.
- Finasteride/Propecia- decrease male hormones on hair growth in women.
- Vaniqa cream- reduce facial hair
- Laser hair removal
- Talk about traditional treatment options with a endocrinologist, gynecologist, or primary care doctor.
- Agnus castus/ Vitex/chastetree berry- regulate the pituitary gland.
- Black cohosh/ Cimicifuga racemosa- reduce the hormone LH and alleviates anxiety.
- Milk Thistle/Silybum marianum- detoxifies the body and repairs the liver.
- Saw Palmetto/Serenoa repens- reduces androgen.
- Healthy diet
- Frequent exercise
- Talk about alternative treatments options with a homeopathic doctor, acupuncturist, herbalist, integrative doctor, or naturopathic doctor.
- Support groups
- Emotional support animals
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