What Don’t You Know About PCOS and the Effects of High Androgens?

The bodies of both men and women produce androgens, which are typically characterized as male sex hormones. The difference between men and women, hormonally, is that men generally have more androgens than women, whose bodies turn them into estrogen.1  Although the female reproductive system generally converts androgens into estrogen, some women experience high levels of […]

How Are Ovarian Cysts Treated?

Ovarian Cysts are a common occurrence among women of reproductive age. There are several types of Ovarian Cysts – some are no cause for concern, while others create ovary pain and require treatment. Ironically, women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), or PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disorder), might not have the characteristic Polycystic Ovaries for which this disorder is named. At other times, they might have other […]

PCOS: A Range of Treatments—Which Is Best?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, also called PCOS, is a condition that cannot be cured by modern medicine; however, its symptoms can be managed and, in many cases, reversed. Frequently caused by Insulin Resistance, this condition can present with a diverse list of symptoms, among them being cystic ovaries.

Are Ovarian Cysts Causing My Abdominal Pain?

Cystic ovaries are often considered the hallmark of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS. Frequently caused by Insulin Resistance, PCOS may present with the development of multiple cysts on the outside of the ovaries.

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I Have PCOS: Can IVF Help Me Get Pregnant?

Many women who have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, also called PCOS, experience PCOS infertility. Frequently caused by Insulin Resistance, this condition is known for causing cystic ovaries and a variety of other symptoms, many of which are extremely painful and, if not addressed, can lead to serious complications. Infertility is among the numerous emotionally difficult symptoms […]

What Drugs Help PCOS?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, is a hormonal condition frequently sparked by Insulin Resistance. This disorder causes a variety of symptoms, occurring in unique combinations in the women who fight it. Although cystic ovaries are often considered the hallmark of this condition, given its name, it actually presents with a diverse list of symptoms and, […]

Can A PCOS Diet Plan Help Me Get Pregnant?

Most women with PCOS deal with being overweight and have higher BMI (body Mass index) numbers. Studies have shown that women who have higher BMI’s have a hard time getting pregnant and staying pregnant.

Can Superfoods Help My PCOS?

Can certain foods really help with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)?  That’s a good question that I am sure many women want the answer to. The Nutrition Guide to Fighting PCOS has presented an article that lists 15 “Superfoods that are rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that fight PCOS” What are these “superfoods” that […]

Elevated Testosterone in Women with PCOS

Elevated testosterone levels in women with PCOS can lead to hirsutism, acne, hair loss, virilization, menstrual problems and over time infertility. High levels of testosterone are considered hyperandrogenism. Women with PCOS count for large numbers of cases of hyperandrogenism. With PCOS being the most common reproductive problem in women of childbearing age. With hyperandrogenism ovaries […]

PCOS Treatment- An Eastern Approach

Here’s a look at one Eastern Approach to treating PCOS. In traditional Chinese medicine PCOS is considered a heterogeneous disorder, and have broken it down into two subcategories.