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How Do I Know if I Have PCOS?

Many women wait years before they are finally diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. It’s not something that doctors are quick to diagnose due to the symptoms being varied and treatable individually. For example, if you ask a doctor to help with your acne, he or she is unlikely to investigate the underlying cause.  So, how can you…

How to Find a Homeopathic Doctor

Are you trying to find a natural health practitioner to consult on your PCOS? Here are some tips on how to find a homeopathic doctor. How to Find a Homeopathic Doctor Firstly, it’s critical that you check sites where the doctors are licensed and accredited by an institution specializing in homeopathy.  You may come across websites that claim they…

Treatments for Polycystic Ovaries

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Treatments for Polycystic Ovaries vary depending on the doctor or specialist you are seeing. However, there are 3 main categories of treatment you may be offered. 1. Contraceptive Pill This is still one of the most popular treatments for PCOS. However, the contraceptive pill doesn’t treat the underlying cause of PCOS, it simply masks the…

What Is Insulin Resistance?

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If you have PCOS you will often hear that it’s closely linked to Insulin Resistance. But what is Insulin Resistance, and why might you be affected? Insulin is a hormone that’s vital to the body’s natural processes because it regulates glucose levels. Every time you eat, the pancreas releases insulin to send a message to your…

PCOS and Acne Treatments: Boost Your Self-Esteem

Acne is a symptom of PCOS that can really put a dent in your self esteem. As with most symptoms of PCOS, the problem lessens with the treatment of the syndrome as a whole. However, while you’re being treated, there are some methods you can use to alleviate your acne. Acne treatments have come a…

PCOS Facial Hair Removal Tips

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For most women with PCOS, facial hair is a fact of life which, unfortunately, we cannot avoid. Those dark hairs seem to crop up in places you’d least expect and grow back far too rapidly. To alleviate the pain of having them professionally removed, here are some tips for do-it-yourself facial hair removal. My initial…

Probiotics and PCOS: Do You Need More Good Bacteria?

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TV commercials often tell us we need to replenish our good bacteria with the latest live yogurt drink. Probiotics have become a health “essential” over the past decade, but what are they and can they help PCOS? Probiotics: the Science Stuff The Food and Agricultural Organization defines probiotics as “live micro organisms administered in adequate amounts which confer a beneficial health…

PCOS and the GI Diet at a Glance

You may already know that a low GI diet is considered one of the best eating plans to follow if you have PCOS and struggle with your weight. But what does a PCOS GI Diet involve? GI Diet: Basics A GI Diet works by avoiding all foods that have a high glycemic index. The glycemic index works…

What is Endometriosis and How Is It Diagnosed?

Many women who have or believe they have PCOS complain of heavy and painful menstruation. However, this could actually be a symptom of another problem called Endometriosis. But what is Endometriosis and how do you know if you have it? Endometriosis is a common, but not well-known condition that occurs in women of menstruating age. While…

Green Tea and Weight Loss: How Does it Work?

Green tea has been used for centuries and still remains one of the most popular teas in China. It contains powerful antioxidants which can help fight against heart disease, cancers and other diseases. More recently studies have shown that green tea is also beneficial for weight loss. Green Tea and Weight Loss: The Science Bit One of the…