pcos

hii my name is swetha (24) unmarried my height: 5'8 weight : 58 kgs, last year dec i diagnosed with pcod, my periods are regular, present im having lite acne problem and lot of unwanted hair, doc prescribe me krimson and finast, and pcod tonic, my LH level is 14.83, FSH level, prolactin level: 40.82, testosterone level: 0.346, what to do to cure unwanted hair and im facing lot of hair loss, all this symptoms are facing past 3 months kindly suggest me, im feeling very depression and not going outside with this facial hair & skin allergies also

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  • Dear Swetha,i am sorry I don't want to be harsh or rude, but one must accept the fact and truth of life.PCOS has got no cure at present. Yet there are many positives for you,your weight is well controlled,your menses is regular.your treating physician has prescribed you medicines,please continue and remain in contact with him/her. A few life style changes,I am sure you must be aware of,may be helpful.please do not let your weight creep up,even a little reduction in wt.has great beneficial effect.Like wise a little enhanced physical activity is surely to help you in more than one way. Of course unwanted hairs are a cause of concern at least from cosmetic point of view, but please do not let it hinder your normal life,and go for more outings and enjoy life without thinking about your affliction or your appearance . All the best wishes.

  • ok thank you for ur reply :)

  • Hi Swetha,

    Pcos can be managed well with diet changes. I was watching (Food Hospital on an English Channel) a few years back and this girl was weighing 100 kg and very irregular periods and a lot of facial hair. The Food Doctors put her on a special diet for 3 months and she lost a dramatic amount of weight, her periods became regular and facial hair growth went down noticeably. She used to eat a lot of fast foods like chips, crisps, chocolates and pizzas. She started eating healthy calorie breakfast with lots of raw foods. Having a main meal in the morning with very light dinner. She completely cut down on sugar, (complex and simple) as even naturally sweet foods contribute towards it. Started exercising. Took vitamin D, Calcium and Magnesium supplements. And upped the Omega 3s. Stopped eating any cooked foods that has been high heated like frying, grilled, searing.

    Consult your dietician before embarking on this diet though.

    Hope this helps.

    Preeti

  • PCOS is associated with high-insulin/IGF-1 levels; these hormones affect other hormones, including testosterone.

    Reduce your carbohydrate intake to between 100g and 140g per day from milk, peas, sweetcorn, chickpeas, lentils, quinoa, sweet potato, barely-ripe banana, berries, and above ground vegetables.

    Have a small amount of meat, game, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs or cheese at each meal, and eat sufficient natural-fat to make up the balance of your intake to achieve your weight-management needs.

    Please report back to let us know how well you are doing.

  • sure thank u, actually im drinking milk every day @ night from past 3 years, can i continue the same, if i stop drinking milk, im losing weight very badly and getting backache and joint bones pains

  • Milk should not contribute to your PCOS provided it is not processed (yoghurt causes excess insulin for instance). You need to watch the quantity though - 1/3 pint of milk has 10g carbohydrate. Try and even your carb intake over the day; breakfast, middle, and evening meal, keeping to the guidelines outlined above.

  • ok thank u soo much

  • sir did endocrinologist balanced my imbalanced hormones

  • I'm not a doctor sorry, you'll have to discuss that with them.

    What I will say is that eating optimally will turn up your repair mechanisms to get you well as soon as you are capable.

    Sample Meal Plan:

    Breakfast

    Soft Cheese

    2 Eggs any style

    2 Serving spoons vegetable casserole.

    Lunch

    Cheese or nuts

    1 small barely-ripe banana or 1 medjool date

    3 oatcakes or quinoa (90g cooked weight).

    Dinner

    1 medium sweet potato or 1 cob sweetcorn or chickpeas (100g cooked weight).

    non-starchy roast vegetables or stir-fry greens

    palm-size meat or fish or seafood or poultry or game

    whipped double-cream and/or coconut.

  • ok thank u

  • I got some clue that only Homeopathy can treat it better.Lifestyle and Prevention

    One of the best treatments for PCOS is a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet low in refined carbohydrates is important, as this can help regulate blood sugar levels. Exercise can also help the body regulate insulin and keep excess weight off. Losing weight is challenging with PCOS, but doing so can help reduce the male hormone levels in the body, and some women will begin to ovulate naturally. With a proper diagnosis, lifestyle changes and PCOS treatment, women can get relief from this condition and the overwhelming health problems it can cause.

    Polycystic ovary syndrome treatment starts with a proper diagnosis. Treatments are then chosen based on a woman's symptoms, age and future pregnancy plans. Treatment for PCOS may include:

    Birth control pills to regulate menstruation

    Insulin-sensitizing medications

    Ovulation induction to treat infertility

    Androgen-blocking medications

    Topical anti-hair-growth medications

    Other excess hair treatments

    Treatments for hair loss

    Acne treatments

    Removal of other skin problems

    But sorry I am not doctor. Argue with any good Homeopathy Doc.

  • Switch to a healthy diet -- LOW CARB HIGH FAT.

    HIGH CARB LOW FAT "FAD" will only make your PCOS worse with passage of time.

  • Dear swetha

    Just see whether the following link of any use

    healthcaremagic.com/premium...

  • Use Flex seed 30 grams twice a day, Aswgandha Cap twice a day, Use turmeric -small pinch in Milk , and follow other remedies as suggested by other friends.

  • thank u soo much, can i use maca root ??

  • Yes , We called this Shaljam in Hindi ?

  • did it increased unwanted hair..??

  • I am not aware about it.

  • Hi Swetha,

    Have a read on MACA root first as many people have complained of a lot of weight gain with MACA supplements. And worrying about hair loss and hirsutism will only contribute towards your already existing problem, so learn to look at the positive side of everything :) And as I said you need Vitamin D, you'll only get the natural form from the sun so you need to go out. And resigning from your job is absolutely not helping. Now you have a lot of ample time to wallow over your problem whereas before you'd be busy at work so don't worry about it. Hope this helps..

    Preeti

  • Causes

    By Mayo Clinic Staff

    Doctors don't know what causes polycystic ovary syndrome, but these factors may play a role:

    Excess insulin. Insulin is the hormone produced in the pancreas that allows cells to use sugar (glucose) — your body's primary energy supply. If you have insulin resistance, your ability to use insulin effectively is impaired, and your pancreas has to secrete more insulin to make glucose available to cells. Excess insulin might also affect the ovaries by increasing androgen production, which may interfere with the ovaries' ability to ovulate.

    Low-grade inflammation. Your body's white blood cells produce substances to fight infection in a response called inflammation. Research has shown that women with PCOS have low-grade inflammation and that this type of low-grade inflammation stimulates polycystic ovaries to produce androgens.

    Heredity. If your mother or sister has PCOS, you might have a greater chance of having it, too. Researchers also are looking into the possibility that certain genes are linked to PCOS.

  • in my family nobody has pcos, even i dint get any crams or any other symptoms, but recently past 5 months im facing too much problems, when i started medication im facing it, is there any way to get rid from unwanted hair, im feeling very cry with this un wanted hair & horrible hair loss.... Kindly suggest me im crying daily, i resigned my job also :(

  • I am sorry,you should not have resigned. Any way, restart your life and try to get yourself engaged in a suitable job.

    BTW a few very sensible suggestions have come your way ,think about them seriously. Please remember life style changes will bring a sea of beneficial changes . Here I am repeating what has already been said,stop eating sugar and sugary products, packaged food of all sorts are an emphatic NO. Go for healthy and nutritional diet and do not let your weight creep up. Again I repeat go for outings and I am sure things will change ,sooner than later, please ,please do not cry and get into depression. Nothing is lost,it is your WILL and DETERMINATION that will make a lot of difference. A new world is waiting for you with open arms.

    Good luck.

  • @Swetha --

    3fatchicks.com/forum/pcos-i...

    Many of them there will discuss diets as a solution like I did in my first post, like here -- where it talks of extreme end of LCHF diet -- Ketogenic diet (though some self professed experts here aren't even aware of what nutritional ketosis is):

    3fatchicks.com/forum/pcos-i...

    Like we diabetics on LCHF love VCO, there's a talk of virgin coconut oil (VCO a MCT) also. Get your insulin resistance don and you will feel happy that you did. Diet is the only way because drugs will fail long-time. You have to decide to change your diet. Mayo and others will never let you handle insulin resistance. So called healthy and balanced diet is no good for diabetics and PCOS.

  • thank u for ur reply

  • Hi swetha

    You can verify this center for treatment but be about this treatment if some availed in this group may write here.

    yothsana Nagesan

    146, Womens Center and Hospitals

    Near New Bus Stand

    Mettupalayam Road

    Coimbatore - 641043

    04224201000

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