Dr. Victor Luna completed his medical education at Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas de Centroamerica in San Jose, Costa Rica. He then participated in an internship at LSU Health Science Center where he later completed his residency in Internal Medicine where he served as the chief resident for his final year. Dr. Luna continued his education by completing a fellowship at University of South Florida.

A majority of women with PCOS have insulin resistance and/or are obese. Their elevated insulin levels contribute to or cause the abnormalities seen in the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis that lead to PCOS. Hyperinsulinemia increases GnRH pulse frequency, LH over FSH dominance, increased ovarian androgen production, decreased follicular maturation, and decreased SHBG binding. Furthermore, excessive insulin, acting through its cognate receptor in the presence of component cAMP signalling, upregulates 17α-hydroxylase activity via PI3K, 17α-hydroxylase activity being responsible for synthesising androgen precursors. The combined effects of hyperinsulinemia contribute to an increased risk of PCOS.[42] Insulin resistance is a common finding among women with a normal weight as well as overweight women.[10][17][21]
El estilo de vida puede tener un gran impacto en la resistencia a la insulina, especialmente si una mujer tiene sobrepeso debido a su dieta o a la falta de actividad física. La resistencia a la insulina también es un rasgo de familia. Perder peso ayudará muchas veces a mejorar los síntomas, independientemente de lo que causó la resistencia a la insulina.
She vain, but she's vain about her aesthetic, not her body. She mentions her imperfections all the time rather than hiding them; she knows she has cellulite, we know that she has cellulite, it isn't something she's trying to hide from the world. Her imperfections are part of her 'poor and free' aesthetic (see gutterpunks for an example of a subculture that glorifies this). The people who point out the problems with her body are adding nothing to the discussion. The comments about her body flaws do nothing but clutter the threads with self-serving, childish garbage, usually in horrible tumblr-speak. Like yeah, we get that Luna's breasts are saggy. We've seen them and heard it a billion times already. Just stop.
The prevalence of depression in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is high; a study has shown it to be four times that of women without PCOS. Therefore, systematic evaluation of the effectiveness and safety of antidepressants for women with PCOS is important. We found no evidence to support the use or non‐use of antidepressants in women with PCOS, with or without depression. Well‐designed and well‐conducted randomised controlled trials with double blinding should be conducted.
The pathogenesis of PCOS has been linked to altered luteinizing hormone (LH) action, insulin resistance, and a possible predisposition to hyperandrogenism.3–7 One theory maintains that underlying insulin resistance exacerbates hyperandrogenism by suppressing synthesis of sex hormone–binding globulin and increasing adrenal and ovarian synthesis of androgens, thereby increasing androgen levels. These androgens then lead to irregular menses and physical manifestations of hyperandrogenism.8
Shahin [68] Non-blinded randomised controlled trial. Women with PCOS and infertility, n = 194. All participants received pharmaceutical ovulation induction (Clomiphene citrate 150 mg on days 3–7 of cycle); trigger injection (HCG 10000 IU Pregnyl), timed intercourse and progesterone support (oral micronized progesterone). A randomly selected group additional took Cimicifuga racemosa 120 mg per day (Klimadynon®) Primary outcomes pregnancy rates. Secondary outcomes: Pregnancy rates were 33 out of 192 cycles (17.2%) for the clomiphene alone group and 71 out of 204 cycles (34.8%) for the clomiphene plus Cimicifuga racemosa group. Non-blinding compromised the internal validity of the findings in this study. Confounding variables include variations in participant’s and clinicians attitudes and may have led to differences which were unaccounted for between the two groups. However the outcomes are objective with a statistically powered sample size.
The genetic component appears to be inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion with high genetic penetrance but variable expressivity in females; this means that each child has a 50% chance of inheriting the predisposing genetic variant(s) from a parent, and, if a daughter receives the variant(s), the daughter will have the disease to some extent.[24][26][27][28] The genetic variant(s) can be inherited from either the father or the mother, and can be passed along to both sons (who may be asymptomatic carriers or may have symptoms such as early baldness and/or excessive hair) and daughters, who will show signs of PCOS.[26][28] The phenotype appears to manifest itself at least partially via heightened androgen levels secreted by ovarian follicle theca cells from women with the allele.[27] The exact gene affected has not yet been identified.[7][24][29] In rare instances, single-gene mutations can give rise to the phenotype of the syndrome.[30] Current understanding of the pathogenesis of the syndrome suggests, however, that it is a complex multigenic disorder.[31]
Lifestyle measures to achieve a weight loss of 5%-10% in overweight women can help regulate ovulation and periods. Although the basic approach of nutrition is needed, it can be more challenging to lose weight and maintain weight loss with PCOS. Dr. Dunaif from Northwestern is very encouraging that even “a little bit of weight reduction and exercise can improve insulin sensitivity.”
Azziz R; Woods KS; Reyna R; Key TJ; Knochenhauer ES; Yildiz BO. The prevalence and features of the polycystic ovary syndrome in an unselected population. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2004 Jun;89(6):2745-9. Rotterdam ESHRE/ASRM-Sponsored PCOS Consensus Workshop Group. Revised 2003 consensus on diagnostic criteria and long-term health risks related to polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril. 2004 Jan;81(1):19-25.
Regular menstruation is important for the prevention of endometrial cancer. Women with PCOS are three times more likely to have endometrial cancer than women without. When a woman isn’t menstruating on a frequent basis, the lining of the uterus (endometrium) can begin to grow excessively and undergo atypical cell changes resulting in a precancerous condition called endometrial hyperplasia. If left untreated, this can develop into full endometrial cancer. Hormonal birth-control pills are often prescribed to help women with PCOS shed their endometrium more regularly, an important measure for preventing the overgrowth of cells in the uterus.
Although aromatase inhibitors have been used in women with PCOS as an alternative method to avoid the anti-estrogenic effect of CC on the endometrium, these compounds are not typically used in clinical practice to treat infertility in these patients. Their mechanism of action is based on reducing the peripheral conversion of androgens to estrogens in ovarian granulosa cells by blocking aromatase. Consequently, a decrease in estrogen serum levels and in its negative feedback in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland is noted, resulting in increased endogenous gonadotropin release 41.

Además de los medicamentos, hacer ejercicio regularmente y llevar una dieta sana pueden ayudar a controlar el PCOS. Aunque el PCOS dificulta mucho la pérdida del peso, adelgazar aunque sea un poco puede ayudar a reducir algunos de sus síntomas. Hable con el proveedor de atención médica de su hija para obtener más información sobre el adelgazamiento y el PCOS.
Hirsutism is a bothersome hyperandrogenic manifestation of PCOS that may require at least six months of treatment before improvement begins. According to a 2015 Cochrane review, the most effective first-line therapy for mild hirsutism is oral contraceptives.32 Spironolactone, 100 mg daily, and flutamide, 250 mg twice daily, are safe for patient use, but the evidence for their effectiveness is minimal.32 Other therapies include eflornithine (Vaniqa), electrolysis, or light-based therapies such as lasers and intense pulsed light. Any of these can be used as monotherapy in mild cases or as adjunctive therapy in more severe cases.33
Where PCOS is associated with overweight or obesity, successful weight loss is the most effective method of restoring normal ovulation/menstruation, but many women find it very difficult to achieve and sustain significant weight loss. A scientific review in 2013 found similar decreases in weight and body composition and improvements in pregnancy rate, menstrual regularity, ovulation, hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, lipids, and quality of life to occur with weight loss independent of diet composition.[73] Still, a low GI diet, in which a significant part of total carbohydrates are obtained from fruit, vegetables, and whole-grain sources, has resulted in greater menstrual regularity than a macronutrient-matched healthy diet.[73]
Dok. Magandang tanghali po. May PCOS din po ako. 19 years old po ako nung nalaman kong may sakit akong Polycystic. Nagkaroon po ako ng kalive in nun dati aman po e okay yung regla ko tas nung nagsasama na kami nung bf ko hndi na ko nagkakameron akala namin buntis ako 1year akong hndi niregla nun. Hiwalay na kami ng ka live in ko ngayon . Niresetahan ako ng doktor ko ng Provera 5 days kong iinumin tas magtake din daw ako ng althea pills pag nagkaregla na. Okay aman sya nagkakaregla naman na ako. Kaso lang pahinto hinto yung pag inom ko kasi mejjo mahal yung pills . At dahil nga pahinto hinto yung pag inom ko ng pills hndi na din ako nagkakamens . Kaya nagtatake ulit ako ng provera.

Preclinical and clinical studies provide preliminary evidence that six herbal medicines may have beneficial effects for women with oligo/amenorrhea, hyperandrogenism and PCOS. The quality of the evidence is variable and strongest for Vitex agnus-castus and Cimicifuga racemosa in the management of oligo/amenorrhea and infertility associated with PCOS; and Cinnamomum cassia for improving metabolic hormones in PCOS. Evidence for Tribulus terrestris, Glycyrrhiza spp. alone and in combination with Paeonia lactiflora and Paeonia lactiflora combined with Cinnamon cassia is promising but in an emergent phase. Further investigations into the mechanisms of effect for herbal extracts are needed to complete our understanding of the reproductive endocrinological effects for herbal medicine for these common conditions.
This review has some limitations. We used a methodological approach which was deductive and not consistent with traditional rationale for herbal selection. Our inclusion criteria for clinical studies were specific and relied upon our identification of herbal medicines with preclinical (laboratory based) evidence explaining the mechanisms of reproductive endocrinological effects in oligo/amenorrhoea, hyperandrogenism and PCOS. Clinical studies were excluded from this review due to the absence of evidence for whole herbal extracts. This was the case for Camellia sinensis (green tea) for which only one laboratory study investigated the effects of injecting epigallocatechin, a catechin found in green tea in animals [76]. High quality clinical evidence for Camellia sinensis was not presented in this review due to the absence of pre-clinical data explaining the mechanism for effect for the whole herbal extract [77]. Mentha spicata (spearmint) was another herbal medicine excluded from this review despite the availability of high quality clinical evidence demonstrating testosterone lowering effects in women with PCOS [78]. We found no laboratory evidence describing the mechanism of action for Mentha spicata in hyperandrogenism. Camilla sinensis and Mentha spicata are examples of herbal medicines excluded from this review due to not meeting the inclusion criteria. Studies investigating western herbal medicines excluded from this review are provided in Tables 3, ​,44 and ​and55.
That pic in the last thread with her collarbones made me laugh so much. Bitch has her arms bent at an awkward angle behind her back you can see where the neck squashes awkwardly on her shoulder because of the abnormal way shes twisting and sticking her neck out. Imagine being a fly on the wall at hers (one of the many) and seeing her take a selfie like that kek
Why treat IR in PCOS women? For many years only PCOS women with DM were treated. As the link between IGT and CAD became more apparent, many PCOS women with IGT were treated. We now understand that IR is often the first step in a progression to DM and CAD. Those who now advocate treatment for IR do so for the following reasons: reduction of insulin and androgen levels, prevention of IGT and DM, potential for improved ovulation, symptomatic improvement, prevention of MS[63]. Ultimately, secondary prevention in young women with identifiable and treatment precursor conditions is far more desirable and easier than treatment of these same women later in life with serious disease.
A pelvic ultrasound (transvaginal and/or pelvic/abdominal) is used to evaluate enlarged ovaries. Ultrasounds are often used to look for cysts in the ovaries and to see if the internal structures appear normal. In PCOS, the ovaries may be 1.5 to 3 times larger than normal and characteristically have more than 12 or more follicles per ovary measuring 2 to 9 mm in diameter. Often the cysts are lined up on the surface the ovaries, forming the appearance of a "pearl necklace." The follicles tend to be small and immature, thus never reaching full development. The ultrasound helps visualize these changes in more than 90% of women with PCOS, but they are also found in up to 25% of women without PCOS symptoms. (For more, see RadiologyInfo.org: Pelvic ultrasound.)
Depilar el vello con cera o con pinzas son otras formas de controlar los efectos de su crecimiento (sea en casa o en un salón de belleza). También puedes ir a un dermatólogo (un médico especializado en problemas de la piel) o a un especialista cualificado en tratamientos de depilación por electrolisis o láser quirúrgico. Estos procedimientos permiten eliminar el vello no deseado durante mucho más tiempo, pero también son mucho más caros.
Removing or slowing the growth of excess hair.  Shaving, bleaching, plucking, waxing, and applying over-the-counter hair-removal creams are effective, albeit temporarily methods to get rid of unwanted excess hair. For more permanent results, you might try laser hair removal or electrolysis but these are expensive, require repeated treatments, and are not guaranteed to be successful.
Second-line therapy, when clomiphene citrate fails to lead to pregnancy, is either exogenous gonadotropins or laparoscopic ovarian surgery. [2, 3] If gonadotropins are used, a low-dose regimen is recommended, [3] and patients must be monitored with ultrasonography and laboratory studies. [2] Note that gonadotropin therapy is expensive and is associated with an increased risk of multiple pregnancy and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. [2]
Si bien no se recomienda como primer tratamiento, existe una operación para el tratamiento de PCOS, llamada incisión ovárica. Se realiza un pequeño corte encima o debajo del ombligo y se inserta un pequeño instrumento llamado laparoscopio que sirve como telescopio en el abdomen. Durante la laparoscopía, el médico puede hacer punciones en el ovario con una aguja delgada que tiene corriente eléctrica para destruir una pequeña porción del ovario. La cirugía puede mejorar los niveles hormonales y la ovulación, aunque es posible que la mejoría dure solo unos meses.
Many doctors prescribe the drug metformin to help regulate the amount of glucose in the blood. The medication is traditionally used to treat Type 2 diabetes, as it makes the body more sensitive to insulin, and decreases the amount of glucose the liver releases. A meta-analysis published online in June in the journal Human Reproductive Update demonstrated that when metformin is combined with lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise, it has been shown to help women with PCOS lose more body fat, achieve lower blood sugar, and improve menstruation better than lifestyle modification alone.
Oligomenorrhoea was defined as menstrual cycle length that extended beyond 35 days (day one being the first day of menses). Amenorrhoea was defined as no menstrual period for three to six months or more [19]. This review was focussed on hypothalamic, pituitary and ovarian causes of menstrual irregularity with associated elevated gonadotropins including LH and prolactin and arrested folliculogenesis typically observed in polycystic ovaries. Hyperprolactinaemia is usually considered a unique cause for oligo/amenorrhoea; however in the present case it was included due to the potential co-existence for elevated prolactin, LH and PCOS, [32, 35].
PCOS-related hormonal dysfunction can result in irregular or absent ovulation (anovulation). A variety of drugs can be used to treat this, enhancing the quality of both the egg (oocyte) and ovulation. Typical, first-line treatments include the fertility drugs Clomid (clomiphene citrate) and Femara (letrozole). While Clomid is commonly used to enhance ovulation, Femara may work better in women with PCOS as it neither raises estrogen levels nor increases the risk of multiple births to the same degree as Clomid.
I don't mean to break any hearts, but if something happens to Lurch, the chances of Tuna fixing herself are still near zero. She's addicted to the life, they fight plenty and she has made mention before of hooking customers up, etc. It's very rare for a junkie couple to have one person lifting all the weight. On the off chance he does go away, she'll latch on to someone else and get back into the same role (holding / palming / whatever)
Traditionally, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have been treated with therapies aimed at relieving specific PCOS symptoms or health risks. Newer treatments being investigated at the University of Chicago Medicine and elsewhere also aim to address what may be a root cause of PCOS: insulin resistance. Many of these new therapies are designed to lower insulin levels, thus reducing production of testosterone.
I found out I had PCOS when i was 19 years old after I had lost a baby at 23 weeks along. I had gott...en my period 2 times a year so every 6 months.. I was told I wouldnt be able to have kids. Welm she had put me on medication for it and I have been on this medication for 2 years and I had lost 150 lbs and then in october of 2012 i found out I was pregnant again.. So I wasnt so thrilled about it because I thought I would lose this one too. Well needlesa to say on July 3, 2013 I had a precious baby boy!! And continue to take my medication:) See More
One strategy that may help some of you: Have a big breakfast. When a group of normal weight women with PCOS got a whopping half of their daily calories first thing in the morning, insulin levels dropped 8% and testosterone levels fell 50% in three months.13 And that’s not all. These women ovulated more frequently and had improved insulin sensitivity in comparison to another group of women in the study who more of their calories at dinner.13
Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) contain a combination of hormones (estrogen and progesterone). Used properly, oral contraceptives can ensure that women with PCOS menstruate every four weeks. This, in turn, lowers the risk of endometrial cancer, which is higher in women with PCOS because they do not menstruate regularly and properly shed the endometrial lining.

While PCOS is not curable, symptoms are treatable with medications and changes in diet and exercise. Hormonal imbalances can be treated with birth control pills, androgen blocking medications, or medications that help the body use insulin better. Medications that help the body respond better to insulin may also be helpful. For women whose infertility problems are not resolved with lifestyle changes alone, medications that improve ovulation (fertility drugs) may be helpful.


Otros síntomas del PCOS son provocados por problemas con la insulina, otra hormona del cuerpo. La insulina ayuda a que el azúcar (también llamada glucosa) pase del torrente sanguíneo a las células para que la utilicen como energía. Cuando las células no responden normalmente a la insulina, aumenta el nivel de azúcar en la sangre. Además, el nivel de insulina sube a medida que el cuerpo produce más y más para tratar de que la glucosa llegue a las células. Demasiada insulina aumenta la producción de andrógenos,5 que luego causan los síntomas del PCOS. Los niveles altos de insulina también pueden aumentar el apetito y provocar un aumento de peso.3 Los niveles de insulina altos también se relacionan con la enfermedad llamada acantosis nigricans.3
130mg of methadone?!!!! That's 520mg morphine. That's an insane dosage even for someone with tolerance - I have been on high dose opioids for pain for a decade and I'm scraping 250mg morphine equivalent dose. For context: the equivalent fentanyl patch would be 250mcg per hour strong. Even people with severe pain from tumours get by on no more than 100-150mcg per hour.
Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body’s cells do not respond to the effects of insulin. When the body does not respond to insulin, the level of glucose in the blood increases. This may cause more insulin to be produced as the body tries to move glucose into cells. Insulin resistance can lead to diabetes mellitus. It also is associated with acanthosis nigricans.
Because of the menstrual and hormonal irregularities, infertility is common in women with PCOS. Because of the lack of ovulation, progesterone secretion in women with PCOS is diminished, leading to long-term unopposed estrogen stimulation of the uterine lining. This situation can lead to abnormal periods, breakthrough bleeding, or prolonged uterine bleeding. Unopposed estrogen stimulation of the uterus is also a risk factor for the development of endometrial hyperplasia and cancer of the endometrium (uterine lining). However, medications can be given to induce regular periods and reduce the estrogenic stimulation of the endometrium (see below).
I thought that too at first (i've been following her since she was like 16, unfollowed for a while, then when i refollowed came back to grimy heroin luna). It's because her hair is longer and she's gotten thinner. That's really it. Everything else from her youth looks so much better. The light in her eyes, the freckles, the friendships, the cute babydoll dresses… She just looked happier…. I mean sure she was chunky and her hair was always mangled, but she was happy and that's much more important IMO.
That makes a lot of sense. It's kind of a shame, though; although he does keep a roof over her head, which is much more than she could hope for (though she'll probably end up homeless at some point anyway), imo she would have kept her tumblr following and suckers who'd donate much longer had she dated somebody who matched her aesthetic and who she could take ~cool~ photo ops with rather than a dirty older man who serves to illustrate how miserable and unglamorous the lifestyle really is. Her relationship with Lurch has caused her to become almost a PSA about what junkie life is like beneath all the staging so many of them do on social media.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may suffer from irregular periods, excessive hair growth (hirsutism) and acne (pimples). High levels of serum androgens (male hormone) are one of the main features of PCOS. There is no good evidence from this review that statins improve menstrual regularity, spontaneous ovulation rate, hirsutism or acne, either alone or in combination with the combined oral contraceptive pill. There is also no good evidence that statins have a beneficial effect on hirsutism or acne (pimples) associated with PCOS. In women with PCOS, statins are effective in reducing serum androgen levels and decreasing bad cholesterol (LDL), but statins are not effective in reducing fasting insulin or insulin resistance. There is no good evidence available on the long‐term use of statins (alone or in combination) for the management of PCOS.
i'm guessing Luna knows two different Pats. one Pat is Patricia Allen, the one who is rlyblonde' mom who has also been buying her groceries and shit. and the other Pat is the woman with cancer. but i don't know. i just don't think rlyblonde's mom is the same pat as the cancer pat, i haven't seen anything that would insinuate Patricia Allen once had cancer or worked with Luna
Hi dok..may tanung lang po ako..kasi po almost 9 months napo akung d nireregla..dati po kasi nagpatingin nku sa ob gyne at niresetahan ako ng contraceptive pills ung diane 35. Siguro po 3 months din ako uminom nun..at niregla din nman po ako…tinigil ko lang po kasi un kasi po sabi ng matatanda bat daw po ako umiinom ng pills eh wala pa daw po akung anak at asawa bka daw po mas lalong masira matress ko..ano po ba dapat kung gawin .takot kuna po kasing magpatingin sa doktor ulit…sana rwplayan nyo po ako.tnx pi

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“When we compared participants with women in the general population, we found significantly higher scores on all of the symptoms evaluated and on corresponding psychological distress measures, particularly for anxiety, depression, somatization (the conversion of psychological distress to physical symptoms), and interpersonal sensitivity,” says lead author Judy McCook, PhD, RN, professor of nursing at East Tennessee State University.
Otros síntomas del PCOS son provocados por problemas con la insulina, otra hormona del cuerpo. La insulina ayuda a que el azúcar (también llamada glucosa) pase del torrente sanguíneo a las células para que la utilicen como energía. Cuando las células no responden normalmente a la insulina, aumenta el nivel de azúcar en la sangre. Además, el nivel de insulina sube a medida que el cuerpo produce más y más para tratar de que la glucosa llegue a las células. Demasiada insulina aumenta la producción de andrógenos,5 que luego causan los síntomas del PCOS. Los niveles altos de insulina también pueden aumentar el apetito y provocar un aumento de peso.3 Los niveles de insulina altos también se relacionan con la enfermedad llamada acantosis nigricans.3
The IUI is performed with the same dose of gonadotropins recommended for timed intercourse (combined or not with clomiphene). However, for this treatment modality, the recombinant hCG is administered for final oocyte maturation when the dominant follicle has a mean diameter of 17 to 18 mm via US examination and capacitated sperm can be injected into the uterine cavity 36 hours later. Beta hCG is measured 14 days later to confirm pregnancy 25.
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Diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is relatively straightforward. Common criteria established by the Rotterdam Conference in 2003 include at least two of three characteristics (oligomenorrhea, clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism and ultrasound criteria) in the absence of other disease. PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder in women worldwide with prevalence estimates between 4%-8% but as high as 25% in some populations[1]. Women often initiate medical care for a cluster of PCOS symptoms (infertility, hirsutism and irregular menstrual cycles) that ultimately are not the most concerning medical consequences of PCOS [diabetes mellitus (DM), coronary artery disease (CAD), endometrial hyperplasia/cancer]. Here exists an important paradigm in the recognition and treatment of PCOS.

The routine use of OGTT is advocated by some in all PCOS women[15]. In teenagers, abnormalities in glucose metabolism manifest prior to dyslipidemia, suggesting that assessment of glucose metabolism is even more important in younger women[16]. DM is diagnosed by an 8 h fasting plasma glucose ≥ 126 mg/dL, 2 h glucose value ≥ 200 mg/dL after oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) or random glucose ≥ 200 mg/dL with symptoms of DM confirmed by either fasting plasma glucose or OGTT. Hemoglobin AIC > 6.5% may also be issued to diagnose DM[17]. Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is defined by a 2 h cutoff of 140-200 mg/dL on OGTT[18].The prevalence of IGT in obese adolescents is surprisingly as high as 15%[19].
Second-line therapy, when clomiphene citrate fails to lead to pregnancy, is either exogenous gonadotropins or laparoscopic ovarian surgery. [2, 3] If gonadotropins are used, a low-dose regimen is recommended, [3] and patients must be monitored with ultrasonography and laboratory studies. [2] Note that gonadotropin therapy is expensive and is associated with an increased risk of multiple pregnancy and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. [2]
She is mentally ill and on tons of drugs all day long? Focusing on something shallow is doable in that kind of state. Plus she gets asspats for being cyberbullied by a mean forum lol. If she genuinely confronted the fact that she completely and utterly fucked up her life, that everything is her fault and she really just sucks as a person inside and out, she'd probably have a massive breakdown. She just numbs all of these feelings with drugs.
Lifestyle measures to achieve a weight loss of 5%-10% in overweight women can help regulate ovulation and periods. Although the basic approach of nutrition is needed, it can be more challenging to lose weight and maintain weight loss with PCOS. Dr. Dunaif from Northwestern is very encouraging that even “a little bit of weight reduction and exercise can improve insulin sensitivity.”
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Physicians and scientists at UChicago Medicine are also actively pursuing additional solutions for treating PCOS through ongoing clinical trials. In addition, we maintain a current database of more than 700 patients with PCOS. This helps us to monitor progress and changes that may occur over many years of treatment and identify new trends in the disease.
Maliban sa genes, ang isa pa sa mga posibleng PCOS causes ang insulin resistance. Ang insulin ay hormone na ginagawa sa pancreas, na pinaninigurado na nagagamit ng katawan ang sugar o asukal bilang enerhiya. Maaring mangyari na hindi tama ang paggamit ng katawan sa insulin, at dahil sa misuse na ito lalakas lalo ang demand para sa nasabing hormone. Ang masyadong maraming insulin ay magpapataas ng androgen production, kaya mahihirapan ang obaryo sa tamang ovulation process.
Weight loss achieved through dietary changes and exercise can help women with PCOS in several ways. Like men and women without PCOS, losing weight reduces a person's risk of cardiovascular disease and non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes. Weight loss also helps to lower the level of insulin in the body which, in turn, reduces the ovaries' production of testosterone.
If you’ve been told you have PCOS, you may feel frustrated or sad. You may also feel relieved that at last there is a reason and treatment for the problems you have been having, especially if you have had a hard time keeping a healthy weight, or you have excess body hair, acne, or irregular periods. Having a diagnosis without an easy cure can be difficult. However, it’s important for girls with PCOS to know they are not alone. Finding a health care provider who knows a lot about PCOS and is someone you feel comfortable talking to is very important. Keeping a positive attitude and working on a healthy lifestyle even when results seem to take a long time is very important, too! Many girls with PCOS tell us that talking with a counselor about their concerns can be very helpful. Other girls recommend online chats. The Center for Young Women’s Health offers a free and confidential monthly online chat for girls and young women with PCOS.
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