El SOP es la causa más común de infertilidad en la mujer y afecta del 6 al 12 % (hasta 5 millones) de mujeres en edad reproductiva en los Estados Unidos. Pero es mucho más que eso. Las mujeres con este síndrome con frecuencia tienen resistencia a la insulina (información disponible solo en inglés), es decir que no responden eficazmente a la insulina, por lo que sus cuerpos continúan produciendo más. Se piensa que el exceso de insulina hace aumentar los niveles de andrógenos (hormonas masculinas que también tienen las mujeres) producidos por los ovarios (órganos que producen los óvulos), lo cual puede hacer que no se liberen los óvulos (ovulación) y puede causar menstruaciones irregulares, acné, debilitamiento del cabello y crecimiento excesivo de vello en la cara y el cuerpo.
Ciertos médicos permiten que las embarazadas con PCOS sigan tomando metformina durante el embarazo, mientras que otros no se la recetan a mujeres que están tratando de concebir. No existe evidencia de que cause defectos congénitos, pero se desconocen los efectos a largo plazo en el bebé. Las mujeres deben hablar con su médico sobre los riesgos y beneficios de los medicamentos. Por lo general se vigila más de cerca a aquellas que toman el medicamento. Después del embarazo, muchas mujeres con el síndrome tienen ciclos menstruales normales y se les hace más fácil volver a salir embarazadas.
Gerhard I, Patek A, et al.  Randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial. Ninety-six women with fertility disorders and confirmed infertility (2 years). Vitex agnus-castus 32.4 mg/d in the commercial preparation Mastodynon® liquid extract produced by Bionorica, Germany. Spontaneous menstruation, luteal phase length, serum hormone concentrations and pregnancy rates. Non-significant improvement in clinical parameters in 57.6% of women in treatment group versus 36.0% in placebo group, P = 0.069. Numbers too small for statistical significance in clinical outcomes.
This review includes 18 preclinical laboratory based studies and 15 clinical trials. We found reproductive endocrine effects in oligo/amenorrhoea, hyperandrogenism and/or PCOS for six herbal medicines. The quality of evidence, as determined by the volume of pre-clinical studies and the methodological quality of clinical trials, was highest for the herbal medicines Vitex agnus-castus, Cimicifuga racemosa and Cinnamomum cassia, for which there were laboratory and/or animal studies demonstrating endocrine mechanisms of action consistent with clinical outcomes shown in RCT’s with low risks for bias. However, replicated RCT data was only found for one herbal medicine, Cimicifuga racemosa.
On the topic of Chief, I've been wondering why she's so into him and was attracted to him in the first place. He's just a dirty, ugly, boring, almost middle-aged man, whereas there are tons of younger male junkies who look and act the part of ~tortured artiste~ and would match her aesthetic and desired lifestyle much better. What's the deal? Why Chief? Is he just the first guy who came along who'd shoot her up, and now she just can't be bothered to find someone better?
Hi doc..may katanungan lang po sana ako.last year na diagnosed po na may PCOS ako,pro bago po madiagnosed un,3 months po ako dinudugo(ireg po ang period ko simula ng nag trabaho ako sa call center) kaya kala ko ok lng po un dahil sanay naman po ako na ireg kaya pinabayaan ko po ung 3 months na pag dudugo.naalarma lang po ako at nagpatingin sa ob dahil ung pang 3rd moth ng pag durugo,sjmobra na po ang lakas na pakiramdam ko po ay mauubusan ako ng dugo sa lakas at geabe po ang buo buo.dun po mag decide ako magpatingin agad ako pina transvaginal ng doctor,dun po lumabas na my pcos ako,at bukod po doon,sobrang kapal na po mg lining ng matres ko at nsa result din po nakalagay na rinerefer na po ako sa endocrinologist.pero ang ginawa po ng ob ko is pinainom ako ng provera at ipinaliwanag ang pcos at ung tungkol sa kapal ng lining ng matresko.nabahala po ako dahil sabi po sa akin,kelngan daw po ako raspahin dahil sa kapal nito.pro neg refuse din po ung ob ko gwn ung procedure na un dhl daw po wla pa po akong amak at asawa.kya,provera at after ng provera,althea pills lng po ang iniinom ko.ang tanong ko lng po doc,posible po ba na normal na ang matres ko dahil 1 year mhgit ndn po mula ng ngng ok ang period ko dahil sa pills?kung hindi po,ano po ba ang maipapayo nyo na gawin ko doc?nag babasa basa po kc ako,high risk dw po sa endometrial cancer ang gmitong case.by d way po doc,26 years old po ako.salamat po at sna masagot nyo po ako.Godbless
Results of a second study by the same research team offer doctors a clear strategy to help you lose weight.5 According to this study at Penn State Health in Philadelphia, patients who worked with their physician to follow a limited fat, low calorie diet (~1200 calories) by relying on low-calorie prepared meals (eg, SmartOnes, Lean Cuisine or Healthy Choice) and an appetite suppressant with meals and making lifestyle changes plus added fruits and vegetables.4
A study supervised by Columbia University School of Nursing professor Nancy Reame, MSN, PhD, FAAN, and published in the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, identifies the PCOS complications that may be most responsible for psychiatric problems. While weight gain and unwanted body hair can be distressing, irregular menstrual cycles is the symptom of PCOS most strongly associated with psychiatric problems, the study found.
Yeah, PCOS isn't period-dependent. That said, there are some suspicious blood stains in Luna's apartment that look like leaks (though they could possibly be explained by shooting up). Though since she does have PCOS, painful periods are one of those things she actually has grounds to complain about. Apparently they're often excruciating beyond belief with the condition.
Contrary to the implication of “polycystic,” some women with the condition don’t have any cysts. A diagnosis requires only two of the following three criteria to be met: elevated levels of male sex hormones (which can cause excess hair growth, acne, and baldness), irregular or absent periods, and/or at least 12 follicular cysts on one or both ovaries.
About Blog Natural treatment for better hormones and better periods. With this blog, I strive to assemble some truths, and to dispel some myths. I always want to better understand what works for hormones, and why, so I strive to keep abreast of current research, and my main motivation is always to help the patient sitting across from me. Blog by Lara Briden.
Another animal study examined the effects of Glycyrrhiza uralensis on the morphological features of polycystic ovaries using immunohistochemistry  (Table 1). This study demonstrated significantly increased ovulation rates by the number of corpus luteum in polycystic ovaries compared with controls. The authors propose that the mechanism of effect for Glycyrrhiza uralensis was competitive inhibition of oestrogen at oestrogen receptor sites, limiting the production of nerve growth factor (NGF), its neurotropic effects and inhibition of sympathetic neurological involvement in the pathogenesis of polycystic ovaries.
6. Azziz R, Carmina E, Dewailly D, Diamanti-Kandarakis E, Escobar-Morreale HF, Futterweit W, et al. Task Force on the Phenotype of the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome of The Androgen Excess and PCOS Society. The androgen Excess and PCOS Society criteria for the polycystic ovary syndrome: the complete task force report. Fertil Steril. 2009;91(2):456–88. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.06.035 [PubMed]
Positive effects for Vitex agnus-castus in oligo/amenorrhoea and infertility was demonstrated in three placebo controlled RCTs [61, 62, 64]. In a study including women with menstrual irregularity and infertility (n = 96), menstrual cyclicity was significantly improved for women treated with Vitex agnus-castus (Mastodynon® 30 drops per day for three months) compared to placebo (p = 0.023)  (Table 2). Another study, including women with sub fertility (n = 67), showed improved menstrual cyclicity for a sub-group of women with oligomenorrhoea following treatment with Vitex agnus-castus (Phyto-Hypophyson® 7.5 ml per day) compared to placebo, (p = 0.023)  (Table 2). A third study including women with hyperprolactinaemia (n = 37) demonstrated improved menstrual cyclicity by an increased average number of luteal days from 3.4 days (±5.0) to 10.5 days (±4.3) (p < 0.005) following treatment with Vitex agnus-castus (Strotan® 20 mg per day) for three months. The placebo group reported average number of days in the luteal phase was 3.4 (±5.1) at baseline and 5.5 (±5.2) at three months, which was not significant (p = 0.22)  (Table 2). Methodological shortcomings included not reporting baseline characteristics for subgroups and small sample sizes; however clinical outcomes demonstrated physiological effects consistent with laboratory and animal findings (Tables 1 and and22).
PCOS has no cure. Treatment may involve lifestyle changes such as weight loss and exercise. Birth control pills may help with improving the regularity of periods, excess hair growth, and acne. Metformin and anti-androgens may also help. Other typical acne treatments and hair removal techniques may be used. Efforts to improve fertility include weight loss, clomiphene, or metformin. In vitro fertilization is used by some in whom other measures are not effective.