We conducted two searches. The first was sensitive and aimed to capture all pre-clinical studies explaining the reproductive endocrine effects of whole herbal extracts in PCOS or associated oligo/amenorrhoea and hyperandrogenism. The second search was specific and sought only clinical studies investigating herbal medicines revealed during the first search (for which a mechanism of effect had been demonstrated). We additionally searched, on a case by case basis for pre-clinical evidence for herbal medicines identified during the second search, but not included in the results of the first search. Clinical studies were excluded based on the absence of evidence for a mechanism of effect for the whole herbal extract in reproductive endocrinology associated with PCOS, oligo/amenorrhoea and hyperandrogenism. We used this approach to improve transparency and to limit confirmation bias for herbal medicines favoured by the authors in clinical practice.
Certain lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, are considered first-line treatment for adolescent girls and women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). [41] Pharmacologic treatments are reserved for so-called metabolic derangements, such as anovulation, hirsutism, and menstrual irregularities. Medications for such conditions include oral contraceptives, metformin, prednisone, leuprolide, clomiphene, and spironolactone.

PCOS women with different phenotypes have been found similarly insulin resistant in response to a 3 h 75 g OGTT[31]. Obese (compared to lean) PCOS women tend to have a higher degree of IR. Correlation between hyperandrogenism and IR is significant in many studies but not as significant as the link between insulin abnormalities and obesity[32]. PCOS women demonstrate greater variation in insulin parameters compared to controls, independent of weight[33]. Animal studies of prenatal testosterone exposure show downstream IR in early postnatal life[34]. Some human data shows a high degree of correlation between hyperandrogenism and IR[35,36] and the relationship between hyperandrogenism and IR seem to differ between PCOS and non-PCOS women[35].
The long-term prognosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is confirmed by reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Walter Futterweit, who says: “It’s not just there when you’re trying to have your children. And even into the ages of 40s, you still can have the irregular cycles and the excess androgens. Some of the long-term complications are things that are going to be manifest as the person gets older. So it’s not just a here, there for a few years. It’s pretty much a lifetime illness.”3
Thanks for the clarification, I dont know anything about her or any of the side characters besides a few posts i've skimmed here and those tumblr posts from earlier 2016. I wouldn't be mean to any of them. I think they could really use some kindness. I just find a lack of hygiene to be repulsive due to my own personal germaphobia, i can't even expand and pics in the thread because my skin crawls and shudders and it makes me really nauseous just to see a stained shirt, its my problem. I'm sure she's just a sweet woman whose addiction has her spiraling downward with no way to get into a good rehab place. If they could get enough money for a facility program and keep a sober companion a few years, I think they could have a chance to get better and take care of Roger before he dies.

“We are seeing an explosion in polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescent girls, and I think it’s due to the fact that we are also seeing an explosion in obesity in adolescent girls,” Nestler said. “It’s quite possible that if those girls had remained a healthy weight, that they would still carry the genes that predispose them, but they wouldn’t be expressing the disorder.”


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be a daunting diagnosis to receive. The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association defines the condition as a “genetic, hormonal, metabolic, and reproductive disorder that affects women.” (1) One in 10 women have it (about half don’t know it), and the complications can include infertility, obesity, and mood disorders.


Another animal study examined the effects of Glycyrrhiza uralensis on the morphological features of polycystic ovaries using immunohistochemistry [50] (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.
Endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterine lining) are possible, due to overaccumulation of uterine lining, and also lack of progesterone resulting in prolonged stimulation of uterine cells by estrogen.[53][102] It is not clear whether this risk is directly due to the syndrome or from the associated obesity, hyperinsulinemia, and hyperandrogenism.[103][104][105]
Once a diagnosis of PCOS is confirmed, it is imperative to assess women for CAD risk factors. Despite the many reasons women seek medical care for PCOS, the greatest long term risk for these women is CAD. This is generally not viewed or even recognized as a concern by women seeking care in the first place. The link between PCOS and CAD is multi-faceted. C-reactive protein (CRP) is higher in age matched PCOS women and is linked to BMI[10] with some ethnic variation in this risk[11]. The prevalence of MS in PCOS women is as high as 40% with increased prevalence of hypertension, dyslipidemia and abnormal glucose metabolism, all before age 30[12]. PCOS women aged 20-40 already demonstrate poor vascular function measured by brachial artery vascular flow[13]. No single blood test can predict or quantify this CAD risk. Although no standard recommendation for assessment of CAD risk factors exists, measurement of glucose metabolism, blood pressure screening, lipid screening and carotid intimal media thickness measurements have been suggested[14].
Ya que PCOS causa un alto nivel de glucosa en la sangre, puede ser útil que las embarazadas con el síndrome se hagan pruebas de diabetes gestacional antes de lo que normalmente se prescribe. La diabetes gestacional ocurre cuando se ve afectada la capacidad de la mujer de procesar glucosa. El alto nivel de glucosa en la sangre de la madre puede hacer que el bebé sea grande y tenga pulmones inmaduros, como también que madre e hijo tengan problemas durante el parto. Por lo general se usa una dieta minuciosamente balanceada, inyecciones de insulina o ambos para controlar la diabetes gestacional.

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.
Some people don't gain weight. It's not the antipsychotic that make you gain weight per se anyway (it does kinda fuck up metabolism thp) but the munchies you get from it. I don't see Luna being able to handle them enough to stay at normal weight if she had it, she's always snacking on shit, it would only be worse with the quietapine generated ravenous hunger.
Wang et al. 2008 [66] Double blinded, placebo controlled randomised trial (pilot). Eight weeks. 15 overweight women with oligo/amenorrhoea and polycystic ovaries on ultrasound. Mean body mass index 28.8 ± 1.3 kg/m2. Mean age 31.1 ± 2.0 years Cinnamomum cassia extract 333 mg (Integrity Nutraceuticals International Sarasota, Florida) or placebo. One tablet three times per day. Primary outcomes: Insulin resistance and sensitivity. Secondary outcomes oestradiol and testosterone concentration. Body mass index (BMI). Before and after treatment comparisons between randomised groups plus comparison between treatment group and normal ovulatory, normal weight women. Adverse events. Improved insulin sensitivity (QUICKI) in the treatment group. 0.35 to 0.38, (7.7%) p < 0.03. Insulin resistance (HOMO-IR) significantly reduced in treatment group 2.57 to 1.43 (44.5%) p < 0.03. Controls no change insulin sensitivity or insulin resistance. No change in either group for BMI, testosterone and oestradiol. Differences between Cinnamomum cassia group and normal weight and ovulatory controls were not significant. (P < 0.17). No reported adverse reactions. Small pilot study, the authors report that larger studies are required to confirm findings. Small sample size may explain non-significant comparison with normal weight and ovulating women. Reproductive outcomes were unchanged in this study however the duration of the study was insufficient to demonstrate reproductive changes.

A total of 33 studies were included in this review. Eighteen pre-clinical studies reported mechanisms of effect and fifteen clinical studies corroborated pre-clinical findings, including eight randomised controlled trials, and 762 women with menstrual irregularities, hyperandrogenism and/or PCOS. Interventions included herbal extracts of Vitex agnus-castus, Cimicifuga racemosa, Tribulus terrestris, Glycyrrhiza spp., Paeonia lactiflora and Cinnamomum cassia. Endocrine outcomes included reduced luteinising hormone (LH), prolactin, fasting insulin and testosterone. There was evidence for the regulation of ovulation, improved metabolic hormone profile and improved fertility outcomes in PCOS. There was evidence for an equivalent effect of two herbal medicines and the pharmaceutical agents bromocriptine (and Vitex agnus-castus) and clomiphene citrate (and Cimicifuga racemosa). There was less robust evidence for the complementary combination of spirinolactone and Glycyrrhiza spp. for hyperandrogenism.
^ Jump up to: a b Nafiye Y, Sevtap K, Muammer D, Emre O, Senol K, Leyla M (2010). "The effect of serum and intrafollicular insulin resistance parameters and homocysteine levels of nonobese, nonhyperandrogenemic polycystic ovary syndrome patients on in vitro fertilization outcome". Fertil. Steril. 93 (6): 1864–9. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.12.024. PMID 19171332.
Alcohol will only rot your liver when taken to excess. Most people can drink without becoming addicted, while it's highly unusual for people to try heroin 1 or 2 times and not get addicted. The average person isn't going to lie, scam, steal, destroy their family and relationships, and prostitute themselves for alcohol, but heroin often turns people into thieving criminals. Not to say that alcohol isn't terrible as well, but the effect it has on an individual seems lesser than that of heroin.
The first search revealed ten herbal medicines with a demonstrated mechanism of reproductive endocrinological effect for the whole herbal extract in PCOS, oligo/amenorrhoea and hyperandrogenism. These were Cimicifuga racemosa, Cinnamomum cassia, Curcuma longa, Glycyrrhiza spp., Matricaria chamomilla, Mentha piperita, Paeonia lactiflora, Silybum marianum, Tribulus terrestris and Vitex agnus-castus. Herbal medicines with a demonstrated mechanism of effect were entered as key terms in the second search.
Combined hormonal birth control pills can be used for long-term treatment in women with PCOS who do not wish to become pregnant. Combined hormonal pills contain both estrogen and progestin. These birth control pills regulate the menstrual cycle and reduce hirsutism and acne by decreasing androgen levels. They also decrease the risk of endometrial cancer.
If a woman is not seeking to become pregnant, hormonal birth control (most often birth control pills) is a standard treatment. Birth control pills regulate periods and improve excess hair growth and acne by lowering androgen levels and protect the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) against abnormal cell growth. Older types of birth control pills have lower risk for dangerous blood clots and are preferable over new types of birth control pills.
yeah, the constant nitpicking about things she can't help is annoying. people are desperate for milk so they'll try to make a topic out of everything. for example, that anon who was saying how gross her arm looks because it has stretch marks and loose skin. what's she supposed to do about that? shes a shitty person but i gaurentee none of the anons on this thread are perfect or even attractive enough to be such nitpickers
Once a diagnosis of PCOS is confirmed, it is imperative to assess women for CAD risk factors. Despite the many reasons women seek medical care for PCOS, the greatest long term risk for these women is CAD. This is generally not viewed or even recognized as a concern by women seeking care in the first place. The link between PCOS and CAD is multi-faceted. C-reactive protein (CRP) is higher in age matched PCOS women and is linked to BMI[10] with some ethnic variation in this risk[11]. The prevalence of MS in PCOS women is as high as 40% with increased prevalence of hypertension, dyslipidemia and abnormal glucose metabolism, all before age 30[12]. PCOS women aged 20-40 already demonstrate poor vascular function measured by brachial artery vascular flow[13]. No single blood test can predict or quantify this CAD risk. Although no standard recommendation for assessment of CAD risk factors exists, measurement of glucose metabolism, blood pressure screening, lipid screening and carotid intimal media thickness measurements have been suggested[14].
The second-line pharmacological treatment of infertility in anovulatory women with PCOS includes the use of gonadotropins [recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (FSHr) or human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG)] for timed intercourse or intrauterine insemination (IUI) 9. Due to the higher cost of this therapeutic modality, an evaluation of the tubal patency is recommended prior to initiating the ovarian stimulation with gonadotropins if this procedure was not performed prior to initiating CC treatment. If the fallopian tube is opened and the sperm concentration is suitable for in vivo fertilization, the ovarian stimulation begins with low doses of gonadotropins (37.5 to 75 IU/day or every other day) to achieve monofollicular growth and reduce the risk of complications (OHSS and multiple gestation) 25. US monitoring of the follicular growth (follicular diameter measurement) is mandatory in this case and the endogenous secretion of gonadotropins does not need to be inhibited with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues (GnRH-a) during the timed intercourse cycles. The administration of hCG (used to simulate the endogenous peak of luteinizing hormone for final oocyte maturation and ovulation triggering) is unnecessary because it does not increase the probability of conception during ovulation induction cycles for timed intercourse 21. It is important to note that if gonadotropin is chosen as the treatment option, the IUI has a higher likelihood of successful pregnancy compared with timed intercourse in patients with subfertility 26.
Los ovarios producen hormonas, que son sustancias químicas que controlan las funciones del organismo. Una de las hormonas que producen los ovarios es el estrógeno, a veces llamado "hormona femenina" porque el cuerpo de la mujer produce más cantidad que el cuerpo del hombre. Los ovarios también producen andrógenos, a veces llamados "hormonas masculinas" porque el cuerpo del hombre produce más cantidad que el cuerpo de la mujer. Sin embargo, tanto los hombres como las mujeres necesitan niveles determinados de ambas hormonas para tener una buena salud.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a set of symptoms due to elevated androgens (male hormones) in females.[4][14] Signs and symptoms of PCOS include irregular or no menstrual periods, heavy periods, excess body and facial hair, acne, pelvic pain, difficulty getting pregnant, and patches of thick, darker, velvety skin.[3] Associated conditions include type 2 diabetes, obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, mood disorders, and endometrial cancer.[4]
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