Side effects: Some people who are allergic to ragweed and other plants in the same family are also allergic to milk thistle so taking this herb might cause an allergic reaction. Occasionally people taking milk thistle will complain of gastrointestinal issues but this is rare. I t may also lower blood sugar levels so if you have hypoglycemia or diabetes you might want to try another herbal .
Metformin is among one of the main treatments to target insulin resistance if you have prediabetes or diabetes, including because of PCOS. The advice is controversial, but some physicians believe that PCOS always requires metformin, notes Dr. Dunaif. “There’s no reason to give every woman with PCOS metformin. It’s a good and safe drug, but there’s no point in taking it if you don’t need it,” she says. (She notes that it has such a good safety profile that even when overprescribed, it doesn’t cause any harm.) But it’s not a good way to reduce the male hormone symptoms, like excess hair growth.
Phy, J. L., Pohlmeier, A. M., Cooper, J. A., Watkins, P., Spallholz, J., Harris, K. S., … Boylan, M. (2015, July 27). Low starch/low dairy diet results in successful treatment of obesity and co-morbidities linked to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy, 5(2), 259. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4516387/

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.


Like I already said, I'd go 5-6 months without periods. I didn't face the problem of heavy bleeding. But hair growth... Gods! Hair growth! The density of hair growth on my legs made me look like a grizzly bear. My skin became more acne prone and I was definitely overweight. I weighed 64 kilos at the time of my diagnosis. My height is just 5 ft 1 inch. So you can very well imagine how overweight I was.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a highly prevalent hormonal and metabolic disorder among reproductive aged women worldwide. Women with PCOS have widely varying phenotypes and seek medical care for differing reasons. In addition to concern for menstrual cycle function, ovulation, hirsutism and acne, many PCOS women have abnormal glucose metabolism. While diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance are easily diagnosed, the diagnosis of and concern for insulin resistance as a precursor disorder is underappreciated. Insulin resistance may be the first important marker of metabolic disease in PCOS women at risk for metabolic syndrome and coronary artery disease.
Dr. Annie Morrissey is Board Certified in endocrinology.  She earned her medical degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland.  She completed her internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and her endocrinology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.  Prior to NCH she practiced in Columbia, TN.  She is a member of the American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society, and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
There's also a good and bad way to go about nitpicking, imo. For every person laughing at Momo's dimpled ass, there are ten anons going 'ewwwwww look at _____'s potato nose i'd kms if i had it' or 'omg she needs surgery on her chin' and other ridiculous overreactions to normal photos/facial features that seem like they're made by young teens who want to make themselves feel more attractive.
But that just doesn't happen, there are just so many factors to street heroin that make it a dangerous habit. It's not the heroin that's dangerous per se, it's whatever it's cut with + addicts incorrectly injecting themselves. Even if it was regulated like alcohol and addicts got medical grade heroin, retards like Luna would still give themselves abscesses and diseases by uncleanly injecting it.
she's only playing dress up as a heroin addict because she knows she always has a safety net. those are the kids that go the hardest, the ones that are so privileged they think nothing really bad is ever going to happen to them. but she's already ruined her appearance and job opportunities, so i don't know where this weird superiority complex for being "poor" comes from? even if her daddy does save her she can't just get a top notch face lift like courtney love. no one cares. she's already so fucked and doesn't know it.
i would suggest researching a bit online. but from my experience working in treatment centers yes, meth has foul chemicals. when they first come in and are detoxing from it addicts smell like chemical and ammonia. there are so many foul and unnatural things in it it reeks havoc on the human body. i know she mentioned crack but i don't think we have any real proof luna has ever used meth.

Fertilización in vitro (FIV). La FIV puede ser una opción en caso de que los medicamentos no funcionen. En una FIV, se fecunda tu óvulo con el esperma de tu pareja en un laboratorio y luego se lo implanta en tu útero para que se desarrolle. En comparación con los medicamentos, la FIV tiene mayores tasas de embarazo y mejor control sobre tu riesgo de tener mellizos y trillizos (al permitir que tu médico transfiera un solo óvulo fertilizado en el útero).


Oh FUCK no. Someone please let the woman know; it's a matter of saving an animal from a lifetime of misery and despair. Siamese cats are much harder to properly keep than the average housecat and needs a household where they'll be stimulated and properly trained so they don't get aggressive. There's no way two lazy dirty junkies could take care of one.
The name ‘Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome’ points to the ovaries because it was long considered to be a reproductive issue. But it is now widely accepted that polycystic ovaries develop as a result of endocrine disorders characterized by a series of hormone imbalances: hyperandrogenism (specifically excess testosterone) and Insulin Resistance due to excess insulin that can trigger a cascade of other hormonal problems.4 From a systemic point of view, the continuing and/or increase of PCOS symptoms is likely due to a continuing hormonal imbalance.
You heard that right. But first, don’t believe what you may have heard about special diets for polycystic ovary syndrome. Some women lose more weight and feel better on a higher-protein, lower-carbohydrate plan, but the research isn’t conclusive. Remember, the Penn State researchers found a low-calorie, low-fat meal replacement diet proved successful for some women but there is no one perfect diet that will be right for everyone.8 In fact, when researchers from Australia’s University of Adelaide and Monash University reviewed five PCOS diet studies involving 137 women, they concluded that PCOS symptoms improved on any diet the women followed.9
In some cases, a woman doesn’t make enough of the hormones needed to ovulate. When ovulation doesn’t happen, the ovaries can develop many small cysts. These cysts make hormones called androgens. Women with PCOS often have high levels of androgens. This can cause more problems with a woman’s menstrual cycle. And it can cause many of the symptoms of PCOS.
During a transvaginal ultrasound, your doctor or a medical technician inserts a wandlike device (transducer) into your vagina while you lie on your back on an exam table. The transducer emits sound waves that generate images of your pelvic organs, including your ovaries. On an ultrasound image (inset), a polycystic ovary shows many follicles. Each dark circle on the ultrasound image represents a fluid-filled follicle in the ovary. Your doctor may suspect PCOS if you have 20 or more follicles in each ovary.
Agreed, sounds like a bunch of insecure teenagers trying to tear people down for things they can't help so they can feel better about their own misshapen bodies. Luna is shitty enough of her own accord; no need to get all up in arms over things that she has no control over when she doesn't even pretend to be a flawless aphrodite like many of the cows here. It's just self-serving tryhardery at that point.

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Lifestyle change is considered the first-line treatment for infertility in obese women with PCOS. Preconception counseling, administering folic acid to reduce the risk of fetal neural tube defects, encouragement of physical activity and identification of risk factors, such as obesity, tobacco use and alcohol consumption, should be performed. A 5 to 10% loss in body weight over a period of six months regardless of body mass index may be associated with improvement in central obesity, hyperandrogenism and ovulation rate 9. However, no studies with the proper methodology have assessed the live birth rate, which is the primary reproductive outcome 10.
Now, you can have temporal lobe epilepsy with only absence seizures, which are hard to distinguish from nodding off, besides, sea creature is out of it half the time so wouldn't notice anyway. Plus, the shitload of benzos she's taking might actually inhibit seizures. She might have had seizures she only registered as emotional changes, and started to self medicate with benzos,
There have been many studies on PCOS in the past several years; however, most are fairly small. Also, many studies examine medication effects on surrogate markers (e.g., androgen levels) rather than clinical outcomes (e.g., hirsutism). The study results are often conflicting, and in a recent systematic review, only 33 of 115 possible studies met basic inclusion criteria (e.g., randomized controlled trials), suggesting that many of the data in the literature may have methodologic flaws.1

I think it's more than likely she tries to avoid her dad thinking she's in a bad situation, financially or otherwise - because then he'd do something evil like try get her help or buy her food instead of lipsticks. I think she pretends everything's fine to him, but that all her money goes on rent, so he treats her to shopping trips and pampering every time she visits, believing the rest of the time she's actually using her time productively and making rent payments, meanwhile she's playing the "I'm so poor please help" card with everyone else. She's playing everyone of each other.


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.
Kilicdag [63] Randomised comparative effectiveness trial. Eighty women, 40 with hyperprolactin-aemia, 40 with cyclical mastalgia. Herbal extract Vitex agnus-castus 40 mg in the commercial preparation Agnucaston® by Biomeks, Germany. Comparison of difference between Vitex agnus-castus and Bromocriptine for serum prolactin concentration on days 5–8 of the menstrual cycle. Mean prolactin concentration before and after in the V.agnus-castus arm; 946mIU/L (±173.5) to 529mIU/l (±279.7), p < 0.0001. In the Bromocriptine arm; 885.0 mIU/l (±177.5) to 472.68mIU/L (±265.6), p < 0.0001. All participants completed the trial. Adverse reactions; zero reported in V. agnus-castus group; 12.5% of participants reported adverse reactions in the Bromocriptine group (nausea and vomiting).
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Cimicifuga racemosa was found to lower LH in two laboratory studies both examining cell cultures from ovariectomised rats [45, 52] (Table 1). The mechanism occurred through competitive inhibition of oestrogen following the selective binding of oestrogen receptors (ERα) on the hypothalamus and pituitary [52]. An earlier study found contrary results for reduction of LH, however this study investigated an isolated flavonoid and suggested that other constituents may be active [37].
Given the conditions associated with PCOS, the Endocrine Society, the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that clinicians evaluate patients' blood pressure at every visit and lipid levels at the time of diagnosis, and screen for type 2 diabetes with a two-hour oral glucose tolerance test regardless of a patient's body mass index. Patients should have repeat diabetes screening every three to five years, or more often if other indications for screening are present.19–21 The Endocrine Society further recommends depression screening, as well as screening for symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea in overweight and obese patients with PCOS.19 However, routine screening for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or endometrial cancer (using ultrasonography) is not recommended.19
Our laboratory search included investigations into the effects of herbal medicine using computer models, cell cultures, animals with PCOS induced with oestradiol valerate and androgens and sterilised and ovariectomised rats. We excluded laboratory studies which commenced using isolated chemicals not directly extracted from crude herbal medicines and studies examining androgen effects in male animals.

Ya que el PCOS no se puede curar, es importante controlar la afección de su hija. Manténgase en contacto con el proveedor de atención médica de su hija, hablándole con sinceridad sobre la efectividad del tratamiento y la respuesta de la niña; menciónele si nota algún cambio nuevo. Y lleve a su hija a hacerse chequeos de control regulares para garantizar que le detecten y controlen cualquier problema de salud.
  Clomid Active ingredient: clomiphene	$0.44 for pill Clomid is a fertility drug, used to stimulate FSH and LH production and hereby the ovaries to produce eggs in ovarian disorders.   Metformin Active ingredient: metformin	$0.26 for pill Metformin is a biguanide anti-diabetic that works by decreasing the amount of sugar that the liver produces and the intestines absorb.

Examen físico. El médico te tomará la presión arterial, el índice de masa corporal (IMC) y la medida de la cintura. También observarán tu piel en busca de vello excesivo en el rostro, pecho o espalda, acné o decoloración de la piel. Además, puede examinarte en busca de caída del cabello o signos de otras condiciones de salud (como glándula tiroides agrandada).

Nope, it was definitely her, I can't forget it. On tumblr sometime earlier last year she kept posting these depressed frantic posts about that sad disgusting old crackhead guy she loves so much and is like her only family. hes always so sick and slowly dying, she felt responsible for not being able to provide for or truly help him like he "helped" her (i suspect he just gives her drugs). there was a pic of the ambulance, her crying in the ER, and the huge bill and everything. she deleted everything within hours of posting, I guessed it was the embarrassment, but those went around in reblogs for a long time. She's always covered in a layer of filth and on her tumblr there was a pic of her doing drugs outside in the winter wearing a holey mini skirt with freshly open track marks on a swingset with a caption like "I can't even get high anymore but I'm scared withdrawal would kill me". It just made me wanna cry and I gave her the $5 even though I knew she would just use it for more drugs. Is that enabling?
However, in women with PCOS receiving low doses of gonadotropins for timed intercourse, metformin administration can double the clinical pregnancy rate (OR 2.25; 95% CI: 1.50 to 3.38; p<0.001; 7 trials) and the live birth rate (OR 1.94; 95% CI: 1.10 to 3.44; p=0.020; 2 trials). Moreover, this practice can reduce the cancellation rate due to ovarian hyperresponsiveness by approximately 60% (OR 0.41; 95% CI: 0.24 to 0.72; p=0.002; 7 trials), the number of days of stimulation (mean difference (MD)=-3.28; 95% CI: -6.23 to 0.32; p=0.030; 6 trials) and the dose of gonadotropins (MD=-306.62; 95% CI: -500.02 to -113.22; p=0.002; 7 trials) in low-complexity cycles. However, the use of metformin is not related to a reduction in the multiple pregnancy rate (OR 0.32; 95% CI: 0.08 to 1.23; p=0.100; 3 trials), a change in the miscarriage rate (OR 0.47; 95% CI: 0.14 to 1.54; p=0.210; 5 trials) or OHSS (OR 0.56; 95% CI: 0.26 to 1.21; p=0.140; 5 trials). Notably, no conclusive data are available on the appropriate dose and time (pre-treatment or during gonadotropin treatment) for the use of metformin during timed intercourse with gonadotropins 37.
Following the electronic and manual searches of bibliographies, forty six clinical studies were identified for inclusion/exclusion assessment (Figure 1). A pre-requisite for the inclusion of clinical studies was identified laboratory evidence explaining the mechanism of effect in reproductive endocrinology. Fifteen met the inclusion criteria [54–68]. Eight were randomised controlled trials (RCTs) including 762 women [61–68] (Table 2). Thirty one studies were excluded for the following reasons; investigation of isolated herbal chemicals (n = 3); inclusion of male subjects (n = 4); no pre-clinical evidence (n = 11) and conditions different to those specified (n = 13).
The study evaluated psychological symptoms in 126 women diagnosed with PCOS. Participants completed surveys using a standard tool for evaluating mental health, the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), and their responses were compared with those of adult women in the general population and of adult women undergoing outpatient psychiatric care. While small, and not a randomized controlled trial, the study offers insight into the psychiatric manifestations of different PCOS symptoms, Reame says. Body hair and menstrual problems most strongly predicted anxiety, while obesity was most strongly associated with hostility, the study found.
If you’re overweight, many of symptoms will improve if you can lose just a little. Dropping just 5 to 10% of your body weight (9 to 18 pounds if you now weigh 180) can make your body more sensitive to insulin (reducing the insulin resistance behind PCOS), lead to more regular menstrual cycles, and could even help control severe acne and excess hair growth,1 according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
She thinks she's pretty much perfect, and having one thing about herself she doesn't like won't convince me that Tuna is a ~dark twisted individual full of self-hate. She clearly doesn't fit that image, and she's trying to make herself appear like that but it's 100% fake. Pic related, it's a call-out post from one of her old friends, seeing as people in here seem too newfag to know Luna's ways.
Other laboratory tests can be helpful in making the diagnosis of PCOS. Serum levels of male hormones ( DHEA and testosterone ) may be elevated. However, levels of testosterone that are highly elevated are common with PCOS and call for additional evaluation. Additionally, levels of luteinizing hormone involved in ovarian hormone production are elevated.
Women with PCOS have been shown to have higher levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in their blood. AGEs are compounds formed when glucose binds with proteins, and are believed to contribute to certain degenerative diseases and aging. One small study found that cutting down on dietary AGEs significantly reduced insulin levels in women with PCOS. Foods high in AGEs include animal-derived foods and processed foods. Applying high heat (grilling, searing, roasting) increases levels.
During a transvaginal ultrasound, your doctor or a medical technician inserts a wandlike device (transducer) into your vagina while you lie on your back on an exam table. The transducer emits sound waves that generate images of your pelvic organs, including your ovaries. On an ultrasound image (inset), a polycystic ovary shows many follicles. Each dark circle on the ultrasound image represents a fluid-filled follicle in the ovary. Your doctor may suspect PCOS if you have 20 or more follicles in each ovary.

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.
When a healthy diet and regular exercise aren't enough, medications can make losing weight easier. Different drugs work in different ways. For example, orlistat (Alli, Xenical) stops your body from digesting some of the fat in your food, so it may also improve your cholesterol levels. Lorcaserin (Belviq) makes you feel less hungry. Your doctor will prescribe the medication they think will be the most successful for you.
Combination birth control pills: Oral contraceptives (OCs) containing estrogen plus progestin help you manage PCOS symptoms by normalizing your menstrual cycle. By reducing levels of male hormones, OCs can help control excess hair growth and acne, too. You’ll usually shed the lining of your uterus every 28 days while taking an oral contraceptive, which also reduces your risk for endometrial cancer. Oral contraceptive pills are sometimes prescribed for women before they begin fertility treatment because these female hormones reduce the “male” androgen levels. But it’s important to know that they won’t help restore ovulation.19

Two clinical studies examined the androgen lowering effects of Glycyrrhiza Glabra. A single arm clinical trial demonstrated reduced testosterone in healthy women aged 22–26 years (n = 9) over two menstrual cycles. Treatment with Glycyrrhiza glabra, 7 grams per day reduced testosterone from 27.8(±8.2) to 17.5 (±6.4), p < 0.05 [55]. Another single arm clinical trial investigated the effects of Glycyrrhiza glabra in women with PCOS, (n = 32). Glycyrrhiza glabra 3.5 g per day was added to anti-androgen pharmaceutical treatment, Spirinolactone 100 mg/day over two menstrual cycles. An unwanted side effect for Spirinolactone was the flare of androgens during the initial phase of treatment. This study demonstrated reduced concentrations of testosterone during the first four days of treatment at 103 ± 29 ng/d in the Spirinolactone group compared to 91 ng/d (±19) when combined with Glycyrrhiza glabra (p < 0.05) [54] (Table 1). Consistent laboratory and clinical outcomes were demonstrated however limitations included design shortcomings. Both clinical studies were open label observational design with small sample sizes; one included healthy participants. Rigorous studies are needed to confirm the androgen lowering effects of Glycyrrhiza spp. in hyperandrogenism and PCOS.
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
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.
May mga kababaihan na hindi naman nababagay sa oral contraceptive pills na may magkasamang estrogen at progestin. Ang alternatibong reseta ng doktor dito ay progesterone (tulad ng Provera).  Ito ay iniinom sa sampu hanggang labing-apat na araw kada isa hanggang tatlong buwan. Nakakatulong ito para magkaregla ang babae para maiwasan ang kanser sa lining ng matres (endometrial cancer) pero walang epekto ito sa taghiyawat at sobrang buhok. Puwede ring mabuntis kung ito ang iniinom na gamot.
En las chicas con síndrome de ovario poliquístico, los ovarios fabrican cantidades de andrógenos más elevadas de lo normal y esto puede interferir en el desarrollo y la liberación del óvulo. A veces, en vez de la formación y la maduración de óvulos, se desarrollan quistes en los ovarios, que son pequeñas bolsas llenas de líquido que pueden aumentar de tamaño. Puesto que las chicas con síndrome de ovario poliquístico no ovulan ni liberan un óvulo cada mes, es habitual que tengan periodos irregulares o que no les venga la menstruación.
Herbal remedies can be a very effective treatment option for PCOS because they are usually quite gentle on the body and have fewer side effects than medication.3 You can usually use PCOS herbs longer with fewer problems which is important because PCOS does not go away over time. The reasons you might want to consider using herbs for your polycystic ovarian syndrome is they can be very successful in treating the contributing factors of PCOS, providing relief for symptoms and healing the body by boosting your immune system.
on bond? he wasn't given bail so there's no way he's on bond. he was ROR'd, he's fine. he's not going to be drug tested until he is sentenced to probation or a mandatory drug program. this will be adjourned and will drag out for at least 6 months, maybe more. he won't need to even think about getting clean until he's sentenced. and he won't be doing any jailtime.
Dr. Annie Morrissey is Board Certified in endocrinology.  She earned her medical degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland.  She completed her internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and her endocrinology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.  Prior to NCH she practiced in Columbia, TN.  She is a member of the American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society, and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that affects a woman's hormonal levels. Women with PCOS produce higher than normal male hormones which cause them to skip their monthly periods and make it harder for them to get pregnant. PCOS also causes hair growth on the face and body, and baldness. So basically, women with PCOS have dense hair growth on those areas of their bodies where they're not supposed to have excess hair. But they start losing hair from their scalps, leading to baldness. PCOS can contribute to long-term health problems like diabetes and heart disorders.

I worded that badly. What I mean is that opiates themselves don't relieve pain, but alter the perception of pain. It's possible to alter that perception of pain in other ways, which is why substances like SSRIs cause significant pain relief for some people with some conditions. Ditto with anticonvulsants. Opioids aren't the only drugs that affect norepinephrine and mU receptors, they just happen to be the best at it. If the pleasurable effects of opioids were blocked, there's still therapeutic potential in the "inert" components, like THC vs. CBD.


Serum (blood) levels of androgens (hormones associated with male development), including androstenedione and testosterone may be elevated.[17] Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate levels above 700–800 µg/dL are highly suggestive of adrenal dysfunction because DHEA-S is made exclusively by the adrenal glands.[61][62] The free testosterone level is thought to be the best measure,[62][63] with ~60% of PCOS patients demonstrating supranormal levels.[20] The Free androgen index (FAI) of the ratio of testosterone to sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is high[17][62] and is meant to be a predictor of free testosterone, but is a poor parameter for this and is no better than testosterone alone as a marker for PCOS,[64] possibly because FAI is correlated with the degree of obesity.[65]
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