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Progesterone Therapy for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Many women experience very heavy menstrual cycles, frequently described as flooding. For them, the inability to reduce this heavy—and sometimes unpredictable—bleeding can be extremely stressful. Additionally, it can lead to dangerously low iron levels over time. If your cycles are so heavy that you can’t go to work or leave the house, this is an …

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lean PCOS, PCOM, PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, insulin resistance

In Lean PCOS, Insulin Resistance is Often Missed, as Illustrated by This Study on the Microbiome

A new study just released on gut microbiome and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) showed some fascinating results: it showed that women with PCOS have fewer types of gut bacteria AND very different microbiomes than women who don’t have the condition. This study concluded that this effect was due to testosterone, rather than metabolic issues or insulin …

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PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal condition, affecting an estimated 10-20% of females. The name PCOS can be confusing as many women with the condition don’t have ovarian cysts at all. Rather, PCOS represents a set of hormonal “imbalances” that affect the entire body for the lifespan.  Patients with a family history of …

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PCOS -Treating Adrenal Androgen Excess

This article was published in NDNR on the treatment of adrenal androgen excess in women with PCOS, with natural medicine and supplements. The article details an evidence-based approach that addresses the unique and common problem of high DHEA in women with PCOS, which leads to the production of testosterone and problems with ovulation, acne, hirsutism and hair loss.