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.
Depression is a common condition that many women will experience at one point in their lives. It’s common to experience depression around times of hormonal shifts, such as menopause, premenstrually, or postpartum. Many women do not want to use anti-depressants, or hormone based drugs to treat. There may be a new herbal alternative to address hormonally mediated depression in women.
Testosterone is one of the central problems in the treatment of PCOS. A recent study has found that a simple supplement may be of benefit in lowering the excessive amounts of testosterone that are present in the condition.
Women with PCOS can have differing profiles of androgens. Androgens like testosterone are secreted either by the adrenal glands or the ovary. The source of androgens may have some significant with respect to reproductive, metabolic and cardiovascular outcome. Hormones such as DHEA, or testosterone may be elevated and the ratio between the two may be calculated.