September 27, 2012

Natural Cures for High Testosterone in Women

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:24 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Remember a high testosterone level like a man in his 30’s is perfect for older women…
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I hope you learn more on the topic and find something that works for you! Some doctors do not worry about and do not mention your having a high level… Do your own research! Protect yourself…
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NATURAL CURES FOR HIGH TESTOSTERONE IN WOMEN
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http://www.livestrong.com/article/22748-decrease-testosterone-women-naturally/
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Women naturally have about one-tenth the amount of testosterone as men, but as they age, testosterone levels can rise. According to Dr. Abraham Kryger with the Monterey Preventive Medical Clinic, by the time a woman reaches 40, she can have testosterone levels approximately half that of a 20-year-old man’s. Although high testosterone levels can have some beneficial side effects such as increased muscle mass and a higher libido, one common side effect many women do not care for is an increased growth of bodily hair. This condition, known as hirsutism, can be extremely annoying and embarrassing, but can easily be treated through a variety of natural remedies.
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Step 1
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Take nutritional supplements to lower your testosterone. Diindolylmethane, or DIM, is a natural supplement made from cauliflower and broccoli, and is known to reduce androgens, or male sex hormones (among which is testosterone). Taken daily, 120 mg of DIM should help correct your hormonal balance; 200 mg of Calcium-D-Glucarate, twice daily, may also help to get your hormones back in balance.
Hormones for Hair Loss? Most Highly Trained Physicians in Hormones for Hair Loss in Women. www.BodyLogicMD.com/Hair-Loss-Women
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Step 2
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Drink herbal teas or consume them in capsule or tincture form to help you lower your testosterone levels. Perhaps one of the best (and tastiest) herbs for correcting this problem is spearmint. Studies performed at the Suleyman Demirel University in Isparta, Turkey, show that women drinking two cups of spearmint tea for five days significantly lowered their androgen levels. Other herbs known to reduce testosterone levels include black cohosh (20 to 40 mg twice daily), saw palmetto (160 mg twice daily) and chaste tree (20 to 40 mg daily).
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Step 3
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Consult an acupuncturist regarding treatment for hirsutism and high testosterone. Although sufficient evidence has not been compiled to determine just how acupuncture can benefit women with high testosterone levels, the University of Maryland Medical Center reports that a small study of women treated with acupuncture for their hirsutism showed a reduction of hair length and density, as well as testosterone levels.
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Things You’ll Need
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~ Diindolylmethane (DIM)
~ Calcium-D-Glucarate
~ Spearmint tea
~ Black cohosh
~ Saw palmetto
~ Chaste tree
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Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/22748-decrease-testosterone-women-naturally/#ixzz27gbyOcMQ
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/22748-decrease-testosterone-women-naturally/#ixzz27gbjapW6
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http://www.pheromonetalk.com/lounge/ideas-natural-remedies-high-testosterone-women-36168.html
~ Pheromone Talk …
Notes from posters:
Testosterone like 213… is way out of the normal range for woman… Doctors think you may have cancer or an adrenal problem…
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Also Edamame (steamed soy beans)…
~ You can get them in most grocery stores frozen. Just defrost, microwave to heat a little, sprinkle with salt & eat….
Soy beans have natural plant estrogen in them. They help with a lot of menopausal symptoms.
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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100902101144AAZypbR
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Is treatment for high testosterone / PCOS imperative for females’ health?
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Asked by R…
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I’m 19 and I went to the doctor to see what I can do about hair growth on my stomach and chest and my blood test showed that my testosterone was around 17 (normal range for female my age is 0.8 to 7.4). So I’ve been taking some herbal pills given to me by my doctor like aptogen and ovablend and the decrease in my libido makes me want to stop taking it and just pay for electrolysis or something. I’m not worried about PCOS affecting my fertility because at this point I don’t want kids and I can always adopt but is lowering my testosterone crucial to my health in other ways?
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Best Answer – by Dr Julio
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Actually the elevated estrogen levels (or so called estrogen dominance) associated with PCOS are more of a long term risk than testosterone. It increases the risk of endometrial cancers, cardiovascular disease/heart attack, and stroke, later in life.
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Have you had your insulin levels tested? PCOS is often associated with elevated insulin levels, due to something called insulin resistance. The higher level of insulin is believed to be the root cause of the ovary problems (by increasing testosterone levels, and causing the failure of follicles to mature properly, and the elevated estrogen:progesterone ratio). It also puts PCOS sufferers at a higher risk of diabetes later in life. If you haven’t had your insulin levels checked, then I would recommend you do that.
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One of the most effective treatments I have seen for PCOS is a natural substance called d-chiro-inositol. It is present in certain foods (buck wheat, carob, fig leaf melon, and bitter gourds). It can also be purchased as a food supplement (it is not considered a drug). This food extract has been shown in clinical trials (albeit small scale) to reduce blood glucose levels, and blood pressure, in PCOS sufferers. Many of the women taking it also ovulated normally. This compound is believed to reduce insulin production (too complex to explain how, put simply it reduces the insulin resistance). The dosage used in the studies was 600mg and 1200mg per day for 8 weeks. Both dosages worked equally well as I recall. I personally would put much more faith in this than in ovablend or adaptogen.
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A couple of notes. 1) You can also buy plain “inositol” as a food supplement, but this is not effective. It comes in 9 different forms, but only one specific one is effective. So it has to be d-chiro inositol.
2) Some brands are natural extracts, whilst others are made synthetically. So check if you want the natural extract specifically.
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There is also a drug used for diabetes, metformin, that is used to treat PCOS by reducing insulin resistance. But people who have tried both have said that d-chiro inositol is more effective and has less side effects.
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GOOGLE:
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May 1, 2012

See a Doctor “IF” … 20+ yr olds or?

Posted in PCOS SYMPTOMS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:59 pm by PCOSLady

THANK YOU PCOSA FOR THE HEALTH BYTE...


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Here is this week’s Health Byte from the PCOSA … 5/1/04
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When to See a Doctor About PCOS From The Age of 20 Onwards
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Polycystic ovary syndrome is a long-term condition that can gradually affect females in different age groups from puberty right through to much later in life.
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Symptoms of PCOS are often mistaken for another medical problem, which can make it difficult to know when to see your doctor. But early diagnosis and treatment of PCOS may help prevent serious related health complications such as pre- and type 2 diabetes and heart disease as well as reproductive and metabolic problems.
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Taking a wait-and-see approach, often called watchful waiting, is not appropriate when PCOS is suspected.
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If you are between 20 and 40 years old, consult your doctor if you have:
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~ Menstrual cycles that are consistently less than 21 days apart or more than 35 days apart.
~ Regular menstrual cycles but you have been trying unsuccessfully to become pregnant for more than 12 months.
~ Vaginal bleeding that lasts more than 8 days. Watch out for large clots or excessive spotting.
~ Pelvic pain that lasts for more than 4 weeks.
~ Excessive hair growth or hair growing on the chest, back, belly or face. This PCOS-linked condition is known as hirsutism.
~ Any symptoms of diabetes, such as increased thirst and frequent urination (especially at night), unexplained increase in appetite, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision or tingling or numbness in your hands or feet.
~ Skin problems such as acne, oily skin, dandruff, skin tags in the armpits or neck area, or dark skin patches (acanthosis nigricans) in skin folds or on the neck, groin or underarms.
~ Depression or mood swings. Many women have emotional problems related to the many physical symptoms of PCOS, such as excess hair, obesity or infertility.
~ Excess weight gain or upper body obesity (more abdominal fat than hip fat). This is also known as android obesity and is related to increased male hormone (testosterone) levels.
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If you are older than 40, consult your doctor if you experience these additional symptoms which can be linked to PCOS :
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~ Signs of heart disease, such as chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, unusual levels of fatigue or high blood pressure (hypertension)
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Who To See
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Health professionals who can diagnose and treat PCOS may include:

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~ Endocrinologists (pediatric or medical)
~ Reproductive endocrinologists
~ Gynecologists
~ Obstetricians
~ Family practice physicians
~ Nurse practitioners
~ Physician assistants
~ Internists
~ Registered dietitians
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Sincerely,
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Christine DeZarn
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association, Inc. (PCOSA)
http://www.pcosupport.org/
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PCOS Lady:
I am happy to post this byte and to see the added info with listed symptoms… Mentioning the added medical people and dietitians that can diagnose PCOS is wonderful!
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When you see your doctor, ask to be tested for Celiac Disease as well, especially if stool is loose for days or always… My DO said that is an automatic dx for Celiac…
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http://www.verity-pcos.org.uk/
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Verity is the UK charity for women whose lives are affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
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If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, think you may have PCOS or know someone with the condition – then Verity is here to help you. Verity relies on the support of our volunteers and members.
~ This is a paid membership…
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Verity: PCOS Conference – York 10 Nov 2012
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Poll
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What’s the longest time you’ve had between periods?
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Always been regular:…14.93%
Up to 3 months:……….21.00%
Up to 6 months:……….17.97%
Up to 9 months:……….13.86%
Up to 12 months:……..10.42%
Up to 18 months:……….6.73%
Up to 24 months:……….3.12%
2 to 3 years:………….4.92%
3 to 5 years:………….2.30%
Longer than 5 years:……4.76%
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QUOTE:
“PCOS is not just a reproductive disorder; it’s a major health concern for women who are affected,” Dr. Nestler
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SITES
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GOOGLE:

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