What to Know About Taking Metformin for PCOS

If you have PCOS and have been prescribed metformin, chances are you have a lot of questions and concerns about taking this medication. The majority of people with PCOS have high insulin levels which causes weight gain, cravings, and even dark patches on your skin. Over time, exposure to high insulin levels can make you insulin resistant or turn into type 2 diabetes. Metformin is a well-known medication used for PCOS, which works to lower your insulin and reduce your risk for diabetes. This article will tell you everything you need to know about taking metformin if you have PCOS, how to manage side effects, as well as alternative treatments.

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7 Benefits of Omega-3 Fats for PCOS

Omega 3 fats are effective at improving many aspects of PCOS including triglycerides and mood, and help to support a healthy pregnancy. New research shows omega-3 fats can even boost fertility in those with PCOS. Here’s what to know about omega-3 fats.

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PCOS and Menopause: Beyond Hormones and Hot Flashes

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age, affecting 9% to 18% of this population worldwide. Once viewed solely as a reproductive disorder affecting women only during their fertile years, PCOS is now known to have numerous metabolic risks that start early in adulthood and persist throughout a woman’s lifespan. This article discusses PCOS and its associated risk factors, how PCOS changes with age, and effective evidence-based treatment options.

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Should you Take a Multivitamin?

Should you take a multivitamin if you have PCOS? This is one of the popular questions we hear from our patients at the PCOS Nutrition Center. Certainly many with PCOS may be taking other supplements to help manage their PCOS, do they really need a multivitamin on top of those pills? How much is too much? What should you look for in a multivitamin? Here’s what to know about taking a multivitamin if you have PCOS.

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How to Prevent Diabetes if you have PCOS

Nearly 50% of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) develop pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes before the age of 40. This is alarming statistic highlights the need for aggressive interventions that can reduce the chances of women with PCOS developing diabetes. The good news is that diabetes can be prevented. The first step is getting educated about why PCOS can lead to diabetes and what you can do about it. Below are some of the best proven ways to lower your risk for developing diabetes if you have PCOS.

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PCOS and Endometrial Cancer: What Women Need to Know

While women with PCOS have not been shown to be at a higher risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer, they are at an increased risk for endometrial cancer, this according to findings of a large population-based cohort study of over 8,000 women with PCOS. This study, published in the Journal of Medicine found that women with PCOS have an overall 17-fold higher risk of developing endometrial cancer. An alarming finding was that the majority of women with endometrial cancer were under the age of 50. Earlier reports showed women with PCOS and endometrial hyperplasia have four times greater risk of developing endometrial cancer than women without PCOS. Endometrial cancer can be prevented. Here’s what women with PCOS need to know about endometrial cancer and how to reduce their risk.

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