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NAC and PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in reproductive aged women with multiple manifestations and consequences. It affects approximately 6-10% of reproductive aged women and the metabolic disturbances associated with it have immediate and long term potential outcomes including infertility, hyperandrogenism, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even uterine cancer. […]

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The effect of Maitake extract was explored as to its ability to induce ovulation in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in comparison with and in combination with clomiphene citrate (CC). An open trial was conducted in 80 women with PCOS at three different clinics in Japan. Seventy two patients were randomized and 36 received […]

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A prospective observational study was carried out in 50 breast cancer patients on tamoxifen, an anti-estrogen therapy that can also induce or worsen menopausal symptoms. All 50 women were post surgery, 87% of them were post radiation treatment and approximately half of them had received chemotherapy as well. Each patient was treated with an isopropanolic […]

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), is not really classified as a disease, because it is not a specific and constant set of symptoms and physical characteristics. Rather, it is better described as a syndrome, with a collection of symptoms, physical characteristics and laboratory findings. There are two consistent aspects of PCOS: hyper-androgenism and a lack of […]

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Thirty-two hirsute women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) were studied in an open-label clinical trial. All the women were given 100 mg of spironolactone per day while sixteen of them also received 3.5 g/day of a licorice root extract standardized to 7.6% glycyrrhetinic acid. Study duration was two months. Systolic blood pressure significantly decreasd at […]

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Vitamin D deficiency is a very common problem in the U.S., and especially in an aging population. Older individuals are at greater risk for deficiency because aging lowers the amount of 7-dehydrochlesterol in the skin and thus lowers the ability to produce vitamin D, as well as lower absorption. Most of our vitamin D comes […]

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Chances are, many of you have not ever heard of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Hopefully, that will mean you have no health problems indicative of PCOS. For other women, it may mean you have this commonly under recognized, under diagnosed condition. PCOS is not really classified as a disease, because it is not a specific […]

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