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ask: Chinese Medicine Vs Western Medicine: Treatment for PCOS

By Mellie D Jobson
 
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Hello: I have PCOS and have been struggling for approx 12 yrs on conceiving. I am 32 years old, my symptoms of PCOS are over weight, irregular periods, sluggish, hair falls out, and sugar cravings. I also have Interstycial Cystitis: i have been treated though by Chinese Herbal Treatments, and it went away. I get constant Yeast and bacterial infections and am wondering why?? and when i was treated for the yeast by a physician for a product called Difflican i broke out into hives all over my face and neck and couldnt breathe. I am frustrated with all of this and I would like to know , what i do when it comes to treating PCOS : How do your methods different from Western Medicine and is your method more effective?? and why?? Also i would like to ask when treating for Infertility what does the western side of medicine offer that you cant offer, that beneficial and safe???? I get mixed opinions all the time and then i see doctors Eastern and Western teaming up now...Im confused as i thought each medicine is different and one is herbal and on is a drug!!!!!

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Chris Evans

Hello Dear, it is not good to compare any medications, as both are good at their own place. Here are some suggestions that you can use

How is it treated?

General activity, sound nourishments, and weight control are key medicines for Pcos. Prescriptions to adjust hormones might likewise be utilized. Getting medication can diminish obnoxious indications and help avert enduring health issues.

The foremost go in supervising Pcos is to get general activity and consume heart-sound sustenances. This can assist more level circulatory strain and cholesterol and lessen the danger of diabetes and coronary illness. It can likewise help you shed pounds in the event that you have to.

• try to fit in moderate action or alternately enthusiastic movement on a customary support. Strolling is an extraordinary practice that generally individuals can do.

• eat a heart-sound diet. When all is said in done, this eating methodology has heaps of vegetables, foods grown from the ground, nuts, beans, and entire grains. It likewise limits sustenances that are high in immersed bloated, for example meats, cheeses, and singed nourishments. In the event that you have glucose issues, attempt to consume about the same measure of sugar at every dish. An enrolled dietitian can help you make a dish arrangement.

• most ladies who have Pcos can profit from getting thinner. Indeed, losing 10 lb (4.5 kg) may assist get your hormones in offset and control your menstrual cycle. Pcos can make it tricky to get more fit, so work with your specialist to make an arrange that can help you succeed.

• if you smoke, acknowledge stopping. Ladies who smoke have higher androgen levels that may give to Pcos symptoms.1smoking likewise increments the danger for coronary illness.

A specialist may additionally recommend solutions, for example:

• birth control pills. They can assist your periods be normal and can diminish indications, for example abundance facial hair and skin break out. An androgen-bringing down medicine,spironolactone, may be utilized with contraception pills to assist lessen manifestations significantly more. These pharmaceuticals are not utilized assuming that you are attempting to get pregnant.

• a diabetes pharmaceutical called metformin. It can assist restore normal menstrual cycles and richness.

• fertility pharmaceuticals, provided that you are attempting to get pregnant.

It is essential to see your specialist for catch up to determine medicine is working and to modify it if required. You might likewise require general tests to check for diabetes,high circulatory strain, and other conceivable issues.

It might take a while for medicines to assist with indications, for example facial hair or pimple inflamation. Meanwhile:

• over-the-counter or solution pimple inflamation medications might assist with skin issues.

• waxing, tweezing, and shaving are simple courses to dispose of unwanted hair. Electrolysis or laser medicines can for all time uproot the hair however are more unreasonable. Your specialist can likewise endorse a skin cream that moderates hair development for provided that you utilize it customarily.

It might be difficult to manage having Pcos. Provided that you are feeling dismal or discouraged, it might serve to converse with an instructor or to other ladies who have Pcos. Get some information about neighborhood morally supportive networks, or search for an online aggregation. It can have an enormous effect to realize that you are not separated from everyone else.

June 21, 2013 - 4:07am
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Hi Mellie D Jobson,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Treatment can differentiate depending on the severity of your condition.For most patients, doctors suggest regular exercise healthy foods, and weight control are key treatments for PCOS. Medicines to balance hormones may also be used. Getting treatment can reduce unpleasant symptoms and help prevent long-term health problems.The first step in managing PCOS is to get regular exercise and eat heart-healthy foods. This can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. It can also help you lose weight if you need to.  Your doctor might also, suggest birth control pills to regulate your period.  It's important to discuss with a physician or specialist on which form of treatment would be best for you depending on your medical history.

 

Best,

Daisy


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