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I am 35 years old. I was trying to get pregant since age 29. After 2 years doctors found out two issues. One is i have hypotyroid and second is PCOs. Hypothyroid is on track. But my PCO is not that good i guess.

By April 10, 2011 - 8:29pm
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recent check up shows i ovulate but ovum is not growing enough with clomid. Doc now put me in metformin and also requested me to use diane 35 for 3 months. I am ok for metformin. What happen to diane 35?. I am not sure is it ok to use. Bottom line i need to reduce weight as now i am 79KG with tall of 159cm. Obese category. Looking for good diet plan to reduce my weight

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Have your thyroid antibodies been tested for Hashimoto's thyroid disease? I ask because Hashimoto's has been linked to PCOS. Hashimoto's is the number one cause of hypothyroidism in the US yet not all mainstream doctors test for it.

January 7, 2013 - 8:20am

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A: Almonds and other nuts
B: Beans and other pulses
S: Spinach and other green, leafy vegetables
D: Dairy (skimmed, fat free, low fat)
I: Instant hot oat cereal
E: Eggs
T: Turkey
P: Peanut butter
O: Olive oil
W: Wholegrain breads and cereals
E: Extra protein powder (whey)
R: Raspberries and other berries
this diet plan is celebrities health secrets

January 6, 2013 - 11:45pm

Eat a variety of foods from these different food groups each day:

Milk and dairy products: skimmed milk, yogurt/curd, buttermilk (chhaach), cottage cheese (paneer). These foods are high in calcium, protein and Vitamin B-12. Talk to your doctor about what to eat if you are lactose intolerant.
Cereals, whole grains, dals, pulses and nuts: these are good sources of protein if you do not eat meat. Vegetarians need about 45 grams of nuts and 2/3 of a cup of legumes for protein each day. One egg, 14 grams of nuts, or ¼ cup of legumes is considered equivalent to roughly 28 grams of meat, poultry, or fish.
Vegetables and fruits: these provide vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Meat, fish and poultry: these provide concentrated proteins.
Fluids: Drink lots of fluids, especially water and fresh fruit juices. Make sure you drink clean boiled or filtered water. Carry your own water when out of the house, or buy bottled water from a reputed brand. Most diseases are caused by waterborne viruses. Go easy on packaged juices as they have a very high sugar content.
Fats and oils: Ghee, butter, coconut milk and oil are high in saturated fats, which are not very healthy. Vanaspati oil is high in trans fats, which are as bad for you as saturated fats. A better source of fat is vegetable oils because these contain more unsaturated fat dietbestplans. com

November 23, 2012 - 10:59pm
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There is a strong link between hypothyroidism, in particular Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroid disease, and PCOS. I know this post was put up a while ago and I hope you have conceived. In case not, please know that the lack of awareness about hypothyroidism is pervasive in the medical community and that perhaps a closer look at your hypothyroidism condition is needed. I learned the hard way that infertility, miscarriage and other pregnancy related conditions are linked in the research to hypothyroidism. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism following the birth of my first son in 2006 and experienced many of the symptoms you have listed. I trusted my doctors completely assuming they knew everything there was to know about this disease, especially when I became pregnant again in late 2008. How wrong I was! Under their care my TSH, the gold standard for measuring thyroid function, rose high above the safe range for pregnancy and I miscarried. I vowed to myself that I would research everything there was to know about hypothyroidism and warn other women. I fulfilled my vow and launched my blog Hypothyroidmom.com in memory of the baby I lost to hypothyroidism.

October 21, 2012 - 6:27am

You can read about the safety concerns of Diane 35 at the Pub Med article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC143555/. However, please note that this medication is not the best birth control, but is approved for other uses on a short-term basis (including your 3 months duration).

Regarding your "diet plan" to reduce your weight. Since you have medical conditions and are trying to conceive, you would greatly benefit from talking with an R.D. (Registered Dietitian) who can provide a diet plan for your specific caloric needs.

The only basic diet plan that applies to all individuals who want to lose weight: consume less calories than you expend. In other words: choosing foods with less calories, eating smaller portions and increasing your caloric expenditure (fancy phrase for exercise or physical activity) are the only ways to lose weight in a healthy and sustainable manner. If you are not able to meet with an R.D., weight watchers is a good online (or in-person) program that can help you learn what low calorie foods are, help you exercise and lose weight.

The diet plan would be to eat 4-5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, choose lean meats and dairy products, and whole grain breads (1-2 servings daily). If you can walk 30 minutes a day, that would be a great benefit as well! Lastly, know that weight loss is SLOW and gradual...you can expect to lose 0.5 to 1.0 pounds average weekly (some weeks you may not lose, other weeks you might), but as long as you choose healthy produce, cut back on calories, and exercise, you will notice weight loss. To know how many calories you should consume, you would need to meet with an R.D.

We wish you the best!

April 10, 2011 - 8:46pm
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