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Five Health Benefits of the Maca Root | Well Being Tips

Five Health Benefits of the Maca Root | Well Being Tips | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
Maca root is an excellent natural alternative for hormone replacement therapy. ... Problems with ovary function problems also improve and women who have had problems conceiving may find it easier to get pregnant. Benefit #1 – Natural Alternative for Hormone Replacement Therapy
Maca root is an excellent natural alternative for hormone replacement therapy. The qualities of Maca root fights many of the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause in women. Women who use Maca root report that depression, fatigue and hot flashes reduce substantially. Additionally, many women who go through menopause report they have difficulty with mental clarity and concentration. However, taking Maca root daily alleviates these problems for many women.
In younger women, Maca root has been used to treat fertility problems. Women taking Maca root often discover that their menstrual cycles become more regular and symptoms such as heavy bleeding, cramps and mood swings diminish. Problems with ovary function problems also improve and women who have had problems conceiving may find it easier to get pregnant.
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Unconventional treatment will try to save those precious ovaries that are designed for its miracle design. Ovaries are Creator's designed not just only for babies but for our whole being as a woman! Got it? http://pinterest.com/jenniferrbaulch/pcos-awareness/
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Probiotics Are Benefical Bacteria Inhabiting the Gut.

Probiotics Are Benefical Bacteria Inhabiting the Gut. | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
Probiotics or good bacteria help prevent bloating, gas, and yeast overgrowth because they maintain intestinal acidity at a healthy pH level.

Probiotics help prevent bloating, gas, and yeast overgrowth because they maintain intestinal acidity at a healthy pH level. They generate certain vitamins and nutrients, support the immune system, and help prevent disease by depriving bad bacteria of nutrients, and secreting acids that harmful bacteria can’t cope with.

Good bacteria also metabolize and recycle hormones such as estrogen, phytoestrogens, and thyroid, which foster hormonal balance, and help minimize menopausal symptoms.

Symptoms of Probiotic Imbalance

When microflora become imbalanced, an incredible variety of symptoms can result. Probiotics have been found to be helpful in easing numerous symptoms and conditions:

Abdominal painAcne, rosacea (chronic)ADD (attention deficit disorder)All allergiesAll autoimmune diseasesAsthmaAutismBad breathBloating, flatulence, and gasChronic fatigue syndromeConstipationCold sores (herpes)CrampsDiarrheaDyslexiaEar infections (chronic)EczemaEmphysemaEndometriosisFatigueFibromyalgiaFood allergies, such as gluten intolerance and sensitivity to sugarGum diseaseHeadaches, migrainesHyperactivityInfant dermatitisIncreased PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), peri-menopause, or menopause symptomsInfertilityIntestinal tract inflammation (chronic enteritis)Irregular bowel movementsIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS)IrritabilityJoint achesLactose intoleranceLearning disabilitiesLowered immune responseLyme diseaseNail problems (tinea)Other inflammatory conditionsPatchy white areas on skin (vitiligo)Prostate inflammationPsoriasisSinusitis (chronic)Stuffy nose, increased mucousThrushUpper respiratory infections (chronic)Urinary tract infections (chronic)Viral infections (i.e. hepatitis, herpes, human papillomavirus [HPV])Yeast infections

 

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PCOS awareness, advocate and one of PCOS sufferers... READ, RESEARCH which has scientific backing probiotic supplement before you TAKE PROBIOTIC. The curator of this scoop currently supplementing with Probiotic; I would love  to share with you the result later.

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8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Coconut Oil - One Green Planet

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Coconut Oil - One Green Planet | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Coconut Oil
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Coconut oil boosts energy levels, raises good cholesterol, and balances blood sugar.
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How a Cat Poop Parasite Could Help Scientists Develop a Cancer Treatment

How a Cat Poop Parasite Could Help Scientists Develop a Cancer Treatment | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
This week, a team of researchers at Dartmouth announced an exciting, if terribly disgusting, medical discovery. A single-celled parasite usually found in cats' intestines—and later in their poop—shows unique promise as a cancer treatment.
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Everything you need to know about rice - Herald Sun

Everything you need to know about rice - Herald Sun | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about rice
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We serve it with stir-fries and curries, use it in pilafs and puddings, eat it for breakfast and as a snack food. Rice is a superhero of the food ...
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PCOS and diindolylmethane or DIM, is there a benefit?

PCOS and diindolylmethane or DIM, is there a benefit? | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
DIM or diindolylmethane has been found to improve estrogen metabolism by altering liver function in a way which increases the rate at which oestrogens are metab
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome May Lead to Early Onset of Atherosclerosis, Even Among Thin Women, According to University of Pittsburgh Study

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome May Lead to Early Onset of Atherosclerosis, Even Among Thin Women, According to University of Pittsburgh Study | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
Young women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have metabolic abnormalities, including higher levels of lipids and insulin, that may result in premature atherosclerosis by middle age... (Pcos and atherosclerosis.
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All About Oils [INFOGRAPHIC] #oils #about

All About Oils [INFOGRAPHIC] #oils #about | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
Filed under: Food Tagged: About, Oils, Point, Smoke, Smoke point
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Medicinal Teas [INFOGRAPHIC] #medicinal #tea

Medicinal Teas [INFOGRAPHIC] #medicinal #tea | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
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Q&A: PCOS diet menu plans? - SlimsHealth.com The Leading Health Guide On The Internet

Q&A: PCOS diet menu plans? - SlimsHealth.com The Leading Health Guide On The Internet | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
by calafellvalo Question by : PCOS diet menu plans? I have PCOS and i began to let my self go and now im paying for it i look horrible i have acne hair on my face and body and oily skin and overweight.
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Resolve to know more about: The importance of monitored cycles ...

Resolve to know more about: The importance of monitored cycles ... | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
Because PCOS comes with its own set of risk factors, it is vital that you understand the importance of proper testing and monitoring during medicated cycles. Free infographic for you to share, pin, or use on your blog:.
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Tips and tricks to help make living gluten-free easier [Infographic]

Tips and tricks to help make living gluten-free easier [Infographic] | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
(BPT) - Once considered rare, now one in every 100 people has been diagnosed with celiac disease and an estimated 2.5 million Americans are undiagnosed. Wi...
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Uterine myoma - Invitra - Invitra - Fertility Fair

Uterine myoma - Invitra - Invitra - Fertility Fair | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
In this article we are going to discuss everything about uterine fibroids or myomas: what they are, types of fibroids, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, risk factors and how they can affect a woman's fertility.
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The many health benefits of the coconut-Health news

The many health benefits of the coconut-Health news | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
The many health benefits of the coconut-Health news (The many health benefits of the coconut: Health news. Coconut oil was once vilified as an unhealthy fat but in...
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Cuckoo for Coconut Oil

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The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil Coconut oil is one of the latest foods that have been classified as a super food. Not many oils have been grouped with other super foods and this is enough reason to try and understand what has led to such a classification. The Source of Coconut... http://www.natural-holistic-health.com/cuckoo-coconut-oil/


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Coconut Oil Benefits, One of the Best Oils to Consume

Coconut oil is an energy burning fuel source containing favorable fatty acids and additional nutrients that are easily digested and utilized. A great butter ...
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The Rise Of Women In Business

The Rise Of Women In Business | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
Here is an infographic by Merchant Money that looks into the world of female entrepreneurship. It includes stats and figures surrounding female business owners within the UK and shows an amazing increase in the number of female entrepreneurs.
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PCOS in Lesbian Women is Twice as Prevalent · My PCOS Info

PCOS in Lesbian Women is Twice as Prevalent · My PCOS Info | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it

Researchers have found a link between polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and lesbian women.  PCOS is twice as prevalent in lesbian than in heterosexual women according to a 2004 study at the London Women’s Clinic in Harley Street, London.

Dr Rina Agrawal, a Consultant Gynaecologist, Medical Director of the London Women’s Clinic and Honorary Associate Professor in Reproductive Medicine at Warwick University led a study of 618 women including 254 lesbian women from November 2001 to January 2003.  The women had all attended the clinic for fertility treatments.  The findings were presented at the 19th European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference  in Spain in 2004.

“We observed a significantly higher prevalence of polycystic ovaries/PCOS in lesbians compared with heterosexual women,” said Dr. Agrawal. “Our initial results are also suggestive of a significantly greater hyperandrogenism in lesbians compared with heterosexual women.”

In the general population 22% or around 1 in 5 women will have polycystic ovaries and 10-15% will have full-blown PCOS.  Amongst women seeking fertility treatment, around 40% will have either polycystic ovaries or PCOS.

Whilst a significant proportion (32%) of the heterosexual women in this study had polycystic ovaries an overwhelming proportion (80%) of the lesbian women in the study were found to have polycystic ovaries and these incongruities followed on to the percentage of women having full-blown polycystic ovarian syndrome: 14% of heterosexual women in the study had PCOS; 38 % of homosexual women in the study had PCOS.

Whilst the women in the study group were not representative of the general population, as they had all presented for fertility treatments, it would be fair to assume that if a population based study were to be performed the results would be in line with this study or perhaps show an even more striking disparity between the percentage of lesbian women with PCOS as opposed to hetersexual women with PCOS.

PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility and ovarian dysfunction.  It is characterised by higher than normal levels of androgens, ‘male’ steroid hormones such as testosterone.  Although both men and women produce testosterone, women normally only produce a very small amount.  When women produce excess amounts of testosterone, they can suffer symptoms such as thinning of the hair on the top of the head in a male pattern, increased growth of body hair, facial hair and weight gain in a masculine pattern.

The hormonal and biochemical imbalances associated with PCOS, such as elevated testosterone levels or decreased sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) may contribute to the sexual orientation of women who are attracted to other women.

It must be made very clear that correlation is not causation.  This study shows a strong link between PCOS and lesbian women.  It does not in any way infer that either one causes the other.  It does highlight the need for two things:

Further research into why lesbian women might have a greater risk of PCOSHealth professionals need to be cognisant of the higher rate of PCOS amongst lesbian women and where appropriate refer the woman for testing and treatment, irrespective of fertility goals.In the words of Dr Agrawal “Our study emphasizes the importance of treating these women in a non-judgmental and non-biased manner, so that clinicians may offer them appropriate health advice.”  She added ”Our research neither suggests nor indicates that PCO/PCOS causes lesbianism, only that PCO/PCOS is more prevalent in lesbian women. We do, however, hypothesise that hyper-androgenism, which is associated with PCOS, may be one of the factors contributing to the sexual orientation of women.”

Dr Agrawal and her team were quick to dismiss any idea that treatments for PCOS could be seen as a ‘cure’ for lesbianism.  ”We do not view lesbianism as a disease that is in need of a cure”.  Lesbian women as a demographic do, however, have unique health needs, both physically and and psychologically and clinicians need to be aware of these.

4 out of 5 lesbian women in this study had polycystic ovaries and 2 out of 5 lesbian women in this study had full-blown PCOS.  As PCOS increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease including hypertension, stroke, coronary atherosclerosis and heart attack, it is important that PCOS be detected and treated. A further study by a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh in the United States, published this time in the journal Women’s Health Issues in 2011, whilst small, also found that the rate of PCOS was twice as high in lesbian women as in heterosexual women.  The group examined 211 women aged 35 to 45 who participated in The Epidemiologic STudy of HEalth Risk (ESTHER) Project.  6.2% or 13 of the women had PCOS, however, the prevalence was twice as great in lesbian women 7.9% or 9 of the lesbian women as it was in heterosexual women 4.1% or 4 women.

More Information:

Agrawal R, Sharma S, Bekir J, Conway G, Bailey J, Balen AH, Prelevic G., Prevalence of polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovary syndrome in lesbian women compared with heterosexual women.  Fertil Steril. 2004 Nov;82(5):1352-7.  http://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(04)02227-7/fulltext

Agrawal R, Sharma S, Prelevic G, Bailey J, Bekir J, Conway G.  The prevalence of polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovary
syndrome in lesbian compared with heterosexual women  Hum. Reprod. (2003) 18(suppl 1): xviii25-xviii27

Abstracts of the 19th Annual Meeting of the ESHRE, Madrid, Spain 2003 Abstract no: O-070 (Monday 30 June 2004, 15.15 hrs CET, Roma room) http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/18/suppl_1/xviii25.full.pdf+html

Smith HA, Markovic N, Matthews AK, Danielson ME, Kalro BN, Youk AO, Talbott EO.  A comparison of polycystic ovary syndrome and related factors between lesbian and heterosexual women.  Womens Health Issues. 2011 May-Jun;21(3):191-8. Epub 2011 Feb 18.  PMID: 21310628

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I had PCOS but not a lesbian though. Although it came to my mind few years ago that lesbians and gays got something to do with imbalance hormones and not a spiritual thing. It's HORMONAL THING that most common people would ignore and could not be bothered to understand what all this homosexuals all about. 

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Keeping Ovaries After Hysterectomy Boosts Survival

Keeping Ovaries After Hysterectomy Boosts Survival

Study says preservatio protects against heart disease, osteoporosis

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MONDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Removing the ovaries along with the uterus during a hysterectomy done for noncancerous conditions is common in women over the age of 45, but a new study suggests it may not be the wisest course for long-term survival.

Keeping the ovaries is clearly best for women up to age 65 who are at average risk of getting ovarian cancer and get a hysterectomy for noncancerous conditions, said study author Dr. William Parker, a staff gynecologist at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. His finding appears in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

In his review of 20 years of published data from various sources, Parker and his team found that preserving the ovaries in this group of women reduces their risk for heart disease and hip fractures.

"Twenty-five times more women die from heart disease every year than from ovarian cancer," Parker said.

For many years, the prevailing medical wisdom has been to remove the ovaries when the uterus is removed if women are past childbearing age to prevent ovarian cancer, Parker said. About half of women have their ovaries removed during hysterectomy.

However, the ovaries keep making small amounts of estrogen for years after natural menopause. Ovarian testosterone and androstenedione, two hormones, have been documented in some women in their 80s. Muscle and fat cells turn testosterone into circulating estrogen, in turn protecting against heart disease and osteoporosis.

Each year in the United States, more than 600,000 hysterectomies are performed. Ninety percent are performed for benign diseases, Parker said, such as uterine fibroids or endometriosis, in which the lining of the uterus begins to grow on the outside of the uterus and on nearby organs.

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Infographic: Coconut Oil Because... Beauty And Health Uses And Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Infographic: Coconut Oil Because... Beauty And Health Uses And Benefits Of Coconut Oil | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
Coconut oil is great. Check out this infographic to know it's health benefits and beauty uses. (Coconut oil because...
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Health Benefits Of Teppan Dining [INFOGRAPHIC] #teppan #dining

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Infographic: How wearable tech is revolutionising health & fitness - Cream (blog)

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Infographic: How wearable tech is revolutionising health & fitness
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Global technology design company Fjord has created the first infographic with all the main wearable technologies.
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Resolve to know more about: Your meds | 1in10

Resolve to know more about: Your meds | 1in10 | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
No one likes taking medication, but sometimes – as is the case with PCOS and infertility – faithfully taking your meds becomes a “necessary evil”. But do you really ... Free infographic for you to share, pin, or use on your blog:.
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Health Benefits of Coconut Oil - Eat. Drink & be Skinny!

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil - Eat. Drink & be Skinny! | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
Have the health benefits of coconut oil been confusing to you? Full of saturated fat -- so it must be bad right? How is it heart healthy now? Let's get to the bottom of this with a little review of the science and research.
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The Hartman Group : The Road to Wellness Infographic

The Hartman Group : The Road to Wellness Infographic | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
Interesting timeline from @HartmanGroup on #health and #wellness http://t.co/AKjBcLSLjo
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17 Health & Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil (Infographic) - GreenMedTV

17 Health & Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil (Infographic) - GreenMedTV | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
Some great ways that you can substitute coconut oil for the store bought health and beauty products...
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6 most important benefits of coconut oil — Dancing Mind Conscious ...

6 most important benefits of coconut oil — Dancing Mind Conscious ... | PCOS or Polycystic Syndrome | Scoop.it
coconut oil I was reading an article a little while ago where it was written that the fat consumption in the US has dramatically decreased in the last few decades. Good news you would say. Unfortunately the number of people with obesity has ...
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