Can Inflammation Cause Lack of Ovulation?

Can Inflammation Cause Lack of Ovulation?

Can inflammation cause lack of ovulation? Inflammation is bad. The effects of inflammation are worse and compounding. The associations have been correlated to cardiovascular disease. But also we must consider other organs and systems, perhaps even more delicate. Insulin resistance and inflammation are now correlates. We know that impaired glucose tolerance not only boosts a […]

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Is A Continuing Source of Common Misunderstanding

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Is A Continuing Source of Common Misunderstanding

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is an important medical condition that has both metabolic and reproductive impact. PCOS is extremely common and affects one in 10 women of reproductive age; however, various studies put the percentage of impacted women at eight to 13%. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a continuing source of common misunderstanding. Despite its name, PCOS […]

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Metformin Can Decrease the Risk of Late Miscarriage in Women With PCOS

Metformin Can Decrease the Risk of Late Miscarriage in Women With PCOS

Many women with PCOS and borderline diabetes are prescribed Metformin for control of glucose levels as they are attempting to conceive. There have been a number of studies that show use of this medication can increase fertility and decrease the risk of of an early miscarriage. A study presented at the annual Endocrine Society meeting […]

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Help For PCOS And Weight Gain

PCOS and weight gain

Insulin is the key that opens the door and allows the sugar to transit from outside the cells to the inside. Weight gain can be associated with additional weight gain. Many patients suffering with PCOS ask us how to get help for PCOS and weight gain? Excess fat cells drive insulin resistance (where the cells […]

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Preconception Weight Loss Improves Pregnancy Success Rates in Women With PCOS

Weight loss and pregnancy

New study finds that preconception weight loss improves pregnancy success rates in women with PCOS. A randomized controlled trial, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metababolism 2015:100:4048-58, found that delaying ovulation induction in women with PCOS until weight loss could be achieved significantly improved both ovulation and live birth rates in obese women with […]

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Infertility and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Infertility and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Every to be parent is concerned whether they will have a healthy baby. Approximately 3-5% of children born each year have some form of physical disability. The incidence of developmental disabilities is higher. About 1 in 6 children in the United States had a developmental disability in 2006-2008 ranging from mild disabilities such as speech […]

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PCOS and Insulin Resistance

PCOS, Insulin and IVF

One of the of hallmarks of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is ovulatory dysfunction. Excessive androgen (male hormone) production has not only an effect on the skin but also on the ovaries. This excess hormones causes the developing follicles (and eggs within) to arrest. It is this arrest that affords the very typical ultrasound pattern of […]

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Letrozole May Induce Ovulation

12 Facts & Fallacies About Infertility

Ovulation is critical to achieving a natural pregnancy. Ovulation dysfunction is one of the primary causes of infertility. Clomiphene citrate (clomid) has been used for decades to induce ovulation in women unable to ovulate on their own so they may become pregnant. Clomid however has many adverse side effects. One such side effect is causing […]

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The Real Facts About PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Facts | Infertility Stress

September is PCOS Awareness Month! In order to learn more about this important condition, let’s discuss some common assumptions about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Here are the real facts about PCOS: Fact or fiction? PCOS is a common condition: FACT PCOS affects 7-10% of women. The symptoms of PCOS usually present at puberty, but it […]

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Improving Fertility in Women With PCOS

Improving your fertility when you have PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS affects as many as 5 million women in the United States and is one of the most common causes of infertility. PCOS is likely a number of different diseases that manifest in similar physical symptoms, such as acne, excess facial and body hair growth, insulin resistance, abnormal menstrual periods, infertility, […]

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