Metformin Increases Pregnancy Success for Infertility Patients With PCOS

Metformin Increases Pregnancy Success for Infertility Patients With PCOS

A recent meta-analysis of 12 randomized clinical trials analyzed pregnancy rates amongst women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who were overweight and going through fertility treatment. This study found that metformin increases pregnancy success for infertility patients with PCOS. Specifically, PCOS patients taking metformin had higher clinical pregnancy rates compared to those who were not […]

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How To Get Pregnant With PCOS

Trying To Get Pregnant With PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a lifetime affair. What you should know about how to get pregnant with PCOS: What are PCOS symptoms? PCOS manifests often in the late teens early twenties often causing irregular menstrual cycles and elevated androgen (male hormone) levels. This hyperandrogenemia can manifest in unrelenting acne, hair loss upon the head and […]

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Metformin May Increase Full-Term Delivery in Women With PCOS

A Woman With PCOS And Infertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 7-10% of women. The symptoms of PCOS usually present at puberty, but it may take many years before patients are correctly diagnosed. Diagnosing PCOS can be tricky because not all women will have the same symptoms. To be diagnosed with PCOS, a woman must have 2 of 3 possible findings: […]

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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.┬áDespite 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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