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Vitex, an herb also known as chasteberry and agnus castus, as well as by its scientific name Vitex agnus castus, can be of tremendous benefit to couples trying to conceive. However, the same herb (not to be confused with the Chinese herb dong quai) can also devastate a couple’s chances of conceiving a baby. It [...]
One of the simplest and most effective treatments for women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease) is weight loss. Depending on how long women stay on their diets and how much weight they lose, anywhere from 40 to 92 per cent of women who have polycystic ovarian disease ovulate and conceive a child within 12 months [...]
A touch of acne about once a month is a common occurrence for millions of women of child-bearing age who do not have PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease). A real problem with acne that just won’t go away no matter the time of month is a frequent complication of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Women develop ovarian cysts at any time from infancy through menopause, and the majority of ovarian cysts cause no symptoms at all. Even large ovarian cysts may result in no loss of fertility, if they do not grow so large that they twist the ovaries and they do affect both ovaries. When women are infertile, [...]
For over 50 years gynecologists treated PCOS (polycystic ovarian disease) as if it were just a disease of the ovaries. In the early days of PCOS treatment, doctors would see if levels of a hormone called LH (luteinizing hormone) were high. If this hormone were out of balance, doctors would assume it was keeping eggs [...]
PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is the number one cause of infertility among women. It can be extremely difficult to treat, or it can be extremely easy to treat. Although no single approach works for every woman with PCOS, a majority of PCOS sufferers benefit from enhanced-protein, reduced-calorie diets that increase insulin sensitivity.