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alternative, natural treatments for this PCOD disease?

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I am 31 years old and I was diagnosed with a PCOS type syndrome. Fortunately, I have 2 kids so the PCOS is the one which affect 10% of the concerned patients.
My symptoms are as follows:
- Weight gain
- Acne
- excessive hairiness
- Fatigue, Exhaustion
- Depression
I am doing 3 hours exercise every week, I am eating healthy and I care about quantity.
However, I can't reduce all the symptoms mentioned above.
I consulted doctors who advised me to take contraceptive tablets along with medications to reduce blood insulin. This is a long term treatment which I followed for 3 to 4 months.
Although, I saw some improvements, I realize that I can't continue to take these medications all my life, since the side effects can be much worse.
My question is, what are the alternative, natural treatments for this disease?

Thanks
Regards
J.


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replied November 3rd, 2014
Ovulation and Ovaries Answer A49856
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Your concern is regarding the complications associated with PCOS and the treatment options for them.

Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs, birth control pills) are used in some women with PCOS to establish a regular menstrual cycle. For acne or excess hair growth, a water pill (diuretic) called spironolactone (Aldactone) may be prescribed by the physician under monitoring of potassium levels and kidney function. Electrolysis and over-the-counter depilatory creams are other options.(Glucophage) affects the action of insulin and is useful in reducing a number of the symptoms and complications of PCOS. You can get it prescribed. Also consult a dietician to lose weight along with a structured weight loss program.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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