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Hi there! I'm a 21 year old female, born and brought up in NJ but my parents are from India. My mom has type 2 diabetes and PCOS, diagnosed after she gave birth to me (I also have an older brother). For the last 3 years, I’ve been experiencing: chronic fatigue, brain fog, inability to concentrate, extreme emotions, anger/irritability, depression, anxiety and (minimal) hair loss (it’s not as thick as it used to be).

Just got diagnosed with PCOS because of high testosterone levels (serum = 52, free test = 4.7, took blood test the day after ovulation).

Doctor has prescribed birth control, but is there a way to naturally reduce testosterone?I eat a low carb diet, full with fruits and veggies, minimal dairy, and I work out *every day*. Is there something else i should eat? I don't have bp, cholesterol, thyroid, or blood sugar issues. I want to eliminate the symptoms I mentioned naturally. Is this possible, or will my testosterone keep increasing with age, no matter what I do?


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replied May 5th, 2018
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Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Thanks for the detailed history. If you have not had blood tests to rule out vitamin D and vitamin B12 deficiency, then please get these done along with test for iron deficiency anemia. Usually vitamin D deficiency can affect testosterone levels indirectly. Also some of your symptoms can be explained by these deficiencies.

Usually PCOD requires prolonged treatment. While no diet actually helps reduce testosterone directly, but keeping a lean body mass, BMI appropriate for your body stature and exercising actually helps keep PCOD under control indirectly.

Apart from this sometimes puncturing the cysts help. Please consult your healthcare provider for further guidance. This reply to your query is just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit and treatment by a doctor who can examine you. Hope this helped you in making an informed decision about your health. Take care!

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