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| Polycyctic Ovary Syndrome and Insulin Resistance |
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: November 25, 2006
I have polycystic ovaries and I am trying to conceive. As a result I am using Agnus castus, false unicorn and dong quai roots, but my period has come 7 days early. I do not know whether this is as a result of using these herbs or because of the polycystic ovaries. I have always had a regular period of 27 days or it could sometimes be 2 days early occasionally.
The most effective approach for you is to work with a qualified medical or clinical therapist or naturopath experienced in treating PCOS, who can take your full health history, coach you with diet and herbs for your individual needs, and monitor your progress.
For now, I suggest that you stop taking the herbs, which are not working to regulate your menstrual cycle, and concentrate on your diet. The latest PCOS research links PCOS to insulin resistance, which causes an imbalance in the sex hormones. Diet is the prime factor in changing the body’s cells resistance to insulin. Please see
http://www.pcosupport.org/ for information on the latest research.
Our website www.richters.com gives information on dietary treatment for insulin resistance. Choose "Q&A" from the main menu, then enter "syndrome X" for the search. Insulin resistance was formerly called "syndrome X".