Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility among women of reproductive age. It is an endocrine disorder with inflammatory aspects leading to a lack of ovulation. The name polycystic ovary syndrome describes the numerous small cysts (fluid-filled sacs) that form in the ovaries.
PCOS is often related to the balance of estrogen and progesterone and multiple studies have demonstrated that estrogen administration in females can reliably induce obesity and PCOS.
Dr. Rungruang states, “With PCOS you have a relative increase of estrogen relative to the levels of progesterone, which is the other female hormone and this causes thickening over time of the endometrial lining.”
Progesterone is a hormone produced by both men and women. Progesterone belongs to the body’s youth associating hormones and have anti-stress and anti-aging effects.
The induction of PCOS can be induced with an “injection of 4 mg of Estradiol valerate for 28 days.” Progesterone opposes estrogen, which makes supplementing progesterone an effective option.
Taking bioidentical progesterone 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off may help treat PCOS. Many women take progesterone to balance out the estrogen-dominant state that is common in a PCOS diagnosis. This treatment is most effective with lifestyle and environmental changes.
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