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What Causes PCOS

The defining hallmark of PCOS is lack of ovulation, which in turn causes progesterone deficiency.

Progesterone for PCOS was pioneered by John R Lee MD, who wrote extensively about his experience treating PCOS with cyclic progesterone. Cyclic progesterone is thought to reset the hypothalamic-pituitary axis which controls ovulation, thus helping restart normal ovulation in the PCOS patient when taken over a 3-6 months of use.

Seventeen year old Alice has PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) came with her Mom into the office and told me her story.  Alice has been overweight, borderline diabetic, and has facial hair and acne caused by elevated testosterone.  At age 12, Alice started normal menstrual cycles, but her cycles began fluctuating and periods stopped at age 15.

Her gynae doctor diagnosed PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), and put her on birth control pills to regulate her cycles. The birth control pills caused adverse side effects of weight gain weight and elevated blood pressure (hypertension), so she stopped them.

Acne Treatment During Pregnancy - Bookshelf


Acne Treatment Acne Treatment

Treating acne is usually the right move when you have it, but not always. There are stages in a person's life when you can not treat acne just because you want to. Pregnancy is just one of those times. As everyone knows, this is a delicate stage in a woman's life and it is in that phase of a woman's life that she must take extra care of herself. If she feels the need for acne treatment during pregnancy, she must see to it that she equips herself with the proper information on acne treatment ...

Clinical Pharmacology During Pregnancy
471 pages
Clinical Pharmacology During Pregnancy

According to multiple studies, administration of tetracycline after the first trimester of pregnancy exhibits associations with decreased bony growth, deciduous dental staining in offspring, and fatty liver atrophy (a rare syndrome) in the mother [1, 3]. Other systemic drugs used in normal acne treatment, like isotretinoin or tazarotene, are contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation (they belong to category X). Isotretinoin manifests a teratogenic effect during gestation with the possible ...

Acne For Dummies
312 pages
Acne For Dummies

But these days, there are lots of treatments. In this friendly guide, a dermatologist explains how you can clear up your complexion, whether you're a teenager or an adult, complete with color photos to help you identify your skin condition.

Maternal Medicine, Medical Problems in Pregnancy
367 pages
Maternal Medicine, Medical Problems in Pregnancy

Oral tetracyclines should be avoided in treatment as they may lead to yellow discoloration of developing teeth and impaired bone growth. Oral erythromycin is safe during pregnancy and can be used systemically as a treatment for acne. Treatments for severe acne (isotretinoin and cyproterone acetate) are specifically contraindicated in pregnancy at any stage. Isotretinoin is teratogenic while the anti-androgen, cyproterone acetate, can produce feminization of a male fetus. Topical ...

Clearing Concepts: A Guide to Acne Treatment
239 pages
Clearing Concepts: A Guide to Acne Treatment

In other words, it takes three factors to produce monthly hormonally related acne flares: the surge in progesterone in the second half of the cycle, the sudden drop in female hormone production just before the period, and a genetic tendency towards acne. A f I PREGNANCY AND ACNE A “warm radiant glow" is what many may think of when considering a pregnant woman's skin, but the truth is that some women experience acne flares during pregnancy as well as lactation and nursing ...

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