PCOS to Pregnancy
"When treating PCOS patients, I base most of my treatment protocol on Hannah’s research findings."
Dr Louis Gordon (Chinese Medicine). Author of the book The ‘Mystical’ TCM Triple Energizer. Its Elusive Location and
Are you curious about natural PCOS treatments?
I teach women natural strategies to improve the chances of conceiving with PCOS. For well over a decade, researchers have been researching a spectrum of natural PCOS treatments and there are now some exciting new options. If you prepare your ovaries for success you're far are more likely to fast-track pregnancy.
Can natural treatments help Clomid to succeed?
Specific natural treatments can increase the likelihood of ovulation and pregnancy success when conventional medications - such as Clomid - are used. Three months preparation prior to medication is ideal.
Here's a peak at some key research on natural PCOS treatments
A 2015 review (1) of multiple studies on a key natural PCOS treatment - NAC - concluded that this treatment strategy can significantly increase ovulation and pregnancy rates.
"NAC showed significant improvement in pregnancy and ovulation rate as compared to placebo"
A 2016 medical journal (2) reviewed another key natural PCOS treatment - myo-inositol - and praised how this simple, inexpensive and safe treatment can improve PCOS ovaries and boost response to ovulation induction.
"Administration of inositol in PCOS has been shown to improve not only the metabolic and hormonal parameters but also ovarian function and the response to assisted-reproductive technology (ART)"
Other studies (3) have focused upon figuring out what patients can expect when natural and conventional PCOS treatments are combined together, and it turns out that even greater results may be possible.
"the association metformin/myo-inositol/alpha-lipoic acid represents an excellent therapy choice to suggest to those obese women affected by PCOS who do not want to take hormones and neither to have any severe side effect."
The natural treatment mentioned above - NAC - has also been demonstrated to help increase the chances of ovulation and pregnancy success with medications such as Clomid (4).
"NAC as an adjuvant to CC for induction of ovulation improves ovulation and pregnancy rates in PCOS patients..."
These exciting, ground-breaking studies represent a few of the positive results from research on natural and integrative fertility treatments.
Over a decade ago,to help my own patients succeed, I began sifting through medical literature on PCOS. I wanted to put together a solid evidence based plan that patients can trust when they want to explore natural options for getting pregnant with PCOS.
Every month, I still sift through medical journals and select new studies that I know my patients, readers and other practitioners will find helpful.
PCOS to Pregnancy
(1)Obstet Gynecol Int. 2015;2015:817849. doi: 10.1155/2015/817849. Epub 2015 Jan 8. N-acetylcysteine for polycystic ovarian syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials. Thakker, Raval, Patel, Walia.
(2) Int J Endocrinol. 2016;2016:1979654. Epub 2016 Oct 4.Inositol Treatment and ART Outcomes in Women With PCOS
(3) Minerva Ginecol. 2013 Aug;65(4):425-33. Evaluation of a new association between insulin sensitizers and ∝-lipolic acid in obese women affected by PCOS. Cappelli V1, Di Sabatino A, Musacchio MC, De Leo V.
(4) Gynecol Endocrinol. 2015 Aug 4:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] The adjuvant effect of metformin and N-acetylcystiene to clomiphene citrate in induction of ovulation in patients with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.Maged, Elsawah H, Abdelhafez A, Bakry A, Mostafa WA.