PCOS=IR - All PCOSers are IR but might not be "labeled" due to the ranges. However, the ranges are just a guideline since everyone is different. What is considered "normal" for one person could be considered low or high for another.
IR means youre liver,muscle,fat cells are resistant in working with the insulin and you could also be making too much insulin (where the guidelines come into play).
This is the basics to PCOS and its symptoms.
There are several things you can do to help aid in this.
Metformin - which helps those 3 different cells work with the insulin
Lowcarbing - if you arent taking in as much sugar, you arent releasing as much insulin
Exercise - increase the metabolism, increases the number of muscle cells to work with insulin and helps loose the fat cells
A new drug you may want to look into: Xenical - which helps to prevent fats from being absorbed by the body.
Oh dummy me. I meant to give the name of the book. Sorry! The title is: A Patients Guide to PCOS. Understanding and Reversing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. It has a diet plan and exercise plan and gave me a lot of information. Hope this helps you out.
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I know there is a bunch of hype out there about low carb but that's the way to go. I switched from white bread to whole grain bread, white rice to brown rice. I have heard to stay away from Dairy because it makes symptoms worse too. It's so hard to know exactly what to do though. Basically you have to eat lower GI foods. Stay away from Watermelon. Do you have PCOS? If you do I have a book that explains everything from taking charge of PCOS to eating right for PCOS symptoms. I bought the book and read it in two days. I am very interested in what I have and how to help control it because I want to conceive so badly. I hope this helps a little. I am still learning myself. If you need anymore information let me know. I could give you the title to the book and possibly share some information.
I have PCOS with IR and am on Metformin for it. I think maybe you probably should go ahead and get checked out, that way if you need medication for it you will have it and be good to go. Just my advice.
My doc told me that IR and PCOS often go hand in hand, not sure why, but that's why he prescribed Metformin for me...he suspected that I would become insulin resistant if not already...I wasn't able to lose weight before starting it and now I finally can--no idea if there is really a connection.
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