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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and menopause are both related to hormones, but menopause doesn’t cure PCOS. When you reach menopause, you may still have some symptoms of PCOS in addition to. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Menopause About PCOS. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder involving an imbalance of reproductive PCOS and Menopause. There is a wide range of information to know about PCOS and menopause, starting with responses to Treatment of.

Although menopause reduces the hormones progesterone and estrogen, this reduction of hormones does not take care of the effects of having too much testosterone, as women with PCOS do. Although testosterone levels do decrease in women with PCOS, studies have found that this does not occur until about 20 years post-menopause. PCOS does not go away once a woman enters menopause. Age-related PCOS changes were once considered a “medical black hole;” PCOS was unstudied prior to the last decade.

It is argued that upon menopause, when a woman is. Dear Robin: “I am wondering if I can still suffer from PCOS once I’m in menopause? I suffer from weight gain, feeling very tired, down in the dumps, and irritated.” Sonia Dear Sonia: PCOS is a collection of symptoms of androgen excess, that can be caused by insulin resistance, adrenal dysfunction, inflammation, digestive issues, hormonal birth control pill, and more. Some doctors believe that PCOS disappears after menopause; however, the fact is that the symptoms can linger for many years after the cessation of menstruation.

Hirsutism, hair loss, and weight gain often continue and diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiac disease don’t just disappear when menopause is over. How PCOS Affects Menopause Menopause is a time when the female body’s fertility starts to decline. This happens when a woman stops getting her monthly periods, but can only be confirmed once a woman has gone 12 months without her menses.

This is not a disease but an age-related biological process. During menopause, there is a fluctuation in various hormone levels that result in the cessation of menses (women stop having their period). Generally, all women experience an increase in insulin resistance, fat around the belly, and increase in cholesterol (1). So, let’s see how that compares with women with PCOS. Women with PCOS differ in reproductive hormones past menopause.

Hirsutism symptoms such as unwanted hair growth and balding worsen with age. The most important findings are that metabolic parameters worsen in overweight women with PCOS, increasing their risk for life-long health issues beyond menopause. PCOS is a condition that has long been looked at as a women’s reproductive issue. It has also been unfortunately labeled as an infertility condition.

In actuality, it’s a complex endocrine disorder that affects the entire body. Many people believe that PCOS will go away at menopause, or that having a hysterectomy will cure it.

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Treatment for women with PCOS should ultimately address (1) chronic anovulation, (2) androgen excess, (3) insulin resistance, and (4) lipid abnormalities, if present.

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from Swanson’s Family Medicine Review E-Book
by Alfred F. Tallia, Joseph E. Scherger, Nancy Dickey
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

PCOS is characterized by infertility, hirsutism, obesity (in approximately half of those affected), and various menstrual disturbances ranging from amenorrhea to irregular vaginal bleeding (Table 43.2).

“Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics E-Book” by Nader Rifai
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Treatment of women with PCOS should ultimately address (1) chronic anovulation, (2) androgen excess, (3) insulin resistance, and (4) lipid abnormalities, if present.

“Swanson's Family Medicine Review E-Book” by Alfred F. Tallia, Joseph E. Scherger, Nancy Dickey
from Swanson’s Family Medicine Review E-Book
by Alfred F. Tallia, Joseph E. Scherger, Nancy Dickey
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Women with untreated PCOS are at greater risk of having irregular ovulation and periods because of higher­than­normal levels of testosterone and LH.

“What to Expect: Before You're Expecting” by Sharon Mazel, Heidi Murkoff
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by Sharon Mazel, Heidi Murkoff
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

In other studies, PCOS patients treated with metformin alone showed improvement in acne and hirsutism score, restarted normal menstrual cycles, some fulfilled their wish to conceive when previously unsuccessful, and attained a decrease of insulin, glucose, and androgen levels.

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by Christos C. Zouboulis, Andreas D. Katsambas, Albert M. Kligman
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014

PCOS is characterized by anovulation with varying degrees of menstrual irregularity and infertility; hyperandrogenism with hirsutism, acne, male pattern of hair loss, and obesity; polycystic ovaries; and hyperinsulinemia with insulin resistance.

“Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States” by Sheila Grossman
from Porth’s Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States
by Sheila Grossman
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2013

In other cases, the desire for pregnancy may promote an infertile woman to seek treatment for PCOS, or irregular menses and amenorrhea may cause women to seek therapy.

“Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 3: Endocrinology, including the Adrenal and Thyroid Systems, Metabolic Endocrinology, and the Reproductive Systems” by Jill Stansbury
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Chelsea Green Publishing, 2019

Does PCOS affect menopause?

“Endocrine Secrets E-Book” by Michael T. McDermott
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Some PCOS patients may develop endometrial hyperplasia (and rarely low-grade endometrial adenocarcinoma at an early age) due to anovulation with excessive ovarian follicular secretion of oestradiol and absence of progesterone secretion.

“Oxford Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology” by Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, William Ledger, Stergios Doumouchtsis, Lynette Denny
from Oxford Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
by Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, William Ledger, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2019

The long-term consequences of PCOS include irregular uterine bleeding, anovulatory infertility, androgen excess, chronically elevated levels of free estrogen associated with an increased risk of endometrial cancer, and insulin resistance associated with an increased risk of CVD and diabetes mellitus.

“Williams Textbook of Endocrinology E-Book” by Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S. Polonsky, P. Reed Larsen, Henry M. Kronenberg
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by Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S. Polonsky, et. al.
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Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (877) 492-3666

Biography: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/kutluk_oktay/
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  • I’m a Pcos patient and your workout is very helpful to me and I need more videos about Pcos exercise to get rid from Pcos as soon as possible plz do some other videos for Pcos patients… Thank you so much for this…

  • I have never in my life given room to any talk or ideas about herbs. I see herbs as hazardous substance and so I abhor any talk about herbs…I am a lady who have being trying to conceive for many years. I was told by doctor that I have block fallopian tube n fibroid. Ever since then I have been taking drugs all to no avail.. My story changed when a friend introduced me to dr unuayan that heals using herbs. I was not fully in support of the idea but I just had to give it a trial since I have been on drugs. I personally gave up on TTC. I contacted the dr unuayan and he said he strictly believe in the use of herbs for treatment such as fibroid, PCOS, block tube,ovarian cyst etc.. I asked him some question basically how he got to know about herbs.. He told me his brief history how he got his knowledge of herbs from his late father and promise me that I will return thanking him..I order for the herbs which he sent to me through a DHL courier company he gave me instruction on how to be taking the herbs. and today I thank God it works for me… I am a mother of a baby boy. I’m simply testifying over my breakthrough. What an how I did to conceive after years of struggling.on whatsapp+2348134647497

  • Please mujhy pani ki theliyan btai hain ovaries me mujhy btaden koi home remedy please mujhy 4 years hogaye Ek baar bhi conceive nai kiya

  • I was extremely sceptical when I saw people commenting that they got their periods back with help from the exercise but after doing it myself for a month, almost everyday, as well as fixing up my diet, I FINALLY got my first period ever without hormone balancing pills! Thank you so so so so much Lucy!

  • Mem mujhe pcod h meri umar 27 h mujhe mc 3.se 4 manth me hoti h kbhi to teblet lene se hoti h meri shadi ko 9 saal ho chuke h plz mri help kre me pregnant bhi nhi hoti mere olad bhi nhi h cepakp krya tha to Dr ne bola h tumhar eeg nhi banta.

  • Salam dr me ksa ����me hoti ho mare age 47 hi 2moth tak period nahi ay ahb aya hi tohri tohri arahi hi 8dan ho gya hain kya ya menopause ho raha please batay dr sahba

  • Hey lucy..I am doing these exercises from 2 weeks and I have been noticing some symptoms of getting my period from 3-4 days but it’s not coming in proper way…..I am scarred, period would come or not……please help me out……..Mam whoever is doing these exercises please help me out………please reply

  • Hello I have irregular periods like 2 3 time in a month, can I do this exercise to make my periods should be 1 time in a month please guide me I’m in depression how can I get rid of double triple periods in a month

  • Thankyou soo much for this video lucy!!
    I had been taking medications for pcos for the past 4-5 months of heavy dose with ovarian stimulants.I had even gained a lot of weight like more than 10 kg in a span of 6 months because of the hormones…I came across this exercise of lucy and it has done wonders!
    For all the girls in doubt just do it…I did it for a month with medication,and after that the next month I was only dependent on this exercise and a few other 7 min ones and I have seen such a difference!!I have lost around 7kg in the past 4and half months,my periods are regular,my acne have reduced,my inches have reduced,I am energetic!
    Once again thankyou soo much!!����

  • This was great Lucy! I will do this along with your Prevent Weight Gain Through Menopaus video as well. This is the 7th video that I have done this morning. Short and sweet!

  • This actually works! My period was 4 weeks late and did this only once and felt cramps the next day and the day after my period arrived.

  • if somebody tried this recently, please let me know if it worked out ive tried multiple workouts but i cant stick to any because i dont see any changes. also wholewheat is a big part of my diet as it is a staple in my country. please let me know if whote wheat bread(chappati) is good for pcos? please help ill be really grateful

  • Hi Lucy, I just love all ur workout videos. I regret why I didn’t find ur videos few years back. Better late than never. Im doing ur workouts without fail without losing interest. Esp pcos, arm, belly fat, 20 mins total body workout. Please upload more videos for PCOS. I’m suffering from pcos and I’m finding it difficult to lose weight. That would be more helpful.

  • Thank you so so muchhh. I did this exercise everyday in a month… and now I’m pregnant after waiting for 1 year with my messy period schedule. Luvvv ������

  • This exercise has been very effective on PCOS. Thank you for this video Lucy! I am definitely recommending everyone suffering from PCOS to try out this video.!

  • is it good for PCOD As well, I have been suffering from irregular periods from last 2 years, Sometimes I dont get my periods for 4-5 months, sometimes i bleed for more than 15 days, I have consulted a gynac last year and since taking medicines, Only because of medicines I am getting my periods else not. my doctor suggested me to loose weight but its very difficult to loose weight when you have PCOD.

  • I have a genuine doubt.. what’s peculiar with this exercise that it is useful in PCOS? Won’t any exercise of Lucy like those 7 min challenges for bellyfat etc. Would be helpful for the same?

  • I have issues with mensuration and weight starting to build in my stomach, but what I’ve notice doing your exercises is that my swelling goes down. I would swell about 5-10lbs a day. I’m still doing these 1.5 weeks in but I notice that immediately. I’m on spirolactone currently and I hope to get off it by losing weight and leveling my testosterone levels which last time I checked was 62.

  • Thank you for the video Deborah ��
    I was the one who requested it.
    Just a quick question my grandmother died of breast cancer at 47, her sister currently has breast cancer at 93, and my mother is just over a year post mastectomy for stage 2 breast cancer am I allowed to take bio identical hormones?
    Thanks for the great and informative video ��

  • Hi thank you so much!!! 6 months back, I took a scan for periods irregularity and scan showed PCOS. After following your exercises and diet plans, my periods became regular. I took a scan this time and there were no cysts!!! ��Yay!!! Thank you very very very much ☺️angel��

  • Thank you lucy for such an incredible video….love u tons….I got my period back after 2 weeks doing your exercises…u are such a saviour ����������������

  • I am in menopause and have been exercising since i was 21. Used to go to the gym, do aerobics etc….now i workout at home using youtube videos mainlky doing weight workouts. Just wondering if your short workouts will be just as beneficial to someone like me who usually spends 1/2 hour to 1 hour exercising 3 times per week.

  • This definitely works! I am from the Philippines and since we are on lockdown and cannot go to my OB to get meds to induce period (since I haven’t had my period for the last 2 months), I decided to try this and got my period after 1 month of doing this without any meds ������

  • Hi mam, I am an ardent follower of you �� my daughter also likes your videos and would like to take your guidance on workouts. So, I would like to request you to post a video on home workouts for teens/ pre teen girls. Thank you and god bless. You inspire a lot of people throughout the world!!!

  • Hi Lucy, thanks you ��, my period is come after three days, May I know, If I am still in the period now, do I have to continue doing this exercise? Or after period is finish, only continue?

  • This work out is so awesome.. I didn’t get my periods for three months and nothing worked.. i did this just three times and got it! Thank you Lucy.. ❤️

  • AoA mam myje steroids lene ki wha se 8 years se perioda ni atw age 30 years h unmarried hu…fsh test krwaya h to 197.75 aya h..or uterus ka size b chota hogya h. kia periods thik ho skte han dubara se mam plzzz te bta den..thank you

  • Hi….plz answer…i have hormonal imbalance from last 4,5 months…from last two months i m on birth control pills for regulations of my periods i got periods every months but with floody flow and needs medicines to stop my periods….can this workout help me to regulate my periods….

  • I have been having irregular periods and have been exercising every damn day… Im gonna try this from tomorrow…but would love it if people who have already tried it tell me their experience:) would help me really well��

  • Can someone tell me what the best time to do this exercise?:( i have a problem with my period:( it’s been 4 months im not get my period:(. Sorry for my bad english:(

  • Thank you so much for making this video, I am facing this pcod pblm from 1yr, I had more tablets, if I have tablets then I wil get my periods, if I stop having tablets then I wil not get my periods. From past 3months I didnt get my periods. Finally I have seen this video and tried after 10 days I got my periods. Thank you so much hhhh mam.

  • Hi Lucy, it’s gr8 to see that there is a workout for PCOS issue too. Just wanted your advice on how to reduce bloating as it is pretty much a major issue women with PCOS face

  • lucy i am really thankful for u..as I am doing ur seven minute and ths pcos workout too..I am 2 inches down.I am 55 kgs.I havent get periods for 3.5 months..I have been doing ths workout for 15 days now..can u tell me how much it will take to become normal

  • I have pcod and gain weight of 20 kg within 6 months and I am hungry after every 2 to 3 hours..please need your advice…does this exercise help to reduce hunger as well

  • Plz maam mjy b reply karin my age is 27 year old i am single mjy last 7 year sy irregular periods hain mjy pcos hy mi boht c doc k pas gai hu Glucophage 500 mg leti hu mjy regular period hoty hain jis month ye medicine ni leti mjy ni hoty

  • asalam o alikum Mam,I m pcod patient,my age is 30 years,I m married,my weight is 112,please help me to conceive baby naturally,I have no baby,your fees is to costly I can’t afford it,please consession in it,I live in karachi please tell me diet to loose my weight,and conceive baby naturally.

  • Hi Lucy…i m really thankful to you..your trick works on me…i m suffering in pcod for many years..many workout yoga i have tried but that was not fully worked..but since i started your workout i loose much fat..and also back my period..but not on time..its okk..thank you for sharing your trick..lots of love..god bless you..and please upload some stretching video…

  • Thank you lucy.. thank you so so much for these exercises.. I had pcod for almost 7 years.. and even after lot of medicines and all I was not getting my periods without pills.. finally I saw this before 3 days and I just did only for two days and now I got my periods.. just surprised totally, as doctors said pcos cannot be cured.. I’m so happy and thank u so much.. hope it gets regular for me.. and I’ll follow ur exercise too… Thanks a lot��

  • I don’t knw i have pcod or not but my periods stopped for 3 months & then i decided to do this excise aftr doing it for 1 month i got my periods & thn i continued doing this now i hav regular periods thanx for this video

  • Thank you very much:-) your videos are awesome and you are a great inspiratio n for me. My periods are getting regular. Thank you very very very much☺️

  • i have problem that my periods come 2 to 3 times in single month, it is also consider as a part of PCOS and harmonies irregularity, can i do this exercise or not???

  • Hi lucy, I enjoy doing your workouts. They target not just the main muscles but also flush blood flow to our pelvic area. I’d like to know can we do your workouts if trying to conceive.

  • Love love love love!! I used to get this acnes because of the hormonal imbalance and this workout saved my life. But one question? Can we do this twice a day?

  • This one is absolutely amazing… magical 6 mins workout… it really works for me.. highly recommend.. I got my period within 2 weeks with this workout.. loving it. Thank you Lucy..

  • Hi everyone i am Diagnosed offically with pcos back in 2012 and ever since i am on hormone pills and i wanted to ask if i can Do this aswell or doesnt it make any sense while still taking pills..? What is your recommandations?? Thanks in advance ��