4 Types of PCOS (a Flowchart)

Types of PCOS

Your diagnosis of PCOS may not mean very much. For one thing, you may have been mistakenly told you have “lean PCOS” when you actually have hypothalamic amenorrhea or are in a temporary post-pill situation.

Or, you may truly have PCOS but not the insulin-resistant type.

Here’s what you need to know about the four types of PCOS. (Full flowchart at the end of the article.)

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Is It PCOS or Hypothalamic Amenorrhea or Both?

is it PCOS or hypothalamic amenorrheaIf you’ve lost your period, you may have noticed that it’s tough to get the right diagnosis.

First, you’re told you have the hormonal condition PCOS, and then you’re told that maybe you don’t. And then you’re told you might have hypothalamic amenorrhea, and now you’re really confused.

This is the blog post for you.

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Why I Ask Some Patients to Quit Desserts

fructose insulin resistanceYes, desserts and high-dose fructose can be a problem for health, but really only if you have insulin resistance.

With my patients, I tend not to worry too much about sugar as long as insulin is normal on a blood test. If insulin is high on a blood test (insulin resistance), I ask my patients to avoid all desserts and dessert-type foods like dates. They can still have whole fruit.

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How to Prevent and Treat Post-Pill Acne

clear skinComing off birth control doesn’t have to be a nightmare for skin. Your skin might have been bad last time you tried to stop the pill but this time will be different. This time, you’ll know about post-pill acne and how to treat it.

Read moreHow to Prevent and Treat Post-Pill Acne

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