What’s the Difference between PCOS and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea?

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 resistanceDesserts and high-dose fructose can be a problem for health, especially if you have insulin resistance.

With my patients, I don’t 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 them to avoid all desserts and dessert-type foods including dried fruit like dates. They can still have whole fruit.

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Are You Eating Enough to Get a Period?

keto period or amenorrheaLost your period? You might just need to eat more. (A lot more.)

Losing your period to under-eating (or under-eating carbs) is called hypothalamic amenorrhea and is common, particularly in women younger than 30.

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