Zinc is an important nutrient for women’s health and is effective treatment for acne, PCOS, period pain, and many other periods problems.
To treat PCOS, you need to know what’s driving it. In other words, you need to know the different types of PCOS.
You could have insulin-resistant PCOS, post-pill PCOS (which is temporary), inflammatory PCOS, or the far less common adrenal PCOS.
The hormonal weight gain of PCOS, menopause, and some types of birth control is caused by a combination of insulin resistance and androgen excess.
Here’s what you need to know.
What is the difference between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hypothalamic amenorrhea?
PCOS is the condition of androgen excess when all other causes of androgen excess have been ruled out. It can be associated with irregular periods or no periods.
Hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) is the loss of periods due to undereating. It can also present with mild acne or facial hair.