4 Types of PCOS (a Flowchart)

Types of PCOS.

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.

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The Crucial Difference Between Progesterone and Progestins

Progestins versus progesterone.The progestins in hormonal birth control are not progesterone.

Yet, so many journalists and even doctors use the word progesterone when they really mean a progestin drug such as drospirenone, levonorgestrel, or medroxyprogesterone. They are not the same thing.

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Natural Treatment of Menstrual or Hormonal Migraines

menstrual migrainesMenstrual or hormonal migraines are caused by the drop from high to low estrogen. An underlying problem with mast cell activation and high histamine can also play a role.

Magnesium and natural progesterone are the top two natural treatment for migraine prevention. Other strategies include reducing histamine and maybe avoiding gluten. The pill is not a good solution because it can worsen migraines.

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Ovulation Is the Main Event of the Menstrual Cycle

Anovulatory cycles and pill bleeds.A menstrual cycle is, by definition, an ovulatory cycle in which ovulation is the main event and progesterone is made.

Any other kind of bleed is either the breakthrough bleed of an anovulatory cycle or a pill-bleed, which are not real menstrual cycles. 

An ovulatory menstrual cycle consists of a follicular phase and a luteal phase.

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