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 your functional type of PCOS.

You could have insulin-resistant PCOS, post-pill PCOS (which is temporary), inflammatory PCOS, or the far less common adrenal PCOS. These are functional types of PCOS based on the underlying physiological driver.

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What If You Have Both PCOS and Endometriosis?

pcos and endometriosisPCOS and endometriosis are two very different conditions but they’re also very common. It’s possible to have both PCOS and endometriosis at the same time and that can make for some pretty tricky diagnosis and treatment.

Here’s what you need to know.

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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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