Coming 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.
Every time I tweet my concern about women losing their periods to a low carb or keto diet, I get a lot of angry responses.
“It’s purely anecdotal,” men explain to me. “There is no known mechanism, so it must not really be happening.”
Except it is really happening. Ask anyone who works with young menstruating women. Or not menstruating, as the case may be.
If you suffer hair loss, facial hair (hirsutism), or acne, then you know all about androgen excess or high male hormones.
You may have been given the diagnosis of PCOS but there are actually several different reasons for androgen excess in women.
Sometimes a patient tells me she had only a salad for dinner. Or, even more puzzling: A green smoothie.
I could never do that. I’m tired at the end of the day. I’m hungry. I need a substantial dinner such as roast chicken with potatoes, vegetables, and butter. I honestly cannot imagine sitting down with just a cold green salad.
I don’t think I’m different from other women. Women get hungry. Women need food.