Will losing weight help reverse PCOS

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Registered: 02-18-2013
Will losing weight help reverse PCOS
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Sun, 04-21-2013 - 11:15am

Will losing weight help reverse the effects of PCOS?

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 12:28pm

I do not see anything from research that says PCOS is reversible through weight lose, it appears that weight gain tends to be a symptom of PCOS, not the other way around. 

http://www.livestrong.com/article/416119-can-losing-weight-reverse-pcos/

but here were two interesting articles that do give some natural approaches to help PCOS sufferers:

http://www.polycystic-ovary-syndrome-guide.com/natural-cures.html

http://simplehomemade.net/living-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-and-treating-it-naturally/

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Registered: 01-08-2011
Sun, 08-04-2013 - 11:09pm

I've lost 105 lbs, and I've experienced a significant lessening of symptoms of PCOS: no new skin tags (which used to reappear not long after having them removed); slower, less thick reappearance of unwanted hair; slower hair loss on head; regular cycles & cramping way less severe....I think it all goes together.