PCOS and Your Thyroid

Hello Everyone,

Thyroid Treatment Success Secret #16

PCOS- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

There have been studies that show that PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, can trigger Hashimoto’s Disease.  PCOS is a common female hormone disorder.  It affects 5-10 percent of menstruating women, and it is one of the most common causes of infertility.  PCOS symptoms include the inability to lose weight, hair loss, fatigue after meals, hormone imbalances, and sugar cravings.  Do these symptoms sound familiar?  They sound like a thyroid patietn, dont they?

Using blood chemistry tests, PCOS can be identified by insulin resistance.  Again, insulin resistance is a blood glucose level of 100-126.  This is a fasting blood glucose level.  PCOS is also indicated by elevated triglycerides and cholesterol, especially IF THE TRIGLYCERIDES ARE HIGHER THAN THE CHOLESTEROL LEVELS.

INsuline resistance is a condition in which the body cells become resistant to insulin due to a high-carbohydrate diet, which leads to excess testosterone production, and this leads to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.  As testosterone levels rise, the cells become further resistant to insulin, and it is a slow downward spiral. Cell resistance to insulin in turn promotes testosterone elevation, which continues that downward spiral.

Insulin resistance also promotes inflammation and immune system problems, which predispose the person to an autoimmune disease.  You factor in all of this with Hashimoto’s, and, now, can you see why it is important to address Polysystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) when addressing thyroid conditions?

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Have a great day,

Dr. Price


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