PCOS Specialist Perrysburg OH

By and large, the most common reason for persistent irregularity is PCOS. Characterized by an excessive amount of estrogen and androgen (male hormone), coupled with insulin resistance, PCOS leads to anovulation (failure to release an egg from the ovary) and irregular menses.

Renee E Mason, MD
(419) 891-6201
660 Beaver Creek Cir
Maumee, OH
Business
Maumee Ob/Gyn Associates Inc
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Richard Bruce Markwood
(419) 872-3201
1103 Village Square Dr
Perrysburg, OH
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Vitauts Joseph Karnitis, MD
(419) 291-8830
Perrysburg, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1987

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Andrew J Croak
(419) 893-7134
625 Gibbs St
Maumee, OH
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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William Joseph Moran, MD
(419) 382-1306
2251 Townley Rd
Toledo, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1958

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Jeffrey Marc Judis, MD
(419) 475-0001
1103 Village Square Dr
Perrysburg, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1991

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(419) 872-3201
1103 Village Square Dr
Perrysburg, OH
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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(419) 872-3201
1103 Village Square Dr
Perrysburg, OH
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Melvin Croak, DO
(419) 893-7134
5757 Monclova Rd Ste 1
Maumee, OH
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1968

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1661 Holland Rd Ste 200
Maumee, OH
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1992

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Irregular Periods

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Teraona Low Dog, MD, is the director of the fellowship for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

A.First off, keep in mind that regular is relative. Many women believe that if their periods don’t come every 28 days, something is wrong with them. But if you have a consistent cycle of 35 or even 40 days, that’s normal for you. That said, roughly 30 percent of women have irregular periods at some point, and some fluctuation is fine—during puberty, perimenopause, and after pregnancy or breast-feeding. Even women with regular menses can skip a cycle now and then due to stress, travel, or other hiccups in their routine, and it’s nothing to worry about.

But if you’re going months without menstruating or feel like you never know when your period will come, that’s irregular. If you haven’t already, you should see your doctor and get checked for abnormalities that could affect your cycle—hormonal imbalances caused by a thyroid problem and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are the most common. Even tiny disruptions in prolactin, cortisol, or other hormones can disrupt a woman’s menstrual cycle. An overactive thyroid can cause scant or absent periods, while an underactive thyroid can lead to irregular cycles with heavy bleeding.

By and large, the most common reason for persistent irregularity is PCOS. Characterized by an excessive amount of estrogen and androgen (male hormone), coupled with insulin resistance, PCOS leads to anovulation (failure to release an egg from the ovary) and irregular menses. Women with PCOS may have cysts (typically small and benign) on their ovaries, acne, and excessive hair growth on the chin or upper lip; they may also be overweight, obese, or have difficulty getting pregnant. It also increases your risk for developing estrogen-driven cancers (breast and uterine), heart disease, and diabetes due to long-term exposure to high levels of insulin.

Sounds serious, but you can get your cycle back on track (and even treat PCOS) with diet, exercise, weight management, and herbs.
Healthy diet, healthy cycle
Eating the right foods and supplementing for optimal nutrient absorption can help you get regular. Some guidelines:
Follow a low-glycemic, low-fat diet, and reduce your intake of refined carbohydrates. This helps to reduce insulin resistance—one of the main drivers of anovulation and hormone imbalance—and is especially important if you have PCOS.
Take a multivitamin, and make sure you get the daily requirements for calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D. While these supplements won’t correct your menstrual irregularity, studies show that women with infrequent, irregular periods may be at greater risk for osteoporosis later in life.
Take an iron supplement with vitamin C (to enhance iron absorption) if your doctor says you’re anemic. If you bleed heavily or for longer than the normal three to five days, you may be at risk for anemia.

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