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About PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a widespread and complex condition that’s the leading cause of low female fertility. The main issues are that fewer eggs are released each year, and egg quality is generally lower. Diagnosis is based on three points:

  1. A lack of or irregular ovulation
  2. Abnormal sex hormone levels
  3. Abnormal ovary shape

Three internationally recognised Criteria are used to diagnose PCOS, and the Criteria being used are crucial as one has half the diagnosis rate of the others. Overall, PCOS is one of the most significant fertility issues couples face: 

  • PCOS is the most common non-ovulation cause of infertility
  • About a third of couples in infertility clinics have ovulation issues, and PCOS causes 70-90% of cases
  • It’s estimated that 5 to 10% of women worldwide have PCOS
  • Industrialised countries are affected most, and about 20% of women in the UK have PCOS

Why do some women have PCOS?

A range of factors makes PCOS more likely:

  1. Genetics
  2. Abnormal insulin levels
  3. Abnormal hormone levels
  4. High BMI
  5. Low-grade inflammation
  6. Abnormal development in the womb

Having PCOS makes women more likely to have other medical conditions, including:

  • Insulin resistance
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Depression
  • Metabolic syndrome 
  • Heart disease

Treatment options

Medical treatments for PCOS revolve around drugs, surgery or IVF techniques. 

Natural treatments can reverse PCOS and increase pregnancy rates as well as (or more) effectively than medical options. The researchers at morefertile® have identified products with compelling research to support their use. 

Lifestyle changes, nutrition and herbal combinations form our core recommendations for women with PCOS, which vary depending on personal situation. We have research-backed herbal and nutritional products that:

  • Improve birth rates by 3.9x in overweight women
  • Promote live birth rates 3x greater than taking Clomid
  • Improve Clomid success rates and stop thinning of the womb lining
  • Improve IVF pregnancy and birth rates
  • Reduce gestational diabetes in PCOS women from 54% to 17.4%

Suggested action

The morefertile® message to women who have PCOS is:

  1. There are good natural options that can reverse PCOS
  2. Daughters of PCOS mothers are more likely to have the same condition, and not having PCOS when pregnant breaks this link
  3. Invest in a nutritional assessment of YOUR personal needs if you can

Personal situations vary, and in general, our advice is:

Personal situation Dietary advice Herbs Nutritional
Obese Low-carb or Keto diet PCOS Herbals #1 Food state minerals
Overweight Low-carb diet PCOS Herbals #1 DCI-IPG mixture
Normal weight  Reduced carbs diet PFP Herbals for PCOS, or Black cohosh DCI-IPG mixture
Taking Clomid Reduced carbs diet PCOS Herbal #2 DCI-IPG mixture
Pre-IVF Low-carb diet PCOS Herbals #3 Food state minerals

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