EPO for PCOS (Evening Primrose Oil for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)



Evening Primrose Oil

Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome who are trying to conceive are willing to do just about anything for the joyous occasion of seeing a positive pregnancy test. 

Luckily, there are some relatively simple ways to get started treating your PCOS without any dangerous drugs or side effects. Keep in mind that PCOS should be treated and without treatment, serious long term health risks may occur. However, in the short run, there are a few ways to deal with the hormonal imbalance that may help rectify the PCOS and help you conceive.

One option is EPO, evening primrose oil. This particular oil, when taken by women, can help balance the levels of estrogen and progesterone in the woman’s body. PCOS is known as a hormonal imbalance, so any kind of supplement that helps restore the balance between female hormones is worth trying.

Many women with PCOS have a ratio of estrogen to progesterone that is elevated. The easiest way to determine if you are suffering from this hormonal imbalance is by taking a saliva test that is capable of measuring hormone levels.

Women looking for this type of test should first visit a holistic medical doctor or naturopathic physician. It should be accompanied by blood testing to ensure that the results are considered as a whole rather than in part.

Some women may be taking Glucophage (Metformin) for their PCOS, and there does not appear to be any problem taking Glucophage in addition to evening primrose oil.

However, it is prudent to talk with your doctor first to ensure that is the case before you begin mixing any drugs. Remember, too, that you can conceive with PCOS. It just might take some time to restore your body’s hormonal balance!





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