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1) i'm 26, unmarried,suffering from pcod which was diagnosed at september, 2020.i'm facing acne & thinning of hair problems which are very depressing for me. My period is also irregular. I have already taken antibiotics with tretinoin but nothing so much improvement. What should I do for acne, acne spots & scars? Can I use niacinamide & salicylic based product? 2) how long should pill take for unmarried pcos patient? Are there any long term side effects of pill & metformin?

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For acne and spots follow these herbal combinations sootshekhar ras 1 tablet twice a day bhringraj avleh 10 gm twice a day.
You can go for tab yasmin ocps which are also helpful in acne. Continue healthy lifestyle and avoid very oily foods. There are no contraindications for the drugs you mentioned in pcod. You can take the pill upto 35 years of age after which the low estrogen ocps can be taken till 40. Both metformin and pills are highly beneficial in pcod with no severe long term side effects.
Pcod/pcos is a common hormonal disorder in women which can lead to weight gain and irregular periods. While most women depend on pills to deal with it, these simple changes in your lifestyle will help you deal with the condition in a better way. 1.Nutritional approach: deficiency of micronutrients contributes to insulin insensitivity and compromise ovarian function. So, 1. Don't take tea empty stomach. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of plain water first thing in the morning (preferably within 10 mins of waking up). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 2. Don't overeat 3. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. U should eat whatever your mother or grandparent eat in bfast. I mean to say whatever is your traditional food. If punjabi eat paratha, if belongs to south then take idli/ dosa etc. 4. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, seasonal fruit (eat whole fruit not juice), a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. Take simple food like rice n dal in dinner. 6. Avoid fast foods n fried foods7. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 8. Drink lot of water9. Everyday preferably sleep on same time10. Maintain active life style2. Exercise strategies: regular workouts are non-negotiable. They are essential to burn off fat stores for hormonal balance and regular ovulation. You should join a gym for weight training. Do it 2-3 times a week with at least 48 hours in between 2 sessions. Other days you can do cardio exercises like yoga, cycling, swimming etc. Till lock down do suryanamaskar. sleep: adequate sleep is non-negotiable too. Sleeping at a more or less fixed time every day and for an adequate number of hours is a prerequisite to keep hormones in sync. 4. De-stress yourself: love yourself more than anyone else, prioritize your health, learn to say no, take time out to exercise and relax. Pursue your favorite activities, learn a new skill, and never ignore your body signals. For this homeopathic treatment is very effectivefor details consult online.
Hello! these symptoms are known to happen due to excess of testosterone that is male hormone levels in the blood. First line treatment is lifestyle management- try losing atleast 5 percent of weight so that it will decrease all symptoms and make periods also regular. Next step would be to start on oral contraceptive pills. This will maintain the hormone levels in your blood and cause cyclical bleeding, decrease acne. These pills have very small doses of the hormones and usually doesn't cause any major effect in long term. You can try for 3-6 cycles.
based on your history oral contraceptive pills to delay is a period can be used as long as 10 years also but if you are planning for pregnancy then you have to stop oral contraceptive pills and use ovulation induction drugs instead if you are not having a regular period
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