Natural infertility treatment regulates periods without meds

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) often struggle with weight gain and infertility. However, conventional treatment options for infertility are not designed for PCOS patients. These treatments are associated with a high failure rate and a high risk of pregnancy complications. In addition, medications such as birth control pills often cause unwanted side effects.

Cleveland Clinic researchers led a study of a fertility treatment tailored to PCOS patients that targeted one of the main causes — insulin resistance. Patients with insulin resistance have high levels of insulin, which suppress ovulation. The goal of the study was to see if the ketogenic diet would improve the outcome of fertility treatments by significantly reducing insulin levels and their harmful effects to the ovaries. Ula Abed Alwahab, MD, leader of the PCOS program within Cleveland Clinic’s Obesity and Weight Management Program, was the principal investigator.

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