Ground breaking research: Can PCOS be an autoimmune disease?

This could be a game changer.

I described in my post, “My diagnosis of PCOS is bullshit” how I thought how my PCOS was just a convenient diagnosis. “Currently, the diagnosis of PCOS is typically made using the Rotterdam criteria, which require two of the following three to be present: oligo- or anovulation; clinical and/or biological signs of hyperandrogenism; and detection of polycystic ovaries by ultrasound”.

I was discovered to have: hardly any ovulation, a slightly fluctuating thyroid, and some cysts on my ovaries. I know, how could I deny that I have PCOS, well initially I was a denier and totally thought it was all crap but……

I did a glucose test where they tested how well I tolerate sugar intake, and within the first hour my glucose readings spiked and I remember I was really dizzy. With PCOS there is an increased risk of diabetes.

According to Fiona McCulloch ND, one of the causes of PCOS is because of inflammation and food sensitivity. No one at the fertility clinic EVER asked me about my diet and how much sugar I’m eating or if my diet is balanced.

But what if just simply checking off symptoms there could actually be a test for PCOS?

Groundbreaking Research Representing a Paradigm Shift

“If we had a test, like the one we have for thyroid disease, not only endocrinologists would find that useful but ob-gyns and even primary-care physicians could use it to diagnose the condition earlier and then refer to endocrinologists to let us manage it. It would speed things up,” Dr Dodell told Medscape Medical News”. Moreover, he said that the demonstration of an autoimmune etiology for PCOS is intriguing and a departure from the medical community’s understanding of the condition: “This is the first time I’ve heard this.…It’s paradigm-shifting.”

See study here: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/879642 

Ok, what does this ACTUALLY mean?

  1. They could make a simple blood test that could test for PCSO instead of wasting tons of time trying to figure out what is going on.
  2. It means they can find treatment and maybe even a medical cure.
  3. The medical community may actually become more open to @soulandfertility Eastern influences to treating PCOS.

What needs to happen to make it standard practice?
More research!!!!

Remember, that the first IVF took place just 30 years ago, this is a really new science and we’ve moved so far. There are many unanswered questions, maybe this will answer one?


Resources:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/879642

https://plantingtheseedsbook.wordpress.com/

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