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I am suffering from Pcos. Can I take coffee?


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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am 23 years old female. I have PCOS. I was a heavy coffee drinker before knowing this condition. But I have controlled it. I am taking black coffee once a week. Is it fine to have a coffee when having PCOS?

Answered by Dr. Balakrishnan R


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Coffee is a substance that increases the insulin resistance immediately after consumption. In PCOD, the insulin resistance is high. But having one cup per day will not be very harmful. Usually, PCOD (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is associated with overweight and with a family history of diabetes. You seem to have a lean type of PCOD. Try to have a controlled diet, high protein diet, low cholesterol, fat, and sugar. Avoid eating junk food. Do regular exercise. You may not be gaining weight, but your blood cholesterol may be the culprit. For medical management, take tablet Metformin SR 1000 mg once at night daily. It is used for treating diabetes, but it will reduce insulin resistance. Have a birth control pill like Dronis 30 or Doris or Tarana or Yasmin (contains Drospirenone) cyclically for three to six months. Have the tablets for 21 days and have a break of seven days. Start a new one from the eighth day. Your periods will become regular, and a hormonal balance can be attained.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Balakrishnan R
Dr. Balakrishnan R

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