Tag Archives: PCOS

Weight loss and exercise may help women with polycystic ovaries-PCOS

Written on October 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Here’s breaking news: weight loss and exercise may help obese women with polycystic ovarian syndrome-PCOS.

As reported on Medical Daily, women with polycystic ovary syndrome, a common condition in women known to cause infertility, could benefit from weight loss and exercise. In a new study conducted by the Endocrine Society, researchers have found the combination of healthy habits could …

Trying to conceive-everyone has advice

Written on September 4, 2015 at 4:03 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

It seems that if you tell anyone that you are trying to conceive you activate their advice-giving gene. That’s true also of writers looking for stories such as in this article from health.com where the author offers six “weird” things that boost your fertility.

According to the article, “If you are trying to get pregnant (or thinking about it), you’re …

Letrozole may be better than Clomid for women with PCOS

Written on June 27, 2015 at 9:52 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Letrozole (Femara) was associated with roughly a 42% increase in the pregnancy rate, compared with clomiphene citrate (Clomid) in infertile women with polycystic ovary syndrome in a double-blind, randomized study.

The pregnancy rate was 61.2% with letrozole versus 43% with clomiphene. There also was a trend toward more live births with letrozole (48.8% vs. 35.4%).

“We now have convincing evidence …

Effects of maternal PCOS on pregnancy and infants

Written on May 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

We are aware that PCOS has effects on one’s health beyond anovulation and associated infertility issues. Now a study claims there may be effects on the the offspring of PCOS mothers.

Maternal polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may have long-lasting adverse health consequences for offspring, according to a study published online May 11 and in the June issue of Obstetrics & …

Understanding PCOS-Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Written on November 25, 2014 at 10:13 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

An article in the November 24th edition of the New York Times highlights the most common hormonal condition that affects women’s reproductive function: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, better known as PCOS.

First described in 1935, PCOS was initially called Stein-Leventhal syndrome, for the two American gynecologists who identified it, Dr. Irving F. Stein Sr. and Dr. Michael L. Leventhal. They recognized …

Unraveling the mystery of PCOS, diabetes, obesity and infertility

Written on January 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

A January 28th article in the Wall Street Journal looks at the latest research into the links between polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), diabetes, obesity and infertility. PCOS, the most common cause of irregular menstrual cycles, largely still remains a mystery. Researchers are trying to better understand the disorder, which is generally defined by an excess production of the hormone testosterone, …

Eating a good breakfast may be important for women with PCOS

Written on October 9, 2013 at 8:36 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

You can’t imagine how many times I see excessive bowel activity on an early morning ultrasound which is a sign of not have eaten for a long time. I often ask, “Did you have breakfast.” The answer is invariably, “No.” I then remind them, “Didn’t your mother tell you that it’s important to eat a good breakfast?”

A new study …

ASRM ABSTRACTS: Exercise helps PCOS women

Written on July 23, 2013 at 10:42 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


Patients frequently ask what they can do …

ASRM ABSTRACT: Vitamin D Levels Correlated to Chance of Live Birth

Written on February 11, 2013 at 8:42 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

This is one of a series of news items from abstracts of studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as complied by Dr. David Meldrum, Scientific Director of Reproductive Partners. We appreciate the enormous amount of work it takes to compile and comment on these abstracts.


Recent interest in Vitamin D as an …

Dr. Wisot Featured in the November 26th issue of STAR Magazine

Written on November 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Dr. Wisot in Star Magazine
RPMG’s Dr. Arthur Wisot was featured answering a reader’s question in  Star Magazine’s “Health-Tips for feeling good in Hollywood” column in its November 26th issue.

In answer to a reader’s question about  Khloe Kardashian’s problem with ovulation, Dr. Wisot responded:

“The most common reason that someone Khloe’s age does not ovulate is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS have …