A hysterectomy is a common surgical procedure among women. In fact, one in three women in the United States will have a hysterectomy by age 60.1 Conventional doctors will typically recommend a hysterectomy for women with cervical or endometrial cancer, uterine fibroids, and/or endometriosis.
A total hysterectomy is the removal of both the uterus and the cervix. Sometimes
a partial hysterectomy is performed to remove only the uterus. One or both
ovaries and the fallopian tubes are often removed at the same time a hysterectomy
Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) might assume that a hysterectomy
or a oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries) is an appropriate treatment for
their condition, but it usually is a last resort. The name, Polycystic
Ovarian Syndrome, could imply the syndrome is a result of damaged ovaries.
If you followed this line of thought, then it would make sense
that if a woman had a hysterectomy and her ovaries were removed, the
syndrome would go away. However, PCOS is much more than just a syndrome
that affects the ovaries. A hysterectomy or an oophorectomy might not cure
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome because the cause of PCOS is related to hormone
and metabolic issues that might not be helped by removing the reproductive organs.3
on your medical history, a hysterectomy for PCOS might be risky because
of obesity, heart disease, or diabetes. And, if the ovaries are removed,
then one would experience instant menopause.1 It is important to weigh
the possible benefits with the associated risks of a hysterectomy. Risks
can include heavy blood loss, bowel injury, bladder injury, anesthesia
problems (such as breathing or heart problems), and the need to change an abdominal
incision during surgery.
PCOS Can Lead to Serious Medical Conditions
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is associated with a number of serious medical
conditions. Women with PCOS who have absent or irregular periods are at
increased risk for endometrial cancer.4 According to a 2006 study from
the University of California there is increasing evidence that the glandular
and metabolic abnormalities in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome have complex
effects on the endometrium, including endometrial dysfunction, infertility,
increased miscarriage rate, endometrial hyperplasia (abnormal cell growth),
and endometrial cancer. If left untreated, PCOS can lead to increased risk
of endometrial cancer and removal of the ovaries and uterus.5 Hormonal
treatments can lower this risk.4
Insulite Health urges you to be proactive and take action now to improve your health and
lessen your risk of a serious medical condition. We stress that the solution
is not to go out and get a hysterectomy to minimize your risk of endometrial
cancer or lessen your PCOS symptoms. A better approach is to start re-balancing
your hormones with diet, exercise, targeted nutritional supplements
and personalized support, the very elements of the Insulite PCOS System.
"I have been on the Insulite PCOS System for two months
and I have noticed some very welcome changes!
I am getting better quality sleep, I do not wake and toss and turn and have disturbing dreams, and I wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated.
My acne has improved, my face is not inflamed, my complexion is more even toned
and not as greasy. I have found my food cravings have dropped dramatically! I find I
sometimes forget to eat because I no longer feel ravenously hungry all the time!
My cravings for sweets have diminished and if I do find myself hungry and in danger of
eating a delicious-looking Mr.Goodbar, I pop a breath mint in and the craving goes away!" [more]
"Thank you for being so informative. I'm always amazed about the
little known facts you make available. I'm doing my best to lose weight and live a healthier life." [more]
JM West Hartford, CT
"I have been on the Insulite PCOS System for six or so weeks and have noticed a considerable
decrease in food cravings; I have lost 15 pounds; I am having fewer migraines; and I have better control over
my blood sugar. I am 48 years old and have suffered with PCOS for 20 years, getting
almost no relief from conventional medical treatment.
In contrast, taking the Insulite nutritional supplements, combined with a low carb/low glycemic index eating plan and regular
exercise is really doing the trick for me."
The Insulite PCOS System is not intended to be medical treatment, nor is
information on this website intended to be a substitute for the advice or
care of a health-care practitioner. The Insulite PCOS System is a combination
of nutritional supplementation and lifestyle programs intended to help individuals better
manage their health and wellbeing. Consult a health-care practitioner
before beginning the Insulite PCOS System. Because of ongoing research, clinical
experience, and the rapid accumulation of information relating to the
subject matter discussed on this website, the website's users are advised to
carefully review and evaluate the information on this website and continue to expand
and broaden their knowledge of new information as it becomes available on
this website and elsewhere. The use or application of the information
contained on this website is at the sole discretion and risk of the user.
Since June 2008, Insulite Laboratories and Insulite Health has supported more than 2.4 million women through the Insulite PCOS System, through this website, through emails providing information and support, through consultations with our Consulting & Advisory Team, through telephone conference calls, through online webinars, through published articles, and most recently, through social media community building and support efforts. Insulite Laboratories and Insulite Health are singularly dedicated to improving the lives of women with PCOS and conditions resulting from Insulin Resistance.
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MB, Danbury, CT
"I am thankful to Insulite Labs
for such a wonderful plan for individuals with PCOS. I have been on the
Insulite PCOS System for 10 days and I have already noticed some physical
changes – including reduced acne and body weight". more