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Question: Do you have any recommendations for life style changes to eliminate an ovarian cyst?

Answer: Ovarian cysts must be evaluated and followed by a doctor. Simple or functional (normal) cysts, will resolve on their own without any lifestyle changes. Other ovarian cysts may need to be surgically removed. That said, I am a firm believer that stress can increase the production of benign ovarian cysts through interference with ovulation and normal menstrual cycles. So if you are leading a stress filled life, find time in each day to de-stress, breathe, and meditate. Get rid of any excess “garbage” in your life. Life is too short. --Dr. Hilda

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