PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS is a hormonal condition associated with infrequent periods and often with excess hair growth, oily skin, acne and infertility. This condition has also been called Stein-leventhal syndrome but is now more accurately referred to as persistent lack of ovulation (anovulation). The syndrome has been called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome because the ovaries are often filled with many small cysts, the remnants of eggs that failed to ovulate.

PCOS is caused by an imbalance in the hormones (chemical messengers) in your brain and your ovaries. Many women also have higher than normal levels of insulin from the pancreas. PCOS usually happens when the LH levels or the insulin levels are too high, which results in extra testosterone production by the ovary.

Symptoms of PCOS

Irregular or absent periods

  • Acne vulgaris
  • Tendency to hirsutism.g. more body/facial hair or male pattern hair loss
  • Tendency to being overweight

Complications of PCOS:

  • Precancerous and cancerous changes inside the uterus
  • Infertility
  • Increased rate of miscarriage
  • Insulin resistance that could lead to type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High level of blood cholesterol, and triglyceride
  • Cardiovascular disease

When working with PCOS patients, the goals are:

  1. To normalize the female hormonal imbalances so patients can regain their ovulatory cycles and hopefully ability to get pregnant
  2. To protect the uterus from developing pre-cancerous changes
  3. To treat insulin resistance and preventing type II diabetes
  4. To protect cardiovascular health

All above goals can be achieved by using holistic, natural and safe modalities, designed to address the root cause of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

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