20 Oct 2021
What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and What Can You Do About It?
20 Oct 2021
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome affects approximately 1/10 women in Canada, making it one of the most common endocrine conditions affecting women. So what is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and what can you do about it? I will answer just that in this short and sweet blog post!
What is PCOS?
PCOS is characterized as having at least two of the following symptoms:
- Irregular or absent menstrual cycles
- Signs or symptoms of high androgens (male hormones) such as acne, scalp hair loss, or excess hair growth on the face and body
- Cysts on your ovaries
PCOS is a complex constellation of signs and symptoms that involve the endocrine and metabolic system. The good news is that the management of symptoms does not need to be complex, and can be well managed with the proper integrative approach!
What can you do about it?
The cause of PCOS is multifactorial including genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. Due to this we use a multifactorial approach when coming up with a treatment plan based on a thorough assessment of the root cause of your PCOS symptoms.
If you suspect you may have PCOS, or have a recent diagnoses you can work with a Naturopathic Doctor, like myself, to create the right plan to help you feel your best.
A Naturopathic Doctor can help you with the management of any the following goals:
- Regulating your menstrual cycles
- Optimizing fertility
- Managing acne
- Improving hair loss
- Managing excess facial hair growth
- Weight Loss
- Gaining control of your metabolic health
- Reducing inflammation
- Gaining a deeper understanding of your hormonal health
PCOS can be managed by using a combination of lifestyle and nutrition modification, nutraceuticals, supplements and medication when needed. If you are interested in learning more about how an Naturopathic Doctor can support you, book a free 15 minute meet and greet with Dr. Daniela Jesin at Natural Choice Medical Clinic in Guelph.
I look forward to supporting you in your health journey.
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