What is PCOS?
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is a hormonal disorder that commonly affects women between the age of 15 and 44 (reproductive years). It occurs when a woman is producing high amounts of male hormones such as testosterone, and results in the development of cysts on the ovaries.
What are the symptoms of PCOS?
The symptoms of PCOS typically include:
Changes in your menstrual cycle (absent or irregular periods)
Acne or oily skin
High blood sugar (insulin resistance)
Unusual hair growth (hirsutism)
High blood pressure
The symptoms can vary over time and commonly go unnoticed. One result of these symptoms, especially if they occur over a long period, is that they can result in infertility.
What are the first signs of PCOS?
The first signs of PCOS can vary depending on the severity. The most noticeable and alerting symptom will usually be changes in your menstrual cycle. This is commonly what triggers a visit to the doctor.
What is the treatment for PCOS?
Treatments can vary depending on your goals and preferences. It may include:
Anti-inflammatory diet to reduce inflammation
Homeopathic medicines to support detoxification and weight gain
Botanical medicines to balance hormones and control acne
Supplements to reduce blood sugar and blood pressure
How can Bethel Naturopathic Medical help?
Our doctors specialize in the treatment of women’s health disorders using natural approaches. We’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan that is best suited for your symptoms and preferences.
Call us today to get started!