PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, is an extremely common condition I see in my women’s health based practice.
PCOS can affect not only fertility, but also your body weight, cause unwanted hair growth, acne, and loss of scalp hair. In addition, it causes menstrual health dysfunction like irregularity, lack of menses and infertility.
What many people do not know is that PCOS affects blood sugar regulation which in turn affects fertility and weight gain.
That’s right, sugar intake is a modifiable part of a lifestyle which can help manage this life long condition.
MYTH: PCOS will go away with menopause.
FACT: PCOS does not go away with menopause and in fact women with this condition are at increased risk of heart disease, cancers and diabetes.
What you can do to manage PCOS:
PCOS is a complex condition that needs medical attention. If you believe you have any of the following symptoms it is encouraged that you see your primary healthcare provider.
- Excess body or facial hair growth
- Scalp hair loss
- Irregular menses
- Difficulty losing weight
MYTH: PCOS only affects overweight women
FACT: PCOS affects BOTH overweight and lean women
MYTH: Blood hormone testing is sufficient to test your hormone levels.
FACT: Women with PCOS have variation in symptoms because all women convert hormones differently via enzymatic pathways. Blood testing does NOT measure this crucial aspect of your hormonal health.
Ready to find out more?
The only way of knowing how your body processes hormones is through functional hormone urine testing.
Dr. Jutai recommends functional hormone urine testing for the most complete assessment of women’s hormone health.
As a Naturopathic Doctor, I help women with PCOS to have healthy skin, hair and fertility.
Tips for PCOS
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