PCOS | Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a hormonal disorder that affects around 11% of women of reproductive age. Research suggests that certain genes and environmental factors may be involved in the development of PCOS.

What is PCOS?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition of poorly regulated or imbalanced levels of hormones and insulin in the female body. It can affect the menstrual cycle, body weight, fertility, blood pressure, mental health and can be related to complications with skin, acne and hair growth.

Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

PCOS symptoms often appear following the first few period cycles during puberty. Women and girls with PCOS may have irregular periods and either shorter, lighter or heavier than typical. Women with PCOS can experience difficulty conceiving.

With PCOS, the ovaries may produce high levels of androgen / testosterone. This can interfere with ovulation. This means that eggs don’t develop on a regular basis and aren’t released from the follicles where they develop.

Excess androgen also can result in excess facial and body hair called hirsutism and in some cases, acne.

Insulin is a hormone that the pancreas makes. It allows cells to use glucose from the carbohydrates you eat to make energy.

If cells become resistant to the action of insulin, then blood sugar levels can go up. This can cause your body to make more insulin to try to bring down the blood sugar level.

One sign of insulin resistance is dark patches of skin on the lower part of the neck, armpits, groin or under the breasts. Insulin resistance can cause an increase in appetite and weight gain or difficulty maintaining a healthy BMI.

I went to see Rosanne when my energy levels were very low, I felt fatigued, and had polycystic ovary syndrome. Rosanne addressed these issues in order of importance, within budget and mostly with food and a few core supplements. My energy levels have improved greatly and I have literally seen cysts vanish off my ovaries via a scan after following the treatment plan. I would highly recommend Rosanne.

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Hormonal health / PCOS

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Possible Complications of PCOS

  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Miscarriage or Premature Birth
  • Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Fertility Issues
  • Mental Health Issues

Who is at risk of PCOS?

While any woman can develop PCOS, some groups are more at risk than others. Women with a family medical history of the syndrome have an increased chance of developing it and if your mother or sister has PCOS, you’re two to three times as likely to develop it.

If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol, you’re also at an increased risk.