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Polycystic ovarian Syndrome 

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disorder that can affect women during their reproductive years. While there are several contributing factors and symptoms associated with PCOS, three important reasons for its development and impact on health are:

  1. Hormonal Imbalance: PCOS is primarily characterized by an imbalance in sex hormones, particularly elevated levels of androgens (male hormones) such as testosterone. This hormonal imbalance disrupts the normal functioning of the ovaries, leading to irregular or absent menstrual periods, the formation of ovarian cysts, and impaired egg maturation and release. These hormonal fluctuations can also cause various physical and emotional symptoms, including acne, hirsutism (excessive hair growth), and mood disturbances.

  2. Insulin Resistance: Many individuals with PCOS also exhibit insulin resistance, which means their cells do not respond effectively to insulin, a hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar levels. As a result, the body produces more insulin to compensate for this resistance, leading to elevated insulin levels in the bloodstream. High insulin levels can further exacerbate the production of androgens and contribute to weight gain, which is a common issue in women with PCOS. Insulin resistance is closely linked to metabolic complications, including type 2 diabetes and obesity.

  3. Genetic and Environmental Factors: While the exact cause of PCOS is not fully understood, genetic and environmental factors play a significant role in its development. There is evidence to suggest that PCOS may run in families, indicating a genetic predisposition. Additionally, environmental factors such as diet, lifestyle choices, and exposure to certain endocrine-disrupting chemicals may contribute to the development and severity of PCOS symptoms. These factors can influence hormonal regulation and insulin sensitivity, making individuals more susceptible to PCOS.

It's essential to note that PCOS is a heterogeneous condition, and the combination of these factors can vary from person to person. Management and treatment of PCOS often involve addressing these underlying factors through lifestyle modifications, natural remedies, medication, or other therapies, tailored to the individual's specific needs and symptoms. Early diagnosis and intervention can help mitigate the long-term health risks associated with PCOS, including infertility, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic disorders.


"Restoring and Maintaining Balance"


With hormonal effects as the center focus of the changes we experience with PCOS, we cannot forget that the underlying cause of the hormonal imbalance is from a constellation of factors. Although these factors do vary from person to person they are often  related to gastrointestinal, stress, lifestyle, immune, neurological and environmental inputs.


We Working to sleuth out the main triggers and address those first. The cause of one woman's  PCOS may be insulin resistance. Simply implementing the right macronutrient diet my make a huge difference. In other cases we need to remove inflammatory foods form the diet, and use nutrients and herbs to support detox and insulin response. Each person is unique in their biochemistry and genetics, and thus each treatment plan should be as well. One of my greatest joys is helping women achieve and maintain a healthy pregnancy.  If you are recently diagnosed or frustrated with the lack of a clear path to wellness we are here to help. 

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