PCOS Community Treatments
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects 1 in 10 individuals with ovaries who are of reproductive age.
If you have PCOS, remember that you’re not alone. Whatever your symptoms, there’s someone out there—and probably right here on Wana—who gets what you’re going through.
Our PCOS Community has spoken… these are the top treatments they use.
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CBD, short for cannabidiol, is an active cannabinoid that people are using to manage pain and discomfort from PCOS in addition to anxiety, bipolar disorder, diabetes, depression, sleep problems, epilepsy, and the list goes on.
Some see it as a form of exercise and a way to strengthen their body, while others hit the mat for the dual mind-body bennies.
Vitamin D isn’t just a vitamin but also a hormone, and not having sufficient amounts can affect most systems in the body.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with infertility, disturbed carbohydrate metabolism, fatigue and insomnia – all symptoms that coincide with PCOS. (1-2)
Studies have found that nearly 70% of us don't get enough magnesium – which means our bodies can't operate at tip-top shape.
Birth control can help treat PCOS in 3 ways: protect the uterus by ensuring regular ovulation, reduce excessive male hormone (androgen) levels in the blood (particularly testosterone) and protect against unwanted pregnancy. (3)
Women with PCOS often struggle with a lack of or a poor quality of sleep, in addition to weight issues and mood regulation all of which can be helped with melatonin. (4)
The aroma molecules in essential oils are potent plant chemicals with a variety of properties ranging from antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, to glandular, emotional, and psychological.
(1) Bennett, M. “Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Infertility and Recurrent Fetal Loss.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. J Reprod Med., Mar. 2001. Web. 25 Jan. 2016.
(2) Shojania AM, Wylie B. The effect of oral contraceptives on vitamin B12 metabolism. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1979;135(1):129-34.
(3) Yildiz BO. Approach to the patient: contraception in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100(3):794-802. doi:10.1210/jc.2014-3196
(4) Goyal A, Terry PD, Superak HM, et al. Melatonin supplementation to treat the metabolic syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome. 2014;6:124. doi:10.1186/1758-5996-6-124.
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