Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects 1 in 10 individuals with ovaries who are of reproductive age. When you have PCOS, three main hormonal systems are off kilter: you have excess androgens (hormones like testosterone and androstenedione), not enough progesterone, and an abnormal response to insulin (so blood sugar is higher and insulin production gets cranked up, contributing to even higher androgens). Among the many frustrating features of PCOS, which can also cause ovarian cysts and other issues, is that we may never have a definitive answer for what causes it. (If you had a dollar for every time you heard that, right?) What we do know is that PCOS causes infrequent or irregular periods (due to the lack of progesterone) and is a leading cause of infertility when it’s not diagnosed and managed. Not everyone with PCOS develops cysts, despite the disorder’s name. In general, symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, acne, mood changes, headaches, pelvic pain, and more. All those extra androgens can cause unwanted hair growth on the face, arms, and other areas of the body (a condition known as hirsutism), which is also a distressing symptom for some people. It can cause those with PCOS to deal with a lot of embarrassment, especially if they are in their young adult or adult years. At the same time, not everyone is bothered by body hair—some people don’t mind it, and others embrace it. Everyone is different! Unfortunately, there is no single test for PCOS, so if you are having symptoms, your practitioner will likely do a careful history, lab work, and perhaps an ultrasound to look for ovarian cysts. There's no known cure for PCOS, and treatment mainly focuses on your individual concerns, such as infertility, hirsutism, or weight gain. If you are not trying to get pregnant, practitioners will often recommend hormonal birth control as a standard treatment. Studies suggest certain herbal remedies, such as chasteberry, black cohosh, and Chinese cinnamon, can relieve some of the symptoms. Myo-inositol, vitamins D and B-complex, and acupuncture are other popular treatments. 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.
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8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS: A Proven Program to Reset Your Hormones, Repair Your Metabolism, and Restore Your Fertility
A Unique 8-Step System to Reverse Your PCOS Author and naturopathic doctor Fiona McCulloch dives deep into the science underlying the mysteries of PCOS, offering the newest research and discoveries on the disorder and a detailed array of treatment options. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal condition in women. It afflicts ten to fifteen percent of women worldwide, causing various symptoms, including hair loss, acne, hirsutism, irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, and infertility. 8 Steps to Reverse your PCOS gives you the knowledge to take charge of your health. Dr. McCulloch introduces the key health factors that must be addressed to reverse PCOS. Through quizzes, symptom checklists, and lab tests, she'll guide you in identifying which of the factors are present and what you can do to treat them. You'll have a clear path to health with the help of this unique, step-by-step natural medicine system to heal your PCOS. Having worked with thousands of people seeking better health over the past fifteen years of her practice, Dr. McCulloch is committed to health education and advocacy, enabling her patients with the most current information on health topics and natural therapies with a warm, empathetic approach.
Healing PCOS: A 21-Day Plan for Reclaiming Your Health and Life with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
A proven 21-day diet and lifestyle plan to help women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) take back control of their health and resolve their symptoms from a certified health coach and founder of the large PCOS Diva online community. PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders, and the most common cause of female infertility, affecting roughly five million American women. Because it’s symptoms are widespread—including stubborn weight gain, acne, mood swings, abnormal hair loss or growth, and irregular menstrual cycles—women suffering from PCOS are often misdiagnosed and treated with "Band-Aid" pharmaceuticals with uncomfortable side effects that only mask PCOS’s root causes. While there is no cure for PCOS, women can learn to control their symptoms naturally. In this welcome guide, Amy Medling shows how to combine an anti-inflammatory and hormone-balancing diet, daily movement, and stress-reducing self-care to successfully treat their PCOS. Grounded in the latest medical research and filled with the knowledge she’s acquired dealing with PCOS herself and working with thousands of women, Healing PCOS offers women small, manageable steps that help alleviate their symptoms and control the inflammation, hormonal imbalance, and insulin resistance that underlie the condition. Amy’s revolutionary program consists of: A 21-day anti-inflammatory, hormone-balancing and gluten-free meal plan, including meal prep and plan-ahead tips to make eating this way simple and fast 85 delicious recipes—half fan favorites and half new dishes Daily self-care exercises, including meditation and journaling prompts Amy has helped tens of thousands of women with PCOS take back control of their health and their lives through lasting, healing, and sustainable lifestyle change. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have struggled with PCOS, her revolutionary program can now work for you.
PCOS Diet for the Newly Diagnosed: Your All-In-One Guide to Eliminating PCOS Symptoms with the Insulin Resistance Diet
Manage PCOS with beginner recipes that give your body a boost. You’ve been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)―now what? PCOS Diet for the Newly Diagnosed is a way to help you feel better with food. It’s a complete starter guide that lays out the basics of living with PCOS and makes it easy to adopt an insulin resistance diet that eases symptoms naturally. Author, personal trainer, nutritionist, and fellow PCOS patient Tara Spencer walks you through practical ways to cook and eat for insulin resistance with full recipes and meal plans. She also offers concise, user-friendly tips for exercise and managing your self-esteem during this difficult time. PCOS Diet for the Newly Diagnosed includes: 3 recipe types―Every recipe is categorized as “Fertility Boost,” “Lower Calorie,” or “Inflammation Fighter”―or all 3―so you can adjust based on your own health goals. Daily worksheets―The Gratitude and Habit Tracker sheets help you stay on track and see your progress over time. Steps for success―Includes a 2-week meal plan with accompanying shopping lists, and detailed recipes featuring accessible, affordable ingredients. Learn to live a healthy, energetic lifestyle with PCOS, with this complete guide for the recently-diagnosed.
Podcasts about Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
The PCOS Diet Support Podcast - SERIES
Tarryn from PCOS Diet Support reveals the latest news, research and success stories so that you have the information you need to manage your PCOS naturally. Discover how you can use food and supplements to help balance your hormones and take control of your PCOS. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is not something you need to tackle on your own. Hear from other women with PCOS and learn how to improve your fertility, manage your weight and see improvements in your other PCOS symptoms.
The PCOS Revolution Podcast - SERIES
Living with PCOS doesn’t have to be a struggle! On The PCOS Revolution podcast we’ll discuss the tools that can transform your PCOS symptoms and change your life. You’ll learn the secrets of kicking PCOS to the curb as reproductive experts and fellow cysters share their wisdom so you can better understand how to break free of anxiety, depression, weight gain, fertility challenges and the dreaded hormonal ups and downs.
PCOS Weight Loss Tips with Dr. Beverly Yates - SERIES
Dr. Beverly Yates from the http://www.PCOS-Weight-Loss.com blog shares her tips and strategies for success with PCOS weight loss. Herbs and supplements may be helpful partners for sustainable PCOS weight loss success. Discover what herbs and supplements may turn PCOS weight gain into PCOS weight loss, stop fat gain and start fat loss, offer stress relief, help restore blood sugar balance, lessen or eliminate sugar and food cravings, improve hormone balance, boost sex drive, and support better liver function, are covered in this podcast. Get credible information from an expert in PCOS weight loss and Women's health care. Discover what you may not already know that can make a positive difference in PCOS weight loss. Find out what is junk and to avoid when it comes to herbs and supplements for PCOS weight loss.
PCOS Challenge Radio Show - SERIES
Radio Show from PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association. It is estimated that more than 1 in 10 women are afflicted with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), yet most people are uninformed about it and have no idea that such a condition exists. Women with PCOS experience a combination of symptoms that can lead to serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and infertility. In fact, PCOS is a leading cause of infertility in women. There is no cure for PCOS; therefore it is a life-long condition, and people need to be informed about managing this syndrome and all the symptoms associated with it. Because PCOS affects so many women, chances are that everyone knows someone afflicted with it. Therefore, it is important to stay informed. The purpose of this radio show is to inform people about PCOS and other diseases and conditions related to PCOS. The experts interviewed on this PCOS Challenge Radio show will give advice, support, and their insight to help women overcome PCOS.
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