Tests You Should Be Getting When you Have PCOS PCOS is the most common hormonal condition in women of reproductive age affecting 6-12% of the population. It is a life-long health condition that has health effects lasting beyond child bearing years. Since PCOS is a syndrome, it doesn’t always present the same way. This can […]
Holistic Treatment for PCOS
Holistic Treatment for PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a metabolic and hormonal condition that affects 10-20% of women. Despite its name, it doesn’t just affect hormones and ovaries, it is a complex metabolic condition that affects all tissues in the body. Additionally, not all women with PCOS have ovarian cysts. The most acceptable diagnostic […]
4 Risks Associated with PCOS…that have nothing to do with fertility
4 Risks Associated with PCOS…that have nothing to do with fertility When women have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in their teens or early 20’s their health plan is generally focused on symptoms that they can see like acne, hirsuitism (male-pattern hair growth) and irregular periods. If women are diagnosed a little later, […]
Do I Have PCOS?
Do I have PCOS? How do I know if I have PCOS? PCOS is the most common hormonal condition in women of reproductive age affecting 6-12% of the population. It is a life-long health condition that has health effects lasting beyond child bearing years. Currently, to be diagnosed with PCOS you need to meet 2/3 […]
Treating Androgen Excess in PCOS
Treating Androgen Excess in PCOS Androgens are an essential part of women’s health. They are responsible for muscle growth, bone development, libido, keeping body fat low and a general sense of wellbeing. However, too much of anything isn’t good. When these hormones get too high the result is acne and/or a more masculine appearance. This […]
Is It Still Possible To Get Pregnant With PCOS?
So you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and are left wondering… will it affect my ability to get pregnant? The short answer to this question is that it can certainly have an impact on fertility, however there are ways to effectively treat it and help women to […]