Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Everything You Need to Know

  What is PCOS? PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and to be diagnosed you must have at least two of the following criteria; • Irregular or absent menstrual periods • Elevated testosterone or other androgens • Cystic ovaries   Up to 15% of women suffer from this condition. It is considered the leading cause of infertility in women in the Western world.   This condition is not very fun and I truly feel for every woman who is struggling with it. According to conventional medicine there is no cure for PCOS. Generally a physician will prescribe birth control pills to regulate sex hormone production. Birth control pills can also reduce free testosterone which can alleviate symptoms from increased androgen production.   If the woman is attempting to become pregnant, she may be referred to a fertility specialist.   Some women may undergo surgery to remove ovarian cysts. While this process may reduce testosterone levels and regulate ovulation, it may leave damaging scar tissue and many times the effects of the surgery only last a few months.   Unfortunately, none of these options addresses the root cause of the condition and the progression of the disease will continue if no … Continue reading Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – Everything You Need to Know