Manage Your PCOS Naturally

Acne, weight gain, irregular periods, PMS, hair loss or hair growth in unwanted places, PMS, infertility, ovarian cysts. These are all symptoms of PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. If not addressed properly, PCOS can have detrimental effects on your long-term health. If you have been struggling with PCOS, we've got good news: You can manage it naturally with guidance from a healthcare professional.

PCOS: What is it & Who gets it?

PCOS is the most common endocrine disorders among women ages 18-44.

Abnormalities in several key hormonal pathways lead to a variety of symptoms including:

  • Acne

  • Skin Tags

  • Weight Gain

  • Hair Loss (Alopecia)

  • Male pattern Hair Growth (Hirsutism)

  • Ovarian Cysts

  • Irregular Menstrual Cycles

  • Darkening of the Skin

  • Infertility

  • PMS

An overproduction of male hormones interferes with normal ovarian function and produces several of the chief symptoms seen in PCOS. Not every woman suffering with PCOS has the same symptoms as another woman. Some may have a just a few symptoms while others may have several. Genes also appear to influence the development of PCOS as there is often a family history of this syndrome.

Other major players in the development of PCOS include insulin resistance and inflammation. These two factors are closely associated with diet and lifestyle, both of which can be effectively targeted to reduce and, in some cases, reverse the impact PCOS has on your health.