Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Updated: Jan 17

👉🏻Condition: PCOS is a common endocrine disorder

👉🏻Symptoms: irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, hair loss, acne, hair growth and infertility.

👉🏻Diagnosis: Rotterdam Criteria -you must have 2 out of 3: multiple small cysts on ovaries, elevated androgen hormones (testosterone and DHEA) and associated symptoms and/or irregular cycles.

👉🏻Treatment: Find a functional medicine practitioner to help navigate your labs, diet and supplements

4️⃣Types of PCOS:

🧠 Adrenal PCOS

—> Considerations: Work to reduce stressors, avoid over exercising, improve sleep quality and balance the diet with fat, protein and carbs, avoid underrating

—> Supplements: adaptogens, myo-inositol, magnesium, multivitamin

💩 Inflammatory PCOS

—> Considerations: Work to remove root causes of inflammation: foods, infections or environmental toxins that can be stopping ovulation

—> Supplements: fish oil, turmeric, ginger, milk thistle and any herbs used to clear infections in the gut

💊 Pill Induced PCOS

—> Considerations: abnormal or loss of ovulation or cycles up to 1 year post birth control use, can trial seed cycling and eating for your hormones— great resource Dr. Jolene Brighten

—> Supplements: B vitamins, zinc, magnesium and support with myo-inositol, chaste tree, milk thistle and omega 3s

🍭 Insulin Resistant PCOS

—> Considerations: Work to reduce high fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin A1c by reducing sugar and simple carbs and increase fiber and healthy fats in the diet

—> Supplements: chromium, magnesium, berberine, myo-inositol

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