PCOS


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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine condition that causes women to produce higher-than-average androgens, which are common male reproductive hormones.

PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is an endocrine (hormonal) condition that affects women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS have higher-than-average androgens, which are common male reproductive hormones. They may experience irregular or nonexistent menstrual periods, weight gain, excess body and facial hair, ovarian dysfunction, and fertility issues.


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  • Trouble Conceiving Or Infertility
  • Mood Changes
  • Fatigue
  • Acne
  • Insulin Resistance
  • High Testosterone Levels
  • Weight Changes And Trouble Losing Weight
  • Excessive Body Hair Growth
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Low Sex Drive Irregular Or Missed Periods
  • Male Pattern Baldness Thinning Hair

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This condition also increases the risk of metabolic complications, including elevated blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, hypertension, and diabetes.

Moreover, PCOS is closely linked to insulin resistance. In fact, between 50% – 70% of women with PCOS experience insulin resistance. Because insulin is a hormone, elevated blood insulin can cause hormonal imbalances and stimulate the ovaries to increase androgen production. Researchers believe that insulin resistance contributes to PCOS and, in turn, PCOS exacerbates insulin resistance.

Excess androgenic hormones from PCOS causes fat accumulation around the abdomen. This leads to inflammation that disrupts the function of insulin receptors, which further contributes to insulin resistance. Both PCOS and insulin resistance can contribute to infertility. Hormonal imbalances triggered by PCOS may interfere with the embryo’s implantation, while insulin resistance may lead to miscarriage due to insufficient nutrition and embryo support. Infertility is sometimes a result of PCOS as the ovaries may develop small follicle (fluid) bundles, failing to release or generate an egg on a regular basis.

LWC Functional Medicine Team Can Support Those with PCOS

Our Functional Medicine team at Lisanne Wellness Center works with patients who need help managing PCOS. We create a pathway to PCOS wellness by addressing the condition at its core. PCOS may be diagnosed if patients present with two or more of the symptoms listed below.

  • Irregular Periods: The most prevalent symptoms of PCOS are skipped, inconsistent, or prolonged menstrual cycles. For instance, a women may experience less than nine periods per year, more than 35 days between each period cycle, and abnormally heavy periods.
  •  Elevated Androgen (Male Hormone) Levels: Elevated levels of the male hormones (androgens) may cause the physical symptoms often associated with PCOS. Women may experience excess body and facial hair (hirsutism), usually severe acne, and male-pattern baldness patterns.
  • Polycystic Ovaries: Polycystic ovarian syndrome causes enlarged ovaries that develop follicles that surround eggs. Because of this, the ovaries may stop working properly, preventing eggs from being released or produced on a consistent basis.
  • Infertility: PCOS may cause infertility as women with PCOS are unable to ovulate (release an egg) every month due to the ovaries’ overproduction of estrogen. Inconsistent ovulation may trigger inconsistent menstrual cycles and lead to elevated hormone levels, including testosterone. This may negatively affect egg quality, cause obstructive ovulation, lead to insulin resistance, and increase the risk of developing health conditions like gestational diabetes.

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Schedule a consultation with one of our Wellness Specialists at Lisanne Wellness Center to learn more about what we can do to support your PCOS and fertility health goals.

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