Symptoms of PCOS include irregular periods, infertility, hirsutism (excessive hair growth) on the face, thinning or loss of hair on the head. Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome is a condition of Insulin Resistance. Insulin is the hormone in our body that tells the cells to uptake glucose from the bloodstream and either use it as fuel or store it as fat. In the case of insulin resistance, the cells in the body fail to respond to insulin. Conventional medical approach to PCOs is to treat with oral contraceptive pill to regulate periods. Often the diabetes drug metformin is used to regulate blood sugars both of which can carry unwanted side effects.
How Can Nutritional Therapy Help?
As a Nutritional Therapist, I will look for the root cause of the problem. Very often the diet is too high in certain carbohydrates, or the thyroid function is inadequate, or chronic inflammation of the gut is interfering with normal ovulation. Whatever the reason for the onset of PCOs once it is discovered it can be treated with dietary intervention together with an exercise programme and carefully selected supplements to suit the individual case will be recommended.
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