Pcos & hormone health

You may feel like your body has betrayed you, but what if it is just trying to talk to you?

Listening to your body is often the first step to getting back to the life you love.

 

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a commonly diagnosed condition for women aged 15-44.

PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age.

If you have been diagnosed with PCOS you may not even remember the last time that you felt ‘normal’. While this is common, is is entirely unacceptable.

Let’s take a look at what is happening in your body and how you can take back our health. 

The truth about pcos

PCOS is best explained as a set of symptoms, which can range from mild to severe. Sufferers reside on a spectrum based on the severity of the symptoms they experience. This can make diagnosis complex. 

Symptoms of PCOS

Common symptoms include:

  • Stubborn weight and metabolism issues
  • Unusual, irregular, or stopped periods
  • Thinning hair, baldness or extra body hair growth
  • Skin irregularities like tags, dark-colored patches & acne
  • Trouble getting pregnant or a diagnosis of infertility
  • Mood swings, depression & anxiety
  • Disordered eating

There is some controversy around criteria, but typically a doctor will give an official PCOS diagnosis with 2 out of 3:

  • Ovulatory Dysfunction
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • Polycystic Ovaries (same)
Emotional Impact of PCOS
PCOS can be devastating, with anxiety and depression, and embarrassment keeping you from the things and people you love. Losing interest in activities, avoiding friends or social situations can leave you feeling isolated, alone, and hopeless. 40% of women with PCOS symptoms experience depression.

Commonly, women will also develop a poor relationship with food and disordered eating patterns caused by years of trying to fix their weight issues. The cycle of dieting and weight fluctuations can be discouraging and damaging to your mental health.

Causes of PCOS

PCOS is a genetic disorder. However, environment can largely play a role in the diagnosis and ultimately be considered a root cause of the PCOS diagnosis.

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Treating pcos

Conventional methods to treat PCOS can often leave women frusterated. Symptoms typically still persist or may even get worse.

At the Women’s Nutrition Clinic, Eleni focuses on proven, natural approaches that have helped many women balance hormones long term and manage PCOS symptoms for good.

Don’t know where to start?

Eleni offers online classes, 1:1 coaching and ongoing support for women. How do you get started? Schedule a complimentary meet & greet to determine which program is the best fit for you.

Eleni is a PCOS wizard and I’m so grateful that I got to work with her! She is very patient, understanding, provides great recommendations, advice, very knowledgeable, communicates quickly and really goes into the root of your issues! There’s so many more things that she has to offer that I feel most providers don’t and she always goes above and beyond for her clients! 🙂 

Diamantina Pezzat