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.
Females are hormonally complex. It is important to work with a specialist when making dietary and lifestyle changes.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a commonly diagnosed condition for women aged 15-44 and the most common endocrine disorder for this age group.
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
- Polycystic Ovaries
Emotional Impact of PCOS
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
It is believed that PCOS has a genetic component to it. However, environment can largely play a role in the diagnosis and ultimately be considered a root cause of the PCOS diagnosis.
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 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! 🙂