Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is probably the most prevalent female hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age, and is a common cause of:
- Prolonged menstrual periods
- Excess hair growth
- Type II Diabetes
- Heat Disease
Women with PCOS commonly have high levels of androgens (These are sometimes called male hormones, though females also make them), and many small cysts in their ovaries preventing ovulation and causing irregular menstruation.
The Cause of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are unknown, but according to Mayo Clinic these factors play a role in the syndrome; excess insulin, heredity, and low-grade inflammation.
Lifestyle choices can also make a difference. Eating a low carbohydrate diet, Chinese Medicine and exercising all help.
Consult your Chinese Medicine Practitioner as well as your medical doctor to work out a treatment plan that is best for you.
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