Natural Treatment for PCOS
It is estimated that up to 10% of women experience polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. This ovary disorder can impact egg production, menstrual cycles and fertility, but it also has many other health and wellness symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS or are experiencing symptoms, there are natural treatments for PCOS. Our naturopathic doctor at Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta can offer natural treatment for PCOS to improve your reproductive and overall health.
The ovaries are the center of issues that occur with PCOS. While the cause of PCOS is not known, it may be linked to blood sugar and hormonal issues. Higher testosterone that occurs with PCOS can cause egg dysfunction in the ovaries. Eggs may not be released as intended and become small cysts inside the ovaries. The ovaries can become enlarged and other symptoms can occur that are related to the hormonal changes caused by PCOS.
For advanced, holistic treatment for PCOS, turn to Dr. Bongiovanni or Dr. Patel at WMSOA. At our Naturopathic medical practice, we believe that one-size-fits-all medicine is no longer acceptable, desirable or successful. Instead, we combine excellent patient care, innovative laboratory assessments and cutting-edge natural medicines to provide a unique service that is tailored to each patient and their individual biochemistry.
What are the Symptoms of PCOS?
Increased androgens like testosterone are responsible for many of the common symptoms of PCOS. Not only are the ovaries and eggs affected, menstrual periods can become infrequent, causing infertility issues. Other possible symptoms of PCOS include:
- Weight gain
- Abnormal hair growth (facial hair, excessive pubic hair, chest hair)
- Irregular periods
- Increased acne
- Heavier periods
- Depression or anxiety
- Increased blood sugar
Natural treatment for PCOS begins with balancing nutrition and blood sugar, which can induce weight loss and address some of the other symptoms. Hormonal therapy or botanical medicine may be recommended to balance hormonal fluctuations. The treatment depends on the symptoms and hormonal balance of the patient. PCOS presents differently in every patient and may require personalized treatment plans.
If you have been diagnosed with PCOS or have symptoms of this disorder, come visit us at Wholistic Medicine Specialists of Atlanta. We can offer natural treatment for PCOS at our clinic in Alpharetta.