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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disease that needs to be managed carefully throughout one’s life. PCOS is an endocrine disorder that typically results in multiple ovarian cysts, and irregular periods. 1 in 10 women in Canada are affected by PCOS.  This condition can have a significant impact on one’s life as it is associated with infertility and increases the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes if not properly managed. The naturopathic doctors at the Nardella Clinic in Calgary have experience managing all aspects of the health issues associated with PCOS. These include:

  • Insulin resistance;
  • Infertility;
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Difficulty maintaining a health body composition
  • Energy and mood fluctuations
  • Skin health issues, such as acne

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is associated with insulin resistance and often an overproduction of insulin. However other hormones are affected by PCOS including:

  • Testosterone
  • DHEA
  • Progesterone
  • Estrogen
  • Thyroid

PCOS is a chronic condition that requires ongoing support, but it is treatable. With the right lifestyle choices and naturopathic therapies many women are able to have successful pregnancies, maintain a healthy weight and prevent future health issues.

Therapies Used for PCOS

  • Pharmacological, Herbal and Nutrient Therapy
  • Weight Management
  • Nutrition optimization
  • Skin Care
  • Acupuncture