Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects women during their reproductive age.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) occurs when a woman's ovaries become enlarged and can cause menstrual problems, excessive hair growth, acne as well as obesity. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may also increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
At Nielsen Clinic (Calgary), we develop a treatment plan specific to your current health needs. We help you get to the root of your health concerns by customizing treatment and helping with positive lifestyle adjustments to help you get control of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Below are sections offering information for common questions as well as various elements of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
+ What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?
As a result, females who have PCOS often have the following symptoms:
Excessive hair growth
Problems with ovulation
Infertility (PCOS is the most common reason for female infertility)
Cysts on the ovaries
Skin discoloration around the neck, arms, breast or thighs (thick and dark brown or black skin)
Anxiety or depression
If you have any concerns with your menstrual periods or are experiencing difficulty getting pregnant, see your doctor to determine the cause of your hormonal imbalance as it may be PCOS, one of the most common hormonal disorders women can have.
+ Who gets Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal health imbalance that can affect a woman's ability to have children, as well as her menstrual cycle, hormones, heart, blood vessels and skin health.
With PCOS, women typically can have many cysts in their ovaries. While this is often seen in ultrasounds, the absence of ovarian cysts does not mean that a woman does not have PCOS.
A simple blood test to check the following can show that a woman has PCOS: Serum total, free testosterone and serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS).
+ What causes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?
While the exact cause of PCOS is not known, the PCOS underlying problem is related to hormonal imbalances. For PCOS patients their ovaries produce more androgen (male hormones) than female hormones affecting the body's ability to produce and release eggs during ovulation.
Another factor that may affect PCOS is insulin levels. Insuline can increase the production of androgen.
Natural Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Treatment
NIELSEN CLINIC 3R's™ (Remove, Restore & Rejuvenate)
Remove Emotional & Physical Symptoms
Remove symptoms of PCOS.
Restore Hormonal Imbalances
Restore normal hormonal function of the body by helping to balance out androgen levels as well as any underlying hormonal issues.
Rejuvenate Your Hormones
Rejuvenate your hormones by maintaining a healthy hormonal balance, taking into account your daily stress levels as well as maintaining healthy hormonal pathways.