Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is a condition that affects thousands of women. Twenty years ago healthcare providers might see two such cases in their entire career. In our current society, it is now one of the most common female endocrine disorders. PCOS affects between 8-10% of reproductive age women or 1 in 10 to 1 in 20-- this accounts for more than 5 million women.
This condition can lead to many complications including weight loss resistance, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and infertility. PCOS is often recognized by changes in the menstrual cycle and androgenic-like symptoms such as abnormal hair growth and acne. PCOS is a complex condition, and the ability to truly reverse this disease, as opposed to only masking it with pharmaceuticals, requires an in depth understanding of the causes of this condition. The latest research indicates metabolic dysfunction associated with poor glucose handling is the cornerstone of PCOS, hence the increased inflammation, cardiovascular, and diabetic risk. It is well known that this metabolic dysfunction is manageable through both pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods. As physicians, we know that if our patients understand the cause of their condition, they can partner with us in the reversal of PCOS as opposed to just “taking medications.”
A true functional evaluation of factors such as micronutrient deficiencies, excessive inflammatory particles, blood inflammation markers, and blood and salivary or tissue hormonal dysregulation, can be evaluated and the cause pinpointed. Once patients understand some of the true causes of this condition, they are empowered to rebalance their life and reverse this condition. Visit our Hormone Balance Program for more information, and make your appointment today!
Can't wait until your appointment? Listen to Dr. Ginsberg's talk with Amy Medling, The PCOS Diva: Podcast – The Magic 5: Naturally Treating PCOS with Dr. Dian Ginsberg