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Holistic Health Care Clinics for the Whole Family

Hi, my name is Tammy. I love holistic healthcare. I do not like the concept of just addressing one thing (usually a physical aspect of the body) while ignoring the rest of the package (namely, the emotional and spiritual aspects of the body). To that end, I love yoga, but I also see the value of things like physical therapy after an accident. I am neither completely into western medicine nor completely into eastern healing. Rather, I like a combination of the two. I also like having a health care clinic that blends both of these elements. If you want the same things, please explore this blog. It has tips on finding the perfect holistic health care center for your family.

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How Is PCOS Treated?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects reproductive health and causes symptoms that can include acne, irregular menstrual cycles, facial hair growth and weight gain. With this condition, your ovaries become enlarged and fluid-filled follicles form on them. Your male hormone levels increase significantly, and this can make it difficult to become pregnant naturally. PCOS tends to be most prevalent in women of reproductive age, and there's currently no cure for the condition. However, treatment can bring sufferers relief from their symptoms.

Read on to learn about two common treatments for PCOS. 

Lifestyle Changes

There's evidence that certain lifestyle changes can bring about a reduction in PCOS symptoms. In those with PCOS, androgen hormone levels are higher, but these hormone levels can reduce to normal levels in women who are overweight if they lose enough weight to be considered in the healthy range. Lowering your androgen levels can lead to your menstrual cycle becoming more regular, so if this is a problem for you, ask your doctor to refer you to a dietician to formulate a suitable diet plan. Your dietician may recommend a lower carbohydrate diet, as keeping your blood sugar levels stable can also help balance your hormones.

Smoking is also linked to an increased level of male hormones in women. If you're a smoker, ask your doctor what type of support is on offer to quit the habit. They may recommend nicotine replacement products that gradually reduce the amount of nicotine being taken into your body, and they can also refer you to a smoking cessation nurse for support.  

Hormone Therapy

If your weight isn't an issue and you're not trying to get pregnant, discuss hormone replacement therapy with your doctor. They can prescribe medication that will stop your menstrual cycle. This gives your endocrine system a break and can reduce acne and facial hair growth considerably. If you are trying to conceive, medication can be used to stimulate ovulation. You will require regular ultrasounds to ensure you're not receiving too much medication and your ovaries are not being overstimulated. Ultrasounds can also help you time intercourse to maximise your chance of conceiving when taking this medication.

PCOS can be diagnosed with a combination of blood tests to check your hormone levels and diagnostic imaging to determine the health of your ovaries. If you're experiencing symptoms associated with PCOS, make an appointment with your doctor to discuss the first steps in getting a diagnosis.

Reach out to a local women's health clinic for more info.