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It’s PCOS awareness month, September 2018







PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome is identified from a set of symptoms, which then allows your Doctor to diagnose you. It is thought to be triggered by stress (from emotional trauma, food intolerance, inflammation, genetics) that disrupts insulin levels, which increases testosterone resulting in a number of symptoms:

  • Irregular or no periods
  • Acne
  • Hirsutism (lots of bodily hair and facial hair caused by too much testosterone)
  • Mood disorders
  • PMS and more

Because everyone is different, there is often a different cause or etiology creating these symptoms. Your Doctor will carry our blood tests that measure your sex hormones and insulin levels and will often refer you to a consultant who will check the size of your ovaries and see if there are any fluid-filled sacs (follicles) surrounding the eggs. Because of the presence of these sacs it can prevent the egg being released at ovulation and prevent a period.

If you are newly diagnosed or have been living with PCOS for a while and would like some help with natural alternatives get in touch. Julie can help bring the body back to balance using dietary, lifestyle changes and dietary supplements, often looking deeper into your physiological issues to really get to the root cause, allowing you to turn your health around. Acupuncture or reflexology can also help calm down the sympathetic nervous system reducing stress hormones which disrupt the sex hormones, a combination of nutrition and acupuncture can be really powerful in bringing balance back.

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