PCOS : No longer a cut and dry condition
PCOS is a multi-factorial and multi-system condition affecting the endocrine system (including hormones, immune system and metabolic system) and is the MOST common hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age. The woman has higher than normal levels of androgens (male hormones).
Sadly, conventional doctors see PCOS as a reproductive condition, not a metabolic system problem. Genetics do play a role…to an extent. PCOS sufferers often have family members with PCOS, high testosterone or diabetes. Did you know that it can even come from the males’ side of the family? If your father, uncle, grandfather, etc, experience baldness, you have a higher chance of developing increased levels of testosterone or PCOS. Diet, environment, and stress contribute to the activation of these genes, however, your genes are NOT your destiny.
Root causes of PCOS include: a) blood sugar imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, food triggers b) gut health imbalances c) HPA axis dysregulation d) mitochondrial function (energy production) e) toxin exposure (environmental and possible overload) What is yours?
Good new is, PCOS IS reversible. Working closely with an alternative health practitioner whom looks at the functional side of the issue, will enable you to reveal your root cause and build a plan to not only improve your condition, but improve the quality of your life.