Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (P.C.O.s) is the most common hormone imbalance problem in women of reproductive age (from adolescence onwards). This devastating health condition has a negative impact on a woman’s health, her ability to have a child, and her physical appearance.


Diagnosis of Real Causes & Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

  • Gradual restoration of cellular function
  • Personalized therapeutic protocols, without chemical residues and excipients
  • Treating the real causes
  • Therapeutic formulas that work alone or in combination with any other medication
  • Adopting a Molecular / Therapeutic Nutrition Plan


Is there a genetic predisposition to PCOS?

Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (P.C.O.s) often have a genetic predisposition from mother or sister who suffers from it. The risk from an affected mother is 35% while from a sister is 40%. However, there is not enough evidence to qualify PCOS as genetic disorder.


Polycystic ovary syndrome


‘’Anatomy’’ of PCOS

Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (P.C.O.), experience certain symptoms that manifest in the form of “dominoes”. Due to the continuous increase of Estrogens blood levels, as well as due to the increased INS values, the production of fat cells in the body increases.


At the same time, the hypothalamus, the control center for the production of hormones in the brain, is stimulated, resulting in the production the hormone “GnRh”, which then stimulates the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.


Subsequently the pituitary gland produces increased amounts of LH but less than the desired FSH. Therefore, the normal ratio of these two Hormones is reversed and as a result the follicles do not mature.


At the same time, a permanent increase in Free Androgens, results in unwanted body hair growth, acne and hair loss.



PCOS  Symptoms

The symptoms and clinical findings of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can occur individually or combined with different severity each time.


Dysfunctions caused by the hormonal deficiencies and imbalances PCOS can manifest in the form of menstrual disorders.  Some of the symptoms are evident by the menstrual irregularity while other symptom manifestation of the syndrome take place inside the body, such as Estrogen dominance, hyperandrogenism, endometrial hyperplasia etc.


Finally, the most common symptoms that arise from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are the following:

  • Irregular periods. Infrequent, irregular or prolonged menstrual cycles are the most common sign of PCOS.
  • Excess androgen. Elevated levels of male hormones (androgens) may result in excess facial and body hair and occasionally severe acne and male-pattern baldness.
  • Polycystic ovaries. Your ovaries might be enlarged and contain follicles that surround the eggs.
  • Abdominal pain


Complications of PCOS

There are many potential complications of PCOS. These include:

  • Subfertility – Infertility
  • Miscarriage or premature birth
  • Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure
  • Weight gain
  • Obesity, usually abdominal
  • Type 2 Diabetes or prediabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Depression, anxiety and eating disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Endometrial cancer


Epidemiology of PCOS

PCOS is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women today. Around 1 in 10 women of childbearing age have PCOS. It is the most frequent cause of anovulatory infertility.


It affects more than 10% of the female population internationally, while it’s estimated that 20% of women of reproductive age suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (P.C.O.s) with a very significant percentage of women being undiagnosed.

Conventional therapies of PCOS

Current and widespread therapies used to date include:

  • Birth control pills for 9-12 months used on and off
  • Combined pills with anti – androgenic substances
  • Surgical Treatment (ovarian wedge resection or ovarian drilling)


It is very important to mention that no therapeutic or invasive treatment solves definitively the problem of PCOS, as the causes of the Syndrome are not treated fundamentally.


The use of birth control pills and other time-consuming methods  treat the syndrome temporarily ‘’covering’’ some of the symptoms, create side effects without treating with the root of the problem.


As a result, the problem is not permanently solved while patients experience emotional and psychological stress apart from the physical symptoms.



Finding and Treating the true roots of PCOS

The fact that PCOS is a syndrome means that it’s a disease of unknown and multiple etiology. Therefore, it’s characterized by a wide range of disorders and constitutes the most controversial topic in Gynecological Endocrinology.


There are numerous natural support strategies to improve hormonal health. The most crucial weapon in our hands are Bioidentical Hormones which aid our physicians to naturally restore the hormone balance of their patients in the best possible way.


The combination of testing at the cellular level, the imaging findings through ultrasound control as well as a complete Medical History helps us to come up with the appropriate personalized treatment scheme. The ultimate goal is to restore the natural mechanism of the female body both biochemically and hormonally.


Benefits of Therapies

  • The diagnosis focuses on the causes of PCOS thus treating the underlying causes and not just the symptoms
  • Instantly increases the chances for conception
  • The body isn’t further burdened with inappropriate, generalized (contraceptive pills) and time-consuming treatment regimens
  • Metabolism and weight return to normal, in accordance to each woman’s body type
  • Avoiding potential risks and side effects, such as Pulmonary Embolism, clotting Infarcts, Varicose Veins, breast tenderness etc


What to watch for when managing PCOS

Patients diagnosed with PCOS should pay special attention to their diet and avoid foods with preservatives, processed carbohydrates, soft drinks and more.


Any form of exercise helps to alleviate the symptoms while treatment can be started by patients from the age of 15 and onwards.

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