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.
‘’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.
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.