PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)

A growing epidemic

PCOS seems to be a growing epidemic, with more women being diagnosed each year.

Most women are told by their GP the only current treatment is to remain on the pill (the oral contraceptive pill), that they may have difficulty falling pregnant, and may require fertility treatment such as IVF in later years.

However, we have been able to assist many of our PCOS patients back to regular menstrual cycles, reduced PCOS symptoms, successful pregnancies and greater control over their health!

PCOS symptoms

We understand there are many effective natural options which may support the underlying hormonal imbalances of PCOS and assist PCOS symptoms, including weight gain and difficulty losing weight, an irregular menstrual cycle, acne, and fertility difficulties.

We would love to help you with the aim of regular, symptom-free period cycles, clear skin and healthy weight maintenance!

Common PCOS symptoms include:

  • Ovarian cysts
  • Acne
  • Difficulty falling pregnant
  • Period pain and discomfort
  • Painful breasts before periods
  • Slow metabolism
  • Obesity
  • Low thyroid symptoms
  • Excessive androgen hormones
  • Raised oestrogen hormones
  • Insulin resistance
  • Breast lumps or cysts
  • Irregular periods, fewer periods
  • Anovulation
  • Infertility
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • Excessive hair growth (hirsutism)
  • Excessive testosterone levels
  • Raised fasting glucose and insulin
  • Low progesterone
  • Hair loss (alopecia)

More About PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)

Natural medicine support for PCOS

Our approach to PCOS support involves testing your individual hormone levels and comprehensive nutritional blood testing to understand exactly which imbalances may be involved in your PCOS symptoms.

Hormone testing may include blood testing, salivary hormone testing, and urine testing which may provide a detailed understanding of your individual hormone imbalances.

PCOS testing includes:

  • Complete thyroid profile (must include TSH, T4, T3 and both thyroid antibodies, not just TSH) Read here for more information about thyroid conditions and testing.
  • Fasting glucose and fasting insulin.
  • Androgen profile (including testosterone, SHBG, FAI, DHT and Androstenedione)
  • Chromium, Selenium, Manganese.
  • Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin A.
  • Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, Folate.
  • Prolactin, AMH.
  • LH and FSH (luteinising hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone)
  • Cholesterol panel.
  • Salivary hormone profile (including cortisol, DHEAs, testosterone, progesterone, and all three oestrogen hormones).
    Read here for more information about hormone testing.

Once we receive your results, we aim to support the underlying hormonal imbalances associated with your PCOS symptoms.

Most patients see a significant improvement in their PCOS symptoms within the first 2-6 months of natural medicine support.

Some women are genetically predispositioned to produce excessive androgen levels, inflammation and elevated insulin.

Allow us to test your individual levels of hormones, chromium, insulin, selenium and full thyroid hormones and comprehensively support your health!

For women wishing to support their PCOS symptoms in order to fall pregnant, we encourage you to follow up with preconception care, to ensure you and your family a safe and healthy pregnancy.
Read here for more information about Preconception Care.

We would love to be able to assist you in supporting your PCOS symptoms and work towards hormone balance, contact us today for more information or to make an appointment.

Let us guide you to a happier, healthier you.