Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is estimated to affect one in ten women in [dc1]the UK[/dc1][dc2]Ireland[/dc2]. PCOS is a condition that affects how a woman's ovaries work. The characterising features of PCOS include an abnormally large number of cysts that develop around the edge of the ovaries, a failure in the release of eggs from the ovaries, and elevated levels of male hormones. The presence of two of these features is used to diagnose the syndrome.
- Weight gain
- Irregular or absent periods
- Excessive body hair (hirsutism)
- Fertility problems
- Having a family history of PCOS
- Having diabetes or insulin resistance
There is strong evidence to support the role of diet and lifestyle in the management of PCOS 1. My approach is take a detailed case history so that I can identify and address any factors which may be contributing to your condition. I will then develop a personalised programme aimed at rebalancing your metabolism and hormones.
See my previous PCOS client feedback.
- Moran LJ, Hutchison SK, Norman RJ, Teede HJ (2011). Lifestyle changes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Cochrane Database Syst Rev., 16: CD007506.