Uzzi Reiss, MD -  - Anti-Aging & Restorative Medicine

Uzzi Reiss, MD

Anti-Aging & Restorative Medicine & Age Management Specialist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS) Specialist

Polycystic ovaries occur when your hormones are out of balance. They can cause infertility and irregular periods, and a greater risk of chronic disease, specifically heart disease, diabetes, unexplained weight gain, and hair loss. Women with polycystic ovaries who live in the area of Beverly Hills, California, can reach out to Dr. Uzzi Reiss for treatment. He offers natural ways to restore your hormonal system. Call his office to make an appointment or use his convenient online booking tool.

Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS)

by Uzzi Reiss, MD

What are polycystic ovaries?

Polycystic ovaries are covered in small cysts, leading to the condition known as polycystic ovarian syndrome. The cysts are benign, but do disrupt your hormones. Your sex hormones become imbalanced and women end up producing more male sex hormones, or androgens, which can lead to interruptions in ovulation, increases in acne, and extra facial hair.

Polycystic ovary syndrome may also disturb your insulin usage, so your blood sugar rises and your risk of diabetes increases. Imbalances in insulin further raises your production of androgens.

What causes polycystic ovaries?

Genetics are a factor in the development of polycystic ovaries. Women are exposed to a lot of pollution and chemicals, as well. This exposure increases inflammation in the body, which causes hormone disruptions and a rise in the incidences of polycystic ovary syndrome.

What are the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome?

Polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms may be mild. You don’t have to present with all the symptoms to have the condition. Common symptoms include:

  • Weight gain and trouble with weight loss
  • Thinning hair on your head
  • Irregular periods
  • Acne
  • Extra body and facial hair
  • Difficulty getting pregnant
  • Depression

How is polycystic ovary syndrome treated?

Dr. Reiss uses natural nutritional and hormonal therapies to correct the imbalances leading to your syndrome. He never uses birth control pills to resolve these issues. Emphasis is placed on the inflammatory nature of this condition, and the treatment uses, hormones, nutrients, vitamins, and healthy fats to relieve your symptoms. He may offer bioidentical hormone therapy, which restores your normal hormone levels and eases symptoms. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant ingredients and perfectly match those produced by your body, so they’re readily assimilated and effective.

What nutritional support helps women with polycystic ovary syndrome?

Dr. Reiss uses a relatively strict approach to suppress your body's inflammatory response.Dr. Reiss can help you develop an eating plan that helps resolve some of the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome. For example, since insulin resistance is common among sufferers, you’ll want to avoid refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, sugar, and refined pasta products. This helps curb weight gain, too.

He suggests you increase your intake of whole, unprocessed foods, specifically cruciferous vegetables, leafy greens, lean proteins, and whole grains. Healthy fats, such as those found in almonds, walnuts, olive oil, and fatty fish also reduce inflammation. Dr. Reiss may also offer nutritional supplements to help balance your hormones and ease symptoms.

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    "Dr. Reiss saved my life and the life of my child. My condition was extremely rare - and only Dr. Reiss recognized what was wrong."

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    "Very talented and knowledgeable about health and hormones. He puts a lot of dedication into what he does. He is just excellent. I highly recommend him."

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    "Caring, smart, never condescending, and practical. He has helped me immensely and is the first doctor I feel I can trust for guidance."

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    "He is very involved in his field and keeps up with all of the current treatments and research. I found him to be very approachable and friendly. Highly recommended."

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    "Dr. Reiss has clearly helped with my health. PMS, insomnia, sadness, anxiety... I cannot express how thankful I am to him and his staff. I highly recommend him."

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  • Vitals

    "Compassionate doctor who knows and cares about women. He treats every patient with kindness and dignity. Can't say enough about him."

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    "I am on bio identical hormones now and enjoying life again. I would recommended him to anyone searching for answers and help with menopause."

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Location
Uzzi Reiss, MD
414 Camden Drive, Suite 750
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 323-925-7871
Fax: (310) 205-0164
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