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