AMH and PCOS – another diagnostic tool?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is something that we see in our office regularly. Sometimes it’s already been diagnosed and other times it has not. While there is diagnostic criteria for PCOS, there is still some debate as to what definitively confirms PCOS. A study published in Clinical Endocinology suggests that Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) has potential as another way […]

Rooted has a new PCOS tea blend

There are many different hormonal imbalances involved in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome  (PCOS).  As such, different herbal blends work for different types of PCOS patients. Our tea blend is geared to those women with high androgens (high testosterone and high DHEA) which is what often causes the acne and hair growth. Spearmint tea helps lower the […]

What you need to know about testing women’s hormones

When a woman goes to the doctor and says “I think my hormones are all messed up” she may be given a requisition to test her hormones.  When she’s told that her hormones are fine and brings the results to us, we often ask her to do them again.  Here’s why: The day of your […]

What is PCOS?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS, is a hormonal condition that affects a women’s ability to ovulate. The cause of PCOS is unknown, however  we know that there is a strong relationship with dysfunctional sugar metabolism – namely insulin resistance or diabetes.   Also, the use of valproic acid for seizures or bipolar disorder has been linked to […]

Why don’t I get a regular period?

Many women who skip months without a period have a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS. PCOS is a condition that includes: high testosterone and DHEA-s levels causing acne, unwanted hair growth, and male patterned baldness ovarian dysfunction with often results in lack of ovulation, hence the long periods of time between periods and […]

How do you test for PCOS?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a complex condition and diagnosis involves a few tests. Firstly, we want to know how many androgens you have floating through your blood.  These are hormones that are typically higher in men like testosterone and DHEA-s.  These hormones are responsible for the symptoms of: acne hirsutism (coarse hair on your […]