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 often the associated infertility
- weight gain occurs in many women due to the insulin insensitivity that is often part of PCOS
If you suspect that you may have PCOS, you need to have some blood work done to rule out other reasons for symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, remember that it’s a life-long condition. You want to make sure that you are being taken care of with respect to the long term risks:
- cardiovascular disease
- endometrial cancer
- mood disorders
Naturopathic Medicine can not only help you manage PCOS symptoms like acne and infertility, but it can also help reduce your long-term health risks.
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