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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

At Essential Woman it is our goal to assure optimal performance for your health and to provide the best and most affordable treatment available for Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).   We have a compilation of various therapies available based on our research with a holistic approach to treat PCOS.   

We will determine what will best work for your level of PCOS at the preliminary In Office Evaluation and Lab testing to provide what your body needs, while completing the best plan for optimal outcomes!   We offer certified/holistic modalities to potentially remedy the symptoms of PCOS.

PCOS is treated at Essential Woman LLC
PCOS can be treated at Essential Woman LLC

What is PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a problem with hormones that happens during the reproductive years. If you have PCOS, you may not have periods very often. Or you may have periods that last many days. You may also have too much of a hormone called androgen in your body.

With PCOS, many small sacs of fluid develop along the outer edge of the ovary. These are called cysts. The small fluid-filled cysts contain immature eggs. These are called follicles. The follicles fail to regularly release eggs.

The exact cause of PCOS is unknown. Early diagnosis and treatment along with weight loss may lower the risk of long-term complications such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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Symptoms of PCOS

Symptoms of PCOS often start around the time of the first menstrual period. Sometimes symptoms develop later after you have had periods for a while.

The symptoms of PCOS vary. A diagnosis of PCOS is made when you have at least two of these:

  • Irregular periods. Having few menstrual periods or having periods that aren't regular are common signs of PCOS. So is having periods that last for many days or longer than is typical for a period. For example, you might have fewer than nine periods a year. And those periods may occur more than 35 days apart. You may have trouble getting pregnant.

  • Too much androgen. High levels of the hormone androgen may result in excess facial and body hair. This is called hirsutism. Sometimes, severe acne and male-pattern baldness can happen, too.

  • Polycystic ovaries. Your ovaries might be bigger. Many follicles containing immature eggs may develop around the edge of the ovary. The ovaries might not work the way they should.

PCOS signs and symptoms are typically more severe in people with obesity.

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Evaluation of PCOS

There's no single test to specifically diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Our provider will start with a review of your symptoms, medications and any other medical conditions. Your provider also may ask about your menstrual periods and any weight changes. A physical exam includes checking for signs of excess hair growth, insulin resistance and acne.

Your health care provider might then recommend:

  • Pelvic exam. During a pelvic exam, your provider can check your reproductive organs for masses, growths or other changes.

  • Blood tests. Blood tests can measure hormone levels. This testing can exclude possible causes of menstrual problems or androgen excess that mimic PCOS. You might have other blood testing, such as fasting cholesterol and triglyceride levels. A glucose tolerance test can measure your body's response to sugar (glucose).

  • Ultrasound. An ultrasound can check the appearance of your ovaries and the thickness of the lining of your uterus. A wandlike device (transducer) is placed in your vagina. The transducer emits sound waves that are translated into images on a computer screen.

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Treatment at Essential Woman for PCOS

Our experienced team of providers have integrative (holistic) solutions for the treatment of PCOS. Once it is confirmed by our provider you have PCOS, a treatment plan will be reviewed with you post lab results and exam.  There are proven non-invasive remedies to improve your health and control PCOS.

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