What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS is an endocrine disorder related to hormone imbalances caused by an increased level of androgens (male hormones) in women. Testosterone and DHEA are prime examples of androgens commonly found in women with PCOS. As the reproductive system is affected by PCOS, further metabolic function in the body will begin to change due.

Common symptoms of PCOS:

  • Irregular or heavy painful periods

  • Acne

  • Increased facial hair

  • Decreased scalp hair

  • Increased belly fat

  • Increased testosterone levels

  • Infertility

  • Inflammation

  • Cysts in ovaries

Some factors that contribute to PCOS are:

  • Increase in androgens (male hormones)

  • Insulin resistance

  • Chronic inflammation

  • Birth control pills

  • Chronic stress

Identifying the root cause of your PCOS, using diagnostic tools, proper lifestyle and supplements are important in supporting your symptoms of PCOS and balancing your hormones. At Meta Health, we focus on healing the gut to eliminate gut dysbiosis, use an anti-inflammatory approach to your PCOS treatment plan.

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