Natural Therapies for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Do you want to treat your PCOS naturally?
Naturopathic Therapies can be used to support the treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in the following ways:
Supporting hormonal balance
There are many hormones that all need to be healthy and balanced to help your PCOS symptoms. Using natural therapies, it's important to support healthy estrogen levels, progesterone levels, and reducing cortisol (stress hormone) levels. Depending on the sub-type of PCOS you have, focused therapies to help support insulin, inflammation and testosterone are also added to your treatment plan.
For example, excessive hair growth and acne may be treated by reducing production of male androgen hormones (testosterone) from the ovaries. Weight loss may be achieved by improving your insulin sensitivity.
Hormones may be supported with nutritional changes, herbs and nutritional supplementation. Acupuncture and lifestyle counselling rounds out the treatment plans to ensure you are getting to the root cause and healing holistically.
Regular ovulation and cycles help support natural fertility success rates in women currently trying to conceive. Working with natural therapies to help support your hormones may help to restore regular menstrual cycles, helping you not only feel healthier but also prevent risk for long-term diseases associated with PCOS (insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, mental health issues, etc). Once your ovulation is restored, your chances of conceiving naturally will also increase.
Fertility and PCOS
Patients trying to conceive with PCOS may have a higher risk of miscarriage as a result of higher testosterone hormone levels and lower progesterone levels. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapies and Naturopathic Therapies can be focused in supporting Women trying to conceive to address these hormone imbalances.