Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal problem that can cause infrequent or irregular periods. Other symptoms can include acne, oily skin, thinning hair, weight gain (usually around the middle), facial hair, and difficulty getting pregnant.
PCOS happens when the ovaries make unusually high levels of male hormones and not enough of the female hormones that trigger ovulation. Each month, eggs in the ovary begin to grow. However, because there aren’t enough ovulation hormones, the eggs aren’t released. Instead, they remain in the ovary, where they form cysts — hence the term polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Dr. Rachel VandenBerg, ND helps many women with PCOS regulate their menstrual cycle, reach a healthy weight and boost their fertility. The key is to rebalance your reproductive hormones. Dr. Rachel can coach you through dietary and lifestyle changes, prescribe supplements and herbs, and perform acupuncture to help restore balance.
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