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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It is caused by imbalanced hormone levels, specifically increased androgens (male hormones) and insulin resistance. PCOS can have a significant impact on a woman’s life, including menstrual irregularities, infertility, acne, and weight gain. However, with proper diagnosis and management, women with PCOS can lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
The symptoms of PCOS vary widely from person to person, but they can include:
- Irregular periods or no periods at all
- Excessive hair growth (hirsutism) on the face, chest, stomach, and back
- Acne or oily skin
- Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
- Male-pattern baldness or thinning hair
- Darkening of the skin in the creases like neck, armpits or groin areas.
PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women of reproductive age, affecting up to 10% of women. It is estimated that 5-10% of women in Europe and the Middle East have PCOS, with the frequency varying by region. In the GCC countries, the prevalence of PCOS is higher, with studies suggesting a prevalence of up to 20% in some populations. However, due to underdiagnosis and the complexity of diagnosing PCOS, the actual prevalence may be higher than reported.
Endobiogenic medicine takes a holistic approach to treating PCOS by addressing the root causes of the disorder rather than just the symptoms. Endobiogenic medicine practitioners use a variety of tools to help patients, such as nutritional counseling, herbal remedies, and stress reduction techniques. The aim of treatment is to balance the hormones and improve insulin resistance, which can lead to more regular menstrual cycles, reduced hirsutism, and improved fertility.
Endobiogenic medicine methods for treating PCOS include the following:
- Supporting the liver and digestive system to improve hormone metabolism and detoxification.
- Balancing the endocrine system with herbal remedies and nutritional supplements to regulate hormone levels.
- Improving overall diet and lifestyle to reduce inflammation and improve insulin resistance.
- Stress reduction techniques such as meditation and acupuncture can also be helpful in managing PCOS symptoms.
In conclusion, PCOS is a common hormonal disorder that can have a significant impact on a woman’s life, but with proper diagnosis and management, women with PCOS can lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Endobiogenic medicine offers a holistic approach to treating PCOS, which can complement traditional medical approaches, leading to a more comprehensive treatment plan.
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