PCOS

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Treatment in Colorado Springs

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS is hormonal imbalance that affects women and is one of the leading causes of infertility.

Not all women with PCOS are overweight, have unwanted hair, elevated male hormones or multiple cysts in the ovaries. It is simply your body’s inability to utilize insulin. The reason it is called SYNDROME is that it does not manifest the same way in all women. Dietary changes are key. At East Winds we spend time teaching you how to regulate insulin and reduce the effects of insulin resistance which can affect not only overall health but infertility. Many of our patients with PCOS begin to have regular ovulation with treatment.

Some symptoms associated with PCOS:

  • IRREGULAR PERIODS
  • INFERTILITY
  • RECURRENT MISCARRIAGES
  • PELVIC PAIN
  • ACNE/OILY SKIN OR DANDRUFF
  • EXCESS BODY AND FACIAL HAIR
  • AROUND BREASTS, UPPER LIP, CHIN, BELLY AND LOW BACK
  • THINNING HAIR OR MALE-PATTERNED BALDNESS
  • CYSTIC OVARIES (SEEN ON ULTRASOUND THAT RESEMBLE A STRING OF PEARLS)
  • WEIGHT GAIN AND HARD TO LOOSE
  • PATCHES OF THICK, DARK-COLORED SKIN ON THE NECK, ARMS, BREASTS AND THIGHS
  • ROUGH MEALY SKIN/SKIN TAGS
  • SLEEP APNEA
  • DEPRESSION OR ANXIETY