Very poorly named, PCOS was originally characterized by ultrasound findings of cysts on the ovaries. Years later, we now understand that it is a complex condition that includes not just cysts, and in some cases, no cysts – but blood sugar dysregulation, high testosterone levels and menstrual irregularities.
It is unfortunate that many women will have to visit, on average, three providers and be misdiagnosed several times before this condition is uncovered. This delay can mean years of blood sugar issues, fertility issues and menstrual issues that could all be addressed with a comprehensive plan.
Our clinic diagnoses and treats PCOS regularly by addressing diet and lifestyle issues, hormonal and blood sugar balance via herbs, bioidentical hormone support and the occasionally necessary pharmaceutical.