Freedom from PCOS

Newly Diagnosed with PCOS

Where should I turn for support?

If you have been newly diagnosed with PCOS, you’re probably feeling alone and confused with how to handle your symptoms and what do next…

Any diagnosis can be quite scary to hear, but due to the complexity of PCOS it can cause a lot more confusion. You may be feeling like I felt after my diagnosis, “how could this have happened to me, what could I have done to bring on PCOS” at such a young age?

You were likely seen by many doctors trying to figure out your symptoms, until you got a clear diagnosis of PCOS.   You may have experienced some embarrassing symptoms that you were afraid to tell your doctor about; acne, facial hair, anger, hair loss, weight gain, infertility, mood swings and the list goes on.

Part of the complexity of PCOS is that there are 2 different types:

To find out if your PCOS is more insulin resistant or hormone driven, please take our PCOS questionnaire

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According to the Office of Women’s Health (OWH),
“Between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 women of childbearing age has PCOS. As many as 5 million women in the United States may be affected. It can occur in girls as young as 11 years old.”

and

“Women with PCOS have greater chances of developing several serious health conditions, including life-threatening diseases. Recent studies found that:

  • More than 50 percent of women with PCOS will have diabetes or pre-diabetes (impaired glucose tolerance) before the age of 40.
  • The risk of heart attack is 4 to 7 times higher in women with PCOS than women of the same age without PCOS.
  • Women with PCOS are at greater risk of having high blood pressure.
  • Women with PCOS have high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol.
  • Women with PCOS can develop sleep apnea. This is when breathing stops for short periods of time during sleep.

Women with PCOS may also develop anxiety and depression. It is important to talk to your doctor about treatment for these mental health conditions.

Women with PCOS are also at risk for endometrial cancer. Irregular menstrual periods and the lack of ovulation cause women to produce Progesterone causes the endometrium (lining of the womb) to shed each month as a menstrual period. Without progesterone, the endometrium becomes thick, which can cause heavy or irregular bleeding. Over time, this can lead to endometrial hyperplasia, when the lining grows too much, and cancer.”

I know these symptoms can seem very scary to you, but as Dr. Batzofin says “diet plays a pivotal role in managing your PCOS and changing your diet to a PCOS friendly one can impact the quality of your life”.

Fill out my PCOS questionnaire,

to first determine what type of PCOS you have and then optimize your diet and lifestyle to mitigate your symtoms.

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We will  contact you to set up your complimentary PCOS assessment.

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