• PCOS – A Chinese Medicine Diet and Lifestyle Approach

Angela Warburton - Traditional Chinese Medicine

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), affects 5-10% of women in North America and is the leading cause of ovulatory based infertility.

Women with PCOS are known to have high levels of male hormones (androgens), which interfere with the normal production of female hormones like estrogen and progesterone.

Many women with pcos will experience some or all of the following symptoms: irregular periods or no menstruation (amenorrhea), weight gain or obesity, excessive hair growth (hirsutism) and/or abnormal hair growth, enlarged ovaries covered with cysts, acne, glucose intolerance, or impaired glucose metabolism, insulin resistance, mood swings and irritability. But you do not have to experience these symptoms to have pcos, as some women have no symptoms at all.

How does this affect your fertility?

Insulin is a hormone that regulates the transformation of sugars and starches into energy for the body or into storage for future use. If there is too much insulin…

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