Approximately every 1 out of 10 women suffer from PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. For some women, PCOS can begin around the time of puberty but may not be diagnosed until adulthood, more specifically around childbearing age. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can cause a hormonal imbalance that not only causes problems with metabolism rates, but also affects many other aspects of your health. Not every woman experiences the same symptoms, but in general, symptoms of PCOS can include mood changes, headaches, fatigue, weight gain, infertility, or sleep problems. Whatever symptoms you experience, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can have a major impact on your health and your quality of life. But there is hope! Many women have found hope and healing through chiropractic care from Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar, and you can too.
What Causes PCOS?
PCOS may be a genetic disorder that is inherited, but it can be also caused by higher than normal levels of androgens, also known as “male” hormones. This high level of androgen can lead to baldness or facial hair, common male-like traits. Another cause of PCOS could be high insulin levels. High insulin levels lead to high blood sugar levels. It could be these high levels of insulin that result in poor nutrition habits and weight gain. In addition to typical symptoms of this syndrome, PCOS can also cause a slew of other health problems. One of the most notable concerns for women is infertility. The reproductive organs don’t function like they should and women struggle with regular ovulation, making it harder to conceive. Other health issues associated with PCOS can include anxiety, depression, sleep apnea, and poor cholesterol. While monitoring eating habits, exercising regularly, or taking vitamins and supplements can decrease symptoms of PCOS, they may […]