PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is one of the most common reproductive health issues, affecting roughly 5 million women in the U.S. alone. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1 in 10 women has PCOS. Most women find out they have PCOS in their 20s and 30s when they have problems getting pregnant and see their doctor. But PCOS can happen at any age after puberty.
Being diagnosed with PCOS and dealing with the associated symptoms such as weight gain, irregular periods, acne, unwanted hair growth, as well as the possibility of infertility, can be devastating. This is especially true for young women dealing with the emotional and physical symptoms that can impact their self-esteem.
People with PCOS suffer from symptoms related to lack of ovulation and high levels of androgens, or male hormones such as testosterone. All women have some androgens, which are necessary for libido, mood, and bone health. However, women with PCOS generally have much higher levels, creating an imbalance in hormones, causing a myriad of unpleasant symptoms.
So, unless the PCOS treatment you’re using is having a sustainable impact on correcting these hormone imbalances, at the root, all you will end up with is a list of medications that simply band-aid your symptoms.
Common Medical Treatments for PCOS vs. Our Natural Approach
Unfortunately, PCOS seems to be often misunderstood by the general medical community. Doctors will often say that there is little that can be done to treat PCOS and that it will be a life-long battle, regulated by prescription medications. Common medical treatments include birth control pills to normalize periods, metformin to control blood sugar and insulin levels, statins to control high cholesterol, hormones to increase fertility, and procedures to remove excess hair. Unfortunately, these so-called solutions only mask the symptoms of PCOS and come with a plethora of side effects, some of which can even contribute to a further hormone imbalance.
At BeBalanced, we have helped countless women who are dealing with PCOS to find symptom relief quickly and naturally. We believe that our natural hormone balancing program is the missing piece to addressing any hormonal endocrine disorder, including PCOS at its core. Through our holistic approach to weight loss and overall wellness, we provide women an all-natural solution. We address the root causes of hormone imbalances through education, stress management tools, a whole foods diet, natural supplementation, and one-on-one support. As a result, our clients have reported vast improvements in their PCOS symptoms, including frustrating weight gain, and many are entirely symptom and medication-free!
If you or someone you know is struggling with PCOS or any symptoms of a hormone imbalance related to weight, mood, sleep, PMS, or menopause, reach out to us today. We are here for support, guidance, and care. We want to help you live your most vibrant life. You can start by filling out a Free Hormone Assessment or by scheduling a FREE Consultation with one of our Wellness Coaches.