Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects many women.
While conventional medical treatments for PCOS often involve medication, some women may prefer to take a more natural approach. Naturopathic medicine offers a range of natural treatments for PCOS that can help to manage symptoms and promote overall health and wellness.
Leah from Naturally with Leah nutritionist and naturopath specializes in PCOS and providing real solutions for you.
PCOS signs and symptoms
Symptoms can include:
- irregular menstrual cycles,
- weight gain,
- fertility issues.
How can a naturopath help with PCOS
Treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome
One of the key principles of naturopathic medicine is treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. With PCOS, this means taking a comprehensive approach that addresses the underlying hormonal imbalances and other factors that contribute to the condition. A naturopathic approach may include:
Nutritional counselling: Leah can work with you to develop a personalized nutrition plan that supports hormonal balance and overall health. This may include foods that help to regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, such as complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats.
Herbal medicine: Many herbs have been used for centuries to support reproductive health and hormonal balance. A naturopathic doctor may recommend herbs such as chasteberry, saw palmetto, and maca root to support the hormonal imbalances that contribute to PCOS.
Lifestyle changes: Naturopathic medicine emphasizes the importance of lifestyle factors in overall health and wellness. A naturopathic doctor may recommend changes such as regular exercise, stress management techniques, and getting enough sleep to support hormonal balance and overall well-being.
Nutritional supplements: Certain nutritional supplements may be recommended to support hormonal balance and overall health. For example, supplements such as inositol and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) have been shown to improve insulin resistance and regulate menstrual cycles in women with PCOS.
If you’re struggling with PCOS, a naturopathic approach may offer a safe and effective alternative to conventional medical treatments. By addressing the underlying hormonal imbalances and other factors that contribute to the condition, naturopathic medicine can help to manage symptoms and promote overall health and wellness.
Contact Leah now who specialises in PCOS to learn more about how naturopathic medicine can help you achieve optimal health and well-being.