Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects 12-21% of Australian women of reproductive age. This metabolic disorder has serious health consequences, yet 70% of those affected go undiagnosed.
The symptoms of PCOS include excess hair (hirsutism), hair loss, acne, weight gain, difficulties with fertility, increased anxiety and depression and symptoms associated with periods.
A healthy lifestyle is one of the most important aspects of managing PCOS successfully.
The keys to managing PCOS well include:
A good understanding of how it’s caused and the effect of PCOS on the body
A healthy approach to eating and physical activity
Appropriate medical therapies
For personal assistance with developing a healthy eating and lifestyle plan contact Nurture Family Allied Health today to discuss your options with our team.
Source: Jean Hailes - For Women’s health