Clinical Management of PCOS and Metabolic Health
MediHerb | 20 Sep 2021
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common reproductive endocrine disorders in women of reproductive age.
It causes significant distress and is a frequent cause of anovulatory infertility, long cycles, heavy periods and acne in women. PCOS also affects body image and emotional wellbeing, as well as substantially increasing a woman’s likelihood of metabolic abnormalities, predisposing them to insulin resistance, cardiovascular risk, dyslipidaemia, endothelial dysfunction and systemic inflammation.
Despite this, the aetiology of PCOS remains poorly understood and often receives either a delayed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis. Medical treatment options are limited, frequently leaving women dissatisfied and frustrated with their therapy. As a result, women regularly seek complementary and alternative medicine treatment to re-set PCOS and positively restore their menstrual cycle, metabolic health, mental wellbeing and fertility.
In this presentation Angela Hywood will explore the metabolic precursors affecting this condition, using current scientific understanding and its implications in reproductive health. Angela will also share her herbal and nutritional treatment approaches to PCOS, based on her extensive clinical experience in this crucial area of healthcare.