What is the functional medicine approach to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?
Functional medicine is a way of looking at health problems, like PCOS, in a different way. Hence, instead of just treating the symptoms, functional medicine tries to find the root cause of the problem.
When a person with PCOS seeks care from a functional medicine doctor, the doctor will extensively interrogate the individual to comprehend their lifestyle and identify any other factors that could be triggering their PCOS. Furthermore, the doctor might conduct specialized tests to investigate hormone imbalances or nutrient deficiencies.
After the doctor acquires a comprehensive understanding of the root cause of the person's PCOS, they will devise a personalized plan. The plan may entail modifications to their diet, taking specialized vitamins or supplements, and increasing physical activity. Additionally, the doctor may collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as a gynecologist, to provide optimal care for the individual.
Overall, the functional medicine approach to polycystic ovary syndrome is about understanding the person as a whole. In addition to, creating a personalized plan to help them feel better and manage their symptoms in the long term UPC Functional Medicine.
“Functional medicine helps to understand the cause of the disease and apply the right tool, at the right time, for the right patient, at the right dose” Mark Hyman, MD
5 thing you may not know about PCOS:
PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders affecting people who have ovaries. It is estimated that around 1 in 10 people with ovaries may have PCOS.
Although PCOS is known for its impact on fertility, it can affect many other aspects of a person's health. For example, people with this syndrome may be at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other health issues.
While PCOS is often diagnosed based on symptoms, a blood test can also help to confirm the diagnosis. The blood test looks for elevated levels of certain hormones, such as testosterone and luteinizing hormone.
Despite the name, not all people with PCOS have cysts on their ovaries. In fact, some people with this syndrome may not have any cysts at all.
Although PCOS has no cure, various treatment options can manage symptoms and improve overall health. However, the effectiveness of treatment may vary from person to person, and it may take time to find the right approach.
Our approach is simple....
By using specialized laboratory tests to assess hormone levels, nutrient deficiencies, and other factors that may be contributing to YOUR PCOS. Most insurance cover this specialty labs!
A detailed health history, including information about YOUR diet, lifestyle, stress levels, and other factors that may be contributing to YOUR PCOS.
In addition, hormone optimization is important in the treatment of PCOS. Hormone imbalance is link to multiple conditions including fatigue, mood swings, brain fog, sleep disorders, and sexual disfunction to name a few.
After reviewing YOUR health history and laboratory results, our functional medicine practitioner will devise a customized treatment plan specifically for YOU. The plan will comprehensively address the underlying causes of YOUR PCOS.
Additionally, the treatment plan will be continually reviewed and revised as necessary to ensure optimal results. Ultimately, the goal of the personalized treatment plan is to help YOU achieve the best possible outcomes for YOUR health and wellbeing.
Thyroid plays an important role in polycystic ovary and this is why thyroid optimization is the key. What is more, studies have shown that thyroid disorders are more common in women with this syndrome as compared to the normal population.
Our functional medicine practitioners may work closely with other healthcare providers, such as gynecologists, endocrinologists, and nutritionists, to ensure that YOU receive a comprehensive and coordinated care.
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