Daria Bailey, FCP
The Balance with PCOS
What is PCOS?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, is a hormonal condition women can get during their childbearing years. It can affect their fertility, stop periods or make them hard to predict, can cause unwanted body or facial hair, and raise your risk of other health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure.
PCOS is a condition which is becoming more and more common in women, in fact it is said that 1 in 10 women can be affected to some degree with PCOS. There are many reasons or explanations to the rise of this condition. Some people say it is due to the obesity problem in our world, especially our country. In the same vain some claim it is due to our diets and all the additives or unnatural hormones in our food. Others even claim it can be caused by medications or even contraceptives one takes over an extended period of time.
When a woman experiences PCOS it is not always clear cut. Some women do not display overt symptoms and some women do. As Creighton Model Practitioners we are definitely experiencing an increase in clients who have this condition. We also know how to use CrMS with this reproductive disorder.
Charting plays a big part in being able to identify PCOS when using the CrMS. A woman's chart can say a lot about not only her fertility, but her overall health. There is no sugar coating it, in some situations it can be a tough nut to crack, but absolutely not impossible.
With the help and care from a NaPro doctor, PCOS is something that can be managed. The treatment can be an aid in hormone production or even in serious cases surgery. The goal when working through this disorder is finding the right balance. Each woman's situation looks different. But we can say with confidence that with the help of the Creighton Model System and seeking medical help from a NaPro trained physician, it is possible to find stability.
If you or a loved one are experiencing irregular cycles, difficult or irregular periods, or any other symptoms of PCOS, please reach out to us. As the rise of this condition continues, practitioners are becoming more familiar and better equipped to handle these difficult charts. Although it's hard to see more and more women suffering from PCOS, NaPro technology has grown leaps and bounds in understanding the disorder and how to treat it. Struggling with PCOS can feel like one huge uphill battle, but we are here to help you find your footing and provide some relief.