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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Have you been diagnosed with PCOS and told to change your diet or lifestyle?

Many individuals diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) are told that nutrition and lifestyle play a large role in managing the symptoms. Often weight loss, restriction, and exercise are recommended to clients leading to frustration and feelings of failure when diets do not work.

 

Individuals living with PCOS have higher levels of androgens and often experience some of the following symptoms:

 

Sound familiar?  

 

Nutrition DiscoveRD works with each client to create individualized treatment plans that are manageable and foster healthy relationships between food and body. Nutrition counseling helps to facilitate behavioral and lifestyle changes. This is accomplished by incorporating mindful and intuitive eating practices without dieting or using the number on a scale to determine success. This can help to reduce and manage symptoms related to PCOS as well as help you become more comfortable and confident in your daily life.

  • Intense “Cravings” for Carbohydrates or Sweet Foods

  • Weight Gain

  • Insulin Resistance

  • Irregular, Heavy, or Absent Periods

  • Excessive Hair Growth on the Face and/or Body (Hirsutism)

  • Hair Loss on Head (Alopecia)

  • Acne and Other Skin Conditions

10-15% of women are estimated to have PCOS

60% of women with PCOS

also have Binge Eating Disorder

PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder and cause of infertility

PCOS affects 1-in-10 women of childbearing age

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