Case Study – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (General)
On the PCOS, Cardiometabolic Continuum: A Case Report - Kara Fitzgerald ND Naturopathic Doctor
PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome , a condition characterized by overproduction of male hormones, irregular menstrual periods, and cysts in the ovaries. PCOS can interfere with your reproductive and metabolic health and cause numerous symptoms. The symptoms of PCOS can overlap with a lot of other conditions. Here are 9 common symptoms to watch for, as well as how to tell whether they point to PCOS or another cause.
Understanding Your Lab Tests for PCOS
Patients often ask me what some of the best supplements for PCOS, a metabolic disorder that can cause a whole lot of hormonal symptoms. While the foundational therapies remain nutritional and lifestyle intervention, supplements can be a helpful supported therapy to restore balance. Many women are looking for alternatives to the typical lineup of prescription drugs, which only mask the root cause rather than address the concern head on. I know this firsthand.
Metrics details. In women of reproductive age, polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS constitutes the most frequent endocrine disorder. Emerging data link the risk of severe COVID with certain factors such as hyper-inflammation, ethnicity predisposition, low vitamin D levels, and hyperandrogenism, all of which have known direct associations with PCOS. Moreover, in this common female patient population, there is markedly high prevalence of multiple cardio-metabolic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and hypertension, which may significantly increase the risk for adverse COVIDrelated outcomes. This strong overlap of risk factors for both worse PCOS cardio-metabolic manifestations and severe COVID should be highlighted for the clinical practice, particularly since women with PCOS often receive fragmented care from multiple healthcare services.