Improving insulin sensitivity is vital for women with PCOS, and there is one plant I want you to meet that can help optimize androgen levels and restore menstruation!
Understanding PCOS and getting a clear diagnosis is half the battle. Let’s dive into understanding just how PCOS can impact your hormones and your health. The triad of characteristics of PCOS includes anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and insulin resistance. I’m going to breakdown these characteristics for you below.
Progesterone is the hormone we all know and love. Progesterone is a sex hormone that is produced primarily in the ovaries. It helps thicken the uterine lining so a fertilized egg can implant in the uterus. In the first part of the menstrual cycle, the follicular phase, progesterone levels are low. Luteinizing hormone stimulates the release of an egg and after ovulation occurs progesterone levels begin to increase
We all know what its like to go to see your doc for a hormonal issue and the solution given is a hormonal treatment no matter what the problem is, hot flashes, missing period, heavy period, acne, endometriosis, and PCOS. These all have the same treatment? Really?
In your mind, you may be thinking that taking hormones is not really addressing the root cause of your problems; instead they are suppressing your own hormonal systems and dominating them with a drug.