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PCOS symptoms getting you down? This is for you

PCOS symptoms getting you down? This is for you

What are the common symptoms of PCOS?

You may find that you experience:

  • PCOS Fertility Issues – Reduced fertility, difficulty becoming pregnant.
  • Period Problems – Irregular periods or no periods.
  • Polycystic Ovaries (PCO) – Multiple small cyst-like follicles around the edge of the ovaries.
  • Pregnancy Complications – Increased risk of developing diabetes (gestational diabetes) or high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia) during pregnancy.
  • Weight Issues – Weight problems, being overweight, rapid weight gain, difficulty losing weight.
  • Acne – Skin problems including oily skin and acne.
  • Unwanted Hair Growth – Unwanted facial or body hair (hirsutism).
  • Alopecia – Thinning head hair or hair loss.

Should you see a doctor if you experience PCOS symptoms?

Absolutely. You can easily make mistakes when attempting to diagnose yourself. This is because the symptoms can be due to a number of different conditions or lifestyle choices.

If you suspect you have PCOS, arrange an appointment with your doctor and share your concerns with them. They’ll help to provide you with an accurate diagnosis after running tests and scanning your ovaries. If you do get diagnosed with PCOS then there are a number of different treatment options and lifestyle changes that might be suggested to you.

PCOS is diagnosed according to the Rotterdam criteria. This means that if you have any two of the three following conditions it would be diagnostic of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

  1. Menstrual cycle disturbances
  2. Evidence of high androgen levels (raised testosterone, hirsutism)
  3. Polycystic ovaries on ultrasound scan
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Unusual PCOS symptoms

Due to the name ‘Polycystic Ovary Syndrome’ most people assume that the condition mainly affects ovarian function. However, PCOS is actually a hormonal disorder and can have other unusual effects on your body.

It’s a whole-body condition. In some cases, the excess androgens (male hormones) can cause you to have male-pattern baldness and thinning hair.

What are the health risks associated with PCOS?

Metabolic syndrome – women with PCOS are at great risk of developing metabolic syndrome which is characterised by high body mass index (BMI), high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and blood lipid disturbances leading to a high cardiovascular risk.

It makes sense to make lifestyle changes and sensible choices to minimise this risk.

Managing your PCOS symptoms

Inofolic® Alpha is a unique formulation that contains myo-inositol, folic acid and alpha-lactalbumin. These ingredients in combination can help to alleviate your PCOS symptoms.

Myo-inositol helps reduce the symptoms such as unwanted hair, acne and oily skin. It also improves ovulation and egg quality.

Feedback from fellow women with PCOS 

It works differently to other  PCOS supplements by improving the intestinal absorption of myo-inositol.

“Inofolic Alpha has greatly improved my acne, which I have been trying to keep at bay all my life. It also helps me with my menstrual problems. I couldn’t do without it anymore.”

Giulia 

“Just about a month of taking this and the unwanted facial and neck hair I was sprouting has literally stopped! It’s the first time in years I’ve had no bristly bits on the bottom left of my chin!”

Louise

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