Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, most commonly referred to as PCOS, is a condition that affects as many as five million women in America of all ethnicities and ages. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health, reports that it is partly caused by genetics, as well as lifestyle and external factors. PCOS upsets the hormonal balance of a woman’s body and creates unwanted physical and biological changes.
Women suffering with PCOS may develop excessive hair growth (hirsutism) in undesirable places like face, chest and breasts. In addition, PCOS can make a woman gain weight, disturb the regularity of her menstruation, and make it difficult for her to become pregnant.
If you are suffering with PCOS or concerned that you are showing signs of the syndrome, get facts about the state of your health by scheduling a full medical evaluation with Dr. Elena Klimenko, an integrative and functional medicine physician in New York City, or a similar doctor in your local area. Rather than simply prescribing pharmaceutical pills to suppress symptoms of PCOS, a functional physician will dig deeper and find out what caused the hormonal imbalance in the first place. Dr. Klimenko then will help you address those underlying problems with a personalized treatment program.
The impacts of PCOS can be addressed in a variety of ways such as:
1. Hormonal monitoring
2. Meditation and stress management techniques
3. Homeopathic treatments
4. Clinically proven nutritional intervention and weight loss techniques
A functional medicine approach to lab testing will show a complete picture of your hormonal state. Dr. Klimenko can use this information to find out what could be throwing your hormones off track. She will work with you on the lifestyle and environmental factors that will bring your hormones back into balance.
Meditation and stress management techniques
A big contributor to PCOS is stress. Through meditation and other stress management techniques, you can reduce the impact that stress is having on your mind, body and health condition.
Dr. Klimenko specializes in homeopathy and can use this treatment method to address various aspects of your life that may be contributing to your condition. This includes anxiety, sugar cravings and other factors that agitate PCOS.
Weight gain and insulin resistance are common symptoms and sometimes causes that accompany PCOS. Achieving and maintaining a optimal weight through clinically proven weight loss techniques can help you feel better, look better and keep the impacts of PCOS at bay.
Dr. Elena Klimenko, MD is an integrative and functional medicine physician in New York City. She specializes in helping unhealthy people get well, and healthy people stay well, through the power of traditional and alternative medicine. At her practice, Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Medical P.C., you will get compassionate, preventive care. Dr. Klimenko provides the attention you deserve, real answers about your health, and personalized treatments for your total wellness. For an appointment call 212-696-4325.