PCOS - How To Get Diagnosed and Heal

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In the upcoming show, we will be talking about PCOS. I invited  Dr Perloe and Sasha Ottey to join me to cover this important topic. 

PCOS is the top hormone imbalance in women up to age 50. One in five (!) women have PCOS and 70% don't know it. For those who do, birth control pills seem the only solution- but, this is NOT the answer to the underlying causes of this condition. 

How do you know if you have PCOS (even if your doctor never diagnosed you)? 

  • It's really hard to lose weight (75% of women with PCOS are overweight)
  • Rogue hair on your upper lip, chin, breasts, back, belly or arms.
  • Chronic inflammation 
  • Infertility or subinfertility (can't hold on to pregnancy) 

 

We will be talking about: 

  • What is PCOS?
  • How is PCOS connected to infertilty? 
  • How to get diagnosed?
  • Why are there so many undiagnosed women?
  • What kind of tests to ask your doctor for? 
  • How do insulin resistance and sleep impact us? 
  • What would help in managing PCOS, including fertility? 

 

Sasha Ottey is founder PCOS Challenge, Inc. an organisation she formed to help women manage their PCOS challenges. Sasha is a Clinical and Research Microbiologist with a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Howard University and a Master’s in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Dr. Mark Perloe is the Medical Director of Georgia Reproductive Specialists. He has expertise in treating conditions related to infertility including PCOS, recurrent pregnancy loss, menstrual disorders, fibroids and endocrine and other reproductive health problems. 

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PCOS
infertility
endocrine system
thyroid
hormones diet
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