Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome & Nutrition
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is one of the most common hormonal reproductive problems affecting women of childbearing age causing an imbalance in hormone levels. Women with PCOS put on weight easier than others because their metabolism is affected by the hormone imbalance meaning they have to put more thought into what they eat.
What To expect
There is no cure for PCOS but treatment is based on managing individual symptoms. Your GP may prescribe medication to help improve ovarian function, however weight loss through diet and lifestyle change is of primary importance to help restore menstrual regularity. Spectrum Nutrition dietitians are well equipped to guide you on the optimal diet for your condition modifying carbohydrate and fat in the diet.
Our dietitians will assess your case individually and identify areas of your diet that may need to be modified. Our dietitians will comprehensively assess your symptoms and dietary habits and will make recommendations based on this.
Our dietitians understand the unique nutritional concerns for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome putting them in the perfect position to provide these women with dietary advice and individual meal plans.
Through diet modification our dietitians can help you to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, improve your fertility, reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and improve your overall energy and lifestyle. There is a lot of misleading information on the dietary needs of someone with PCOS so it is best to stick to the advice of a registered dietitian like those at Spectrum Nutrition.