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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

 

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a set of symptoms thought to be caused due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Unfortunately there is no cure for this hormonal disorder that affects 1 in 10 Irish women, and management often involves lifestyle changes, including diet, exercise and weight loss.

Q&A

What symptoms should I look out for?

If you experience symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), they'll usually become apparent in your late teens or early twenties. Not all women with PCOS will have all the symptoms, and each symptom can vary from mild to severe. Many women only experience menstrual problems and/or are unable to conceive.

Common symptoms of PCOS include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Difficulty getting pregnant (due to irregular ovulation or failure to ovulate)
  • Excessive hair growth - usually on the face, chest, back or buttocks
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair and hair loss from the head
  • Oily skin or acne

What should I do if I think I am at risk of Osteoporosis?

You should book a consultation with your GP. They will be able to refer you for tests to confirm a possible diagnosis of PCOS. Your next step will be to consult with a Dietitian as diet and lifestyle are pivotal in the management of PCOS.

How Can Spectrum Nutrition Help?

The first step is to assess your diet and lifestyle and areas for improvement. 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.

Your Dietitian will also carry out a complete nutritional assessment, taking a diet history, body composition analysis including weight, BMI, waist circumference, body fat percentage, lean body mass, waist to hip measurement and more. You will receive:

  • A starter meal plan tailored to you
  • Recipe book to suit your dietary requirements
  • Tailored advice and action points

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