Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that many women aren’t even aware they have until they start trying to conceive – without success. Sure, you have long lived with irregular or skipped periods, but what was merely an inconvenience before is now a serious impediment when you’re trying to get pregnant. And you want to fix it right away.
Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCOS affects the ovaries and ovulation. Small, fluid-filled sacs – cysts – grow inside the ovaries and each sac contains an immature egg that never matures enough to trigger ovulation. In PCOS, progesterone levels are far lower than they need to be while androgen levels – a male hormone produced by the ovaries – is higher than it should be.
In short, hormones are out of whack. But there are other health conditions that can affect the severity of your PCOS like metabolism, insulin resistance, inflammation, and high blood pressure.
Instead of looking at natural ways to balance your entire system and enhance your ability to conceive naturally, your doctor may be more focused on drug treatments. For example, one of the most common treatments for PCOS is birth control pills to regulate hormones and periods. But birth control pills go in direct opposition to what you want to do – conceive.
You Can Conceive Even If You Have PCOS
PCOS is a common cause of infertility and a highly treatable condition. With targeted testing, you can find out what’s happening within your body and improve physical deficiencies to increase your fertility potential.
Simple changes in diet and exercise can help regulate the menstrual cycle and improve PCOS symptoms, as well as improve cholesterol levels, lower insulin, and reduce the risk of diabetes. Careful, guided nutritional changes and added supplements are safe, natural measures that make TTC an easier and more hopeful journey.
At Efforos, we aren’t going to give you a medication that interferes with your fertility – we do everything possible to enhance your chances of conceiving naturally, even if you have PCOS. Contact us today to get support, ask questions, and feel better about your future.