PCOS Symptoms

What is PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is not a disease, PCOS is a metabolic and endocrine disorder that affects the body well beyond the ovaries.
The primary symptom is Failure to ovulate regularly. Failure to ovulate is why you are deficient in estradiol and progesterone and why you develop secondary PCOS symptoms such as:

  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Acne
  • Infertility

POLYCYSTIC OVARIES DOES NOT ALWAYS MEANS PCOS

An appearance of polycystic ovaries (as diagnosed with an ultrasound) means that you did not ovulate that month. It does not explain why you did not ovulate, nor does it predict whether or not you will ovulate next month.
Polycystic ovaries are extremely common, many healthy women have the occasional ovarian cyst. Many women may also have an anovulatory cycle once or twice a year in which they do not ovulate and appear to have polycystic ovaries. There are many people who have PCOS but not polycystic ovaries and some have polycystic ovaries but do not have PCOS



What is PCOS?

Different types of PCOS

Three types of PCOS are on board:

  • Insulin - resistant PCOS
  • Inflammatory PCOS
  • Synthetic Hormone - Induced PCOS


Insulin - resistant PCOS

It’ s the most common type of PCOS.High insulin levels stop ovulation in its tracks, causing the following symptoms

Symptoms

  • Weight gain
  • Obesity
  • Acne
  • Hirsutism
  • Mood swings
  • Lack of periods

Causes

  • Sugar
  • Smoking
  • Magnesium deficiency
  • Environmental toxins
  • Trans fat

Tip

You might have been told that you are borderline diabetic, or you had an abnormal glucose tolerance test.


Inflammatory PCOS

This kind of PCOS that can be seen in women who are not overweight, but normal weight or even underweight, and don’ t feel they have any of the classic symptoms of PCOS

Causes

  • Poor diet(eating very little, only vegan, only raw, or no carbs whatsoever)
  • Inflammatory foods like gluten(Diet Coke or Stevia - based products)
  • Stress, Anxiety

Tip

Key mineral and vitamin levels to test include: vitamin D, selenium, iodine, magnesium and zinc.


Post - Pill PCOS / Pill - Induced PCOS

This kind of PCOS is common for women who have been on the pill or other hormonal birth control


Hidden - cause PCOS

The people who doesn’ t meet any of the criteria for the first three types of PCOS, but their ovulation is blocking, this type of PCOS resolves very quickly, usually within 3 - 4 months.

Causes

  • Too little starch in your diet, because your hormonal system needs Gentle Carbs
  • Too much soy(because it is anti - estrogen and can block ovulation in some women)
  • Thyroid disease, because your ovaries need T3 thyroid hormone
  • Vegetarian diet, because it causes zinc deficiency, and your ovaries need zinc
  • Artificial sweeteners, because they impair insulin and leptin signaling