PCOS, standing for Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, is a condition characterized by elevated testosterone levels, menstrual irregularities, and/or small cysts on one or both ovaries. Symptoms can include irregular periods, infertility, facial hair growth, thinning hair on scalp (like male-pattern baldness), acne, weight gain, and pain around the ovary areas.
While birth control pills seem to be the medical field's favorite solution, in my clinical experience there are specific reasons for PCOS, and ALL are fixable, thankfully - not just manageable with birth control.
Top Causes for PCOS
Allergy to the Ovarian Hilus Cells (produce testosterone). As a heads-up, this is probably something you will not be able to research anywhere else; it was a clinical discovery I stumbled upon myself. I have found an allergy to any part of the body whose job it is to produce something causes it to overproduce that substance: in this case, testosterone. This is why testosterone become chronically elevated in women with PCOS, with the resulting symptoms of high testosterone such as acne, facial hair, thinning hair on scalp, and high sex drive. Clearing this particular allergy allows the testosterone level to come back down to normal and allows the rest of the hormones to balance out.
Allergy to Progesterone. If I had a nickel for every female client I have found had a progesterone allergy I could retire, seriously! This allergy is SO common and results in the immune system destroying progesterone to some degree, leaving you with lower-than-normal levels. This means estrogen levels run unchecked the whole month instead of being counterbalanced with progesterone the 2nd half of the month. Estrogen causes cells to grow, so grows the lining of the uterus between cycle. Too much estrogen leads to an extra-thick lining of the uterus, which leads to an extra heavy crampy period. This can also lead to extra female tissue growth such as cysts and endometriosis.
Allergies to 1 or more of the 3 estrogens found in women. This also leads to hormone imbalance as the immune system is destroying them leaving you with lower-than-normal levels.
Allergies to the ovaries themselves. This is not uncommon at all; when they have been weak and run-down for a long time the immune system can end up attacking them and then you REALLY have hormone issues.
I have had so much experience over the past 14 years finding and solving the root causes of hormonal imbalances including PCOS for women. The initial appointment will reveal all allergies including auto-immune ones, and combined with the proper supplements to help everything heal, allergy-clearing will allow your hormones to balance out once and for all! Cysts will often shrink and disappear once the excess estrogen is corrected, and the symptoms of excess testosterone will also go away for good.