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Natural remedies for PCOS

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Natural WomanPCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) is an endocrine disorder, which effects around 5% of women.

The most common features are:

  • Obesity
  • Irregular or absent periods
  • Excessive male hormones leading to excess facial hair (hirsutism)
  • Infertility

Treatment for PCOS

Conventional treatments include medication to treat the symptoms. These might be hormones to regulate menstruation and treat body hair, or insulin-lowering drugs.

In addition, weight loss is advised; obtained through dietary changes and exercise. Weight loss alone can reduce the severity of the symptoms of PCOS.

Hair Removal

One of the most depressing symptoms of PCOS is excessive body hair, which can lead to significant psychological consequences. If drugs do not work to reduce this, electrolysis is usually advised. Electrolysis can be a lengthy treatment as only one hair can be removed at a time. It can be a painful process and it isn’t always successful.

Ellipse IPL hair removal

Ellipse IPL hair removal treatment, available from the Cosmetic Surgery  Clinic offers safe and effective long-term removal of unwanted hair.

IPL hair removal works by sending controlled pulses of light through the upper layer of skin to the hair follicle. The light is converted into heat which destroys the hair follicle.

One the hair follicle is destroyed, it cannot produce a new hair.

If you suffer from excess body hair, the Cosmetic Surgery Clinic offer free consultations to see if IPL hair removal could help you.

Natural remedies

If you like to help yourself with alternative remedies, the following might be helpful:

  • Acupuncture can be helpful to regulate periods
  • A Low GI diet can help you to lose weight, when combined with exercise
  • QiGong or Tai Chi can help to get energy moving to clear congestion in the ovaries
  • Chinese herbalism can help regulate hormones

What about you – do you suffer from PCOS? What have been the most helpful treatments?


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