Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is caused by the formation of abnormally many cysts in the ovaries.
Many people live with PCOS without appreciable symptoms, whereas others may experience a range of symptoms. The classic symptoms are disturbed menstrual cycle, lack of ovulation, elevated levels of male sex hormone and problems with infertility. PCOS is a common hormonal disorder that is seen in 5-10 per cent of women of childbearing age.
The treatment is organized according to the symptoms and the woman’s desire to become pregnant. Hormone therapy and regulation of blood sugar with medications such as antidiabetics are used, among other things.
An unambiguous cause of PCOS is not known. These are not ovarian defects, but rather erroneous hormone signals from the brain to the ovaries. 75 per cent of women with PCOS are overweight and insulin resistant and it is known that weight gain worsens the condition.
At Nordic Clinic, we focus on nutrition and lifestyle, as well as correcting diet-related imbalances. Nordic Clinics therapists provide individual guidance in diet and nutrition based on symptoms, medical history and laboratory analyzes. The treatment may, for example, involve help with weight loss and treatment of insulin resistance with a focus on infertility.