Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Treatment in Ottawa

If you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS, or you believe you may be suffering from symptoms related to PCOS, you deserve full and caring treatment. One potential option for PCOS treatment is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. The Ottawa, Ontario doctors on our directory are qualified to help you on your journey to healing. Learn more about PCOS below, and contact a nearby doctor for the relief you deserve.

About PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that causes small cysts to grow on the ovaries. PCOS can result in physical changes such as increased acne, irregular periods and unusual facial and body hair growth. If untreated, more serious health problems such as heart disease can develop.

PCOS is caused by hormonal imbalance and a surplus of androgens (male sex hormones). This imbalance of hormones may also lead to infertility because of the hormonal imbalance preventing ovulation and carrying a pregnancy to full term.

Common symptoms of PCOS include

  • Acne – High amounts of hormones cause the sebaceous glands to produce excess oil.
  • Alopecia – Hair loss can be caused by a lack of estrogen and other important female hormones.
  • Ovarian Cysts – Fluid filled sacs, or cysts on the ovaries may be caused by the testosterone imbalance.
  • Irregular Menstrual Cycles or Amenorrhea – The hormonal imbalance can disrupt ovulation and cause irregular periods or no periods.
  • Obesity – Hormones help to regulate metabolism, and when they are imbalanced, metabolism gets thrown off to create weight gain.
  • Hirsutism – Excessive body hair may grow as a result of too much testosterone in the body.
  • High Blood Pressure – Estrogen helps the blood to flow smoothly, and when it is deficient, the body may have to work harder to pump blood.
  • Elevated Insulin Levels or Insulin Resistance – Estrogen affects blood sugar, and imbalances can affect the way the body secretes insulin.
  • Infertility – Lack of a menstrual period or ovarian cysts can prevent ovulation, and without an egg, no fertilization can occur.
  • Recurrent Miscarriages – Carrying a pregnancy to full term requires a healthy hormonal balance, and without it, the body cannot supply an environment to support a pregnancy.

As many as one in every fifteen women are affected by PCOS. Treating PCOS is imperative because it can lead to more serious health problems in the future. Healthy medications and lifestyle changes can aid in the treatment of PCOS and the prevention of future health disorders.

Doctors have multiple options for treating PCOS, and part of a PCOS treatment protocol may include hormone replacement therapy to help your body achieve healthy, balanced hormone levels. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a natural solution that can help in the treatment of PCOS.

If you’re interested in learning more about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and how it can work to help treat PCOS, contact a local Ottawa, Ontario Bioidentical Hormone Doctor today.

Contact a Ottawa PCOS Doctor Below to Learn More

Kandis Lock, N.D.

Kandis Lock, N.D.

99 Armstrong St
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y2V6