What is PCOS
PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common diagnosis and would suggest hormone imbalance that results in:
- Irregular periods
- Weight gain
- Unusual hair growth.
Your body is in a constant state of "trying" to ovulate and cysts cover your ovaries preventing ovulation.
What can you do?
The good news is there are many things you can do to restore hormone balance naturally. One way to restore balance is the #7 FertilEDGE (Herbs for Her) package to "Restore Ovarian Balance" which includes: Essential Fatty Acids to increase cervical mucus and nourish the nerves and facilitate communication between cells; a blood purifier that helps restore and balance hormonal functions, the herb for fertility, an oil that regulates hormone production and is essential for the developing fetus for proper development of the brain and retina of the eyes, an herb that lowers testosterone, cleanses the colon and decreases muscular spasms and increases fluidity of mucus and a vitamin anti-oxidant which keeps oxygen in cells from combining with waste to form toxic compounds and thins blood which increases blood flow to reproductive organs.
Glucophage a/k/a (also known as) Metformin is a new medication used in disorders relating to blood sugar (a/k/a glucose).
Diabetes is a disorder characterized by high blood sugar.
Insulin is the hormone that regulates the blood sugar or glucose level.
Insulin allows the body to use glucose for energy/storage.
Without insulin, the glucose level builds up in the blood
and the kidneys filter and expel it into urine.
Diabetes Type I individuals require insulin injections.
Symptoms of Diabetes I:
Excessive urination, great thirst,
hunger, vomiting, loss of weight and strength.
Diabetes Type II is referred to as Adult Onset Diabetes and in many cases can be controlled by diet and exercise.
Okay, so if: Glucose provides energy for the body's cells but insulin must be present for the body to use glucose. Without insulin, glucose has difficulty entering the cells.
To function properly,
nerve cells require a continuous supply of glucose.
Most importantly when Trying To Conceive,
the nerves carry signals that trigger hormone activity.
Thus, it would seem to be very important to keep
a consistent supply of insulin and glucose available for the nerve cells
to function properly and maintain hormone balance.
Other things to consider:
Recurrent yeast infections may result from high blood sugar
because the microorganism that causes a yeast infection
flourishes in the presence of glucose. Women with PCOS are very resistant to insulin.
Some women require more insulin during the luteal phase
the thought is that higher levels of progesterone
increase the resistance to insulin
(which might explain gestational diabetes).
Love Mama Kath