What is PCOS?

Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrom (PCOS) affects about 10 percent of the female populations. It is a reproductive disorder, where hormones are severely out of balance.

When is it PCOS?

PCOS is diagnosed when symptoms occur in two out of three of the following categories:
I – Irregular ovulation (irregular menstruation, longer than 35 days, or no menstruation at all)
II – An overproduction of male hormones (hair loss, acne, excessive hair growth in a male pattern)
III – cysts (fluid sacs) in the ovaries

Other symptoms that can occur with PCOS: overweight, mood swings, food cravings, excessive weight, thyroid problems, fatigue, depression.

The cause of PCOS symptoms

In most cases, especially with symptoms such as acne, excessive hair growth, excessive weight, mood swings and food cravings, this is caused by an imbalance in the body’s sugar metabolism. More information about insulin resistance and how it can be reversed is found in the section DCI and Nutrition.