April 2016 Issue

Some Ovarian Problems Treatable By Diet

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can have a big impact on the life and health of women who have it. But diet changes, like eating less sugar and more omega 3 fatty acids, can reduce symptoms.

Up to one in five women of reproductive age suffers from polycycstic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormone imbalance that can lead to infertility, diabetes, depression, and increased risk for heart problems. PCOS is named after cyst-like follicles that often form on the ovaries of women with this condition, but these are only a symptom of the condition, not the cause.

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