Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

What is PCOS?

 

A metabolic disorder affecting approximately 12-18% of women, characterised by hormonal imbalances which cause the symptoms associated with PCOS.

 

What are the Symptoms?

 

These are different for everyone, however the most common symptoms include:

 

  • Acne

  • Cravings for sweet/sugary foods

  • Emotional/binge eating

  • Difficulty dealing with stress

  • Difficulty falling pregnant or multiple miscarriages

  • Difficulty losing weight and finding it easy to put on weight

  • Fatigue / feeling tired and lethargic

  • Hair loss

  • High blood pressure or cholesterol

  • Increase in body hair, particularly around the face

  • Infertility

  • Insulin resistance

  • Irregular/absent periods

  • Mood swings / depression

If you are experiencing symptoms of PCOS, are worried about your risk of developing associated conditions such as diabetes, or just want to check and see how you might be able to improve your nutrition, I can help.

 

Having PCOS myself, I have a special interest in staying up to date with the latest research on how our nutrition and lifestyle habits can help manage PCOS and its symptoms. Let me help you start feeling better and improving your health today with easy, sustainable adjustments to your food and lifestyle.

 

For more general information on PCOS, visit Jean Hailes Foundation or the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association of Australia

 

 

For more information on how I can help, please contact me or book online now

Phone: 0434368405 | Email: suzannah.smart@gmail.com

Suzannah Smart - B.Hlth.Sc.(Nut&Diet)

 - Accredited Practising Dietitian - Accredited Nutritionist -

- Barossa Valley: Nuriootpa, South Australia -

- Gawler Region: Willaston, South Australia -

- Mount Pleasant, South Australia -

ABN: 74459711926

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