Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) results from a hormonal imbalance which inhibits the ovaries from releasing an egg each month. PCOS can result in small cyst-like formation in the ovaries. The most common underlying cause of PCOS is insulin resistance. Individuals with PCOS are at a heightened risk of weight gain. Dietitians can help those with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, improve insulin resistance as well as decrease associated PCOS health complications such as type II diabetes, impaired glucose intolerance and heart disease.