Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.
PCOS affects millions of women in the UK.
The three main features of the condition are:
cysts that develop in your ovaries (polycystic ovaries)
your ovaries do not regularly release eggs (ovulate)
having high levels of "male hormones" called androgens in your body
You will usually be diagnosed with PCOS if you have at least two of these features.
What are polycystic ovaries?
Polycystic ovaries contain a large number of harmless cysts up to 8mm in size. The cysts are under-developed sacs in which eggs develop. Often in PCOS, these sacs are unable to release an egg, meaning ovulation doesn't take place.
It's estimated that about 1 in every 5 women in the UK has polycystic ovaries, but more than half of these have no symptoms.
Signs and symptoms
Symptoms of PCOS usually become apparent during your late teens or early twenties. They can include:
irregular periods or no periods at all
difficulty getting pregnant (because of irregular ovulation or failure to ovulate)
excessive hair growth (hirsutism) - usually on the face, chest, back or buttocks
thinning hair and hair loss from the head
oily skin or acne
Polycystic ovary syndrome is associated with an increased risk of problems in later life, such as type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol levels.
You should speak to your GP if you think you may have PCOS.
PCOS & CLEANSE TESTIMONIALS
"Hiya hun, just seen your post re pcos, happy for you to tell my story, ie conceived 3 wks after the cleanse with pcos and having tried for 2 years before. Can't guarantee it was the cleanse that did it as as you know I had conceived earlier last year naturally but I'm sure it helped my cycle and put me in a much healthier position to conceive and for healthy start to pregnancy. Am still working otherwise I'd try do you a better testimonial xxx
I actually think it may have helped me ovulate as I have gone 10-16 wks between periods for years yet I conceived 3 wks after finishing clease which i started when I was on my period ... not got the energy to do the maths but it's a lot shorter cycle! X"
60-80ml of Aloe to begin with & maca.
"I wanted to give you my experiences with what has helped me for PCOS and also apologise for the delay on getting back to you.
I started drinking the Aloe, just 60mls every morning to start off with and noticed an improvement in my symptoms within 3 weeks (id lost 3lbs, which it is hard to lose weight when you have PCOS, my sugar cravings had lessened so my snacking was less and my mood swings had calmed slightly but the biggest thing was my horrendous crippling period pain had almost completely gone!!!) - i carried on with another bottle and by the end of this my symptoms improved and my no period pain at all - this is life changing for me because at some points i would struggle to walk it was that bad!!
I did the cleanse which enabled me to lose half a stone and by this time I was feeling amazing - my mood swings and emotional periods were alot less after. I have had to put my dose up to 90mls of Aloe every morning as my symptoms started to come back a bit but that was about 10 months after I started taking it - ive now started taking maca too which has made me feel more stable emotionally so I would definitely recommend these things. xx"