Season 1, Episode 41
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Weight Loss and Optimizing Fertility with Sandro Graca
In this episode, Dr. Lorne Brown discusses polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with Sandro Graca, a lecturer and researcher in reproductive health. PCOS is a metabolic disorder that affects women’s reproductive health, characterized by hormonal imbalance, long or absent menstrual cycles, and the presence of cysts or multifollicular structures in the ovaries. Sandro clarifies that although cysts can be present, the diagnosis of PCOS is based on other criteria such as clinical symptoms and hormonal imbalance. Diagnosis usually involves a physical exam and blood tests.
The conversation also explores the emotional and psychological aspects of PCOS. Treatment typically involves lifestyle changes, medications, supplements, and acupuncture, tailored to individual needs. This episode provides a comprehensive overview of PCOS, offering valuable insights and making it a valuable resource for those seeking to learn more about the condition.
- What is PCOS and how is it diagnosed?
- Symptoms of PCOS and their impact on emotional and mental health.
- Health risks associated with PCOS and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
- Lifestyle changes that can help manage PCOS, including diet, exercise, and stress management.
- Medical treatments for PCOS, including medications and supplements to manage symptoms and reduce risk of developing other health conditions.
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Sandro is a lecturer and a published researcher in the field of menstrual and reproductive health, Fellow of the ABORM (Acupuncture & TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine), and one of the Directors at Evidence Based Acupuncture.
He completed his MSc in Advanced Oriental Medicine (Research and Practice) at the Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) – in conjunction with Middlesex University – focusing on acupuncture for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
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