Which type of PCO you have..

Everyone talks about PCO. Some relate with their symptoms, some relate with their sonograms, and some with their hormones. Some have symptoms but don’t show cysts in ovaries. Some of you have cysts, but they are under weight and show no typical symptom of PCO.
This is because clinically there is not only one type of PCO

There are 3 types of PCO on the spectrum. Let’s see what all are they

1 Insulin-resistant PCO – this is the most typical and common PCO type.
High insulin levels stop ovulation in its tracks, causing irregular cycles and symptoms.

The insulin resistance is brought about by diet.
Symptoms: Weight gain or obesity, acne, hirsutism, mood swings, and lack of periods.

Women with this kind of PCO are usually considered borderline diabetic.

2. Inflammation-based PCO – this is the kind of PCO that can be seen in women who are not overweight, but normal weight or even underweight, and don’t feel they have any of the classic symptoms of PCOS.

The inflammatory response that stops ovulation and causes irregular cycles comes from the body’s response to foods like gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, or from overexposure to endocrine disruptive chemicals whether it be from chemical lawn spraying or frequent use of the dry cleaner.

There are multiple influencers that can cause suppressed ovulation and irregular cycles. It could be an over-reliance on artificial sweeteners (I’m talking too much Diet Coke or synthetic sugar free-based products).
It could be due to poor diet, especially if you’re eating very little, only vegan, only raw, or no carbs whatsoever.

The lack of ovulation will cause symptoms, but it won’t necessarily look or feel the same as common, insulin-resistant PCO.

3. Synthetic Hormone-Induced PCO – this kind of PCO is common for women who have been on the pill or other hormonal birth control like the implant, shot, or ring, for a long time.

They will come off and see their periods do not return. The synthetic hormones shut down communication between the pituitary gland and the ovaries in order to prevent pregnancy and often times this can be challenging to bring back online.
It’s also possible to have a combination of these types of PCO, or for the root cause of your PCO to change and develop over time. This is why the Ayurvedic treatment protocol is uniquely supportive for the PCO “spectrum” that exists as it addresses all the root causes.

Whatever kind of PCO you have, good news is that it is 100% manageable without disturbing your hormones any more. I will take all the natural diet additions one by one in upcoming posts 🙂

Stay tuned ❤️

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