PCOS Surgery: Vital Treatment Option… or Last Resort?

PCOS Surgery: Vital Treatment Option… or Last Resort?

Women who have ever had to deal with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) know full well that it’s a complex and, in many ways, bewildering condition. Though it’s known primarily as a cause of infertility, the sad truth about this all-too-common condition is that it can affect many different bodily systems, and lead women with the disease to feel like they are constantly fighting off some new symptom. For instance, the condition can lead to obesity and excess weight gain, to acne and skin problems, to emotional disorders, to hair loss—and yes, to infertility.

All of this leads women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) to seek relief from their illness, in whatever form they might find it. But be careful: While there are plenty of treatment options for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) out there, some of them are extreme, risky, and may be unnecessary. Think long and hard about all the available options before you commit to anything as major as surgery.

PCOS Surgery: One Disease, Two Operations

Before we weigh the pros and cons of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) surgery, it might be good to consider the different procedures that are available. Physicians will generally recommend one of two different surgeries—ovarian wedge resection and laparoscopic ovarian drilling. Both of these procedures essentially involve the same thing—that is, removing part of the ovarian tissue.

And that might seem like a good way to eliminate the harmful effects of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), but not so fast. While some women undergo these procedures and immediately have regular periods or even get pregnant, there is a far greater chance of long-term organ damage or scarring.

And more to the point, while removing part of the ovaries might help some, the truth is that this illness is not simply an ovarian one; it is really a hormonal imbalance, rooted in Insulin Resistance, which means that neither surgery is guaranteed to eliminate the condition.

A Better, Safer Way Forward

 Alternatively, one thing that has been shown, time and time again, to help with the symptoms of Insulin Resistance and PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)—even reversing these conditions—is simply cultivating a healthier lifestyle. Indeed, diet and exercise can go a long way toward eliminating your symptoms and helping you to be altogether healthier. The fact that these methods are safer and more natural goes without saying!

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Insulite Health, a Boulder, Colorado USA based company, is committed to reversing Insulin Resistance – a potentially dangerous imbalance of blood glucose and insulin. Scientific research has revealed that this disorder can be a primary cause of sleep disorders. Insulin Resistance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) – a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, obesity and heartbreaking female infertility.

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Robin is an Integrative Clinical Nutritionist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. She comes to Insulite Health with a passion for helping women live vibrant, passionate lives. Robin had her own struggles with health. As a teenager she suffered from digestive disorders, weight, acne and hypoglycemia. As an adult she continued to struggle with balancing blood sugar, adult acne, mood swings, weight gain, arthritic conditions in her hands and chronic inflammation. Robin understands first hand how symptoms of poor health can keep us from living the life we dreamed of.

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