Jenna Longoria, HHC, AADP
PCOS is a metabolic syndrome, so women with it must balance their blood sugar in order to put their symptoms into remission, which is why many women find success (although at a cost) with diabetic medications such as Metformin. However, Metformin depletes B vitamins and has unpleasant gastrointestinal effects, so it’s not an ideal option.
I remember not leaving my house, or sometimes not even my room, out of shame over my skin. I would cake on layers and layers of foundation JUST to go to the pool or the gym or to go downstairs to eat breakfast at my parents house. I remember pretending like I wasn’t home when the mailman rang the doorbell wanting to deliver a package, because I didn’t want to be seen.
Dr. Kalea Wattles, ND
Thyroid hormones affect the reproductive tract, including the inside of the ovary. That’s right— thyroid hormones can bind to the surface of ovaries and to the actual egg cells inside them, influencing their growth and development. Either too little thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) or too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) can have an effect on fertility.
Dr. Keren Day, DC
I spoke with a patient of mine who was going through the process. She was extremely open and honest with her reasoning. She said she was recently divorced and knew she wanted to have more children, but was not in a stable relationship yet. She froze them thinking about the future. That conversation made me feel more open to the process. It was no longer about being old, but more of an opportunity to help support my future. I may never need to use those eggs, but it would be nice to have them to help— just in case— and...