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Safe & Effective Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Its Cutaneous Symptoms

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dc.contributor.author Yarett, Susan A.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-28T21:26:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-28T21:26:07Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation S.A. Yarett, "Safe & Effective Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Its Cutaneous Symptoms", ND dissertation, College of Naturopathic Medicine, Univ. of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, 2014. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/1423
dc.description This thesis is being archived as a Digitized Shelf Copy for campus access to current students and staff only. We currently cannot provide this open access without the author's permission. If you are the author of this work and desire to provide it open access or wish access removed, please contact the Wahlstrom Library to discuss permission. en_US
dc.description.abstract Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most prevalent hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age. Oligomenorrhea is the single most prevalent presenting complaint. Although obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and hirsutism, acne, and alopecia are frequently present in PCOS, the three key diagnostic criteria are hyperandrogenism, chronic anovulation, and polycystic ovaries on ultrasonography. Although conventional pharmacological protocols are abundant, the risks of potential serious side effects are many. More and more patients are requesting gentler, non-pharmacological alternatives that are safe and effective. Review of the literature for non-pharmacological approaches to PCOS management and possible reversal is investigated in this paper. The pros and cons of lifestyle modifications, stress management, counseling and nutritional and botanicalreatments are discussed and evaluated regarding their safety and efficacy in the treatment of PCOS, its symptoms and sequelae, without the use of pharmacological drugs. Natural treatment of PCOS may improve the parameters by which polycystic ovary syndrome is evaluated. LSM, stress management, counseling, neutraceuticals, and botanicals appear to be valuable methods. Further research, and particularly randomized controlled trials (RCTs), are needed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Naturopathy en_US
dc.subject Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) en_US
dc.subject Oligomenorrhea en_US
dc.title Safe & Effective Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Its Cutaneous Symptoms en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.institute.department College of Naturopathic Medicine en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US


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