Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome is a growing endemic amongst western women.
Some research papers cite it’s prevalence at 40%.
I believe if you actually measure women’s testosterone levels via saliva the figure of 40% is accurate and may be as high as 75%.
Testosterone acts more like a stress hormone in women, not a sex hormone, hence why it goes up.
It can also be quite dynamic, rising quickly in stressful situations, but similarly dropping when the stress is removed or the woman feels supports (oxytocin is the opposite hormone secreted).
This is a 3 minute clip on how to treat high testosterone levels in women.
Medically it is called poly cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) but you may not have cysts on your ovaries, just the other unwanted side effects:
- belly fat
- unwanted facial hair
Medically it is often treated with diabetic medication and the oral contraceptive pill.
But PCOS can be treated naturally with life lasting results.
It requires education and understanding, dietary intervention and a commitment to exercise.
I discuss more in my book (link below).
Let me know if I can help more as I have some resources:
1. Saliva test kit and consult (often women have high testosterone and high estrogen) click here
2. Information including my e-book Beauty and the Beast Within and a recording. Click here