Reduce Testosterone in PCOS
Welcome to a space where understanding, compassion, and expertise converge to address a significant concern for women dealing with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) – high testosterone levels. I'm Dr. Samina, Naturopathic Doctor and my journey with PCOS began in my teenage years. I experienced irregular periods, cystic acne, weight gain, and emotional imbalances. This inspired me to dedicate my life to helping others facing similar challenges.
If you are seeking a trusted ally in your quest to reduce Testosterone in PCOS, you've come to the right place. Navigating through PCOS can be challenging, leaving you frustrated and uncertain about the steps needed to overcome its symptoms. However, I am here to guide you through my personal and clinical experience towards balancing hormones, weight management, and overall well-being.
Driven by my own struggles, I pursued higher education in naturopathic medicine, with a special interest in women's health and endocrinology. My unremitting pursuit of knowledge led me to evidence-based integrative approaches for managing PCOS. The power of lifestyle modifications, nutritional interventions, herbal medicine, and mind-body practices became very clear through my research and clinical experiences.
Treatment Process by Dr. Samina Mitha to Reduce Testosterone in Women with PCOS
When it comes to reducing testosterone in PCOS, the first thing to look into is where the testosterone is coming from. This involves a through lab work up testing the following markers:
- Testosterone (adrenal glands, ovaries and converted in the bloodstream)
- Androstenedione (adrenal glands and ovaries)
- DHEA-S (adrenal glands)
- Dihydrotestosterone (in tissues from testosterone)
Not only do we use lab work but I also assess for signs and symptoms of high testosterone. These include:
- Cystic Acne (current or past history)
- Androgen alopecia (aka hair loss)
- Hirsutism (aka excessive hair growth on the body)
Once we determine where the testosterone is coming from and if signs and symptoms are present then we can build a plan based on all the information we gather.
My commitment to empowering women is evident in the personalized treatment plans I create. These plans are crafted to help you not only address symptoms of high testosterone such as acne, hair loss and hirsutism but also address balancing hormones, manage weight and improved fertility. Through a combination of evidence-based practices and compassionate guidance, I am here to support you every step of the way.
The treatment process to reduce testosterone in women is not a one-size-fits-all approach; it's a collaborative effort. Together, we'll explore lifestyle modifications, nutritional interventions, herbal remedies, micronized bioidentical progesterone and mind-body practices that resonate with your unique needs. The aim is to create sustainable changes that go beyond symptom management and treat the root cause of your case while fostering long-term well-being.
Duration of Naturopathy Treatment to Reduce Testosterone in PCOS
One of the common questions women have when considering PCOS management is about the duration of naturopathy treatment to reduce testosterone. Patience is vital in this journey, as we work together to address the complexities of PCOS.
The duration of treatment differs from person to person, subject to individual factors such as the severity of symptoms, overall health, and lifestyle. Naturopathy focuses on restoring balance to the body, and this process takes time. It involves gradual, sustainable changes that yield long-lasting results.
Based on my clinical experience I find that it typically takes about 3 months to start noticing a change in reduction in testosterone.
What can you expect
Throughout the treatment, you will receive continuous support and guidance. Regular check-ins plus adjustments to your treatment plan to ensure that we are adapting to your body's responses and progressing toward your goals. My goal is not just to manage symptoms temporarily but to empower you with the tools and knowledge needed to maintain optimal health in the long run.
If you're seeking a comprehensive approach to reduce testosterone in PCOS, you are in the right place. Together, we'll navigate the path toward hormonal balance, improved well-being, and a future where PCOS doesn't dictate the terms of your life. Your journey to reclaiming health begins here.
Remember, you are not alone in this. I understand the challenges you face because I've been there myself.
- Download Dr. Mitha’s free PCOS Food Cheat Sheet to get started right away to help support your PCOS.
- Need additional 1-1 support? If you live on Ontario, Canada you can become a patient of Dr. Mitha. Book an appointment here.
- Consider Dr. Mitha’s online PCOS program called Your PCOS Planner. Learn more here.