Natural Approaches for Treating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

  title={Natural Approaches for Treating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome},
  author={Chris D. Meletis and Nieske Zabriskie},
  journal={Alternative and Complementary Therapies},
P olycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex medical condition involving multiple body systems. The etiology of this condition is unknown. In addition, there is currently no consensus on the diagnostic criteria for PCOS. It is accepted that hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance, and menstrual abnormalities are commonly present. An estimated 6–10 percent of reproductive-age women have PCOS, making it one of the most common endocrine reproductive disorders.1 
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