Episode #26: PCOS and Period Problems 

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PCOS and Period Problems

Welcome back to the PCOS Repair Podcast to discuss all things period problems!

Period problems might have been one of the very first things you noticed leading to your diagnosis of PCOS. 

Your period is also an amazing indicator of your PCOS health, which is why in this episode I am discussing all the period problems and how to begin repairing them naturally.

So go ahead and have a listen!

A Normal Cycle

A normal cycle starts with a period. The first day of your period is considered day one of your cycle. Then at approximately the middle of your cycle, halfway before your next period, comes ovulation. This is when you can get pregnant as your body releases an egg. Ovulation Usually occurs around the 14th of your cycle with an average cycle lasting anywhere from 21 to 35 days.

Now let’s look at various period problems, what’s going on and how to fix it.

Just as with any symptom we talk about here on the PCOS Repair Podcast it all starts with your current primary root cause. You can learn more about that by taking the PCOS Root Cause Quiz

No Periods

Going at least 3 months without a period is referred to as amenorrhea.
This is common with PCOS or thyroid problems.
This can be due to hormone imbalance such as too much insulin present on a regular basis, FSH and LH ratio disturbance and testosterone, coming off of birth control, nutritional deficiencies, stress, sleep disturbances, and being overweight.

Very Heavy Periods

What does this even mean …. It turns out I had heavy periods and just thought it was normal…. it’s not like I’ve lived in other bodies to have a reference point.

In this episode, I will give you criteria as well as actionable ways to know if you might be having heavy

Painful Periods
Painful periods are a very common symptom of both PCOS and endometriosis. If you are experiencing pelvic pain during your period or between periods, it’s important to find the root cause.

Listen now to learn the root causes of period pain and the steps to take to address it!

Root cause
Take the PCOS root cause quiz to help get a full picture of how your body is responding to its environment, why, and where it is struggling so that you can address the problem, head on

And listen to this episode to get started repairing your PCOS period problems today!

Results are not guaranteed. Please see Medical Disclaimer for more detail.

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About the Show

Welcome to The PCOS Repair Podcast!

I’m Ashlene Korcek, and each week I’ll be sharing the latest findings on PCOS and how to make practical health changes to your lifestyle to repair your PCOS at the root cause.

If you’re struggling with PCOS, know that you’re not alone. In fact, it’s estimated that one in ten women have PCOS. But the good news is that there is a lot we can do to manage our symptoms and live healthy, happy lives.

So whether you’re looking for tips on nutrition, exercise, supplements, or mental health, you’ll find it all here on The PCOS Repair Podcast. Ready to get started? Hit subscribe now