Episode #5: How Your Doctor Fits into Healing Your PCOS Naturally
What you’ll learn in this episode
Treating PCOS can feel overwhelming. There are so many things to think about and so many options to choose from. It’s hard to know where to start. In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about medical intervention and treatments for PCOS and how they fit into a natural healing plan. We’ll explore the idea of using both medical treatments and natural methods together. This way you can find what works best for you and start feeling better right away!
Why Healing Your PCOS Naturally is important
Lifestyle is the only way to treat PCOS in its entirety! It gets to the root cause. It balances all the hormones. It alleviates and lessens all of the symptoms. It’s not picking and choosing one thing and not addressing other things. This is really important because when we start looking at medical approaches, this is not the case.
When we look at creating an environment that is healing to your PCOS, that nourishes your body, allows your hormones to move back towards balance, boosts your fertility, helps you to manage your weight, and alleviate all the other symptoms. We aren’t just covering up a symptom with a bandaid. You are setting yourselves up for less risk going forward.
How Your Doctor Fits into a Natural Approach
This is why I love the natural approach to PCOS, but it does not exclude medical assistance. My background as a medical provider has given me the opportunity to treat patients with all sorts of prescriptions and procedures, and I find medicine to be a modern miracle. There are so many amazing things that I can do for my patients, but it’s so important to help people find a way to be doing their part at home to create health so that they can thrive.
So how can your doctor fit into how you want to manage your PCOS? There is not a cookie cutter one-way to do that. You get to have a choice. You get to choose how much or how little you want medical intervention. Now I urge you to always seek your doctor’s opinion or seek a second opinion if you aren’t sure you agree with what your doctor wants to do. They have medical training, they are looking at your entire health, and so you want to always ask and understand your doctor’s advice. In this episode, we’re going to be talking about how to have those conversations with your doctor so that the way that you want to manage your PCOS is not pushed aside from the way that they normally address PCOS in their clinic.
Are You Ready….
To confidently choose the PCOS management plan that will work best for you? Then hit play and be ready to take some notes during today’s episode.
Here’s a glance at this episode…
We spend a lot of time talking about natural ways to reverse our PCOS. But what about medical intervention and treatments that your doctor can prescribe? How does that weave into naturally healing your PCOS? Can they go hand in hand, or are they mutually exclusive? That is what we’re going to be talking about in today’s episode.
Lifestyle, it’s the only way to entirely treat our PCOS. It gets to the root cause. It balances all the hormones. It alleviates and lessens all of the symptoms. It’s not picking and choosing one thing and not addressing other things. This is really important because when we start looking at medical approaches, this is not the case.
I have treated patients with all sorts of prescriptions and procedures, and I find medicine to be a modern miracle. There are so many amazing things that we can do for our patients, but it’s so important to help people find a way to be doing their part at home to create health so that they can thrive.
The information here in these podcast episodes is to help you to start asking the right questions so that you can start creating an environment that’s going to help your body thrive.
What we really want to see is these two parallel ways of managing your PCOS natural approach and a medical approach. How can they dance together to create your best outcome?
And how to create a method that’s going to work for you. Not only success, as in you want to get pregnant and you get pregnant, but what is going to feel good for you. That’s not going to drive you crazy. That’s going to fit into your lifestyle, That makes you feel comfortable with the choices that you’re making for your body.
What I see the most is when women want a certain outcome, a certain treatment, more than a treatment, they want a certain result. They make three main mistakes……
Now, there are some side effects. There are some things to consider, but I hear a lot of people on social media bashing these bandaid treatments, such as birth control. There is a time and place for birth control.
A lot of times we look for that one person that’s going to give us all of the answers. And like I just alluded to there are experts in different areas. And when it comes to PCOS, there’s going to be people who can help you do a natural approach to PCOS management with nutrition and exercise and managing the bubble that you create for your environment. And then there’s going to be a part of your team that medically manages your PCOS, if you need any prescriptions, if you need any specific monitoring, if you’re trying to get pregnant when you become pregnant, if any special tests or things need to be ordered to ensure that everything is going smoothly, you need someone who can do all of that medical in person health care treatment.
Maybe they were told you have PCOS. There’s not much we can do about it. You can take the pill if you want to come back when you want to get pregnant, and we’ll give you premade. I hear that scenario so often. And those women feel like they’re in limbo, they don’t know what to do.
It is overcomeable and we really have to choose what’s right for us right now. And what was right for us right now usually does take into account what we want down the road. But sometimes we need to do what we need to do right now.
knowing what conversations might come up can help you to prepare for your appointment and think about what it is that you actually want from your doctor.
Creating an environment where our hormones start to balance themselves, it’s a cascade of improvement.
Improving something like, say, your insulin or your inflammation is going to in itself reduce body fat [without even focusing on weight loss]. When we reduce body fat, our body functions better. We reduce inflammation even more and we start to see less bloating, less discomfort after eating, we start to see our energy improve…..
Fertility treatments don’t come without their own downside. They can mess with your hormones and PCOS symptoms just as much, if not more, as birth control. So when we think I’ll just do fertility treatments when I need to…. yes, they are there for you at that point, and I am so thankful that they are …. But it’s also important to consider that what our body really needs is care and nourishment to support our fertility.
Without rushing to infertility treatment, I think we would see less women needing infertility treatment and then those that did need the extra assistance would likely respond a lot quicker with a lot more success.
Both are very important, but they don’t always have a lot of crossover and you may need to be the bridge between the two as you pick and choose what works best for you
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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.
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