Dr. Georges Jabaly offers simple self-test for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
By Wendy Cornett
Many women fight a losing battle to maintain a healthy weight because the answer isn’t always as simple as eating salads and exercising. For some women, genetic factors are the culprit.
“Almost 50 percent of obese women are found to have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS),” said Dr. Georges Jabaly, founder of Dr. Jabaly Weight Loss in Toledo. “There are more than 30 million weight loss programs in the United States, and women who are obese want to do everything possible to get some help. They feel bad about themselves; they feel down; they try … every single diet, and, actually, nothing works.”
Often, the cause behind obesity can be a hormonal imbalance brought about by PCOS. The condition can be diagnosed by a doctor through observation of symptoms, bloodwork and an ultrasound to confirm the appearance of tiny cysts on the ovaries. There are also simple questions a woman can ask herself: Do I have irregular periods? Do I have dark hair on my chin, neck or chest? Do I have acne or other skin conditions? Do I suffer from abdominal obesity?
The condition can be treated with bioidentical hormones, treatments that address insulin resistance and a specialized diet that avoids certain foods.
“By directing a specific diet to this condition, almost all women improve,” Dr. Jabaly added. “And when they start feeling success, they go on autopilot.”
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