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Sample presentation--PCOS Training

  1. 1. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Neuroendocrine Perspective Monika M. Woolsey, MS, RD inCYST Programs for Women With PCOS ©2009, inCYST Programs
  2. 2. Symptoms of Androgen Excess <ul><li>Facial hair, body hair </li></ul><ul><li>Acne </li></ul><ul><li>Male pattern baldness </li></ul><ul><li>Weight gain in an “apple shaped” pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Mood volatility </li></ul><ul><li>Weight gain with exercise </li></ul>©2009 inCYST Programs
  3. 3. Eating Disorders and PCOS <ul><li>6 out of 7 sonograms performed on women with bulimia showed evidence of ovarian cysts in a PCOS-like presentation </li></ul><ul><li>??? Is an eating disorder an alternative presentation of PCOS??? </li></ul>©2009 inCYST Programs
  4. 4. The inCYST Approach to PCOS Treatment Begins With the Brain ©2009 inCYST Programs
  5. 5. Anyone at risk for PCOS is also at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. ©2009 inCYST Programs
  6. 6. Postpartum Depression ©2009 inCYST Programs Increasing plasma DHA by 1% decreases symptoms by 59% Makrides M, Crowther CA, Gibson RA, Gibson RS, Skeaff CM. Docosahexaenoic acid and post-parrtum depression—is there a link? Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2003; 12 Suppl: S37.
  7. 7. EPA and algae technology ©2009 inCYST Programs Unless an animal is fed an omega-3 friendly diet, the resulting products (meat, milk, eggs) will not be omega-friendly.
  8. 8. Know Your Seafood ©2009 inCYST Programs Basa ~ Vasa ~ Catfish
  9. 9. Vegetarians have lower tissue DHA levels than non-vegetarians. ©2009 inCYST Programs Davis BC, Kris-Etherton PM. Achieving optimal essential fatty acid status in vegetarians: current knowledge and practical implications. Am J Clin Nutr 2003 Sep; 78(3 Suppl): 640S – 646S.
  10. 10. Statin medications disrupt omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. ©2009 inCYST Programs Harris JI, Hibbeln JR, Mackey RH, Muldoon MF. Statin treatment alters serum n-3 and n-6 fatty acids in hypercholesterolemic patients. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 2004 Oct; 71(4):263-9.
  11. 11. Functions of DHA ©2009 inCYST Programs Vision Hormone Function Seizure Thresholds Antioxidant Mood Regulation
  12. 12. inCYST Finding <ul><li>>65% of women have at least one of the following sleep issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Insomnia </li></ul><ul><li>Restless legs </li></ul><ul><li>Obstructive sleep apnea </li></ul><ul><li>Night eating </li></ul><ul><li>Sleepwalking </li></ul>©2009, inCYST Programs
  13. 13. Melatonin is the brain’s scrubbing bubble ©2009 inCYST Programs
  14. 14. How inCYST defines PCOS <ul><li>The consequence of diet, lifestyle, and stress management choices that promote a rate of oxidation exceeding the body’s ability to counter it with antioxidant defenses. </li></ul>©2009 inCYST Programs
  15. 15. How inCYST defines PCOS <ul><li>Mental stress results in excessive brain and nervous system activity, which is all metabolic and oxidative…meaning it is NEURODEGENERATIVE ! </li></ul>©2009 inCYST Programs
  16. 16. How inCYST defines PCOS <ul><li>Melatonin imbalance has been reported to interfere with embryo implantation. </li></ul>©2009 inCYST Programs
  17. 17. Western medicine tends to treat each sympton of PCOS as a separate entity with separate medications for each. Some of these medications can worsen the problem. ©2009 inCYST Programs Psychiatric medications can cause weight gain, insulin resistance, diabetes, and PCOS Statins can disrupt omega-3 balance
  18. 18. Did you know? <ul><li>It is virtually impossible for anyone, let alone a pregnant woman, to adhere to the California Proposition 65-mandated warning and meet daily omega-3 fatty acid needs. </li></ul>©2009, inCYST Programs
  19. 19. Since inflammation is oxidation, and the inCYST approach is an antiinflammatory approach, it is not much different than rust repair and rustproofing… ©2009 inCYST Programs
  20. 20. If your patient is presenting with either of these problems, screen for historical indicators of potential DHA deficiency: Premature as a baby Bottle fed Lots of processed foods in diet History of dieting/eating disorder Multiple pregnancies Closely timed pregnancies Assisted reproduction Use of psychotropic medications ©2009, inCYST Programs
  21. 21. If your patient is presenting with either of these problems, screen for current indicators of potential DHA deficiency: Rapid perinatal weight gain Rapid perinatal weight loss Gestational diabetes Intense carbohydrate cravings Irregular sleep architecture High stress environment Memory problems Mood swings ©2009, inCYST Programs
  22. 22. Where to find a PCOS specialist ©2009 inCYST Programs