PCOS and Women's Health concerns

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Optimise your health!

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Manage symptoms and improve your fertility

Do you struggle with irregular periods, acne, excess hair growth, or maybe hair loss?

Do you find you gain weight easily and just can't seem to lose it?

Do you feel tired ALL THE TIME, only to find yourself wired at bed time? 

Are you you struggling to get pregnant?  

 

Isn't PCOS fun?!

 

The Good news? Your diet and lifestyle can play a BIG role in helping you manage your PCOS symptoms, help regulate your menstrual cycles/ovulation and improve your fertility.

 

Nutrition and lifestyle changes are considered a first-line treatment in the management of PCOS. Optimising your diet and lifestyle is critical for managing PCOS and in particular for managing underlying Insulin resistance, addressing diet and lifestyle related inflammation and optimising gut health. PCOS is a syndrome and therefore one woman's experience with it can be hugely different to another's - for this reason, nutrition therapy must be tailored to your unique needs

 

Taking a wholistic approach, looking at diet, lifestyle and tailored supplement use when appropriate, Goals of nutrition therapy may include:

 

  • Improve menstrual cycle regularity, ovulation and increase fertility

  • Reduce risk of associated chronic diseases later in life, such as diabetes and heart disease

  • Assist nutritionally with normalising hormone levels and symptoms such as hirsutism (excess hair growth) and acne

  • Reduce cravings, manage appetite and normalise eating behaviours

  • address micronutrient deficiencies related to common PCOS treatments and that might be impacting symptoms and fertility

 

Endometriosis

Improve quality of life and optimise gut health

 

Diet and Nutrition, when part of a wholistic approach to Endometriosis, helps many women reduce and manage their symptoms such as pain and gut symptoms, minimise their risk of associated chronic diseases and improve their quality of life. Research shows that dietary strategies may also help to reduce disease progression. 

Research shows that Women with Endometriosis are far more likely than other women to experience IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and nutrition strategies can be extremely effective in helping many women experience relief from their debilitating gut-symptoms such as bloating, excess wind and constipation.

 

Goals of nutrition therapy may include include:

 

  • Reduce inflammation and oxidative stress

  • Assist with hormone regulation

  • Reduce gastrointestinal symptoms

  • Address micronutrient deficiencies

Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

Work towards regulating/ resuming your menstrual cycle and ovulation, improve your nutrition status and relationship with food, reduce associated health risks 

 

As well as affecting your ability to fall pregnant, hypothalamic amenorrhea can also increase your risk of bone disease, heart complications and even impact your mood and libido. Inadequate energy/calorie intake and fat restriction are key contributing factors to HA. working with a dietitian to ensure adequate energy and optimising macronutrient intake is a crucial component of the treatment of this condition. 

 

Goals of nutrition therapy may include:

  • Optimising energy and macronutrient intake to assist with hormone regulation, regularity of cycles, ovulation and fertility

  • Protecting bone health

  • Correcting micronutrient deficiencies

  • Ensuring dietary adequacy

  • Normalising eating behaviour and improving relationship with food

  • Addressing other lifestyle factors that may be contributing to your condition, with referrals to other health-care specialists as needed

Expert nutrition advice

With a Master's degree in dietetic practice, a strong background in clinical dietetics and ongoing employment at one of Australia's most respected hospitals, I am well-placed to help you with your health concerns. I believe in a holistic but always evidenced-based approach.

Ready to optimise your health?

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E: info@wendyfedeledietitian.com.au

P: +61 (0)403 417 090

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