Unbalanced blood insulin levels have been shown to act directly by increasing ovarian production of androgens and indirectly by causing a disordered release of FSH and LH which are tied to most of the health issues that those struggling with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) face.
A Beta-Cell Dysfunction As Well As Insulin Sensitivity Plays A Role In PCOS Regardless Of Weight.
Women with PCOS “most commonly have postprandial dysglycemia” - this is the medical term used to describe low blood sugar that occurs after a meal — usually within four hours after eating; and it happens most typically after a carb-heavy meal for those biochemically vulnerable to this.
Hormone testing is needed if you suspect PCOS or metabolic syndrome and the results will show an elevation in one or more androgens (testosterone and DHEA).
Maca root is a promising supplement to help balance hormones naturally and has shown to be of great value in treating PCOS.
Elevations In Androgens Are Detectable In Salivary Hormone Testing Well Before Serum Will Detect It.
This simple and non-invasive test offers the potential to catch PCOS/metabolic syndrome in its pre-symptom stage and immediately start targeted treatment approaches to reverse this commonly disease. Reversing PCOS requires are targeted hormone balance and addressing the insulin sensitivity issues at play - if you do not use the correct nutritional therapies to address the rebalancing of these involved hormones, you will not be able to treat it, but only manage it.
Reference: Dunaif A, Finegood DT. Beta-cell dysfunction independent of obesity and glucose intolerance in the polycystic ovary syndrome.