Not all patients with PCOS have the same symptoms, which can make the diagnosis tricky.
ROCKVILLE, Md. (PRWEB) September 06, 2018
In honor of PCOS Awareness Month and to continue its ongoing mission of educating and spreading awareness, Shady Grove Fertility’s (SGF) Meghan Sylvester, RND, LDN of SGF’s Wellness Center will host a unique webinar about nutrition for PCOS. Patients and information seekers affected by PCOS are invited to attend on Tuesday, September 25 at 12:00 p.m. EST. During the webinar, Sylvester will discuss how healthy food choices and positive lifestyle habits can help women manage their PCOS. Attendees will also learn how to stabilize blood sugar and insulin levels, reduce carb cravings, and other helpful meal planning tips.
“I have seen many women with PCOS make small diet and lifestyle adjustments ultimately leading to better management of their PCOS symptoms,” says Sylvester.
The practice will also host an in-person event “Conquering PCOS” in their Atlanta, GA office on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. EST with physician host Dr. Desireé McCarthy-Keith. During the event, Dr. McCarthy-Keith will share with attendees the latest options to diagnose and treat this disorder, how PCOS affects short and long-term health, support resources for PCOS, lifestyle modifications, and ways to address fertility when faced with a PCOS diagnoses.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common ovulatory disorder of women in reproductive age and is thought to be the leading cause of female infertility. This condition is caused by hormonal imbalances that curtail or prevent ovulation—the body’s process of producing and releasing eggs from the ovary.
“Not all patients with PCOS have the same symptoms, which can make the diagnosis tricky. Common signs include absent or irregular menstrual cycles, excess hair growth and weight gain. The important takeaway is to recognize the early warning signs and know when it’s time to seek help from a fertility specialist,” says Dr. McCarthy Keith.
For those who want to learn more about PCOS, SGF has developed a Getting Pregnant with PCOS eBook to inform and empower women—covering topics such as common symptoms, diagnostic testing, and success rates for women with PCOS. SGF’s inspiring patient stories are another way get a glimpse into other people’s fertility journeys and help those faced with infertility realize that they are not alone.
Visit the Shady Grove Fertility’s calendar of events for more information. All events are complimentary but interested parties must register to attend.
To schedule a new patient consultation with an SGF physician, please contact the New Patient Center by calling 1-877-971-7755.
About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 50,000 babies born and counting. With 32 locations throughout MD, PA, VA, D.C., GA, and FL, we offer patients individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.