Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders of reproductive-age women and the topic of a free webinar being presented by Jamine Blesoff, ND, an instructor in the NUHS Clinical Sciences Department for the Doctor of Chiropractic and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine programs. Registration is now available for ” Naturopathic Approaches to PCOS,” offered by the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges, March 20, noon to 1:00 p.m., EDT.
“In my private practice I work with mostly women and children, and a number of my patients have received this diagnosis,” Dr. Blesoff explained. She added that “not every case of PCOS looks the same.” Women may experience a variety of symptoms and may be diagnosed for different reasons. Abnormal weight gain, acne, abnormal hair growth or fertility issues are examples of how PCOS may manifest.
“What I love about my naturopathic medical training is that I take the time to understand how the individual is affected by the symptoms,” Dr. Blesoff said. “This allows me to make recommendations that treat the whole person, instead of just treating a symptom.”
During the webinar Dr. Blesoff will present a success story of a patient who turned her health around, and reference the latest evidence-based research on lifestyle, nutrition and herbal/nutrient therapies. She will also provide strategies utilizing the naturopathic philosophic principles and what naturopathic physicians call “the therapeutic order.”
The webinar will address:
- An overview of symptoms associated with PCOS and how it is diagnosed.
- The impact PCOS can have on long term health.
- Specific lifestyle recommendations and the use of nutrition and botanical medicine for women with PCOS.
The presentation is intended for the lay-person without much medical knowledge, however Dr. Blesoff notes, “Medical students may appreciate the information as introduction or review of women’s health, depending where they are in their programs.”