PCOS in Teens Needs to be Explored

Holy Hormones Journal: PCOS – is becoming a major problem with girls as soon as they start menstruating.  Irregular menstrual cycles are pcos-christi-grcommon not only in this age group – but for women in their reproductive years.

We have to realize that estrogen dominance in the form of xenoestrogens and synthetic hormones is being passed down in-utero.  Our daughters and granddaughters (and sons) are born with hormone imbalance.  Not only will this cause concern for PCOS – but also for a myriad of other mental/emotional and pathological imbalances.

Please listen to my radio show with Dr. Margarita Ocho-Maya on hormone imbalance and PCOS.
Whatever you, do do not have these girls go on birth control pills to ‘regulate’ the cycle. There is nothing farther from the truth.

While you are at it, please listen to my radio show with Holly-Grigg-Spall on her new book ‘Sweetening the Pill‘. What she has to say about the side effects of synthetic hormone use will astound you.

 

Irregular Periods in Young Women Can Be Cause for Concern

ScienceDaily
Sep. 10, 2013

While irregular periods are common among teenage girls, an underlying hormonal disorder may be to blame if this problem persists.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that is characterized by an excess of androgens or male hormones in the body. The imbalance of hormones interferes with the growth and release of eggs from the ovaries, which can prevent ovulation and menstruation.

Menstruation begins on average at age 12, and a normal menstrual cycle is approximately 28 days. Dr. Kavic reports that girls should have a regular menstrual cycle within approximately two years after they get their first period or by age 17 at the latest.

“PCOS can be overlooked because irregular periods are normal in teens,” said Suzanne Kavic, MD, division director, Reproductive Endocrinology, Loyola University Health System (LUHS). “However, if erratic menstrual cycles persist later into the teen years, girls should see a specialist to determine if something else might be causing this issue.”

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.