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PCOS Treatment and Relief with a Dietitian Nutritionist in the St. Louis Area, Missouri, and Illinois

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What is PCOS?

PCOS is called polycystic ovarian symptom which is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. It can cause irregular periods and excessive androgen levels (male hormones) as well as cyst on the ovaries.

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What causes PCOS?

Unfortunately, there is no direct answer to this. It is assumed that genetics and environmental factors play a part. Patients with PCOS may experience a variety of symptoms such as weight gain, high insulin levels, acne, and excessive hair growth.

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What is the treatment for PCOS?

Most doctors will come in and recommend weight loss as the first form of treatment to PCOS. We cringe at this! Ugh! While some may be successful at weight loss in the beginning in a desperate attempt to control the symptoms, it can often backfire and cause further disordered eating patterns or a full blown eating disorder. 

In our practice, we like to take the intuitive eating, health at every size (HAES) approach when it comes to PCOS, work on offering a balance of nutrition and “fun foods” and mindful movement. We also recommend a team approach with having a HAES therapist and OB/GYN.

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Can I get pregnant with PCOS?

While we can’t promise anything, most women with PCOS are still able to conceive with the help of medications to induce ovulation. Anxiety around trying to conceive can definitely be high, and therefore, we like to help our clients to lessen their plate by normalizing their eating patterns and feeling confident in their skin so they can worry less about food and more about preparing for a sweet baby.

How to fight PCOS with diet and nutrition?

Our approach at Branz Nutrition is to prioritize a sense of calmness around foods with an intuitive eating approach, putting weight loss on the back burner and working to nourish the body with a variety of foods removing the label of “good” versus “bad” food.

What does a dietitian do for PCOS?

A dietitian in our practice can help by challenging any food rules or beliefs one may have when it comes to nourishing their body with PCOS, working to squash diet culture beliefs, while improving confidence in our bodies with mindful movement. Your body is not broken, our society and diet culture is.

Our Team of Dietitian Nutritionists and  Eating Disorder Specialists in the Greater St. Louis Area

Branz Nutrition Counseling is a team of certified eating disorder dietitians who provide compassionate care to those struggling with their relationship to food. Our approach is weight-inclusive, LGBTQIA+, and social justice-oriented, which means that we believe that everyone deserves access to quality care. 

 

We can't wait to meet you!

With locations in Illinois and Missouri, we offer both virtual and in-person counseling sessions. And, we are licensed to provide Telehealth nutrition therapy to  patients around the country.

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We see clients in person in the St. Louis area, Missouri, Illinois, and from around the country via Telehealth. Learn more here.

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Make An Appointment

What service do you need? Schedule a 15-minute discovery call, free of charge. It is a great way for a dietitian on our team to get to know you and your unique needs.

Meet with your Personal Dietitian

Be paired with the dietitian nutritionist on our team and get continued support with one of our online groups. One-on-one counseling, in-person, or virtual. WE TAKE INSURANCE!

Take Control of Your Life

Heal your relationship with food and your body. Choose the best foods for your unique needs. Get the tools you need to live a healthy life. Receive continued support.

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