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PCOS Specialist

Triggered Physical Therapy

Women’s Health Physical Therapists located in Downtown Arlington, Arlington, TX, Ft. Worth, TX, & Frisco, TX

SOFT INTRO (50-100 words): Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can cause a variety of distressing problems, from baldness and acne to infertility. If you have symptoms of PCOS, Oluwayeni Abraham, PT, DPT, and Josephine Duncan, PT, at Triggered Physical Therapy in Frisco and Arlington, Texas, can help. They use techniques like gynovisceral manipulation to improve the health of your reproductive organs and increase your chances of conception. Call to find out more or book an appointment online today.

PCOS Q & A

What is PCOS?

PCOS is a condition that can occur during your childbearing years in which hormonal imbalances cause a variety of distressing symptoms. If you have PCOS, you might suffer from any of the following symptoms:

  • Irregular or lengthy menstrual cycles
  • Excess body and facial hair growth (hirsutism)
  • Severe acne
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Weight gain

You may also get lots of small cysts on your ovaries. The cysts don’t necessarily cause any symptoms, so you could have them without knowing. If you’re having trouble conceiving, PCOS could be the reason.

What complications might PCOS cause?

PCOS can lead to some serious complications, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Pregnancy-induced high blood pressure
  • Miscarriage
  • Premature birth
  • Severe liver inflammation
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Eating disorders
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Endometrial cancer

These conditions don’t affect all women with PCOS, but having PCOS significantly increases your chances of developing such complications.

What causes PCOS?

The precise cause of PCOS is unclear, but excess insulin plays a crucial part.

Insulin is a hormone made in your pancreas that you need to process sugars. Insulin resistance, where your cells stop responding to the action of insulin, can cause your blood sugar levels to rise, prompting your body to produce more insulin.

Excess insulin sometimes increases production of the male sex hormone androgen, which is responsible for PCOS symptoms like baldness and hirsutism. Women with PCOS often have a form of low-grade inflammation that also promotes androgen production.

How does physical therapy help with PCOS?

Triggered Physical Therapy uses a variety of techniques to help ease PCOS symptoms and improve fertility.

Your physical therapy treatment program may include gentle stretching and strengthening exercises that help the tissues relax, along with manual physical therapy techniques like gynovisceral manipulation.

Gynovisceral manipulation involves releasing your internal reproductive organs and waste systems from fibrous connective tissues. The method uses deep stimulation methods in your abdomen and pelvis that increase blood flow and improve elasticity in the tissues.

To find out how physical therapy could help your PCOS symptoms, call Triggered Physical Therapy or book an appointment online today.