PCOS- Nutrition, Medications, and Weight with Dr. Basma Faris

January 1, 2024

Did you know that Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects around 8–13% of women globally, yet shockingly, up to 70% remain undiagnosed? It's a significant concern as PCOS stands as a leading cause of anovulation and plays a crucial role in infertility.
People affected by PCOS are approximately twice as likely to experience challenges with obesity  compared to those without the condition. The primary factor behind this is 'insulin resistance’.
So, is the common belief that excess weight causes PCOS accurate? I've invited Dr. Basma Faris to answer this question and shed light on this prevalent syndrome affecting women.
Dr. Faris is a board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist with over two decades of healthcare experience. Starting as a registered dietitian, she now focuses on caring for individuals dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). 
On this episode, we delve into various aspects of PCOS:
• The Complex Relationship Between PCOS and Obesity
• Managing PCOS Through Proper Nutrition
• Potential Harm of Plastic Containers for Individuals with PCOS
• Exploring Medication Options for PCOS
• Overall Strategies for Effective PCOS Management
Join us for an in-depth discussion with Dr. Basma Faris as we uncover essential insights into PCOS and its effective management strategies.