June Teacher Series: Lifestyle Recommendations for PCOS
17th June 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM BST
Lifestyle Recommendations for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Summarizing the recently released international evidence-based lifestyle recommendations for PCOS and what can be applied to support patients for Fertility Awareness Educators/Teachers.
Presented by Kathleen Copeland & Dr. Tracey Parnell
Summary: PCOS is a common endocrine disorder, with a concerning number of health problems linked, particularly when left untreated. Women with PCOS are more at risk for insulin resistance and type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, endometrial cancer and increased struggles with depression and anxiety. It is also one of the leading causes of infertility in women. In RRM, diet and lifestyle modifications are often included alongside medication, as the first line treatment. In this webinar you will learn about PCOS and the role of nutrition and lifestyle factors, modified from the recent international guidelines as well as tools to assist you as a teacher or coach, in supporting patients to achieve their health goals.
- Identify the potential barriers to applying the lifestyle recommendations in clinical/supportive health provider practice.
- Suggest tools for motivating and assisting patients in achieving their overall health goals
- Explain the role of weight management and nutrition in PCOS
- Explore and recognize cases where general guidelines require modification and a personalized approach