All Press Releases for January 09, 2010

Insulite Laboratories Urges Parents To Test Their Teens For PCOS

Insulite Laboratories is urging parents to pay attention to any symptoms of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) that their teenage daughters may be showing such as acne, moodiness, irregular periods and weight gain around the waist.

    BOULDER, CO, January 09, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Insulite Laboratories is promoting awareness of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) among parents of teenage girls to ensure that symptoms like irregular periods, moodiness, excess weight around the middle and acne are not overlooked or dismissed. PCOS is an endocrine condition that affects 10-15% of women and can lead to serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, threatened fertility, liver disease and endometrial cancer.

"Aside from the serious complications of PCOS mentioned above, we at Insulite Labs believe it is also particularly important in teenagers to reduce the emotionally devastating impact of struggling with excess weight, acne and hair growth," explains Dr. Sari Cohen of Insulite Laboratories' Consulting & Advisory team. "If your daughter is suffering from PCOS, her teen age experience can be more of a roller coaster than usual."

Insulin resistance, a dangerous imbalance of insulin and glucose, is thought to cause PCOS. The resulting hormone imbalance can lead to increased testosterone and other androgens (male hormones) that are responsible for such symptoms as irregular menstrual cycles and abnormal hair growth and distribution.

How can you tell if your teenager's symptoms are part of the "normal" teenage experience or are due to PCOS?

Dr. Cohen says: "If you suspect your daughter has PCOS, have her complete the preliminary test on the Insulite Labs PCOS web site at:, or contact me and my fellow naturopathic doctors on the Insulite Consulting & Advisory team to discuss her symptoms. We can guide you on diagnostic tests and finding a healthcare practitioner who understands the nuances of recognizing PCOS."

A consultation with the Insulite Consulting & Advisory team is free and can be requested at [email protected].

About PCOS
It is estimated that between 10-15% of women have PCOS, an endocrine disorder that is the leading cause of infertility. An imbalance of insulin and glucose, called insulin resistance, is thought to be the cause of PCOS.

Symptoms of PCOS can vary from woman to woman and may include: excess male hormones (androgens), unexplained weight gain, irregular or missing periods, excess facial and body hair, male pattern baldness, acne, ovarian cysts, fatigue, depression and mood swings among others. Untreated, PCOS can lead to serious health issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, liver disease and endometrial cancer.

About Insulite Laboratories
Insulite Laboratories was established in 2001 in Boulder, Colorado USA, to research, develop and test a scientifically based, multi-layered approach to addressing the problems associated with Insulin Resistance, a potentially dangerous imbalance of blood glucose and insulin. Reversing the condition requires a complete, specialized system which incorporates potent nutraceuticals (a natural herb, vitamin, mineral or other nutrient used medicinally); a tailored nutrition plan; an exercise plan designed to increase insulin sensitivity; a component that addresses carbohydrate addiction; and an extensive support network.

Recognizing that there are millions of people who need this kind of systematic approach to reversing insulin resistance, Insulite Laboratories has, over the past eight years, developed individual systems for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), excess weight/obesity, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Insulite Laboratories specializes in developing health protocols for individuals with insulin resistance and its related conditions including PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), Pre-Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, excess weight and obesity and diabetes management.

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