What would you recommend?
Julie is a 24-year-old who returned from deployment abroad last year. She presents to discuss worsening acne in addition to contraceptive options. Julie reports irregular and infrequent periods over the last few years, which her primary care provider suspects is related to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Currently, Julie attends classes to finish her undergraduate degree while working part-time. Her days are often hectic—she eats fast food for at least one meal a day and does not exercise. Julie feels overwhelmed by her responsibilities, which often keep her up late into the night resulting in only 4-5 hours of sleep.
What would you tell Julia and how would you implement a Whole Health approach to care?
Our Women’s Health overview provides additional information about Julia over her lifetime and explains how to incorporate complementary and integrative practices to improve health and well-being while managing symptoms related to PCOS, menopause, and other concerns. You will learn which dietary supplements and herbal remedies to include or avoid in a Personal Health Plan. We also offer Whole Health tools on specific topics related to women’s health.