Ovarian cysts may form when ovulation fails to occur, leaving the developing follicle to grow beyond a normal time frame. Cysts may also persist after ovulation. Most ovarian cysts are asymptomatic, however, they are sometimes a source of excruciating lower abdominal pain.

Risk factors for developing ovarian cysts include hormonal imbalance, hypothyroidism, accumulation of xenoestrogens, low adrenal function, and low melatonin.

Medical doctors often recommend oral contraceptives to halt cyst formation. Unfortunately, this does nothing to address the underlying cause and we see many women in their late 20’s and 30’s who have these symptoms return once they discontinue birth control pills, often accompanying issues with fertility.

ALETRIS’ naturopathic therapies are effective at decreasing the pain associated with ovarian cysts as well as eliminating cyst formation.