Natural Approach to Coexisting Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Polycystic Ovarian SyndromeXianqin Qu*
School of Medical & Molecular Biosciences, University of Technology Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia
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- Xianqin Qu
School of Medical Molecular & Biosciences
University of Technology Sydney, NSW 2007
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Received date: June 08, 2015 Accepted date: July 01, 2015 Published date: July 10, 2015
Citation: Qu X (2015) Natural Approach to Coexisting Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Endocrinol Metab Syndr 4:182. doi:10.4172/2161-1017.1000182
Copyright: © 2015 Qu X. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common reproductive and metabolic disorder. It is considered the ovarian manifestation of metabolic syndrome and is a common cause for an ovulatory infertility. PCOS commonly coexists with other metabolic manifestations such as Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) which leads to therapeutic challenges especially when infertility is involved. Existing treatment strategies for PCOS have limited success, side effects or are costly giving rise to a curiosity in women to seek alternative therapies such as Chinese Medicine. Chinese medicine formulae with multiple natural ingredients may have beneficial endocrine, cardio metabolic and reproductive effects offering an optimal treatment approach for women with NAFLD, PCOS and infertility.