COLUMBIA, Mo. — Mira Aubuchon, M.D., an obstetrics and gynecology physician at Missouri OB/GYN Associates, is offering a polycystic ovary syndrome nutrition and exercise program for women aged 18 to 45 with the condition.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common condition with symptoms including missed periods, unwanted hair or acne and small ovarian cysts. Many patients also have trouble becoming pregnant.
“Lifestyle modification through better nutrition and exercise can be an important component when treating polycystic ovary syndrome, and weight loss can help relieve symptoms,” said Aubuchon. “Our program is unique because the emphasis is on personal attention and a supportive environment for patients to assist them in achieving their goals.”
Participants in the eight-week program meet twice a week for group exercise and once a week for nutrition classes at The Health Connection at 1507 E. Broadway. The program includes a 30-minute individualized nutrition and fitness evaluation at the beginning and end of the program.
Cost for the program is $220 and includes membership at The Health Connection. The next eight-week block for new participants will start Thursday, July 8. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to meet with Aubuchon before beginning the program.
Program participants may also enroll in a study evaluating changes in weight, body fat and quality of life. There is no additional cost to enroll in the study, and enrollment in the study is not required to participate in the program.
For more information or to enroll in the polycystic ovary syndrome nutrition and exercise program, contact Aubuchon at (573) 817-3101 or Amy Christofore at The Health Connection at (573) 882-1718.