Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

The Issue

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a condition in which the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens (male sex hormones) These hormones are usually present in women in small amounts. Symptoms may include missed or irregular periods, anovulation and fertility issues, painful cramps, excess body hair, insulin resistance, weight gain, dark or thick skin patches on the back of the neck and armpits.

The Cause

The exact cause of PCOS is not clear. It may also run in families. Many women who have PCOS are also at risk for Diabetes Mellitus, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, mood disorders including depression and anxiety.

The Solution

Treatment depends on the goals of the patient. Body hair control? Prevent Diabetes Mellitus? Hormonal regulation? Fertility? Weight loss? We will take the time to answer any question you may have. Personalized treatment plans may encompass dietary changes, increasing exercise, laboratory testing including a full vitamin and hormone panel and weight loss medications.

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Reach out to us today if you feel you may be affected by PCOS.