Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman's ovaries and, in some cases the adrenal glands, produce more hormones than normal. High levels of these hormones interfere with the development and release of eggs as part of ovulation, resulting in fluid-filled sacs or cysts developing on the ovaries. Symptoms include:
- Infrequent or irregular menstruation
- Pelvic pain
- Increased and unwanted hair growth or loss of hair
- Difficulty to conceive
Women with PCOS are at a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.
There is no cure for PCOS, but there are many ways to effectively manage it. Our team members will manage the condition with medications, such as birth control pills, which can help control the symptoms, regulate menstruation, reduce androgen levels, clear acne, reduce cosmetic problems and control blood pressure and cholesterol.
Lifestyle changes such as regular exercise can help with weight loss and reduce blood sugar levels and regulate insulin levels.
Surgical treatment may also be an option, but it is not recommended as the first course of treatment.