Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
is the most common hormonal disorder amongst women in their reproductive age. Nearly 12% to 21% women are diagnosed with this abnormality in their reproductive age, of which approximately 70% women affected with PCOS remain undiagnosed. It is established that women with a family history of diabetes or hormonal disorders are more prone to suffer from this disorder. To prevent the risk of developing this dysfunction, it is important to timely visit your doctor and prevent any future complications.
This condition is characterized by the overproduction of the androgen testosterone along with menstrual abnormalities and enlarged ovaries with manifold small follicles (medically termed as polycystic ovaries). Patients affected with PCOS generally have irregular or no periods, abnormal weight gain, excessive hair growth (on their chest, back, face, or buttocks), and hair loss problem.
If you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, you should check with your doctor to understand treatment options and work with your doctor to identify the best treatment option for you.
It is important to consult your doctor to determine the foremost cause of the disease. Medication treatment for PCOS may include one or more of the following:
Lifestyle Changes: As a very first step, you would be recommended by your doctor to shred that excess weight by following a low calorie diet along with moderate day-to-day exercises.
Medications: Your doctor may further prescribe medications to regulate your monthly menstrual cycle, help you to ovulate, and slow down the growth of excess hair on your body.
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