Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine abnormality that can develop around the first menstrual period. Symptoms may include abnormal menstruation (including irregular, spotty, short, light, heavy, or lack of), increased hair growth, acne, infertility, and weight gain. Due to the wide range of symptoms, PCOS is both underdiagnosed and undertreated.
A PCOS diagnosis is made when someone meets at least two of the three criteria:
- Irregular menstrual cycles.
- Excess androgen, physically evidenced by excess body hair, severe acne, oily skin, thinning hair on the scalp, or the existence of high levels of testosterone from blood tests
- An ultrasound indicating the presence of cysts on the ovaries
Even though PCOS is a lifelong condition, the medical team at Trust Women’s Healthcare will be there at any stage. We make sure that women are accurately diagnosed at the first evidence of PCOS symptoms. We customize the treatment plan based on the health concerns, with the end goal of restoring normal hormonal function. We are committed to assisting throughout the treatment period.
Causes of PCOS
The Cause of PCOS is complex because it involves both genetics and environmental factors. . However, the literature suggests that hormonal imbalance is the prime cause of PCOS; PCOS seems to be prominent among overweight women and may also be hereditary.
PCOS Health Symptoms:
As previously mentioned, the following symptoms in women occur after their first menstrual period. Women diagnosed with PCOS may experience the following symptoms:
Importance of Treating PCOS
PCOS’s symptoms can have long-term health consequences. These concerns include diabetes in overweight women, and women experiencing irregular menstrual cycles are at risk of osteoporosis. These symptoms could trigger other emotional and psychological problems in low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety.
Some PCOS related complicated health concerns include:
- Impaired glucose tolerance
- Cardiovascular disease
- for yeast and other vaginal infections.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it hard to lose weight with PCOS?
The hormonal imbalance associated with PCOS, such as androgens make it difficult for women to lose weight.
Can someone with PCOS get pregnant?
Yes, however, there are women who have difficulty getting pregnant with PCOS.
Does PCOS get worse with age?
As you get older, women with PCOS have been shown to have increased risk of developing diabetes, high cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
Can removing ovaries cure PCOS?
Yes, but removing your ovaries is most often last resort.
Why Trust Women’s Healthcare
Finding the right women’s healthcare in Brooklyn who has significant experience with PCOS conditions may prove challenging. At Trust Women’s Healthcare, we have your back from symptom to diagnosis to management and beyond.
In addition to the highest level of care and commitment, we pride ourselves on working towards our vision, which features your future, providing a future with optimum well-being and happiness.
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