Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Symptoms and Treatment Option

This is a fairly common disorder affecting women’s cycles. It is a result of hormonal imbalance and sometimes associated with an increased testosterone level and insulin resistance. Increased body mass index can also affect our female sexual hormones resulting in this condition.

Symptoms commonly presented:
– Infrequent menses
– Subfertility
– Hirsutism (increased hair growth), acne

Treatment would depend very much on the patient’s age and needs. Hormonal therapy with progesterone can be used to regulate periods or induce menses. Oral contraceptive pills may also be used to counter the effects of testosterone like hirsutism, acne. For patients who are keen to start a family, fertility medication can be given to induce ovulation to assist. A simple measure like gradual weight loss can also play a very important role in reducing the insulin resistance and improving the hormonal imbalance.

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