How can pcos be trated
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
"Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance of female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cycle changes, cysts in the ovaries, trouble getting pregnant, and other health changes."
Treatment of Polycystic ovary syndrome
Weight gain and obesity is common in women with PCOS. Losing weight can help treat the hormone changes and health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.
Losing just 5% of your body weight can help your hormone imbalance and may make it easier to get pregnant. For a 160-pound woman, that's just 8 pounds!
Your doctor may recommend birth control pills to make your periods more regular. Such medicines may also help reduce abnormal hair growth after you take them for a few months.
A diabetes medicine called glucophage (metformin) may also be recommended to:
Make your periods regular
Prevent type 2 diabetes
Help you lose weight when you follow a healthy diet
Other medicines that may be prescribed to help make your periods regular and help you get pregnant are:
LH-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogs
Clomiphene citrate, which helps your ovaries grow and release eggs
Your doctor or nurse may also suggest other treatments for abnormal hair growth. Some are:
Spironolactone or flutamide pills
Permanent hair removal options include:
Laser hair removal - works best on very dark hair that covers large areas
Treatments can be expensive and multiple treatments may be needed.
A pelvic laparoscopy may be done to remove or alter an ovary to treat infertility. The effects are temporary.
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