Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects around one in 10 women. The experienced medical team at Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, in Helena, Montana, devises personalized treatment plans and offers unwavering medical support for women with PCOS. This complex condition deserves compassionate care and effective testing and treatment options. Call Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, or schedule an appointment online today.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a medical disorder impacting female hormones. This gynecological condition affects women during their reproductive years and results in prolonged menstruation and higher levels of male hormones.
In many cases of PCOS, the ovaries develop follicles or small collections of fluid accumulation that impeds the proper release of eggs.
Some of the symptoms of PCOS include oversized polycystic ovaries, the follicles surrounding your eggs, and excess levels of male hormones that can cause moderate to severe acne, baldness, and excess facial and body hair. Irregular, infrequent, prolonged, or abnormally heavy menstruation are also common.
PCOS symptoms typically occur during puberty or the first menstrual cycle but can occur later. PCOS is associated with excess weight gain.
The exact cause of PCOS isn’t definitive, but some factors seem to play a part, such as:
Low-grade inflammation might also be involved with PCOS.
PCOS can lead to various complications, such as:
If you have PCOS, you might also experience anxiety and depression.
Your Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, provider usually diagnoses PCOS through a:
Your provider also sends you for blood work and lab work to check for certain hormone levels and other indicative factors.
Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, offers a range of proven treatments and ways to manage PCOS, such as:
Treatment for PCOS revolves around managing your individual concerns, such as acne or obesity. The right medications and lifestyle changes can make a big difference for your PCOS. If you’re overweight, losing as little as 5% of your body weight can improve your condition.
Your provider might suggest certain medications or treatments to help regulate your menstrual cycle, such as progestin therapy or combination birth control pills.
Don’t let PCOS symptoms like acne, fatigue, and pelvic pain get you down when there are innovative solutions available at Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC. Call or click to schedule an appointment online today.