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PCOS Treatment Discussed


Published on discuses PCOS treatment from the causes, through the treatment process, and managing PCOS. Visit for more information.

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PCOS Treatment Discussed

  1. 1. PCOS: Causes, Treatment, and Management Presented by: 6/8/2010 For more information: CLICK HERE
  2. 2. What is PCOS? PCOS, also known as polycystic ovarian syndrome or the Stein-Leventhal syndrome is a hormonal problem that carries a lot of symptoms. Women with this condition have a number of small cysts in the ovaries. Although women may have cysts in the ovaries but these cysts may entail a number of reasons as well. In this case, it is the characteristic collection of symptoms that holds importance and not the presence of the cysts themselves in establishing the diagnosis of PCOS. So how do these cysts develop and what causes PCOS? PCOS is actually one of the most common female endocrine disorders. Once the ovaries are stimulated to produce execessive amounts of male hormones like androgens and testosterone via the release of excessive luteinizing hormone by the pituitary gland or through high For more information: CLICK HERE
  3. 3. levels of insulin in the blood of women whose ovaries are sensitive to this stimulus, polycystic ovaries develop. Actually, these cysts are immature follicles that have developed from primordial follicles but the development has stopped at an early stage due to the disturbed ovarian function. Although there is no definite cause that has been determined yet as what really causes PCOS to occur. It is likely to be a result of a number of both genetic and environmental factors. Researchers are still in the process of studying the role of genetics or gene mutations in its development. In addition, there is also a malfunction of the body’s blood sugar control system, which is frequent in women with PCOS. These women also produce excessive amounts of male hormones that may result to the abnormalities in insulin production. For more information: CLICK HERE
  4. 4. What are the signs and symptoms of PCOS? Usual symptoms of PCOS include oligomenorrhea and amenorrhea, infertility resulting from chronic anovulation, hirsutism, and hypermenorrhea. PCOS treatment and management Medical PCOS treatment is designed according to the patient’s goals, which may be considered under four categories. These are are lowering of insulin , restoration of fertility, treatment of hirsutism, restoration of regular menstruation, and prevention of endometrial hperplasia. Since PCOS is associated with overweight or obesity, a successful weight loss is possibly the best effective method of bringing back normal ovulation or menstruation, which many women find it difficult to achieve and sustain significant weight loss. However, many experts recommend low carbohydrate diets and sustained regular exercise as effective PCOS treatment. For more information: CLICK HERE