PCOS Patients

PCOS Patients

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a metabolic disorder and is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility, affecting as many as 5 million women in the US. This syndrome may also include obesity (50% of women with PCOS are obese), various hormonal problems and high levels of blood insulin.
Infertility is present in the majority of women with this syndrome, and they have a higher risk of miscarriage. Their reproductive organs are normal, but their hormonal balance is disrupted. The condition is diagnosed by symptoms that can vary (such as irregular menstrual cycles, obesity, acne and facial hair) and a blood test.
Higher than normal levels of insulin are believed to stimulate the ovary to produce excess testosterone, thereby altering the level of other hormones and impairing ovulation. The body tries to ovulate monthly, creating growing numbers of immature follicles on the ovary - the basis for the name "polycystic ovary".
Weight loss, birth control pills and fertility medications can be used to treat PCOS and achieve pregnancy. All PCOS patients at EMBIO MEDICAL CENTER are strongly advised to meet with the nutritionist for appropriate and specialized nutritional counseling.

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