PCOS Specialist

Odette N. Limosnero, MD

Gynecologist & Integrative Medicine Doctor located in Carrollton, TX

From her office at Roots Integrative Gynecology, Dr. Limosnero treats patients dealing with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Patients in Carrollton, TX and the Dallas, Fort Worth, and DFW areas suffering from PCOS can visit Dr. Limosnero for both traditional and alternative medicinal treatments.


What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder of the endocrine system which may promote enlarged ovaries that contain small collections of fluid. It is usually seen in women of reproductive age and symptoms often begin soon after the first period. The exact cause of PCOS is currently unknown, however, it is believed to stem from a hormonal imbalance or increased insulin levels.

What are the Symptoms?

There are many different signs and symptoms associated with PCOS. Due to the different physiological makeup of our bodies, each woman will be affected in a different way. Early diagnosis and treatment is the best way to reduce the risk of long-term complications. These types of complications can include type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Symptoms worsen with excessive weight gain. Some of the symptoms you may experience with PCOS are:

  • Infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods
  • Excess hair growth
  • Excessive acne
  • Obesity
  • Infertility due to lack of ovulation
  • Cysts on the ovaries
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Sleep apnea
  • Pelvic pain
  • Oily skin and dandruff
  • Skin tags, excess flaps of skin on the neck or armpits
  • Dark brown or black patches of skin on breasts, arms, neck, or thighs

What Treatments Are Available?

Polycystic ovary syndrome treatment generally focuses on management of your individual issue such as infertility, hirsutism, acne or obesity. While polycystic ovary syndrome is incurable, there are many ways to manage the disorder. Treatments vary but may include:

  • Lifestyle changes such as weight loss through a low calorie diet and exercise
  • Medications to regulate your menstrual cycle
  • Medication for the management of type 2 diabetes associated with PCOS

Dr. Limosnero offers both traditional and alternative treatments for PCOS. Contact the offices today to discuss questions or treatments options regarding polycystic ovary syndrome.