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