Understanding PCOS and Its Treatment Options
PCOS is an ovarian disorder that affects 1 in 10 women – and about half of women with PCOS go undiagnosed. This is a problem, because PCOS can lead to more health problems.
Left untreated, PCOS may lead to:
● Endometrial cancer
● Type 2 or prediabetes
● Obesity & heart disease
For this reason, it’s important to learn more about the symptoms of PCOS so you can learn to notice them in yourself as well as recommend that people who have these symptoms see a doctor.
Some of the common signs of PCOS include:
● Weight gain
● Abnormal body hair & facial hair
● Pattern hair loss
● Irregular periods
● Ovarian cysts
● Insulin resistance
● Mood disorders
Learn more about PCOS here – we’ve included some of the PCOS diagnostic and treatment methods you need to know as well.
PCOS is treatable - through lifestyle modifications and hormone therapy as needed. The key is getting the right diagnosis since many of the issues that are related to PCOS are shared with other conditions.
How Advanced Gynecology Can Help
At Advanced Gynecology, we believe that you and your health are always the number one priority. Because issues like PCOS are often undetected, we can’t stress enough just how important it is to see your doctor for regular exams and women’s health screenings.
Because we believe every woman should have access to the quality care she deserves.
To ask us questions or to make an appointment, give one of our patient care coordinators a call today!