Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with multiple cysts on the outer edges. Some women can produce large amounts of male-related hormones overpowering the critical female hormones. The hormonal imbalance causes irregular and missed menstrual periods which can lead to acne, facial hair and have a negative impact on your fertility.

 

Common symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome

  • Missed menstrual periods and heavy bleeding.
  • Infertility.
  • Adult acne.
  • Constant headaches.
  • Male-pattern baldness.
  • Back, chest and facial hair growth.

 

Can I get pregnant if I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Trying to conceive when you are living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can be a challenge.  Nevertheless, there are plenty of fertility treatments to help you conceive. With a few lifestyle changes and fertility drugs, most women will still be able to get pregnant. You can explore a few options with Dr Zinn to help you start or grow your family.

Infertility is typically diagnosed if you have been trying to conceive for over a full year with regular sexual intercourse. If you have been experiencing a few of the common symptoms of PCOS some of your possible treatment options losing weight to restart ovulation and other treatments and procedures depending on the severity of your condition.

 

Causes

The causes of PCOS are differing for different women. This hormonal condition can be hereditary or be inflicted by other more controllable circumstances. Regardless of what the source is, there is treatment available for most women wish to live life to the fullest.

  • Genetics.
  • Insulin resistance or excess insulin.
  • Inflammation.
  • Excess estrogen.
  • Obesity can worsen related complications.

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