PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
PCOS is a hormonal disorder that can cause you to have a variety of symptoms including no periods or irregular periods, increased hair growth on the face and body, acne (pimples) and increased body weight. PCOS is also one of the main causes of infertility in women. The ovaries of women with PCOS often contain many small cysts (fluid-filled sacs).
- Lifestyle changes: Maintain optimal body weight, regular exercise, smoking cessation
- Medications: Birth Control pill to regulate periods, Spironolactone to control blood pressure, anti-diabetes drugs, intra-uterine hormones
- Fertility Treatment: For women trying to get pregnant, ovulation induction medication may be required