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Plaza OB/GYN provides treatment for PCOS to help Houston women manage symptoms and improve fertility.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common disorder interfering with a woman's ability to undergo ovulation. One of the leading causes of infertility, PCOS surfaces when a woman's body produces abnormal levels of androgens or sex hormones. Our OBGYN Houston doctors are dedicated to helping women manage their symptoms and improve their overall fertility.
What is PCOS?
At Plaza OB/GYN, our doctors have a special interest in managing PCOS, a medical condition that affects many women and leads to several conditions. PCOS creates a hormone imbalance and can lead to diabetes and heart disease. PCOS also increases male androgen levels, particularly in women smokers. Genetically passed down in families, PCOS can be controlled with a healthy lifestyle and hormone therapy if needed.
Symptoms of PCOS:
- Weight gain
- Hair on face and body
- Lack of regular menstrual cycles
- Mood swings
A family history of PCOS, diabetes, or irregular periods are risk factors to take into consideration. If you are experiencing difficulty getting pregnant, diabetes-like symptoms, mood swings, or irregular vaginal bleeding, they may be signs of PCOS. Contact your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
PCOS Treatment Options
As with many other conditions or diseases, early diagnosis and treatment may reduce future complications. A healthy diet including daily exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of PCOS. Weight loss and quitting smoking are additional methods of balancing hormones and boosting menstrual cycle and ovulation. Although there is no cure for PCOS, controlling and managing lifestyle choices are examined to be great options.
- Lifestyle changes
- Hormone therapy and medicine
- Birth control hormones
- Birth control medication, patches, and vaginal rings
- PCOS fertility treatments
If a healthy lifestyle does not reduce symptoms, hormone therapy and medicine are alternatives if needed. Special medication to jump-start ovulation can be given to help remedy issues. In the event of planning a pregnancy, birth control hormones can be given to correct menstrual cycle problems. Other methods of reducing increased levels of androgen include birth control medication, patches, and vaginal rings. Fertility treatments may become an option if needed as well.
Dr. Balat is a PCOS Specialist offering a complete evaluation and PCOS treatment plans for women.Get relief
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