Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome(PCOS)is a disorder of the female endocrine system with varying degrees of presentations.
Many (poly) cysts or fluid-filled structures within the ovaries with varying degree of excess androgen production and frequent anovulation.

Women with PCOS typically experience:

  • Oily skin & hirsutism(excess hair growth)
  • Irregular and fewer periods
  • Acne
  • Central obesity and metabolic disorders
  • Infertility​

Risks if untreated are:

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Endometrial hyperplasia
  • Treating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome:
  • Weight loss and PCOS Diets
  • Exercise
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Insulin-sensitizing drugs such as Glucophage