PCOS Treatment

pocs treatment in Mumbai

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, known as PCOS is one of the common endocrine disorders among adolescents and young adults. It has both reproductive as well as metabolic consequences, especially in women. For the first 1-2 years, it is difficult to diagnose PCOS. It is because, the normal pubertal changes may mimic the features of PCOS. There can be symptoms such as:

  • Anovulatory menstrual cycles
  • Increased androgen effects
  • Relative insulin resistance

Menstrual irregularity is the most presenting clinical features of PCOS in adolescents. Adolescents with PCOS are considered to be at risk for developing metabolic syndrome. There can be cardiometabolic risks and reproductive health consequences as well. It is important to conduct a thorough screening for cardiometabolic risk factors, along with the diagnostic process. As part of this, the following factors will also be checked:

  • BMI
  • Blood pressure
  • Glucose metabolism
  • Serum insulin levels
  • HbA1C
  • Lipid profile
  • Fatty liver
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sonography pelvis

Screening and diagnosing the symptoms include in the initial management of PCOS in adults. Lifestyle modification is the vital part of PCOS management. The doctor may recommend using OPC to restore the normal menstrual cycle and improve androgen excess. Weight reduction, improving the insulin resistance is the common strategies suggested for patients with PCOS. Lifestyle changes can be successful only if the condition diagnoses early.