PCOS, a condition marked by the ovaries producing more male hormones than normal, is the top cause of female infertility in this country. The overabundance of male hormones can affect the development of eggs in the ovaries, resulting in the formation of small cysts, and disrupt menstruation.
Signs of the disorder may include changes in hair growth, acne or skin blotches, pelvic discomfort, changes in mood, sleep apnea, and obesity.
A women’s health professional can reverse the ill effects of the condition through recommending diet modifications (high blood sugar is thought to be one of the key contributors to the disorder), weight loss, birth control, and medications that control insulin production in the body or which block androgens.
If you suffer from PCOS, call our office today to learn how we can help you restore your quality of life.