Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an imbalance found in the reproductive hormones in women.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) happens when a woman’s ovaries or adrenal glands produce more male hormones than normal. Hormonal imbalances and metabolic issues can arise from PCOS and can affect overall health and appearance.
In PCOS, ovaries face the most challenges. Eggs may not develop correctly or release during ovulation. The risk of PCOS is higher if women are obese or through genetics. High levels of androgens (male hormones) or insulin are also contributing factors.
Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Irregular periods
- Heavy bleeding
- Weight gain
- Darkening of the skin
- Acne (on face, neck, and back)
- Excessive hair growth
- Male-pattern baldness
PCOS can cause missed or irregular menstrual cycles. An irregularity in the cycle may lead to infertility or the development of cysts. Externally, women may develop hirsutism (too much facial hair or parts of the body where men usually have hair), acne, thinning hair (male-pattern baldness), weight gain, darkening of the skin, or skin tags (excess flaps of skin in the armpits or neck area).
Though there is no cure, a treatment plan can be created between you and your Aylo Health doctor. Lifestyle changes that include diet and/or weight loss, as well as a composite of processes may be implemented. Hair removal methods or hormone-altering medications (like birth control) are also available.
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Find an Aylo Health location
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome services are offered at our Aylo Health – Endocrinology at Stockbridge location.
Why choose Aylo to treat your Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
Highly Skilled Team
We have skilled and trained physicians, technicians, and certified nurse practitioners that will help monitor and treat your Polycystic Ovary Syndrome condition.
We offer treatment through Hormone Replacement Therapy, which consists of estrogen and progesterone for women who still have their uterus. Those who have had a hysterectomy may receive a prescription for estrogen.