PCOS - Overview
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common health problem in women of reproductive age (usually 12-49), though it can also occur in girls as young as 10 years old. It is caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. The hormonal imbalance creates problem in the ovaries.
In women with PCOS –
- Multiple cysts develop in the ovaries (condition is called polycystic ovaries)
- Ovaries do not regularly release eggs
- There are high levels of 'male hormones' called androgens in the body.
This imbalance in hormones causes women to skip menstrual periods and makes it harder for them to get pregnant. PCOS also causes excess hair growth on the face and body. If left untreated, it can lead to other chronic ailments like type 2 diabetes and heart diseases. Obesity, lack of physical activity and a family history of the condition might increase your risk of having PCOS.
Causes: The primary reason for PCOS is hormonal imbalance. However, the exact cause of why this imbalance occurs is unknown. Genes, insulin resistance are some factors linked to it. To know about the other causes Read more.
Symptoms: Symptoms of PCOS usually become apparent during your late teens or early twenties. They can include irregular menstrual periods, pelvic pain, hair loss, weight gain, acne, etc. To know about the other symptoms of PCOS Read more.
Diagnosis: Our doctors will look into your complete medical history, clinical signs and symptoms of PCOS, and may suggest some tests such as a pelvic examination, blood tests, and an ultrasound. These tests help to confirm the diagnosis of PCOS and exclude other causes. To know more on diagnosis Read more.
Treatment approach at Dr Batra’s™:
Step 1: First Consultation – At your first consultation, our doctors will spend 30-45 minutes with you. This is important for us to understand the root cause of PCOS. Customized treatment is suggested based upon your medical & genetic history and lifestyle or any other factor that might have caused PCOS
Step 2: Medical Diagnosis – Our doctors may suggest some tests such as a pelvic examination, blood tests, and an ultrasound. These tests help to confirm the diagnosis of PCOS.
Step 3: Personalized Treatment - Natural homeopathic medicines are suggested based on the diagnosis made and extent of the condition.
Step 4: Advice on nutrition – Our doctors consult you on right nutrition, stress management, weight control, and corrective lifestyle habits for better and long-lasting treatment results. Read more.