How to Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Do you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? Are you suffering from irregular periods or weight gain? You can get rid of all these problems by following some steps like exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, keep your weight in control, and quit smoking. You can also take some medicine to balance your hormones.

There are many treatments for PCOS which depend on your symptoms. There is no permanent treatment for PCOS because they always come and go. So, there are some treatments for PCOS which can lower the risk of infertility, miscarriages, diabetes, heart disease, and uterine cancer. Here are some tips how to treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Treatments of PCOS

1Lifestyle Change

Lifestyle Change

This is where the patient can do things to make the PCOS symptoms better just by changing the way they live their life. So, if you are overweight or obese,losing even 5% of your body weight will help your insulin resistance get better. A lot of the symptoms of PCOS including the symptoms of the extra male hormone as well as the irregular periods can get better just by weight loss. Always make a change with which you can live with.

2Build Muscle

Build Muscle

What is muscle having to do with this? You will get a toned look, and have a better muscle tone improves your insulin resistance. If you build more muscle, your metabolism increases, your fitness increases, your strength increases, your medical problem decrease. So, please invest in a strength training program along with whatever cardio program you are investing in.

3Birth Control Pills

Birth Control Pills

Most often as a combination pill, that has both estrogen and progesterone. What are those? These are two female hormones that were the imbalance in comparison to the male hormone. So, when we give a birth control pill, we are giving back the female hormone that was not being made in a regular fashion your body on its own. This will give you regular periods. This will also help with the other symptoms of having too much of the male hormone. This can improve your acne, your skin can get better, your thick embarrassing hair can get better and also hair fall from the scalp can get better.

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4Drug

Drug

Another prescription we can use the direct drug that can block mail hormone production. This would usually be a second line drug, not first line . We may just try a combination of lifestyle change with birth control pills first,but we do have another type of drug which directly goes and blocks the production of the male hormone in your body. Especially if the male hormone levels are very high or if the symptoms are very severe. You should never take this drug if you are likely to get pregnant. Which is why when given with birth control pill, your safety is there. By chance, if you made a mistake in a way you took your birth control pill if you missed a dose or some other mistake happened and you by chance got pregnant while taking these drugs that block male hormones, this is very dangerous for that pregnancy and you may have to terminate that pregnancy. You really need to do this under medical supervision.

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5Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance

Metformin is very popularly known as the diabetes drug. This drug improves insulin sensitivity. And it can be given to the woman with PCOS. It may regulate your menstrual periods and it may improve some of the symptoms. But this medicine has to be only prescribed by the doctor. The other symptoms of having too much of extra hair or body hair,then you can go for cosmetic things or dermatological procedures like laser or waxing or anything else you would do. It’s better to have a coordination between an endocrinologist and the dermatologist.

6Surgery

Surgery

You can even get a minor surgical procedure called laparoscopic ovarian drilling (LOD) done for fertility problems linked with PCOS. During this surgery, under general anesthetic, your doctor will make a small cut in your lower abdomen. A long, thin microscope called a laparoscope will be inserted through into your abdomen.

The ovaries will then be surgically operated using heat or a laser to dissolve the tissue that’s producing androgens (male hormones). LOD has been seen to lower levels of testosterone and luteinizing hormone (LH) and raise levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). This changes your hormone imbalance and can repair the normal function of your ovaries.

BY M. DIVYA SRI