How to Manage Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal condition that may cause:

  • disruptions to your menstrual cycle
  • changes to your hair & skin
  • cysts on your ovaries

PCOS affects up to 1 in 5 women & is one of the leading causes of infertility.

Up to 70% of women with PCOS remain undiagnosed, so it’s important to keep a lookout for any symptoms.

PCOS symptoms may include:

  • irregular periods or no periods
  • difficulty getting pregnant
  • excessive hair growth
  • weight gain
  • thinning hair
  • hair loss (on the head)
  • oily skin
  • acne

Treatment depends on the symptoms that you suffer from.

How to manage Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

A healthy lifestyle is the main way to manage PCOS. Eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise can help many of the physical and mental health problems caused by PCOS.

Depending on the symptoms you experience, management of PCOS can include:

  • lifestyle modifications
  • weight reduction, if overweight
  • medical treatment with hormones or medications

If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms and you would like more information, call POGS on (08) 6270 0123 or email: reception@pogs.com.au to make an appointment with our specialist gynaecologists.

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