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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment with our specialist gynaecologists.