PCOS or Other Female Reproductive Concerns
If you answer “yes” to any of the below questions you may benefit by making an appointment:
- Are you a teenager and have you been told you have ovarian cysts?
- Do you have irregular periods?
- Are you a teenager with any excessive or unwanted facial hair?
- Do you have a tendency to gain weight easier than you feel appropriate?
- Are you having trouble getting pregnant despite “trying”?
- Are you concerned you may be in menopause or pre-menopause?
PCOS is often a diagnosis, often made during teenage or adolescent years, which many physicians may either dismiss or mislabel. There are certain basic tests that can be performed via blood work, including several hormones – such as FSH and LH, to assist in considering this diagnosis. PCOS can often lead to insulin resistance and weight gain; it often leads to frustration, as fertility can be impaired. It can also lead to diabetes and heart disease. The doctor’s goal is to accurately diagnose, help prevent the progression, and to assist in your fertility success via individual nutritional counseling (and of course, medications, as deemed necessary).