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Navigating the challenges of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) requires expert guidance, compassionate care, and an approach tailored to your unique needs. At Atlantic Endocrinology, we understand the complexities and nuances of PCOS. Our dedicated specialists leverage the latest research, technology, and treatments to deliver comprehensive care tailored to your individual situation.
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that requires the expertise of a medical endocrinologist, a specially trained doctor who specializes in hormones and internal medicine.
Researchers have found a significant link between PCOS and obesity. Many patients with PCOS experience severe insulin resistance, which can lead to the development of diabetes in up to fifty percent of cases. This condition often manifests as upper body obesity and an increased risk of heart disease.
• Excess insulin: Insulin is the hormone produced in the pancreas that allows cells to use sugar, your body’s primary energy supply. If your cells become resistant to the action of insulin, then your blood sugar levels can rise and your body might produce more insulin. Excess insulin might increase androgen production, causing difficulty with ovulation.
• Low-grade inflammation: This term is used to describe white blood cells’ production of substances to fight infection. Research has shown that women with PCOS have a type of low-grade inflammation that stimulates polycystic ovaries to produce androgens, which can lead to heart and blood vessel problems.
• Heredity: Research suggests that certain genes might be linked to PCOS.
• Excess androgen: PCOS is characterized by abnormally high levels of androgen produced by the ovaries, resulting in symptoms such as hirsutism (excessive hair growth) and acne.
There is no single test to determine if a woman has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Our doctors make the diagnosis when women have two or more of the following symptoms:
• Irregular or infrequent periods.
• Symptoms of high male hormones (acne, increased body hair, and scalp hair loss) or high levels of male hormones on blood testing.
• Cysts on the ovaries seen on a sonogram.
Two other hormonal abnormalities can have very similar symptoms — Cushing’s syndrome and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. It is important to rule out these diseases with blood testing and sometimes saliva testing.
Treatment for PCOS usually starts with lifestyle changes like weight loss, diet, and exercise.
Losing just 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can help regulate your menstrual cycle and improve PCOS symptoms, weight loss can also:
• Improve cholesterol levels.
• Lower insulin.
• Reduce heart disease and diabetes risks.
Any diet that helps you lose weight can help your condition. However, some diets may have advantages over others.
A low glycemic index (low GI) diet that gets most carbohydrates from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains helps regulate the menstrual cycle better than a regular weight loss diet.
Exercise is even more beneficial when combined with a healthy diet. Diet plus exercise helps you lose more weight than either intervention alone, and it lowers your risks for diabetes and heart disease.