Managing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be challenging and affect your daily life, but partnering with a supportive care team can make all the difference. With convenient locations in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Canton, and Cumming, Georgia, the experienced team at Roswell ObGyn, LLC can deliver the specialized care you need to relieve the symptoms of PCOS and enhance your quality of life. Call your nearest location today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Polycystic ovary syndrome, commonly called PCOS, is a hormonal disorder that typically affects women during their reproductive years. It occurs when you produce high levels of androgens, which are male sex hormones. Most women with PCOS develop fluid-filled sacs called cysts on their ovaries, but some don’t.
A difficult condition to diagnose and treat, PCOS requires comprehensive care from an experienced women’s health provider. Roswell ObGyn, LLC has a team of experienced obstetricians and gynecologists to manage your symptoms and reduce complications.
PCOS can cause a wide range of symptoms that affect your physical and emotional health. Women typically produce low levels of androgens. When PCOS causes these levels to spike, it can lead to:
PCOS can also cause insulin resistance, which increases your risk of type 2 diabetes.
Experts don’t yet know the exact cause of PCOS, but many factors can increase your risk of developing the condition, including:
These factors don’t guarantee you will develop PCOS, but understanding your risk can encourage you to take steps to address them.
A comprehensive medical history review and pelvic exam are essential to diagnose PCOS. If you have an irregular menstrual cycle, the team orders blood work to test your androgen levels. They may also perform a transvaginal ultrasound to see if you have ovarian cysts.
The treatments the team recommends for PCOS depend on several factors, including whether you’re trying to get pregnant. The most effective PCOS treatments typically include:
With a proper diagnosis and treatment, you can find relief from PCOS symptoms, reduce your risk of health complications, and lead a healthy life. Call Roswell ObGyn, LLC today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.