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Factors Affecting Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Treatment

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the one of the major cause of infertility among women today in our previous article we talked about the disorder and causes of it.

In this article, we will be talking about the treatment of PCOS.

Exercising regularly, having a healthy diet, controlling weight, avoiding smoking are some of the important parts of the treatment of PCOS. Medicines are also prescribed by doctors to balance the hormones.

Basically, there is no cure for PCOS, but by controlling it one can lower down the risk of infertility, miscarriages, diabetes, cardiac issues, uterine issues etc.

A Healthy lifestyle is a key factor that will help in controlling PCOS. In case someone is overweight, then weight loss can be the sole cure for the treatment. This can help in balancing your hormones and helps in starting your menstrual cycle and ovulation. There are many girls who came to us with irregular period and by only weight loss had regular periods. Dieting is not the solution to weight loss rather eating a balanced diet is more important.

If you are a smoker, you should consider quitting it. Smoking increases androgen levels in women.

If weight loss doesn't help with ovulation, then your doctor may prescribe medications for the same. Medicines such as metformin and myoinositol are given to start ovulation.

If a woman is not planning a pregnancy, she can have hormonal therapy to control menstrual cycle problems.

If weight loss and medicine don’t start ovulation, you can try other treatments recommended by the fertility experts. Common fertility medicines are clomiphene, letrozole. Sometimes injections (Gonadotropins) are added to make eggs, but injections need to be given very carefully with strict monitoring because sometimes many eggs might develop leading to a life-threatening condition called OHSS (Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome) and also to multiple pregnancies. We report a case of severe resistant PCOS from Sonipat who was married for 10 years and had per period only with medicine. For the first time.

We gave her a combination of clomiphene and letrozole and started Gonadotropin in gradually increasing doses, We were able to make 2 egg on day 28. This was the first time after marriage that her eggs developed. We did IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) and after 14 days her urine pregnancy test was positive. Her pregnancy is currently 6 months and fine.

Regular checkups are necessary for diagnosis PCOS complications such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, uterine cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

With expert consultation from Fertility & Gynae Experts in Delhi, PCOS is treatable and women with this syndrome can conceive with simple treatment. Also, women, those who are not trying to conceive, but have menstrual problems can also consult doctors timely so that long-term complications do not develop.

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