Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, affects nearly five percent of all women and is characterized by excessive levels of androgens, particularly testosterone. Women with this condition commonly develop cysts on their ovaries as a result of disturbed ovary function. Although the cause of PCOS is unknown, a strong correlation exists between PCOS and insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity. PCOS frequently causes infertility, irregular menstruation, and many symptoms related to high testosterone. Fortunately, Dr. Terlinsky can help you. A personal treatment plan designed by Dr. Terlinsky can alleviate your symptoms and correct your hormonal imbalances.

Do You Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Common symptoms of PCOS include:

  • Irregular, few, or absent menstrual periods
  • Infertility (from lack of ovulation)
  • Excessive body hair, typically affecting the face, chest, arms, and legs.
  • Thinning hair or hair losson the top of the head
  • Acne or oily skin
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Deepening of voice

If you have any of these symptoms, please call Dr. Terlinsky and schedule an appointment.

Risks Associated With Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Because Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is associated with obesity and abnormal hormone levels, you might be at risk for other serious conditions. PCOS increases a woman's risk for developing:

  • Endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer (uterine lining cancer)
  • Insulin resistance
  • Type II diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Dyslipidemia (high cholesterol and triglycerides)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Weight gain
  • Miscarriages
  • Breast cancer

The Solution: Dr. Terlinsky's Functional Medicine Program

Based on your condition and desires, Dr. Terlinsky will treat the root cause of this chronic disorder. Treatment may include:

  • Lowering insulin levels with medication, diet, and exercise
  • Treating acne
  • Restoring fertility
  • Restoring regular menstruation
  • Preventing endometrial hyperplasia and cancer

Give Dr. Terlinsky a call today and let him correct your PCOS with a customized treatment plan.

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