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PCOS

What is PCOS ?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS is a common, complex, chronic and disturbing hormonal disorder found in women of reproductive age group (approx. 18-45 years). According to the best PCOS doctors in Delhi, females with PCOS may have increased male hormones, irregular periods and multiple small cysts or fluid filled sacs in one or both ovaries.

The exact cause for PCOS disorder is not clear and can be attributed to disturbed hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, genetic and environmental factors like life style and dietary habits.

What are the symptoms of PCOS?

  • Irregular periods
  • Unwanted & excessive facial and body hairs
  • Acne
  • Weight fluctuations (obesity)
  • Hair loss
  • lnfertility

When to visit a gynecologist ?

Please see your doctor if you are bothered with abnormal periods, Infertility or if you are suffering from acne, hair loss, unwanted and excessive hair growth and obesity.

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Why do you have all these symptoms in PCOS ?

It is because of high levels of male Hormones or androgens that are present in a minimal quantity in a normal female. Women with PCOS disorder have more androgens than normal. This excess level of androgen causes ovulatory dysfunction,alter the normal menstrual pattern and causes acne, excessive hair growth and leads to obesity. A lot of women with PCOS have increased serum fasting Insulin level and Insulin resistance. Insulin resistance also leads to increased male hormones and ovulatory disturbances.

Complications of PCOS:

  • Impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Miscarriage or preterm birth
  • Anxiety, depression, low self esteem
  • Eating disorder
  • Metabolic syndrome-high blood sugar. Hypertension and increased risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Breast cancer
Management

Diagnosis & Treatment

Queen’s Gynecology is a specialized clinic for PCOS treatment in Delhi with a multidisciplinary team of the best PCOS specialists. Our team of experts includes gynecologists, reproductive and infertility specialist, dermatologist, nutritionist and diabetes educators. Our team takes an individualised approach to female health depending on the symptoms and works closely with them to decide the best PCOS treatment plan in order to correct their menstrual irregularities, acne and hair problems, weight issues, infertility and long-term complications..

The treatment includes:

  • Weight reduction – dietary and life style modification
  • Acne and hair issues- personalised treatment and laser hair removal by an expert dermatologist
  • Treatment of menstrual dysfunction – hormonal medicines
  • Treatment of androgen related symptoms – anti androgens
  • Ovulation induction in case of Infertility
  • Minimal invasive surgery if indicated
  • Regular follow up to reduce long term complication of diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases, etc.

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