Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) (cont.)
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There are a number of treatments that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of PCOS. Treatment is dependent upon the stage of the woman's life and may be directed toward establishing regular menstrual cycles, controlling abnormal uterine bleeding, controlling excess hair growth, management of associated conditions such as insulin resistance, or promoting the chances of pregnancy when desired.
A number of medical conditions may be associated with PCOS, and treatment may be required that is directed at these co-existent conditions. Associated conditions that may require specific medical treatments include:
Self-Care at Home for PCOS
As with any chronic condition, maintenance of a healthy lifestyle can help maximize quality of life and minimize symptoms. Proper nutrition and regular exercise can help manage the weight gain and elevated blood pressure that may accompany PCOS. Weight loss has also been shown in many studies to reduce some of the effects of excess testosterone in women with PCOS.
Medical Treatment for PCOS
Medications are the mainstay of treatment for both the menstrual and hormonal symptoms of PCOS as well as associated medical conditions.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/11/2016
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