An endocrinologist is a medical professional that treats disorders including diabetes, PCOS, infertility, hairfall, obesity, acne, hirsutism, irregular periods, osteoporosis, menopause, and thyroid problems that are caused by hormonal imbalances. The endocrine system, which is made up of glands that produce and secrete hormones that govern a number of physiological activities, produces and secretes hormones. Our patients from allover of South Delhi areas like Anand Lok, Anand Niketan, Chittranjan Park (Cr Park), Chirag Enclave, Defence Colony, East of Kailash, Greater Kailash, Gulmohar Park, Hemkunt Colony, Hauz Khas, Jangpura Extension, Jor Bagh, Kailash Colony, Kailash Hills, Kalkaji, Govindpuri, Saket, Lajpat Nagar, Maharani Bagh, Malviya Nagar, Sarita Vihar, New Friends Colony, Nizamuddin, Navjivan Vihar, Panchsheel, Pamposh Enclave, Safdarjung Enclave, Sarvapriya Vihar, Uday Park and Vasant Vihar. receive the best Endocrinologist services available. We have a highly qualified Endocrinologist on staff. To know more details please contact us! 9313315383
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine system disorder that commonly affects women in their reproductive years. Women with PCOS often have multiple small cysts on their ovaries and experience irregular menstrual periods. PCOS is the leading cause of infertility in women and although the exact cause is unknown, it is believed to be the result of a hormonal imbalance. In women with PCOS, the ovaries produce more androgens than normal. High levels of these hormones affect the development and release of eggs during ovulation, and may also cause troubling symptoms such as excess hair growth and acne.
The most common symptom of PCOS is irregular menstrual periods, however, the overproduction of male hormones (androgens) may also cause the following symptoms to occur:
PCOS may also cause pelvic pain, anxiety, and depression. Women with PCOS may experience infertility because ovulation often does not occur.
PCOS is diagnosed through a physical examination and a review of symptoms. A pelvic examination is also performed to examine the reproductive organs for signs of growth or other abnormalities. Blood tests are performed to measure hormone levels and ultrasound may be used to view images of the uterus and the ovaries.
Treatment for PCOS focuses on treating the symptoms and addressing individual concerns such as infertility, weight gain, or acne. Since symptoms vary, the approach may be focused on a combination of treatments, such as:
Birth control pills may be prescribed to reduce male hormone levels, control menstrual cycles, and to help to clear acne. Several medications that stimulate ovulation can help women with PCOS become pregnant. Low doses of clomiphene may be used to stimulate ovulation, or gonadotropin hormones may be administered by injection. In severe cases, a surgical procedure may be performed to increase the chance of ovulation. Weight gain may be addressed with lifestyle modifications that include a healthy diet and exercise.
Left untreated, PCOS can lead to complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or metabolic syndrome. Untreated PCOS may lead to endometrial hyperplasia, a condition in which the lining of the uterus becomes too thick. This condition increases the risk of endometrial cancer.