PCOS Specialist

Advanced OBGYN Institute

OB-GYNs located in Weston, FL & Pembroke Pines, FL

One out of every 10 women of childbearing age will suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS. This hormonal and metabolic problem can cause life-altering side effects, including weight gain and infertility. Women with PCOS need a compassionate and knowledgeable medical team to help guide them through this condition. Dr. Kompal Gadh of the Advanced OBGYN Institute, with clinics in Weston and Pembroke Pines, Florida, understand the complexities of this disease, and can help women manage their symptoms and achieve their health goals in spite of their diagnosis.

PCOS Q & A

What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) occurs when a woman has an imbalance in reproductive hormones. While the actual cause is unknown, most women with PCOS have high levels of insulin and high levels of androgens (male hormones) in their blood. The condition limits ovulation, which causes infertility. It's the leading cause of female infertility.

What are the symptoms of PCOS?

Most women discover they have PCOS when they can't get pregnant and visit their doctor for help. However, infertility is just one symptom. Other symptoms include:

  • Irregular periods: Periods that come too frequently or missed periods
  • Hirsutism: Hair on the face, chin, and other parts of the body men usually have hair
  • Acne: Acne on the face, chest, and upper back
  • Weight gain: Difficulty losing weight
  • Skin tags: Small flaps of skin on the neck or armpits
  • Darkening of the skin: Skin darkening in neck creases, on the groin, and under breasts

 

Women experiencing these symptoms should make an appointment with the Advanced OBGYN Institute to discuss PCOS with their qualified team.

Can women with PCOS still get pregnant?

Yes! While infertility is a common symptom of PCOS, with proper treatment, women with PCOS can get pregnant. That's why it's so important to schedule an appointment with the Advanced OBGYN Institute to learn how to manage PCOS.

What health problems are associated with PCOS?

PCOS has been linked to a number of other health problems, including:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Unhealthy cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Endometrial cancer

 

Proper management of the disease with the help of Dr. Gadh can help limit the risk of these complications.

How is PCOS treated?

PCOS has no cure, but women can manage their symptoms with lifestyle changes and medications. Lifestyle changes may include:

  • Weight loss
  • Hair removal
  • Fertility tracking

 

In addition, medications for symptoms include:

  • Hormonal birth control: To regulate menstruation
  • Anti-androgen medications: To reduce the effect of androgens
  • Metformin: To control insulin levels

 

Because PCOS is a complicated disease that affects each patient in a different way, the treatment is tailored to each woman and her goals. The team at the Advanced OBGYN Institute can help women reach their goals and manage their PCOS symptoms. Make an appointment today.

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