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is there any cure for pcod polycystic ovarian syndrome?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
No 'cure': If you have pcos and are also overweight, losing weight is a natural way to improving symptoms and health. There are many so-called natural remedies on the internet and in nutrition stores; none of them work, save your money. Doctors can help treat (but not 'cure') pcos in several ways.

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A 20-year-old member asked:

What can you tell me about polycystic ovarian syndrome?

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Dr. Susan Dantoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
PCOS: Pcos is a disorder that is characterized by a combination of symptoms. These can include missed periods, abnormal hair growth (hirsutism), anovulation, and abnormal lab values like elevated testosterone. Patients usually are overweight. People with pcos are at higher risk of developing diabetes, as well as having trouble with fertility and having an increased risk of uterine cancer.
A 48-year-old member asked:

I may suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome. Am I at a high risk for endo disorders?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Patients with pcos are at risk for developing diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, weight gain/obesity and infertility. Treatments are available. Talk to your doctor about treatment options that will pertain to you specifically.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How long can polycystic ovarian syndrome last for?

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Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Long Time: Pcos is not a transient diagnosis. It can last for as longs you are in childbearing years. There are medications and lifestyle changes that may help your symptoms.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is polycystic ovarian syndrome and do you have some info on health risk?

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Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
Endocrinology 25 years experience
Hormonal, metabolic: Polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos is a condition that shows irregular periods, excessive androgens (male hormones) and metabolic disorders (type 2 or gestational diabetes, abnormal BP and lipids, fatty liver). The high androgens can cause infertility and excess hair growth. The metabolic effects are part of Insulin resistance syndrome-- which leads to heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the cure for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

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Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hormone Balance: The signs and symptoms that arise for pcos are due to excessive estrogen. Any way that you can decrease estrogen exposure may help. Others may also recommend balancing your excessive estrogen with additional progesterone. You can explore decreasing your estrogen by reading: the anti-estrogen diet.

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