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Treatment Options For Polycystic Ovarian Disease
Depends, TTC or not?: If not trying to conceive birth control pills are often used, sometimes with antiandrogens like spironolactone as well to decrease acne/hair growth more than bc pills alone. If trying to conceive we use Insulin sensitizers like metformin, plus ovulation-inducing tablets - most commonly Clomid (clomiphene) or Letrozole - sometimes low-dose shots or ivf if needed. Surgery for pcos is no longer a good option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, lower insulin: Since pcod represents the expression of the type ii diabetes gene, the primary treatment is to lower dramatically high Insulin levels due to Insulin resistance. Insulin causes the ovary to increase male hormone production that inhibits follicle development. The treatment is best accomplished through a very low carbohydrate, high fat diet. Dramatic wt loss and increased fertility occurs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes. TTC or not?: Treatment is different if trying to conceive or not. If not ttc may need birth control pills, Insulin sensitizing medications, or anti-androgens to treat symptoms and prevent health issues. If ttc you need fertility testing first, and may need fertility treatment such as Insulin sensitizing medications (metformin) and ovulation induction treatments. See ob/gyn or fertility specialist (rei) if ttc. ...Read more
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Yes: The management of polycystic ovarian syndrome involves treatment of individual components of the syndrome, which include hirsutism, oligomenorrhea, infertility, glucose intolerance, and obesity. Oral contraceptives are used to manage the first two problems. Weight loss with diet and exercise is important. ...Read more
Estrogen replacement: Depending on your symptoms that may be early ovarian failure, tests can be done to see if your estrogen level is low. You can also obtain an amh level to determine if your ovarian reserve is truly low. If you need to take estrogen supplementation, Progesterone will need to be given each cycle as well if you still have a uterus. Your age and any medical issues may determine if you can take estrogen. ...Read more
Varied: For the pain of a current ovarian cyst, over the counter pain medicines and occasionally prescriptions are necessary. Toward prevention, i suggest regular exercise, limiting processed foods, carbs, artificial sweeteners, and caffeine in your diet. If these are unsuccessful, you may want to discuss w your doctor the option of taking hormonal therapy like birth control to ovulation and thus cysts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are many ovarian cysts that do not need to be treated as they are normal or physiologic. Most of these will resolve spontaneously. Using hormones to try to facilitate resolution is totally unnecessary and is not helpful. Nonphysiologic cysts may need to be removed surgically. It depends on appearance, size, and symptoms. ...Read more
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Bloodwork + sonogram: To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular periods 2. Clinical signs like acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound appearance of polycystic ovaries: high volumes or antral follicle counts. Also need to "rule out" other causes of irregular cycles, acne, hair growth: thyroid, prolactin, adrenal gland issues. See OB or fertility md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat like asthma: Byssinosis, brown lung disease, is treated like asthma with bronchodilators like albuterol and anti-inflammatory agents like inhaled & oral steroids. The amount of medication used is dependent on the severity of symptoms. Reducing exposure to cotton & other vegetable dusts at the place of employment or job change and avoidance of tobacco smoke are also crucial for effective control. ...Read more
What type of treatment is better for pcod in women. Which treatment will cure pco completely. Polycystic ovar?
Many treatments: There is no cure for PCOS. It is something you are born with and a lot of it is genetic. It can be treated in many different ways. Every women is a little different. It depends of how much pre-diabetes or diabetes you have, what your periods are like, and any other problems. Maintaining normal weight is essential ...Read more
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