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Whats polycystic ovarian disease (pcos)?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Insulin and ovaries

Pcos is a manifestation of Insulin resistance, which indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes 2.
There are many derangments including those of adrenal androgen, a higher free testosterone, eradication of/or irregular cycles.Hirsuitism and acne increase with these androgens. A woman's cycle becomes annovulatory. Glucophage (metformin) is the preferred treatment of the problem. Clomiphene is used to help ovulation.

In brief: Insulin and ovaries

Pcos is a manifestation of Insulin resistance, which indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes 2.
There are many derangments including those of adrenal androgen, a higher free testosterone, eradication of/or irregular cycles.Hirsuitism and acne increase with these androgens. A woman's cycle becomes annovulatory. Glucophage (metformin) is the preferred treatment of the problem. Clomiphene is used to help ovulation.
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: PCOS

Pcos is characterized by 1) irregular periods, 2) high androgen levels, and 3) many small ovarian follicle cysts.
It's now called a syndrome rather than a disease because different features/complaints may dominate in different women. Because it is an ovulatory disorder menstrual periods are irregular and natural fertility is often impaired.

In brief: PCOS

Pcos is characterized by 1) irregular periods, 2) high androgen levels, and 3) many small ovarian follicle cysts.
It's now called a syndrome rather than a disease because different features/complaints may dominate in different women. Because it is an ovulatory disorder menstrual periods are irregular and natural fertility is often impaired.
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