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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome? How do women get it?

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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Common disorder

Pcos may be present in up to 30% of women.
It is an Insulin resistant state that is characterized by weight gain, irregular or absent periods, hair growth, infertility and predisposition to diabetes. Check w/your gyn>.

In brief: Common disorder

Pcos may be present in up to 30% of women.
It is an Insulin resistant state that is characterized by weight gain, irregular or absent periods, hair growth, infertility and predisposition to diabetes. Check w/your gyn>.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hyperinsulinemia!

It is a major feature of metabolic syndrome in women, due to Insulin resistance.
It is associated with an apple build (short torso-weight on middle). One treatment uses metformin as therapy, a drug that improves Insulin sensitivity. Lose weight. Go on a low carb diet! can cause infertility!

In brief: Hyperinsulinemia!

It is a major feature of metabolic syndrome in women, due to Insulin resistance.
It is associated with an apple build (short torso-weight on middle). One treatment uses metformin as therapy, a drug that improves Insulin sensitivity. Lose weight. Go on a low carb diet! can cause infertility!
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