How to treat pcos?

Depends. Pcos is a complex syndrome. Treatment depends on what the main presenting symptoms are. Weight loss is always helpful. Other options include oral contraceptive pills, metformin, spironolactone. It all depends on the symptoms that bother you.

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How to treat pcos? Which is the best way of treating it with no or minimum side effects?

No treatment. There is no treatment for pcos; you can, however, manage the other medical conditions associated with it, such as metabolic syndrome and Insulin resistance, if you manifest these. See your doctor for further workup. Read more...

How to treat pcos hormonal imbalance?

Blood test and US. Depends on the goals. If conception is the goal, ovulation induction and insulin-regulating medications are useful. High androgens can be controlled with medications. Treating pcos is an art - best to seek expert advice on this. A specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility would be a good choice. Read more...
OCP's. Ocp's are generally the first line in treatment of pco's, unless conception is desired - then fertility drugs to induce ovulation would be employed. Read more...
Nutritional Rx. Pcos is caused by high estrogen (e2)combined with high Insulin which then transforms e2 into testosterone. Excess carbs can elevate both Insulin (via stimulation of pancreas) and e2 (via competitive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) a low carb diet reduces both Insulin & e2 thus positively impacting this metabolic disease. Avoid fried foods, veg oils, soy, sugar, hfcs, excess carbs. Read more...

How do docs treat pcos?

Different 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 more...
Many ways. Pcos can be treated by a number of modalities including weight loss, ocp's, ovulation induction, and surgery. Read more...
Nutritional Rx. Pcos is caused by high estrogen (e2)combined with high Insulin which then transforms e2 into testosterone. Excess carbs can elevate both Insulin (via stimulation of pancreas) and e2 (via competitive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) a low carb diet reduces both Insulin & e2 thus positively impacting this metabolic disease. Avoid fried foods, veg oils, soy. Read more...

How do OCPs help to treat PCOS if they dont help to ovulate? Does that means ovary still contains cysts after years of taking OCPs?

Multiple. Note, there are likely variants of PCOS & all women may not have the same cond. There's a lot of new info about PCOS. But OCP's remain a main tx. A major rare risks of PCOS is uterine CA. OCP's sig protect against it. They also may directly modify the dz, lower T, DM risk & other sx's. Lastly, OCP's dec the # of follicles(cysts) & MAY dec a hormone related to its cause & help prep the ovary for tx. Read more...

How to treat high LH in pcos? All hormones est, test, prog, dh, sb, and ovary size, insulin normal. Corp leut once saw with many cysts but not always.

You don't. Goal of treatment is not to treat high lh. It is to regulate the periods in women not trying to get pregnant, help with fertility in women who are, improve Insulin resistance and treat excess hair growth and hair loss and prevention of diabetes and high chol. High lh is just a marker that pcos may be present but is not used for diagnosis. Read more...