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Can pcos be reversed?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes, diet/exercise

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that prevents follicles from growing normally and eggs from being released each month.
People w/ PCOS miss periods because they don't ovulate, so there's no signal to shed the uterine lining. Hormone imbalances that lead to abnormal hair growth can be caused by obesity, so watch your diet and exercise. Control w/ birth control pills!

In brief: Yes, diet/exercise

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that prevents follicles from growing normally and eggs from being released each month.
People w/ PCOS miss periods because they don't ovulate, so there's no signal to shed the uterine lining. Hormone imbalances that lead to abnormal hair growth can be caused by obesity, so watch your diet and exercise. Control w/ birth control pills!
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Treated

Pcos can't technically be reversed, but it can be treated successfully and it's presence often minimized.
Standard wight reduction diet and exercise is essential. Tx w/metformin may help restore normal menses and even fertility for many women. Other medication may be needed if testosterone level is too high. Don't fall prey to any internet scams, they don't work.

In brief: Treated

Pcos can't technically be reversed, but it can be treated successfully and it's presence often minimized.
Standard wight reduction diet and exercise is essential. Tx w/metformin may help restore normal menses and even fertility for many women. Other medication may be needed if testosterone level is too high. Don't fall prey to any internet scams, they don't work.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Terri Washington
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Possible

The underlying defect that causes pcos will not go away but symptoms of pcos like irregular periods, acne, obesity, infertility, facial hair growth or hair loss can be improved or reversed with medical treatment and weight loss.

In brief: Possible

The underlying defect that causes pcos will not go away but symptoms of pcos like irregular periods, acne, obesity, infertility, facial hair growth or hair loss can be improved or reversed with medical treatment and weight loss.
Dr. Terri Washington
Dr. Terri Washington
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