Understanding PCOS: Advice From a Obgyn For PCOS
There are many issues that women are faced with throughout their lives. Early detection of some of these issues can help you lead a better life. Today we’re going to look at a condition that many women experience. The purpose of this article is to inform and help you understand this condition.
When you’re experiencing problems with your periods, fertility, acne, excessive hair, or weight gain an Obgyn, or obstetrician-gynaecologist may say that these are caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a hormonal disorder that may be a result of genetic and environmental factors. The disorder causes growth of the ovaries with minor cysts on the outer edges.
What An Obgyn Has To Say About PCOS?
PCOS happens when a woman’s body produces more androgens, which are male hormones, excessive insulin or develops low-grade inflammation. Environmental factors such as when a woman is overweight and does not get enough exercise, or if there’s a history of the disease, contributes to and can result in developing the disorder.
Symptoms Of PCOS
If you’re in your late teens or early 20s, there are chances that you could experience symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), so it is essential to visit an Obgyn for PCOS when you suspect you may have the disorder.
Note from our Obgyn: Not all women will experience the same PCOS symptoms, and each case will vary from mild to severe. In some cases, women will experience menstrual problems, issues with conceiving, or both.
Here are the symptoms to look out for:
- Irregularities with the menstrual cycle or not going on your periods at all
- Irregular ovulation or failure to ovulate leading to difficulties with pregnancy
- Hirsutism, experiencing excessive hair growth around the face, chest, back or buttock
- Excessive weight gain
- Acne or oily skin
Why It’s Important To Get Help From An Obgyn For PCOS
An obstetrician-gynaecologist is the best person to consult whenever you suspect you may be developing PCOS or are experiencing any of the above symptoms. Menstrual and fertility issues are common in most women and are often the first red flag of PCOS. For that reason, an Obgyn for PCOS may continue treating you or refer you to an endocrinologist, to carry on with your care.
Obgyn’s are the best people to treat PCOS, but it is also up to you to seek the help you need as soon as you suspect any issues. At Obgyn Durban, Dr L Augustine and Dr N Parikh are professional Obgyn’s for PCOS with years of experience helping women overcome this disorder. Browse our website to learn more about our services and contact us to book a consultation today!