What Is PCOS?
A hormonal condition, PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. It is a common condition among women and its three primary features are:
- Irregular Periods.
Symptoms of PCOS
Mentioned below is the PCOS Symptoms checklist as well as the common signs of PCOS you need to look out for:
- Weight Gain (low metabolic rate).
- Oily Skin and Acne.
- Reduced Fertility.
- Excessive Facial and Body Hair.
- Depression and Anxiety.
- Thinning Hair or Hair Loss.
- Heavy Bleeding and Infertility.
These signs and symptoms might be due to other medical condition. Thus, it is important to see a doctor, to identify whether or not you are suffering from PCOS. Also, early diagnosis and treatment can help control the symptoms, thus preventing long-term problems like diabetes, heart diseases etc. And to this end, we recommend that all women undergo regular well woman health screening and sexual health check up.
How Can We Help?
As a private gynaecologist in London, Mr N. Agarwal offers the below tests and examinations that help in PCOS diagnosis;
- Thyroid, Prolactin, and Testosterone Test.
- Pelvic Ultrasound Scan.
- Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH) test, Luteinizing Hormone (LH), DHEAs, and HbA1C Test.
Treatment for PCOS
Frankly, there is no cure for PCOS, but symptoms can be treated specifically based on their severity. The best PCOS treatment, however, is to adopt a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly, eat healthily and to go for regular pelvic examinations.