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Treatments For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

by:  in Category : Women's Health

17 November, 2011

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Treatments For Polycystic Ovary SyndromeHormonal problems of the body can cause a number of conditions in women that can even tamper with their ability to reproduce. Polycystic ovary syndrome is becoming way too common to be ignored and many women reel under the pressure of not being able to conceive due to the problem.

Symptoms Of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

The most common symptom of polycystic ovary syndrome is irregular menstruation or absence of menstrual periods. Accompanying difficulties include weight gain, acne, excessive hair growth or male pattern baldness, acne, skin tags or darkening and hardening of skin in certain areas, high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, endometrial cancer, depression, oiliness of skin etc.

The extent of the problems gives us an idea as to how important it is to keep watch for the condition and take necessary measures to keep them under control.

Treatment Options For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Birth Control Pills

This is a good option if you do not plan to have kids in the near future. Taking birth control pills will help in regulating the menstrual cycle and also regulate the hormone levels in the body, & preventing the risk of uterine cancer. For those who want to explore the chances of getting pregnant, there is a specialised treatment for inducing period and the drug ‘clomid’ will help in the ovulation process, providing women the chance to get pregnant.

Weight Control

Controlling the weight gain due to polycystic ovary syndrome will help in naturally regulating the hormone levels in the body and also in attaining pregnancy without external help. Weight control can be attained through a controlled diet and also through regular exercise that will help burn your fat on a frequent basis. Weight control will also help you regulate the insulin levels, preventing the onset of cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Diabetic Medications

Insulin resistance is a major risk associated with polycystic ovary syndrome and to control this, diabetic medicines are given to women. Medicines taken for diabetes will also help in reducing the male hormone testosterone as well, that will tamper with your hormone regulation.

Fertility Treatments

For women who have polycystic ovary syndrome, and are trying to conceive, fertility treatments offer a world of hope. Medications for fertility will stimulate the ovulation process and help in conception.

Anti Androgens

The excess amounts of androgens in the body will lead to severe hair growth in all parts of the body and acne, both of which are extremely distressing for women. In such cases, anti androgens are used for blocking the excess androgen in the body and preventing such embarrassing occurrences. However, ensure that you take them only with a doctor’s consent, especially when you are trying to get pregnant or are pregnant.

Natural Treatment Methods

The importance of natural medicines cannot be ignored as many have great healing properties without side effects. Taking vitamins B6, B5 and B3 and adding evening primrose oil for essential fatty acids and progesterone and estrogen hormones have helped many women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

B vitamins regulate glucose levels in the body. Food that is high in fibre and low in carbohydrates, glycemic index and fat must be preferred as it will help in regulating insulin and blood glucose.

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