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What Are The Potential Treatments For PCOS?

What Are The Potential Treatments For PCOS?

PCOS - Treatment - Clomid

As part of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) treatment, medicines can be used to help control reproductive hormone or insulin levels. Surgical treatment is sometimes used for women with infertility caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who do not start ovulating after taking medicine. During surgery, ovarian function is improved by reducing the number of small cysts.

Treatment for PCOS will depend on whether or not you’re trying to get pregnant.

Medicines Used For PCOS
Treatment for PCOS will depend on whether or not you’re trying to get pregnant. If pregnancy is not a priority, birth control pills may be prescribed to help regulate your cycles and help reduce acne and unwanted hair growth.

Some acne treatments are not safe to be used when you’re trying to get pregnant, so be sure to tell your doctor if you are.

For those trying to get pregnant, the treatment for PCOS is similar to the treatments used for treating anovulation. The first line of treatment is usually Clomid, which is used to help stimulate ovulation.

Metformin (also known as Glucophage), a drug usually used to treat insulin resistance, is sometimes used for treatment, even if you do not have insulin resistance.

If these medications do not help, then gonadotropins (fertility drugs that are taken by injection) may be tried.

If drugs alone do not work, or if there are multiple factors leading to infertility, IVF treatment may be recommended.

NOTE: These medications should not be taken without your doctor’s prescription.

Surgery For PCOS
Surgical treatment is sometimes used for women with infertility caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who do not start ovulating after taking medicine. During surgery, ovarian function is improved by reducing the number of small cysts.

Surgery choices

  • Ovarian wedge resection is the surgical removal of part of an ovary. This is done to help regulate menstrual cycles and start normal ovulation. It is rarely used now because of the possibility of damaging the ovary and creating scar tissue.
  • Laparoscopic ovarian drilling is a surgical treatment that can trigger ovulation in women who have PCOS and who have not responded to weight loss and fertility medicine. Electrocautery or a laser is used to destroy portions of the ovaries.

Home Treatment For PCOS
Home treatment can help you manage the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and live a healthy life.

Eat A Balanced Diet: A diet that includes lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products supplies your body’s nutritional needs, satisfies your hunger, and decreases your cravings. And a healthy diet makes you feel better and have more energy.

Physical Activity: Make physical activity a regular and essential part of your life. Choose fitness activities that are right for you to help boost your motivation. Walking is one of the best activities. Having a walking or exercise partner that you can count on can also be a great way to stay active.

Don’t Smoke: If you smoke, consider quitting. Women who smoke have higher levels of androgens than women who don’t smoke. Smoking also increases the risk for heart disease.

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