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Do you live with irregular periods, acne and skin discoloration, unusual hair growth, and weight gain? You could be living be Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, commonly referred to as PCOS.
PCOS is a metabolic and hormonal disorder which affects up to 15% of women. A combination of genetic and environmental factors contributes to PCOS. As with any syndrome, not every woman with PCOS will experience it in the same way, but it is characterized by a core group of symptoms.
- Irregularities in menstrual cycles
- Pelvic pain typically caused by ovarian cysts
- High androgen levels
- Lack of ovulation
- Trouble conceiving
- Excess hair growth
- Trouble regulating weight / obesity
- Discoloration or darkening of skin
While there is no cure for PCOS it can be managed with lifestyle changes and help from your physician.
“Kettering Health offers a comprehensive treatment approach to PCOS including medication to address hormone imbalances, skin care specialists, sleep medicine, and a nutrition and exercise team,” says Dr. Michael McCullough, OB-GYN. “Whether you are in your teens, trying to start a family, or beyond child bearing age, our specialists will create a personalized treatment plan just for you.”
- Individualized or group classes on lifestyle modifications and personalized exercise regimens
- Metabolic evaluations and coaching from exercise and nutrition specialists on how to maximize your metabolism
- Management of skin conditions such as acne and excess hair growth
- Medication management of metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance, which can cause weight gain and difficulty losing weight
- Sleep medicine evaluation when appropriate
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