What is the impact of PCOS on hormones? What are the treatment options?

What is the impact of PCOS on hormones? What are the treatment options?

What is PCOS?

PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a hormonal problem that can make it difficult for women to conceive. At our infertility clinic in Ludhiana, it is one of the common problems diagnosed in women. Sofat Infertility & Women Care Centre fertility doctor suggests the treatment after diagnosing the patient’s condition. Our IVF Centre in Punjab is known for giving the most advanced and cost-effective treatment options. The success rate of our clinic for fertility treatment is proof for the same.

Due to PCOS, the women can have trouble with her:

  • Stop the menstrual cycle or make it difficult for them to predict when they will get one.
  • Cause acne and result in unwanted body and facial hair
  • Increase the chances of several health issues.

Hormones and PCOS

Due to PCOS, the reproductive hormones are not in the right balance. Due to this, there can be issues with ovaries, and ovulation is affected as a menstrual cycle. This is why women diagnosed with PCOS have trouble getting pregnant. Some of the hormones which play a role in PCOS are:

  • Androgens

These are known as male hormones but they are present in women. In the case of women, they have higher levels of this condition.

  • Insulin

These are known for managing the blood sugar level. Due to PCOS, your body will not be able to react to insulin.

  • Progesterone

Due to PCOS, the body does not have this in enough amounts. The women may have problems predicting when the menstrual cycle will start.

How is PCOS diagnosed?

Until now there has not been any test that can diagnose this condition. During the initial consultation, the doctor will talk to you about the symptoms you have, your past medical history, perform a physical examination, and perform a pelvic exam.

Through blood tests, the hormone level, cholesterol, and sugar levels are checked.

What is the treatment for PCOS?

Depending on your test results and medical history, the doctor will suggest to you the possible changes you need to make in your daily routine. One of the most effective lifestyle changes is reducing weight. Around 5% to 10% of weight loss can help women to conceive. You should ask the doctor about the fertility medications you can take to help in ovulation.

Apart from that, you need to follow a healthy diet and reduce the intake of junk food, or anything which is not healthy. Many cases have seen improvement by making lifestyle changes.

What are the medications to help in ovulation?

Certain medications can help a woman to conceive who is diagnosed with PCOS. It includes:

  • Clomiphene (Type of an anti-estrogen drug which the doctor suggest you take before your menstrual cycle)
  • Doctors can also suggest FSH and LH. These are follicle-stimulating hormones and luteinizing hormones which are given in the form of a shot.

Book your face-to-face consultation

If you have any doubt in your mind and are not able to get the best solution, then schedule your initial consultation at Sofat Infertility & Women Care Centre.