Are you or someone you love living with PCOS? Dr. Noushin Firouzbakht at NFMDPA Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice in Fort Worth, TX can help you find the best PCOS treatment for your needs.
Common Questions and Answers About PCOS
PCOS is a condition that affects as many as one in ten girls and women. If you or someone you love is suffering from this condition, the following questions and answers can help give you a clearer understanding.
What exactly is PCOS and what causes it?
PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a disorder that impacts the hormones and reproductive system of teenage girls and young women. It is due to their bodies producing high levels of androgens that keep them from producing enough progesterone.
What are the signs and symptoms of PCOS?
PCOS can cause many different symptoms. Most often, it causes issues with menstruation. It may lead to heavy periods, infrequent periods, and having no periods at all. It can also impact a female’s hair, leading to baldness or excessive hair on the chest, stomach, face, chest, legs, back, and arms. Other symptoms can include weight gain, acne, difficulty getting pregnant, skin discoloration around the neck and under the arms, and diabetes.
Can it be cured?
Unfortunately, no. PCOS cannot be cured – especially since the root cause of it is unknown. It can, however, be managed with the help of Dr. Firouzbakht and the team at NFMDPA Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice in Fort Worth, TX.
What treatment options are available?
PCOS treatment includes both natural and medicinal methods, but the exact treatment will depend specifically on your symptoms and needs. Maintaining a healthy weight and living a healthy lifestyle can go a long way in minimizing symptoms. However, these steps are usually not enough on their own.
Medication is also an important part of treatment. For those not trying to get pregnant yet, hormonal birth control can help with menstruation issues. Those who are trying to get pregnant can do well with fertility medication. And insulin-sensitizing medications are effective in treating symptoms related to diabetes. The specific medication or combination of medications used will depend on each individual patient.
If you’re interested in learning more about PCOS treatment in Fort Worth, TX, schedule an appointment with Dr. Firouzbakht at NFMDPA Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice by calling (817) 878-2667 today.