POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME (PCOS) in Fort Worth, TX
Have you been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)? Want to know more about your treatment options? PCOS is a common hormonal disorder that can cause painful and irregular periods as well as infertility. Whether you’re living with PCOS or you’ve just been diagnosed, our Fort Worth, TX, gynecologist Dr. Noushin Firouzbakht would be happy to discuss these PCOS treatment options with you.
Lifestyle Changes to Improve PCOS Symptoms
Since PCOS can increase a person’s risk for diabetes and insulin resistance, one of the best ways for a woman with PCOS to stay healthy is to get regular physical activity and to eat well. If you are overweight or obese, we can work with you to help you safely lose weight. Losing weight can improve not only your blood sugar issues but also your fertility issues.
While lifestyle modifications and leading a healthier lifestyle, in general, can certainly go a long way to improving your PCOS symptoms, we also know that often this isn’t enough. Every woman we treat experiences different symptoms and different severities, and it is our job as their OBGYN to find the best treatment options to fit their needs. Here are some of the most common PCOS treatment options.
Hormonal Birth Control
If a woman is not currently planning to get pregnant, then one of the most effective treatment options for PCOS is hormonal birth control. These days, there are various methods of contraception, from injections and the vaginal ring to pills. We can work with you to find the right type of contraception to improve your symptoms and to better regulate your period.
If a woman is planning on getting pregnant and has been having issues due to PCOS, Dr. Firouzbakht and her team can prescribe certain medications such as Metformin or Clomiphene that can trigger ovulation and improve the odds of getting pregnant. If fertility medications don’t work, we can discuss other options such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF), which may be one of the best ways for a woman with PCOS to get pregnant.