Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition affecting 8-13% of people with ovaries, of reproductive age. This syndrome is associated with elevated levels of certain hormones called androgens. Androgens are made in both the ovaries and adrenal glands and can result in irregular menstrual cycles, increased hair growth in certain parts of the body, acne, and even hair loss from the scalp.
Early diagnosis and the coordinated care of physical and mental health by a team of health experts can improve your symptoms of PCOS and lower the risks for long term complications such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
A treatment plan will be detailed to the person’s individual symptoms, health needs, and personal goals, and will likely include a combination of treatments (medication, diet and lifestyle changes, and mental health counseling).