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Polycystic OvariesSyndrome
What is PCOS?Unwanted growth of small cysts in the ovaries.One of the leading causes of female infertilityMore than 5-10% of the women are affected
PCOS – Clinical SymptomsObesityInsulin resistanceHirsutismMenstrual IrregularityHyperandrogenismOne of the most common endocrine disorders in thewomen of reproductive age
Commonly Prescribed DrugsRegulation of Menstrual CycleBirth Control Pills or Progestin TherapyOvulationClomiphene (Anti-Estrogen medication)Metformin (improves insulin resistance)Gonadotropins (given through injections)Reduction of Excessive Hair GrowthBirth control pillsSpironolactoneEflornithineElectrolysis (Destruction of hair follicles through electric currents)
TreatmentsMaintaining healthy weightTaking balanced dietExercising and staying activeLimited carbohydrates intakeEating essential fatty acids and fiberMedications
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Endocrinology, Hirsutism, birth control pills, Polycystic ovary syndrome

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