Dr.sathya balasubramanyam

MD DNB MRCOG (UK) FNB(Reprod med)

TREATMENT FOR POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME & SUBFERTILITY

Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, an ovarian dysfunction, is one of the major reasons of subfertility. Diagnosed in about 1 million women across the globe, PCOS symptoms are known to bring about physical and emotional effects on the body as well.

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The syndrome is often linked to an imbalance in hormones along with certain environmental and genetic factors. In women with PCOS, the production of androgen, the male hormone is found to be in excess. This leads to a number of symptoms such as hirsutism (increase in growth of unwanted hair), seborrhoea (skin conditions), acnes, irregular periods and so on.

PCOS is also known to inhibit the body’s response to insulin. Hence, the risk of Type 2 diabetes in women, affected by the condition, is quite high. Irregular periods, a common manifestation of the condition is being caused due to lack of progesterone.

Symptoms of PCOS

PCOS can occur in the early stages of puberty, late teens or the early ages of adulthood. However, they might go unnoticed for long as the symptoms might be mistaken for other causes. Some of the common symptoms are as follows.

    • Obesity – weight gain is evident in about half of the women with the condition

    • Fatigue – low energy and fatigue coupled with sleep issues

    • Hirsutism – unwanted hair growth on the face, chest, abdomen, toes, thumbs, arms and so on.

    • Pain – may occur along with heavy bleeding during periods

    • Headache – may be caused due to hormonal changes

    • Mood swings – coupled with anxiety and depression

Diagnosis

The PCOS Consensus Workshop Group 2003, sponsored by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and European Society of Human Reproduction (ESHRE), has revised the various criteria for the diagnosis of PCOS. According to them, the presence of any two of the symptoms mentioned below attributes to the condition.

  • Oligo or Anovulation
  • Clinical or biochemical evidence of hyperandrogenism

  • Polycystic ovary, without etiologies like Cushing's syndrome, androgen-secreting tumours, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and so on

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DR.SATHYA BALASUBRAMANYAM

Dr. Sathya Balasubramanyam

MD DNB MRCOG (UK)
FNB(Reprod med)
CLOUD NINE HOSPITAL

Clinical Director Fertility

SEETHAPATHY CLINIC AND HOSPITAL

Consultant Reproductive Medicine

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