Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS Treatment in Kolkata)
is a condition that causes irregular menstrual periods because monthly ovulation is not occurring and levels of androgens (male hormones) in women are elevated. The condition occurs in approximately 5 to 10 percent of women. The elevated androgen levels can sometimes cause excessive facial hair growth, acne, and/or male-pattern scalp hair thinning. Most, but not all, women with PCOS are overweight or obese, and they are at higher-than-average risk of developing diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. For women with PCOS who want to become pregnant, fertility pills or injections are often needed to help women ovulate.
Although PCOS is not completely reversible, there are a number of treatments that can reduce or minimize bothersome symptoms. Most women with PCOS are able to lead a normal life without significant complications.
The excess release of androgens (male hormones) in PCOS can lead to side effects such as hair growth, weight gain and acne as well as irregular menstrual cycles. A doctor will usually ascertain whether you are likely to have PCOS by asking about your medical history and giving you a physical examination. They also usually take blood tests to check the hormone levels in the blood, and may ask you to have a scan to check the ovaries for cysts.