PCOS, or “polycystic ovary syndrome,” is a condition that impacts approximately 10% of women in the United States. This disorder is a condition that can cause hormonal issues and a variety of problems for the women who suffer from it. It is unknown what causes this condition, though there is the belief that there is a genetic component that is linked to its development and alters ovulation patterns.
What are the common symptoms of PCOS?
Women who struggle with PCOS may experience different symptoms and severities of the following issues:
- Unwanted hair growth
- Difficulty in maintaining or losing weight
- Chronic headaches and migraines
- Increased oily skin and acne development
- Changes to the menstrual cycle
- Sleep disruption
How is PCOS treated?
After a diagnosis of PCOS, women are encouraged to work with their healthcare provider to discuss possible treatment options. Treatment may vary depending on the severity of the condition and how it is impacting a patient’s life. Solutions for treatment and management may include:
- Medication for easing symptoms
- Birth control pills, rings, and patches that manage hormone levels
- Losing weight to reduce symptoms
- Eating a healthy diet
- Increasing activity levels/exercise
- Laser hair removal for unwanted hair
- Fertility care for those interested in conceiving
Why choose Northwest Women’s Center for PCOS diagnosis and treatment?
Houston, TX area women who are dealing with the symptoms of PCOS and want to work with an experienced team of providers are encouraged to speak to the team at Northwest Women’s Center about getting a proper evaluation and discussing treatment options. Our team of providers have years of combined experience in helping women with their reproductive needs. We are available for new patients and welcome current patients into our practice regularly for evaluations.
Find out more about the diagnosis and treatment of PCOS
Whether you suspect you are dealing with PCOS or have received an official diagnosing, working with a professional in the Houston, TX area who can provide solutions is key to finding relief from this and other reproductive problems that can develop. Our providers are located at Northwest Women’s Center at 13215 Dotson Road, Ste. 200 and can be reached at the front office at (281) 444-3440.