Why do you have PCOS?
PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. The exact cause of PCOS is not yet known, but several factors are thought to contribute to the development of the condition.
These factors include:
- Insulin resistance: Insulin is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels in the body. Women with PCOS often have insulin resistance, meaning their bodies do not respond well to insulin. This can lead to an increase in insulin levels, which can cause the ovaries to produce more androgens, such as testosterone.
- Hormonal imbalances: Women with PCOS often have higher levels of androgens (male hormones) than estrogen and progesterone (female hormones). This hormonal imbalance can lead to irregular periods, acne, and other symptoms.
- Genetics: PCOS tends to run in families, suggesting a genetic component to the condition.
- Inflammation: Some studies suggest that chronic inflammation may play a role in the development of PCOS.
- Environmental factors: Certain environmental factors, such as exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, may contribute to the development of PCOS.
What can you do about it ?
While there is no cure for PCOS, there are several treatments that can help manage the symptoms and improve overall health.
Here are some effective reatment options for PCOS:
- Lifestyle changes: Making lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly, can help improve insulin resistance and hormonal imbalances associated with PCOS.
- Medications: Certain medications, such as birth control pills, can help regulate periods and reduce androgen levels. Other medications, such as metformin, can help improve insulin resistance and lower blood sugar levels.
- Supportive therapy: Therapy or counseling can help manage the emotional and mental health effects of PCOS, such as anxiety and depression.
It’s important to work with a healthcare provider to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses your specific symptoms and concerns. Additionally, it’s essential to manage any underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, that may be associated with PCOS.
Why choose iksana?
Dr. Aparajita possesses a remarkable ability to identify PCOS symptoms, even when traditional blood tests may not detect the underlying problem. Her years of experience and focused interest in hormonal acne and PCOS symptoms instill confidence in her ability to diagnose and effectively manage the condition. While acne may be the visible symptom from an external perspective, at Iksana, we believe in addressing the root cause and treating the unseen symptoms that accompany PCOS, such as mood swings, bloating, and stress related to certain food items.
We understand that you are more than just physical symptoms, and when you choose our services, we approach your care holistically, taking into account your overall well-being from the inside out. Our goal extends beyond physical treatment; we strive to bring out the best version of yourself. We aim to not only alleviate your physical symptoms but also enhance your overall quality of life.
Rest assured that at Iksana, we possess a deep understanding of the interconnected nature of PCOS and the importance of comprehensive care. Trust us to guide you on your journey toward improved health and wellness, helping you unleash your true potential.