Well known PCOS Treatments

Birth Control Pills – For women that are not trying to conceive, birth control pills will help regulate the menstrual cycle, help reduce male hormones, and help with skin’s complexion and acne. Diabetes medications such as Metformin (or Glucophage) – Metformin affects the way the body responds to insulin. It helps to make the insulin you have work better, it does not actually lower blood sugar itself. Metformin helps improve the way your body uses insulin so that it does not need to produce as much to contr...

How is PCOS diagnosed?

Diagnosis is generally made based on three observations, physical appearance, hormone testing, and ultrasound observations. There is no single test to diagnose PCOS. Your doctor may, perform a physical exam, review your medical history, check your hormone levels and glucose levels, or perform an ultrasound to look for possible cysts on the ovaries.

What causes PCOS?

We have not discovered what causes PCOS. Some women do have other family members with PCOS but we have not discovered a genetic link to PCOS. There seems to be a relationship between obesity and PCOS. PCOS researchers are looking at the link between insulin production and PCOS. Some women with PCOS produce too much insulin. The insulin in their body does not work properly so their body has to produce more to control blood sugar. Researchers believe there is a link between insulin production and PCOS. Becaus...