Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Many women do not know they have PCOS until they attempt to become pregnant.  Yet, it is the most common endocrine disorder among women between the ages of 18-44.  It is caused by elevated androgens in women and the signs and symptoms include:

  • Irregular or no menstrual periods
  • Excess body and facial hair (hirsutism)
  • Male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia)
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Hormonal/cystic acne
  • Skin tags
  • Mood abnormalities
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Infertility
  • Metabolic syndrome--insulin resistance
  • Central obesity

At Sa Santé we recognize that these changes can lead to depression, loss of motivation, anxiety, strained relationships, negative body image and loss of self worth.

On the positive side, our team is here to address these complex biological and psychological issues.  Treatment may include:

  • Diagnosis by trans-vaginal ultrasound
  • Diet and weight management
  • Pharmacological treatment of menstrual cycles, hirsutism, acne, mood abnormalities, insulin resistance
  • Removal of skin tags
  • Counseling
  • Sleep hygiene evaluation
  • Laser hair removal (coming soon)