PCOS Treatment in Chennai
Kiran Infertility Center – Chennai offers the best PCOS treatment in Chennai. KIC – Chennai is providing other state-of-the-art options in Assisted Reproductive Technology like IVF, ICSI, IUI Test Tube Baby, Oocyte/Embryo Freezing and Altruistic Surrogacy.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is caused due to imbalance in reproductive hormones. The hormonal imbalance creates problems in the ovaries. The ovaries are responsible for egg release every month in woman as part of healthy menstrual cycle. Women with PCOS result in egg not being released during the ovulation.
PCOS can cause missed or irregular menstrual periods. Irregular periods can lead to infertility (inability to get pregnant). In fact, PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility in women and development of cysts (small fluid-filled sacs) in the ovaries. It affects approximately 5-10% of young women between 15 and 44 years of age have PCOS and it often leads to difficulty in conceiving or affecting their fertility.
Some of the symptoms and signs of PCOS include-
- Irregular menstrual cycle. Women with PCOS may have irregular period or their periods may come every twenty one days or have more blood loss. Some women with PCOS stop having menstrual periods.
- Excess hair on the body in the areas such as face, chin and other parts of the body where males usually have hair.
- Thinning hair or hair loss on the scalp; male-pattern baldness
- Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
- The other rarely associated conditions include heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and type2 diabetes, and endometrial cancer, excess skin in the armpits or area of neck.
Causes of PCOS – What are they:
The exact causes of PCOS are still unknown but most health experts believe that it may be due to the combination of environmental and genetic factors. Other causes include high levels of androgens as women with PCOS have more androgens than normal. When androgen levels are higher than the normal levels, it can prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg (ovulation) during each menstrual cycle, and can cause extra hair growth and acne, two signs of PCOS.
High levels of insulin is other factor as many women with PCOS have insulin resistance, especially those who have overweight or obesity, have unhealthy eating habits, do not get enough physical activity, and have a family history of diabetes (usually type 2 diabetes). Insulin resistance over the long period of time may lead to type 2 diabetes.
POCS has no cure but it can be manageable and yet many women are not aware that a problem like PCOS is preventing them from becoming pregnant. In fact, more than 50 percent of women with the condition are undiagnosed.
Diagnosis of PCOS
There exists no single test to diagnose PCOS with doctors requiring the patient to undergo a physical exam that includes measuring blood pressure, BMI, skin test etc. The other way to diagnose PCOS may include the doctor doing a pelvic exam, pelvic ultrasound/sonogram to examine ovaries for cysts or endometrium and taking blood test to check androgen hormone levels.
Medications for PCOS
The types of medicines for PCOS treatment include taking Hormonal birth control, including the pill, patch, shot, vaginal ring, and hormone intrauterine device (IUD), anti-androgen medicines, and using Metformin that is used to treat type-2 diabetes and may help some women with PCOS symptoms.
Diet and lifestyle changes to treat PCOS thereby enhancing fertility
The PCOS treatment at Kiran infertility centre – Chennai provides medications including metformin and oral contraceptives. The doctors will work on the treatment plan based on your symptoms and your plans for undergoing infertility treatment. Some of these treatment options include helping you lose weight, slowing hair growth, recommending exercises and procedures such as controlled ovarian hyperstimulation with FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) or HMG injections followed by in vitro fertilization (IVF) or Intracytoplasmic sperm injection