Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
By Nicole Galan, RN, About.com Guide
Besides traditional medications, there are alternatives such as complementary therapy, surgery and weight loss to consider as well.
Treating Your Symptoms
The physical symptoms of PCOS can be a pain. From excess hair, to hair loss, and acne - they can all be difficult to treat. Get more information here about treating the symptoms of PCOS.
There are many drugs that your doctor may be able to recommend in order to help manage your PCOS. Here are some of the most commonly prescribed medications.
- Medication Choices for PCOS
- What is Spironolactone?
- Why Am I Taking Metformin (glucophage)?
- What is Flutamide?
- Taking the Birth Control Pill for PCOS
Changing your Diet
The best thing that you can do to manage your PCOS is to manage your weight by eating healthy foods. Find basic nutrition and health information below.
- What are Vitamins and Minerals?
- The Importance of Water
- The 10 Healthiest Foods That Should Be in Your Diet
- What is the Best Diet for PCOS?
Adding in daily exercise is a great way to kick start any weight loss plan. It's also good for your body and mind, and for helping to prevent complications down the road.
Weight Loss Tools
Losing weight is difficult enough. Below are some tools which may make the process a little easier for you!
Infertility is one of the most common reasons that brings a woman to her doctor. In fact, most women with PCOS will need some assistance when it comes to getting pregnant.
- What is IVF?
- Assisted Reproductive Technologies
- What to Expect During Egg Retrieval
- What to Expect During Embryo Transfer
- Having Intrauterine Insemination
- Everything You Need to Know About Infertility Treatment
- Why Do I Need to be Monitored so Frequently?
There are many different types of medications that your physician may prescribe to help you become pregnant. Get information here about them, including how to mix or use the devices that are used to administer them.
Administering Injectable Medication
Injections are unfortunately a way of life for most infertility patients. Almost all of the medications that physicians use to help a woman conceive are only in injectable form. Learn here about how to use injectable fertility medication.
- Subcutaneous Injections
- Giving an Intramuscular Injection
- Injection Side Effects
- Selecting the Correct Needle for an Injection