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What is PCOS?

September 25, 2015

Maybe you’ve heard of PCOS, but do you know what the condition actually entails? The fertility doctors at the Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH) explain some common symptoms and how you can treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

PCOS is caused by a hormone imbalance in women. While there isn’t one conclusive reason some women are affected, there is some evidence to suggest genetics may play a role.

If you experience irregular periods, hair loss, excessive hair on your body, acne, depression, and/or sleep apnea, you should ask your OB/GYN about PCOS. You may also want to contact one of our reproductive specialists in North Carolina if you have any of these symptoms and if you are unable to get pregnant after 12 months of trying.

It is best to get diagnosed early as to not delay treatment. Common treatments may include exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, and taking hormone medications or hormone therapy.

You can learn more about PCOS here. And be sure to schedule an appointment at REACH if you are trying to get pregnant while dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

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