Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects approximately one in 10 women during childbearing years. Dr. Elizabeth Eden’s practice in Sutton Place and Midtown East, New York, specializes in treating this common condition and the effects it has on a woman’s overall health, with a variety of proven and successful methods.
PCOS is a common problem among women in their childbearing years and is caused by an imbalance in reproductive hormones. This imbalance leads to issues in the ovaries, such as improper egg development or the inability to release an egg during normal menstrual cycles. As a result, PCOS often leads to irregular or absent periods, which then leads to infertility and potential development of cysts in the ovaries. In fact, PCOS is one of the leading causes of infertility in women.
While PCOS is a common condition among women of all ethnicities and races, its causes remain largely a mystery. Genetics seem to play a role, with women inheriting the condition from the mother’s side of the family. A history of diabetes in a woman’s family has also been linked to PCOS. Poor physical condition also seems to have an impact on the likelihood of developing PCOS.
Other patterns have emerged among women with PCOS, namely:
Typically, women in their 20s and 30s first notice symptoms of PCOS as they try and conceive, but PCOS can affect women of all ages. Symptoms to watch out for include:
There is no magic pill for PCOS, but lifestyle changes have been found to be very effective in correcting the condition. Some birth control medications have been successful in treating symptoms of PCOS, like acne and hair growth or loss. Dr. Eden can help you come up with a treatment plan that best fits your needs.
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"Excellent bedside manners; I also like that she takes you into her office after the exam to discuss any questions."