PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
20 Oct 2010

PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, is a problematic condition which results in weight-gain and can also cause infertility. Approximately 40% of the women with PCOS struggle with fertility issues. Sadly teenage girls account for a large percentage of women with PCOS, and they have a very difficult time dealing with the symptoms and side effects, some of which are:

  • Ovarian cysts (typically controlled with oral contraceptives)
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Ovulation problems
  • Abnormal hair growth in masculine areas like the face, lower thighs, arms, chest, and back
  • Acne trouble
  • Easily build muscle or “bulk up”
  • Can work out but gain weight while hardly eating anything.

Simply put, PCOS can cause weight gain, and typical calorie-restricted diets don’t work for individuals with PCOS. So the condition has to be managed carefully with medication and a specialized diet in order to lose weight.

Individuals suffering from PCOS will find better comprehension and treatment of their weight problems with a clinic specializing in physician-controlled medical weight loss. The Medical Weight Loss and Hormone Replacement Therapy Clinic of Ogden, Utah does exactly that. We treat PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), thyroid conditions, Metabolic Syndrome, Syndrome X, Insulin Resistance, and many more.

The hormone replacement therapy we provide implements only the best quality, physician-prescribed bio-identical hormones for best absorption and no negative side effects. And our physicians, counselors, and nutritionists here at the Medical Weight Loss clinic are dedicated to helping people find the reasons for their weight gain in order to help them lose weight and be healthy.

One Response to PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

  1. Hello I was diagnosed with PCOS after I had my son 13 years ago. The only thing the doctor said that could be done was put me on birth control. I’ve been gaining weight ever since. Weird thing is when I’m pregnant I can lose weight but if I’m not pregnant I can’t lose weight. Then after pregnancy I gain the weight I lost plus what I should have gained during the pregnancy. (25-45) what can you do to help? Is there a specific test to take to find out. The paper I was reading in the hometown values magazine I have a lot of the symptoms in the article.

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