Typical Medical Treatments for PCOS

You should consult with your doctor or practitioner to determine if you are diagnosed with PCOS. Because there is no cure for it, PCOS treatment options and lifestyle modification are the best ways to treat polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms.

PCOS Medications thermometer-833085_1280

Birth control pills:

  • Regulates or controls menstrual cycles

  • Reduces male hormone levels

  • Can help clear up acne

  • Some doctors may recommend these to help with ovulation and future conception

Metformin (Glucophase)

This medication has been found to help PCOS symptoms. Metformin has shown to affect the way insulin is controlled in blood glucose (sugar) and has shown to lower testosterone levels. Other signs and symptoms such as abnormal hair growth and weight gain have lessened or disappeared with the use of Metformin, and it can assist in ovulation after a few months. Metformin is used for Type 2 diabetes but can be useful to women with PCOS because many have insulin resistance. This mediation improves the cells response to insulin and helps move glucose into the cell, which allows your body to make less insulin.

Pcos and Infertility

Lack of ovulation is usually found with women suffering from PCOS. Studies have shown that 70% of women diagnosed with PCOS have infertility.

Fertility Treatments:

  • Ovulation cycles
  • Inseminations
  • In Vitro Fertilization or IVF

Fertility Medications:

  • Clomiphene also known as Clomid– an oral medication which is typically a first choice to stimulate ovulation. 
  • Letrozole– an oral medication that works like Clomid and may also be a first choice to stimulate ovulation.
  • Gonadotropins– this is given in a shot form and used to stimulate the ovary to produce several follicles. 
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