The doctors at the Center for Fertility and Gynecology in Los Angeles, CA, are experts on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and can organize a effective treatment plan that is individualized for each patient. Pre-teens girls to women in their 50s can suffer from PCOS. Although this condition involves the ovaries, PCOS can cause various physical and mental issues such as infertility, depression, obesity, acne, and excessive body hair.View transcript
PCOS, which stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the most common hormonal abnormality in women of reproductive age. From women who are from the age of 12 to 50 can suffer from PCOS. Although PCOS implies that this is a problem confined to the ovaries, it actually can affect every system of the body; everything from depression, acne, excess hair growth on the body, thinning hair, it is associated with obesity, diabetes or pre diabetes, heavy menstrual periods, ovarian cysts and infertility. And because it's such a wide-ranging syndrome, it takes an expert to recognize the specific symptoms and know how to treat each of those symptoms. When patients with PCOS come to see us, we fashion their treatment depending on which symptoms they have and what their desires are. And because PCOS is such a dynamic syndrome, there is no one treatment that will help each patient. While some patients have PCOS and just want to become, there's other patients who have PCOS and just want to treat the symptoms of - - . So, depending on each one of those patients, the treatment for them is going to be quite different. It takes experience in treating the syndrome to know how to treat each patient, and we are able to overcome the burdens that PCOS places on our patients.