How is PCOS Diagnosed?
PCOS is difficult to diagnose due to the fact that there is not one test alone to diagnose it, and that symptoms vary from woman to woman. Many women with polycystic ovary syndrome experience weight gain or obesity, but it has also been diagnosed in very lean women as well. An ultrasound exam can find enlarged ovaries that contain small collections of fluid or cysts on the ovaries, both of which are prime indicators of PCOS.
How is PCOS Treated?
Our treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome is unique to each client. The process first starts with a comprehensive blood draw that focuses on tests indicative of PCOS, including but not limited to:
- Fasting Insulin
- LH / FSH
- Complete Thyroid Panel (TSH, Free T3, Free T4 and TPO)
- Free Testosterone
Based on your medical history, blood results, and current symptoms, an appropriate treatment plan is created for you. Components of the treatment may include the following:
- Metformin for insulin resistance
- Thyroid medicine to optimize thyroid levels
- Progesterone to replace the lack of natural progesterone in your body
- Testosterone to replace the lack of natural testosterone in your body
- Spironolactone to treat acne
Early diagnosis and adequate treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome are of the utmost importance for health and well-being. It is important to understand that PCOS is tremendously under-recognized, undiagnosed, and untreated.
Do You Have PCOS?
Find out now. Get started with a free PCOS self-assessment.
How Do I Get Started?
Contact us below or submit an online consultation form to learn more about how we can help you feel and function better. Our medical providers will work with you to develop a treatment plan to help you reach your health goals.