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.
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What is the treatment protocol?
Treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome at Your Wellness Center is unique to each client. The process first starts with a comprehensive blood draw that focuses on tests indicative of PCOS.
These tests include but are not limited to:
- Fasting Insulin
- LH / FSH
- Complete Thyroid Panels (TSH, Free T3, Free T4 and TPO)
- Free and Total Testosterone
Based on your medical history, blood results, and current symptoms, an appropriate treatment is drafted for you. Components of the treatment may include the following:
- Metformin for insulin resistance
- Thyroid 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 utmost importance for health and well-being. It is important to understand that PCOS is tremendously under-recognized, undiagnosed and untreated. To start your path to a healthier you, contact Your Wellness Center today.