Representatives in the U.S. House are recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) by introducing H.Res.864. These leaders are also expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2018 as PCOS Awareness Month.
Free Fertility Awareness Check Up
Dr. Laurence Jacobs encourages you to make an appointment for a FREE Fertility Awareness Check Up. Even if you are not ready to start treatment, you should want to ensure your future fertility. The Doctor is offering a $90-valued fertility check-up. Your appointment must be scheduled by June 30, 2018, and all testing must be completed within 60 days of your initial consultation.
PCOS is a common endocrine system disorder affecting one in 10 women of reproductive age. Many women unknowingly suffer from this hormone imbalance that prevents ovulation or causes irregular ovulation and resulting in infertility.
PCOS is one of the most pervasive and underserved public health issues threatening the mental/physical health and quality of life for women and girls. This disorder affects 10 to 15 percent of women and can lead to the lifelong complication of infertility.
Symptoms of PCOS
For women suffering from PCOS, the hormones needed for an egg to fully mature are not present. This prevents ovulation from occurring and causes ovarian cysts to form.
- Irregular and painful periods
- Acne and oily skin
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Excessive facial hair growth
- Excessive hair growth on chest, stomach, thighs
- Patches of thickened skin
Teens With PCOS
Many parents of teens with PCOS do not realize their young girls have a medical problem. These girls can feel embarrassed and isolated due to their PCOS symptoms. PCOS occurs when a young girl’s ovaries or adrenal gland produce excessive male hormones. PCOS causes cysts to grow on the ovaries. PCOS can cause future infertility.
Diagnostic testing for PCOS include:
- Physical exam
- Pelvic exam
- Blood tests
Exercise and birth control medications can help control the symptoms of PCOS – there is no cure. Infertility can be treated through IVF. Birth control medications help to regulate a woman’s period and reduce androgen levels. Once hormones are balanced, hair growth and acne symptoms improve.
The Infertility Doctor’s Treatment Tips
Read about the Infertility Doctor’s 10 tips for getting pregnant with PCOS.
- Track your menstrual cycles
- Confirm ovulation with a detection kit
- Make dietary changes
- Cut out sugar
- Reconsider gluten
- Maintain a healthy BMI
- Monitor PCOS symptoms
- Supplement with fish oil
- Consult with a doctor specializing in treating infertility caused by PCOS
Infertility Doctor Specializing in PCOS
It is important to work with a doctor having over 35 years of clinical experience diagnosing and successfully treating infertility caused PCOS. Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs is the Director of the PCOS Center for Excellence at Fertility Centers of Illinois. Contact the Infertility Doctor if you are struggling with PCOS symptoms. Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Jacobs by clicking the icon below – or – call 888.325.7389.