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Maitrayee is a dedicated center for treatment of PCOS.
Here we provide not only treatment but also organize programs for spreading awareness and understanding of PCOS. Our educational programs provide answers to the many concerns expressed by women diagnosed with PCOS.
What is PCOS ?
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance and results in ovulation disorder. It is a common condition. Often the symptoms begin in the teen years. Treatment can help control the symptoms and prevent long-term problems.
Across the globe, 16-33 percent of the female population suffers from PCOS. While in India, the incidence of PCOS is less among rural women, roughly 30 percent of the urban women population suffers from it. (Oct 28th,2013, www.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness)
PCOS is strongly related to obesity. It not only causes irregular periods and sub-fertility, but also poses long term health risks such as impaired glucose intolerance or diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, endometrial cancer, sleep apnoea, acne, excessive hair growth (hirsutism).If it is not treated, over time it can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease.
Through Maitrayee, we help women with PCOS improve their quality of life.
There is no cure for PCOS, but controlling it lowers your PCOS risks of sub-fertility, miscarriages, diabetes, heart disease, and uterine cancer. As there is no cure for PCOS, medical management and lifestyle changes are the best ways to manage the syndrome. We advise treatment depending upon whether the lady is considering pregnancy or does not wish to conceive.
Birth control pills
a. Regulate menstrual cycles
b. Reduce male hormone levels
c. Can help clear up acne
Antidiabetes drug (for insulin resistance)
a. Metformin- the drug has been found to alleviate PCOS symptoms.
It improves the cells response to insulin and helps move glucose into the cell, thus lowering blood sugar levels. Metformin assists in ovulation after a few months. It is used for Type 2 diabetes but can be useful in women with PCOS because many have insulin resistance.
Lack of ovulation is usually found in women suffering from PCOS causing sub-fertility. Treatments include:
a. Ovulation cycles with medications such as clomiphene, gonadotropins
d. Surgical procedures
i. Ovarian drilling:
This is a key hole or a laproscopic surgery. This surgical procedure may lower male hormone levels and help with ovulation, but it also carries a risk of developing scar tissue on the ovary and the benefits may only last a few months. Both the risks and the benefits of ovarian drilling are to be considered to determine if it is the right treatment for you.
a. Eating a healthy diet
b. Regular exercise
c. Meditation techniques like pranayam
d. Abstinence from alcohol and smoking