Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Updated: 6-June-2023

Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Currently there is no official cure for PCOS, however many of the symptoms and underlying effects of PCOS can be improved and sometimes normalised.

Understanding your unique type of PCOS is paramount to effective management long term, alongside a peer support group to lean on for good mental health.

Women with PCOS and severe insulin resistance, may in fact see better results targeting their insulin sensitivity first, followed by anti-androgenic treatment second, if androgen levels are still elevated.
Source: Huang Doran I, et al. (2021)

Although women with PCOS are traditionally diagnosed as type A, B, C or D, recent genetic analysis categorised PCOS into 3 unique subtypes:

  • Reproductive
  • Indeterminate
  • Metabolic
PCOS subtypes, pathways and environmental risks.

Each subtype involves different biological pathways and environmental factors. This explains why no individual treatment option has proven to be 100% effective across all women with PCOS.

Fortunately, after personalised treatment, most women with PCOS are able to become pregnant.

The five most common treatment options for women with PCOS are:

  • Lifestyle
  • Environmental
  • Dietary
  • Medication
  • Surgery

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