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PCOS treatments: time to take action

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can’t be cured, but your symptoms can be treated.

PCOS treatments: time to take action

Treatments for your PCOS symptoms

Treatments for PCOS can vary due to the large range of symptoms.

Lifestyle changes – if you’re overweight your doctor will probably have recommended you try and lose weight. The NHS states that a 5% loss in body weight can significantly improve your  PCOS symptoms. Although losing weight can be difficult when you have PCOS, being patient and determined and having a specific  PCOS diet plan will help you get there.

Prescription medication – you could be prescribed the contraceptive pill in order to help regulate your periods. You may also be prescribed a drug to increase your insulin sensitivity.

Supplementation – Find out more about Inofolic® Alpha.

Fertility treatments for PCOS

Trying to conceive with PCOS can be difficult. Clinicians may suggest and prescribe a few different treatments in order to help improve your chances of success.

Side effects of PCOS treatments

The NHS has warned of the possible side effects listed below.


blurred vision or other visual symptoms – potential for Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)


nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea and loss of appetite


hot flushes, difficulty sleeping, tiredness and low mood