PCOS Treatments

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PCOS Treatments

Treatments for PCOS Symptoms:

Treatments for PCOS ladies can vary due to the large range of symptoms which are experienced by PCOS women. Some ladies can experience a variety of symptoms whereas others may only have one. On top of this, some treatments may not be suitable based on other health issues. 

Lifestyle changes – if you are overweight your doctor will probably have recommended you try and lose weight when diagnosed. The NHS state that a 5% loss in body weight can significantly improve PCOS symptoms. Losing weight is frustrating and difficult for PCOS ladies, being patient and determined as well as having a specific PCOS diet plan will help. 

Prescription medication – you could be prescribed the contraceptive pill in order to help regulate your periods.

Supplementation – supplementing your diet with Inofolic Alpha has been shown to improve a variety of symptoms including regulating periods, reducing unwanted hair growth and contributing towards weight-loss.

Fertility treatments for PCOS:

Trying to conceive for ladies with PCOS is complicated. Clinicians will suggest and prescribe a few different treatments in order to help improve the chances of success.

Prescription medication  

  • Clomifene – encourages regular ovulation (monthly release of an egg) from the ovaries 
  • Metformin – often used to help treat diabetes, Metformin has been shown to improve symptoms of PCOS by addressing insulin resistance which effects 65-80% of PCOS women 
  • Letrozole – can be used instead of Clomifene to encourage ovulation 

Surgery

Laparoscopic ovarian drilling (LOD) can be suggested if medication isn’t working. This aims to destroy the tissue in your ovaries which is producing male hormones. 

Supplementation

Inofolic Alpha treatment boosts ovulation within 3 months by 95% and normalises periods significantly increasing your chances of becoming pregnant. Inofolic Alpha improves egg quality by helping regulate hormone levels and by inducing the synthesis of melatonin – increasing the chances of successful conception. 

Side effects of PCOS treatments:

Some of the prescription medications do have side effects which are fairly common. The NHS has warned of the possible side effects listed below:

  • Clomifene – blurred vision or other visual symptoms – potential for Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
  • Metformin – nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea and loss of appetite. 
  • Letrozole – hot flushes, difficulty sleeping, tiredness and low mood

Potential PCOS symptoms you may face and their treatments

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PCOS Treatments FAQs

How long does it take the average couple to conceive?

Most couples will get pregnant within 12 months of trying if they are having sex regularly and are not using contraception. For women, the chances of success fall quite sharply each year once they reach the age of 35 but It is important to remember that both men and women become less fertile as they get older and the causes of infertility are almost equally spread between men and women.

What makes conception difficult?

Fertility Specialist Dr Gill Lockwood say’s “human beings are actually not very fertile even young couples have a one in four chance of getting pregnant each month they try and by the women’s mid-thirties this chance has dropped to one in eight.”. On top of this, modern lifestyle is often not conducive to having good fertile health. The truth is that, even if you are lucky and have perfect fertile health, there are things that can go wrong at every stage which make successful conception unlikely.

What not to do while trying to conceive?

Try to not put yourself under too much pressure. It is very natural to feel stressed and anxious if you have been trying to conceive for a while with no success. Try to maintain relaxed, make manageable changes to your lifestyle to give yourself the best possible chance. If you have been trying to conceive for over 1 year without success, make an appointment to see your doctor for further investigation.

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