PCOS is a common, and sometimes confusing, endocrine disorder
Maybe you’ve heard of polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS. Maybe you’ve even been diagnosed with it. After all, it’s the most common endocrine disorder in women and a frequent cause of infertility. However, there’s still a lot to learn about PCOS. Our DFW fertility specialists are here to shed some light on this common disorder.
A lot of misinformation exists
You might know that polycystic ovary syndrome can cause irregular menstrual cycles and fertility issues, but our DFW fertility specialists have more information to share.
The cause is unclear. PCOS is characterized by hormone imbalances and irregular ovulation. While researchers still aren’t sure what causes the disorder, there appears to be a genetic link. If a mother has PCOS, there is a 50% chance her daughter will have it.
It affects more than just the ovaries. Although the word “ovary” is in the name of the disorder, PCOS affects more than just fertility. While every patient is different, PCOS can predispose to diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight gain and depression.
You might not know you have it. PCOS affects approximately 5 million women in the United States, but it is estimated that half of the number of women with PCOS are undiagnosed.
Women with PCOS can become mothers. You might think that PCOS will prevent you from becoming a mother. While the disorder can cause infertility, our DFW fertility specialists offer a number of fertility treatments that can help you conceive and give birth to a healthy baby.
Education is empowering
If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, it’s important to learn as much as you can about this disorder. Knowledge gives you the power to take proactive steps that will benefit your physical and reproductive health.
If you would like more information about PCOS and fertility treatments, please contact us to schedule a consultation. Our team of fertility specialists can help you manage the symptoms of this disorder and overcome infertility.