TFC makes every month PCOS Awareness Month
You aren’t alone if you’ve been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Millions of women suffer from this common condition, including celebrities like Jillian Michaels, Emma Thompson and Victoria Beckham. During PCOS Awareness Month, our Austin fertility center wants you to know that there are effective treatment options for all women.
Learning about PCOS treatment options during PCOS Awareness Month
Polycystic ovary syndrome can cause a variety of frustrating symptoms, including irregular periods, infertility, acne, weight gain, unwanted hair growth and ovarian cysts. However, you don’t have to sit back and let these symptoms take control of your life. Our Austin fertility center team is using PCOS Awareness Month to explain PCOS treatment options.
- If you don’t want to conceive right now, your doctor may recommend birth control pills. These little pills can make a big difference for women with PCOS. They can help you have more regular periods, improve acne and reduce excessive hair growth.
- If you’re trying for a baby, your doctor may either suggest an oral medication like Clomid or injectable fertility medications to help you ovulate. You may take these medications alone or with intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Lifestyle changes can also work wonders as a form of PCOS treatment. One of the most important is keeping your body weight in check through a low-calorie diet and moderate exercise. In some women who are overweight, losing just 5% of their body weight can help relieve their symptoms and help them ovulate.
Finding support and guidance after a PCOS diagnosis
It’s common to sometimes feel discouraged and alone on your PCOS journey, especially as you’re trying to find the right treatment for you. However, never forget that you are not your PCOS diagnosis and what you’re going through now will not last forever. Our Austin fertility center can offer advice, support and treatment to help you overcome the symptoms of this common condition.
If you have polycystic ovary syndrome and would like to learn more about PCOS treatment, contact us. Our doctors offer lifechanging treatments every month, not just during PCOS Awareness Month.