polycystic ovary syndrome

Even though there’s no cure for polycystic ovary syndrome, as part of the treatment, medicines can be used to help control insulin levels or a woman’s reproductive hormone.

Some polycystic ovary syndrome medications include:

Combination of estrogen and progestin hormones in birth control pills. They may fix irregular menstrual bleeding or absent menstruation. They may also improve acne problems, male-type hair growth, and hair loss.

Spironolactone (Aldactone) is a diuretic. It is often used with estrogen-progestin therapy and it reduces acne, hair loss, and slows down hair growth on the face and body.

Metformin (Glucophage). Even though Metformin is a diabetes medicine, it is often used for controlling androgen levels, besides controlling insulin and blood sugar levels.

Synthetic progestin shots or pills are sometimes used instead of the hormone estrogen. Progestin works similar to a menstrual cycle sheds the endometrial lining. The shedding is what prevents uterine cancer.

Clomiphene (Clomid, Serophene). These fertility medicines are given to women who want to get pregnant.

  1. November 30, 2017

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome used to be very uncommon earlier or may be people were suffering but not aware of it. But, nowadays almost every second girl is suffering from this problem and this leads to many other health related issues as well. One of my friends was suffering from it and she consulted a nutritionist to reverse the symptoms and she successfully got rid of it.

  2. December 4, 2017

    We all know that Clomifene encourages the monthly release of an egg from the ovaries. If clomifene is unsuccessful in encouraging ovulation, another medication called metformin may be recommended as well. Metformin is often used to treat type 2 diabetes, but it can also lower insulin and blood sugar levels in women with PCOS easily. Thanks for this great article.

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