Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Treating Hormonal Causes of Infertility
When it comes to conceiving, there are a number of factors that can affect a couple’s fertility. One of the most common hormonal causes of infertility in women is polycystic ovarian syndrome. This condition prevents the release of a mature egg on a monthly basis. Dr. Louis R. Manara offers treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome at his Voorhees, New Jersey practice. Utilizing the latest research information and treatment techniques we can help patients overcome this syndrome and fulfill their dreams of building a family.
Patients who suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome and other hormonal causes of infertility can contact the Center For Reproductive Medicine and Fertility to learn more about their treatment options.
What Is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition in which the balance of hormones in a woman’s body becomes distorted. Specifically, women who suffer from this syndrome tend to have a higher level of testosterone and other male hormones. This issue can affect a woman’s period and negatively impact ovulation. The imbalance of hormones can result in the failure of the ovary to mature and release an egg on a regular monthly basis. Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects up to 1 in 15 women, and when left untreated can lead to other health issues such as disruption of insulin production.
Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
While the exact cause of polycystic ovarian syndrome is not known, it appears that the condition may be genetic. Women who suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome are more likely to have a blood relative with the same disorder. In addition, some research has tied the condition to excess insulin production, which correlates with excess production of male hormones. Although researchers are still determining what places women at risk for polycystic ovarian syndrome, there are some symptoms to watch out for, including:
- Irregular Menstrual Periods
- Weight Gain
- Pelvic Pain
- Ovarian Cysts
- Anxiety or depression
- Increased hair growth on the face, chest, and back
Treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
At his New Jersey practice, Dr. Manara stays at the forefront of research and technology associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome. An explosion of knowledge and understanding of this syndrome has led to the implantation of novel and effective therapies. Dr. Manara takes a comprehensive approach to treating this condition, which includes dietary changes and fertility medications.
Recent studies have demonstrated that the combination of a low carbohydrate diet, insulin sensitizing medications and refined ovulation stimulation can yield excellent outcomes for patients with this syndrome. This is one of the most effective treatment plans offered at our fertility practice. We continue to apply standards of careful, safe, ovulation induction while incorporating the latest research findings into our treatment protocols.
More Information on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
With the right treatment regimen, patients who suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome and other hormonal causes of infertility can successfully conceive. At his New Jersey practice, Dr. Louis Manara applies the latest research and techniques to effectively treat this condition. Contact our Camden County practice today to learn more.