Treatment for PCOS is generally goal-based and is managed according to individual signs and symptoms.
Conventional treatments follow the use of medicines to
- Regulate your menstrual periods.
- Fertility medications that help formation of egg in patients who are planning to have a baby.
- Medicines to minimize health concerns caused by excess insulin.
- Anti-male hormone medications to reduce the masculine effects of male hormones.
These medications, however, have many side effects, and many times add to the problem rather than reduce them. For e.g. unnatural weight gain, migraines, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, etc. are common add-ons experienced after conventional medications.
- Surgery: Patients are sometimes advised to undergo a procedure called Laparoscopic Management when they fail to respond to conventional methods. However it is a short term treatment for PCOS.
- Lifestyle Modifications: This is absolutely essential to counter PCOS. No amount of even the best medicines can work optimally in treatment for PCOS unless certain changes are adopted in the lifestyle of the individual.
- Weight reduction.
- Maintaining a healthy diet.
- Meditation and yoga if you are prone to anger, anxiety, stress and depression.