September 21, 2016
PCOS? YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
If you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, you probably don’t discuss it with many people.
The condition can cause embarrassing symptoms, some of which I’ve personally experienced firsthand. They can include weight gain, excessive hair growth on unwanted places like the lip and chin, as well as painful and irregular periods.
While I’m not ready to get pregnant yet, I know it will most likely affect my ability to conceive and maintain a healthy pregnancy.
The good news? If you are struggling with this condition, you’re not alone. 1 in 5 women have the condition and as more of us become vocal about our struggles, the support increases. The typical protocol for PCOS includes a cocktail of Metformin and other prescription medications to help manage insulin/glucose levels as well as to lower testosterone levels.
Many physicians also recommend birth control pills to regulate monthly cycles. Because excess hair growth is an issue for me, my doctor also prescribed Spironolactone.
While there are a variety of treatment options available, the need for new and more effective options is at an all-time high. Clinical trials for PCOS are now enrolling in the Columbus area and may be able to offer possible treatment options. For those of us not getting adequate relief from current medications, clinical trials could be a great way to try possible new medications.
You can also see a doctor at no cost and do not need health insurance to participate. If you have PCOS and are seeking a new option, check out this research opportunity:
Click here to learn more and apply for this study online!