Are your hormones out of balance?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal condition among women of childbearing age. It is characterized by overproduction of the androgen testosterone, menstrual abnormalities when ovulation does not occur and enlarged ovaries containing multiple small follicles (polycystic ovaries). The disorder impacts up to five million U.S. women and appears as early as the pre-teen years. Dr. Michael Polcino and his team provide compassionate, personalized plans for women dealing with PCOS: supplementing skilled medical care with natural therapies and holistic gynecological treatments.
Symptoms of PCOS
While the exact cause of PCOS is still in question, practitioners believe that genetics, gene mutation, and environment play a role. Women with PCOS often have a close female relative affected by the condition, and diagnosis may reveal a combination of:
- Irregular periods or absence of periods
- Overproduction of androgen, a male sex hormone also found in women’s bodies
- Excess insulin, which may be related to higher-than-normal androgen levels
- Imbalances of estrogen and progesterone leading to the development of ovarian cysts
- PCOS symptoms also include excessive body and facial hair growth, skin texture and color changes, weight gain or obesity, infertility, and hair loss.
Polycystic ovary testing involves gathering a thorough health history, conducting a physical, and testing the blood or saliva to discern hormonal abnormalities. Dr. Polcino may also recommend a pelvic exam and a transvaginal ultrasound to assess the ovaries and uterine lining. We have developed a warm, relaxing environment for our patients, and our accommodating staff communicates clearly and assures your comfort throughout each portion of your testing.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that is very treatable. Using the latest approaches to this hormone disorder, we provide a tailor-made plan that includes proper nutrition, exercise recommendations, holistic options, and medication management. Alongside Dr. Polcino and his Suffolk County OB/GYN team, PCOS patients get the support they need to adopt a healthy lifestyle, overcome health setbacks, and receive treatment for infertility.
Requesting Polycystic Ovary Testing
More than a physical condition, PCOS may also lead to anxiety, depression, mood swings, and emotional consequences. At Dr. Michael Polcino’s practice, we address the whole woman: mind, body, and spirit. We have created an inviting environment where women are made to feel at home, and we provide the quality, consistent care you need to manage your PCOS.