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PCOS Treatment in Pittsburgh

We treat the cause...not the symptom

Common Symptoms

of PCOS:

»Amenorrhea (missed periods) or irregular periods

»Unwanted hair growth (excessive facial hair)

»Thinning hair on the head

»Acne

»Mood changes

»Sleep problems

»Infertility

»Depression

»Weight gain

»Fatigue

 

What Is PCOS?

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a hormone imbalance resulting from insufficient progesterone production over an extended period of time. The lack of progesterone causes a lack of ovulation (“anovulation”). Anovulation increases testosterone production by the ovaries. This surplus of testosterone can lead to irregular (or cessation of) periods, increased facial/body hair, weight gain, male pattern baldness, acne and in some cases, infertility. Additionally, PCOS can cause insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar levels which increases the risk for diabetes.

How Is

PCOS Treated?

Conventional medicine typically treats PCOS with oral contraceptives which regulate menstrual cycles and help lower testosterone levels. The use of oral contraceptives is not the optimal form of treatment since there are several risk factors associated with them.

At The Hormone Center, we begin with a comprehensive questionnaire to help determine the severity of your PCOS and the involvement of other endocrine functions like your thyroid and adrenal glands. We prescribe thorough saliva and blood testing to get a comprehensive analysis. Our providers will then utilize these results to establish a treatment plan to address any disfunction or imbalance as well as nutritional deficiencies. Our treatment plans consist of a combination of traditional medicine, integrative medicine, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and high-quality nutraceuticals.

We serve patients In person and via telemedicine

with Secure video consults, on your terms.

We serve patients In person and via telemedicine

with Secure video consults, on your terms.

Have a question about what we do?

 

Call

(412)-432-7909

Email

info@hormonecenter.net

Address

102 Broadway Street

Suite 101

Carnegie, PA 15106