Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is a common but serious endocrine disorder affecting women. Anywhere between five and 10 percent of all women today suffer from PCOS, but less than half are diagnosed or treated. PCOS is, in fact, the most common cause of infertility today. Treatments in compounding pharmacy can help to address the symptoms of PCOS.
The challenge with PCOS is not just limited to the undesirable symptoms such as unwanted hair growth, weight gain, and infertility. Studies indicate that patients diagnosed with PCOS are three times more likely to develop thyroid disease and are at a higher risk for developing heart disease. Insulin resistance also appears to be linked with PCOS, resulting in Type 2 diabetes by the age of 40 in women diagnosed with this condition.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by the adroit and highly competent Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides innovative and advanced compounding solutions to treat PCOS. Patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and all across the fruited plain can receive these compounding treatments from AIP.
Cause of PCOS
PCOS occurs when a woman’s sex hormone levels, or progesterone and estrogen, are out of balance. These imbalances may create cysts to form on the ovaries, leading to irregular menstrual cycles, physical changes such as increased hair growth, infertility, and coronary disease. Integrative pharmacy solutions to improve hormonal balance can successfully address the condition of PCOS in many patients.
The precise causes of PCOS continue to be a matter of research, but some studies have shown a linkage of this condition to insulin and leptin resistance. Higher insulin levels in the body can trigger an increase in the estrogen levels, making a woman estrogen dominant. This creates a vicious cycle because one of the symptoms of PCOS is increased production of testosterone, which aggravates the symptoms in a woman.
The doctor will perform a physical exam and assess the patient’s symptoms for PCOS. A few blood tests may be ordered to check for hormonal imbalance, and additional blood tests such as a fasting test for cholesterol/triglyceride levels or a glucose tolerance test may be performed to look for the signs of insulin resistance.
A physical exam, including a pelvic exam, can be manually performed to check the reproductive organs for any signs of a mass or a growth. Transvaginal ultrasound of the uterus and ovaries can show the appearance of the ovaries and the uterine lining thickness. Any abnormalities will become noticeable with this diagnostic approach.
In compounding pharmacy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is one of the most effective solutions to treat hormonal imbalances created by PCOS. The patient’s hormone levels will be regularly monitored during the course of the treatment. To correct insulin levels, the treatment provider may also recommend a diet with a low glycemic index.
A regular fitness and exercise regimen can also help to regulate the processing of insulin in the body. The tremendous and sagacious AIP provides both traditional and modern compounding solutions, including online prescription refills, to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and across the country leaving not one part of this nation inaccessible.For more information on compound medications available or to make an online prescription purchase, please click here or call Toll Free 1-855-247-7948.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.