Overcoming Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that can disrupt your menstrual cycle and lead to infertility. If you are one of the estimated four to 12 percent of women affected by PCOS during their reproductive years, Dr. Ali Guerami can help you. He can determine whether you suffer from this condition as well as develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs. You can expect that Dr. Guerami will always have your best interests in mind while providing fertility care at his practice, with offices in Frisco and Dallas, TX.
What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
Polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a condition that occurs when there is an imbalance of reproductive hormones. Women with PCOS produce a higher level of androgens, a male sex hormone. This can lead to ovulation dysfunction including cyst growth in and on the ovaries, which can impact your fertility.
While PCOS can affect patients of all ages, some women may be more susceptible, including those who are overweight or those with family members who have PCOS. The condition usually has the greatest impact on women who are trying to conceive in their 20s and 30s.
Symptoms of PCOS
Patients with PCOS may experience symptoms such as:
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Male-pattern baldness
- Excess hair growth
- Skin tags
- Weight gain
If you are suffering from these symptoms, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Guerami as soon as possible.
Weight Loss & PCOS
Often, losing weight can help control your symptoms since insulin resistance can lead to an increase in androgens. The first approach to managing PCOS often includes diet, exercise, and lifestyle modifications. However, fertility treatment can also be provided if you need assistance conceiving.
Before developing your personalized treatment plan, Dr. Guerami will perform an in-depth examination. He will evaluate the health of your uterine lining and determine if there are any cysts on your ovaries. This process typically involves a pelvic exam and transvaginal ultrasound.
Once a formal PCOS diagnosis has been made, Dr. Guerami can establish a treatment plan to help you start your family. While some patients achieve a successful pregnancy with fertility medications alone, others may require in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Often, losing weight can help control your symptoms since insulin resistance can lead to an increase in androgens.
Why Choose Dr. Guerami?
Selecting a physician for your fertility treatment is an important decision. Dr. Guerami is a double board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist. He has been in practice for over 30 years, continually pursuing training in the latest techniques and technologies to provide his patients with industry-leading treatment. Providing all fertility treatments himself, he always approaches his patients with the utmost compassion and individualized service.
Begin Your Treatment
If you believe you may suffer from PCOS or are struggling to conceive, contact us online or call the office location nearest you to schedule a consultation. Dr. Guerami can provide you with the exceptional care you need.
“Helping patients build a family is my passion. I am completely invested in your treatment and will apply my full knowledge and abilities to achieve your goals.” Dr. Guerami