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PCOS Treatment
PCOS Treatment

PCOS Specialist Treatment in London

GP London has Experienced Consultant Gynaecologists offering the full range of medical services and consultations for any Gynaecological issue threatening your reproductive cycle and wider health.

Our extensive range of treatments covers menopausal health, PCOS, endometriosis and other gynaecological issues. We will ensure you receive the most effective, professional and comprehensive treatment for any health issue.

GP Clinic offers our patients in London the best in medical expertise with, rapid access to diagnostics, treatment and consultations.

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What is PCOS?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is a health condition affecting one in ten women of childbearing age. Women who have PCOS suffer from metabolic issues and hormonal imbalances. These issues may affect appearance and overall health, cause irregular or prolonged menstrual periods, or elevated androgen (male hormone) levels in women.

Women with PCOS also have several small fluid collections called follicles in their ovaries, which do not release an egg regularly. The precise cause of PCOS remains unknown. However, early diagnosis, treatment and weight loss can prevent long-term health complications like heart disease and diabetes.

What is PCOS
Symptoms of PCOS

Symptoms of PCOS

PCOS symptoms usually develop around the time of the first menstrual period during puberty. The symptoms are different, but diagnosis is possible if you experience at least two of these signs.

  • Irregular periods

A prolonged or irregular menstrual cycle is the most common PCOS sign. For example, someone with PCOS may have less than nine periods in one year, abnormally heavy periods, or more than 35 days between periods.

  • Polycystic ovaries

The ovaries may be bigger, with follicles surrounding the eggs. The enlargement may cause the ovaries not to function properly.

  • Excess androgen

Increased levels of the male hormone, androgen may cause physical signs such as male-pattern baldness, periodic severe acne, and excess facial and body hair or hirsutism.

The symptoms and signs of PCOS are usually more several for obese people.

If you are concerned about your menstrual periods, experience infertility, or show signs of excess androgens like worsening acne, hirsutism and male-pattern baldness, ensure you schedule an appointment with us.

No specific cause of PCOS is known, but the following play a role in developing this condition.

  • Excess androgen
  • Excess insulin
  • Heredity factors
  • Low-grade inflammation
Increased levels of the male hormone

PCOS complications

PCOS may cause the following complications.

  • Infertility
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Premature birth or miscarriage
  • Pregnancy-induced high blood pressure or gestational diabetes
  • Prediabetes or type 2 diabetes
  • Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis – this is a group of conditions, including high blood pressure, abnormal triglycerides or cholesterol levels that increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases or high blood sugar
PCOS complications
Call to Action

You can get treatment for PCOS at GP London. Visit our clinic or call 020 7043 4317 to schedule an appointment with our experienced gynaecology specialist.

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