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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Specialist in Boca Raton, FL

Our team of specialists at Manhattan Integrative Medicine understand how debilitating and frustrating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can be. We specialize in offering PCOS care to patients in Boca Raton, FL, providing a state-of-the-art treatment center and unparalleled healthcare services.

PCOS can often be lonely but know you are in good hands when you work with our PCOS experts who lead with compassion and expertise. Are you ready to alleviate PCOS symptoms or learn more about your options of starting a family? You are in the right place.

If you are struggling with PCOS, let us help you resolve your symptoms so you may live a healthy and happy life. Call to speak with a PCOS specialist today!

Call (754) 247-0122 or contact us online today!

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS is a common endocrine disorder that occurs when your adrenal glands produce too many male hormones called androgens. This causes clusters of pearl-sized, fluid-filled cysts to form within your ovaries.

If you suffer from PCOS, you are familiar with the discomfort it can cause with irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, and weight gain. Unfortunately, PCOS affects approximately one in seven women of reproductive age in the United States. Fortunately, we are here for you to help educate and provide the best possible options for your body and your specific goals.

What are the symptoms of PCOS?

Symptoms of PCOS often start around puberty but may also develop later in life when someone experiences substantial weight gain. The severity of symptoms may differ from person to person as everyone is different.

We promise to work with you and your individual needs to develop a treatment plan that will help reduce your symptoms. Symptoms of PCOS may include the following:

  • Cysts
  • Hyperandrogenism
  • Other hormonal imbalances:
    • Menstrual irregularity
    • Absence of periods for months, or lack of periods altogether
    • Intervals between periods that exceed 35 days
    • Lengthy menstrual periods that are very light or heavy
  • Infertility
  • Hirsutism or alopecia
  • Acne
  • Skin changes
  • Inflammation
  • Pelvic pain

While PCOS can cause infertility, it is also associated with other health complications. These conditions, when left untreated, may cause serious illness, which is why it is imperative to properly diagnose and treat. The associated conditions include:

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Insulin resistance
  • Sleep apnea
  • Emotional difficulties

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or health complications, make sure to schedule a consultation today. We are ready to guide you on your health journey so you may live symptom-free and have the ability to conceive a healthy child.

How is PCOS diagnosed?

PCOS can be difficult to diagnose since there is not a definitive test to conclude the condition. Instead, PCOS is determined by ruling out other conditions and accessing your symptoms.

Our team will gather your medical history, conduct a physical exam, pelvic exam, bloodwork, and ultrasound to determine if you are dealing with PCOS. We promise to help you choose the best healing path for your needs.

Indicators of PCOS:

  • Lack of a menstrual period
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Clinical confirmation of excess androgens

Treatment for PCOS

At Manhattan Integrative Medicine, we offer leading treatment options for women dealing with PCOS. Your unique body may require a different treatment plan from someone else who is also dealing with PCOS. Because we understand this, we offer both conventional and alternative methods to help alleviate your symptoms.

If pregnancy is your goal, we will guide you every step of the way to help you achieve your dream of having a family. Your PCOS practitioner will work with you to customize an appropriate treatment plan for you.

Conventional Treatment for PCOS

  • Weight loss: Weight loss may restore healthy hormone levels and help regulate the menstrual cycle, reduce insulin resistance and acne, and slow unwanted hair growth.
  • Eat smart: Our team will work with you to find the right mix of foods to help you lose weight, and feel good.
  • Medications: Birth control pills help to regulate the menstrual cycle, reduce androgen production, and may reduce related symptoms, like acne, and excessive hair growth. There are also medications and topical creams that address hair growth, and hair loss. If you are trying to conceive, your physician may suggest medication to help you ovulate. To avoid metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and other serious conditions related to PCOS, you may be prescribed medication used to manage diabetes, such as metformin (Glucophage).
  • Surgery: In order to induce ovulation, your doctor may talk to you about a procedure called ovarian drilling. This laparoscopic procedure punctures the polycystic ovary several times. The resulting damage to the ovary usually results in a lowering of testosterone (androgen) levels, and restores a regular menstrual cycle for a period of time.

Alternative treatment for PCOS

Your practitioner may recommend hormone balancing with supplements and bioidentical progesterone to treat estrogen dominance along with any of the following treatment options:

  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture may reduce excessive production of androgens, relieve pelvic pain, and increase menstrual regularity.
  • Herbs: Botanicals used to treat PCOS include Chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus), Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum), and others. Our practitioners will guide you to ensure you are safely taking the right herbs for you.
  • Nutritional support: Nutritional support for managing symptoms of PCOS may include compounds like:
    • Inositol
    • Myo-inositol
    • Magnesium
    • B vitamins and other vitamin preparations
    • Amino acids
    • Probiotics
  • Stress management: Reducing stress and managing moods is a crucial step toward wellbeing. Practices like yoga, tai chi, meditation, breathing techniques, massage, and other modalities help you maintain calm awareness to navigate your journey with, and through, PCOS.

Don't wait to deal with PCOS. It's time to alleviate symptoms and prevent future complications. If PCOS is ruining your quality of life or inhibiting you from being able to start a family, let our team of PCOS and fertility specialists help you. We work with some of the best doctors in Florida who genuinely care about your individual needs.

Request Your Appointment Today!

If you would like to learn more about diagnostic and treatment options for PCOS at Manhattan Integrative Medicine, we are just a phone call away. Schedule your appointment today and take the first step in reclaiming your health! We can't wait to work with you.

Call (754) 247-0122 or contact us online today!

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