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Screening & Management

Information Session

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder and one of the common causes of infertility among women.

The exact cause of PCOS is unknown. However, several factors have been implicated to play a role in the development of PCOS. Women with a family history of PCOS are at a higher risk of developing this condition. Researchers have also found an association between excessive insulin production and development of PCOS. Low grade inflammation, in response to ingestion of certain foods, may lead to the release of substances that can cause insulin resistance and cholesterol accumulation in the blood vessels or atherosclerosis.

Lifestyle modifications, medications and surgical treatment are traditionally used for the management of PCOS. Patients with PCOS frequently develop other serious medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, pregnancy induced high blood pressure, and miscarriage or premature delivery.

Topics covered in the information session will include:

  • An introduction to PCOS
  • Case studies
  • Screening patients for PCOS
  • Management options