Irregular Handling Of PCOS Sufferers?
I want to ask when I was 16 years old, check with the spog’s office with menstrual complaints, and then tell me PCOS after being done on ultrasound, but the doctor didn’t recommend any medicine or supplements. In short, until now (age 18), I still have menstruation, and it is a problem with hair loss, which is a symptom of PCOS. What I want to ask is whether at my age I have not been advised to consume drugs related to PCOS? Or is there a supplement or drug that I can take / suggest?
Hello, thanks for the question.
PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome is a collection of symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances that occur mainly in women of childbearing age characterized by irregular ovulation or fertility, increased levels of male hormones (androgens) in a woman's body, and the appearance of many cysts (fluid-filled sacs) ) on the ovary. Two of the three initial signs, it is likely he has PCOS. Symptoms that arise can be irregular menstruation, menstrual cycles prolong, continuous menstruation or rarely menstruation, acne, difficult pregnancy, hair growth is not normal, hair loss, obesity, mood instability, and so forth. Some things that can trigger PCOS include:
Insulin resistance, as in people with diabetes
Family history with PCOS
If you experience these complaints, you should consult a doctor, the doctor will conduct a direct examination and supporting examinations if needed. The doctor will ask for some important information about complaints and do checks such as height, weight, blood pressure, skin condition, calculate body mass index, examine the breast, stomach, and thyroid gland. The doctor will also examine the female reproductive organs. Supporting examinations that can be done in the form of blood tests to measure hormone levels, blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels, and ultrasound examination to see the condition of the ovaries and the number of cysts in the ovary and the thickness of the uterine wall. Handling will be adjusted to the underlying conditions. At a young age, especially during the beginning of menstruation, menstrual cycles are sometimes irregular and will usually be regular again in several menstrual cycle periods, but if until adulthood menstruation still remains irregular you should consult your obstetrician again, your doctor may suggest lifestyle changes, controlling for risk factors, administering hormone therapy, to surgical procedures. We recommend that you do regular exercise, increase the consumption of water (at least 2L per day), eat healthy and nutritious foods, get enough rest, and avoid stress, smoking,
and alcohol because it can make complaints worse.
Thus, hopefully it helps.