PCOS is the most common hormonal abnormality in reproductive-age women. According current to research, 10% (one in ten) of this population of women have PCOS. The features of PCOS include increased androgen (testosterone) production, irregular or missed menses, hirsutism (excess hair on the face, chin or parts of the body where men usually have hair), acne, male pattern baldness and infertility. In addition to these important reproductive manifestations, PCOS has metabolic characteristics that include Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Obesity. According to current medical reports, 50% of women with PCOS are overweight or obese. Among reproductive-age women with Diabetes, 26% have PCOS.
In addition, according to some research studies, PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility, accounting for 50-60% of all women with infertility.
How can Weight Loss Help Improve Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
Reasearch has shown that if being obese is associated with PCOS, it is logical to reason that a healthy diet, exercise and weight loss should improve ovulation and pregnancy rates in patients with PCOS. In addition, prescription medications like Metformin (Glucophage) and other similar insulin-sensitizing prescription medications have also been shown to improve the Insulin Resistance and Diabetes features of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. At Worthy Weight Loss, Dr. Obi is experienced with diagnosing and treating the myriad of medical problems associated with PCOS. Dr. Obi will help you achieve improvement of your PCOS with a safe, effective and proven weight loss treatment solution that also improves your overall health.