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About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders, effecting approximately 7 in 100 women of reproductive age (12–45 years old) and is thought to be one of the leading causes of female sub-fertility.
  • One of the problems associated with PCOS is excess hair growth (hirsutes) and can occur in more than half the women who suffer from the condition. The hair is mainly located on the face, the lower abdomen and chest. The hair growth is due to the increased level of the hormone testosterone.
  • A UK charity, Verity, had conducted a study for women suffering with PCOS.  The study revealed that the most embarrassing symptom of PCOS was excessive hair growth.
  • For many women, having to deal with excess facial and bodily hair can have significant psychological consequences. Because physical appearance has so much to do with how people relate to each other, hirsutism can be a painful experience.
  • Women may be chronically stressed by the amount of time and money they spend removing unwanted hair, to say nothing of the frustration of having it continually grow back.

What can you do to treat the hair growth?

  • Unwanted hair can be removed by shaving, waxing, hair-removing creams and electrolysis. However, these methods need to be repeated many times over an indefinite period.
  • A cream called Eflornithine (vaniaqa) may be prescribed to rub on affected areas of skin. It works by counteracting an enzyme involved in the production of hair in the skin. Some research trials suggest that it can reduce unwanted hair growth, although this effect quickly wears off after stopping treatment.
  • Drugs taken by mouth can also treat hair growth. They work by reducing the amount of testosterone you produce, or by blocking its effect. Drugs include:
    • Cyproterone acetate is an anti-testosterone drug. This is commonly combined with oestrogen as a special contraceptive pill called Dianette®. Dianette® is commonly prescribed to regulate periods, to help reduce hair growth, to reduce acne, and as a contraceptive. However, it cannot be taken long term as there is a risk it can cause blood clots.
    • The combined contraceptive pill Yasmin® (a combination of ethinylestradiol and drospirenone) has been shown to help if Dianette® is not suitable.
    • Other antitestosterone drugs can be advised by a specialist if the above treatments do not help.

Treatment for PCOS

  • There is no cure for PCOS and the goal of treatment is to control the symptoms.
  • Birth control pill or patch that contains both estrogen and progestin to regulate your menstrual cycle.
  • The birth control pill will decrease androgen production.
  • Metformin is prescribed to women with PCOS to improve insulin resistance and insulin levels. It aids in weight loss and slows down progression to type 2 diabetes.
  • Ovulation induction to treat infertility
  • Androgen-blocking medications
  • Laser Hair Removal for Excess hair growth
  • Lifestyle and diet changes.

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