At AHN, we specialize in high-quality, compassionate care, close to home. Our focus is on woman-centric care, including the treatment of PCOS.
At AHN, you can expect PCOS care that is:
Nobody knows for sure what causes PCOS. Most experts think genetics play a role since women with PCOS are more likely to have a mother or sister with PCOS, too. When you have PCOS, your ovaries make more androgens (male hormones) than normal. Because many women with PCOS have too much insulin, which increases production of androgens, experts believe insulin might also play a role.
High levels of androgens affect the development and release of eggs during ovulation. This is why PCOS is a common cause of infertility, which can also be a symptom of the condition. Other symptoms of PCOS may include:
1. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, How many people are affected or at risk for PCOS? Retrieved Nov. 3, 2017, from https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/PCOS/conditioninfo/Pages/risk.aspx
2. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Retrieved Nov. 3, 2017, from https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/pcos/conditioninfo/Pages/default.aspx