About 10% of women develop polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which affects ovarian function and causes hormonal imbalance and problems such as heavy bleeding and painful periods.
What is PCOS?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) refers to a cluster of symptoms that occur in women with an imbalance
of insulin and androgens. High levels of insulin cause blood levels of
androgens to increase. Women normally produce a small amount of
androgens, including testosterone. But when androgen levels get too
high, the ovaries can’t work normally and ovulation either stops or
PCOS Symptoms & Causes
To be diagnosed with PCOS, you must have two of three key symptoms:
Abnormal menstrual bleeding (irregular periods, heavy periods, or no periods)
androgen levels are high, symptoms such as acne, hair loss, and
hirsutism, or excessive, dark hair growth on the face, chest, or thighs
can occur. About 70% of women with PCOS have hirsutism.
At The Ashford Center in Athens, Georgia Dr. Clint Ashford and Dr.
Rebecca Ashford, specialize in helping women whose childbearing is
complete and who suffer with PCOS symptoms. The Advanced Endometrial
Ablation procedure and the correct hormonal therapy can be extremely
therapeutic. While this procedure doesn’t always completely cure all
PCOS symptoms, it can often alleviate most and is recommended for women
with heavy bleeding when childbearing is complete.
If you struggle with PCOS symptoms, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
Learn more about Advanced Endometrial Ablation and whether it may help your symptoms
Questions About PCOS
Does PCOS cause health complications?
hormonal imbalances associated with PCOS affect many functions and
systems in your body. As a result, PCOS increases your risk of:
Infertility: PCOS is a leading cause of infertility due to ovulation problems
Weight gain: More than half of all women with PCOS gain weight
Type 2 diabetes:
Insulin resistance is responsible for high insulin levels that affect
androgens, and untreated insulin resistance turns into Type 2 diabetes
This condition significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular
disease. (Metabolic syndrome refers to a group of chronic problems,
including high blood pressure (hypertension), high blood sugar, high
cholesterol, and excess fat around the waist.)
How can Advanced Endometrial Ablation help with PCOS symptoms?
Advanced Endometrial Ablation
doesn’t directly cure PCOS as such, but it may be a good option for
treating some of the symptoms associated with this condition. More
specifically, it’s a highly effective way to stop heavy bleeding and
pain. It also makes women feel better with respect to PMS symptoms,
which in turn helps them focus on a healthier diet and exercise, further
alleviating the entire PCOS situation.
Endometrial Ablation is a procedure that gently removes the hormonally
active lining of the uterus. This tissue, called the endometrium,
responds to monthly hormone cycles and thickens for a few weeks, then
breaks down and sheds as a monthly, period.
the endometrium has been removed with the Advanced Endometrial Ablation
procedure, periods either stop (for most women) or they become very
light, so that monthly cycling pain is gone for good! While Advanced
Endometrial Ablation has long-lasting benefits, it should be noted that
it is performed ONLY on women whose childbearing is complete.
learn more about how Advanced Endometrial Ablation can relieve PCOS
symptoms, call The Ashford Center or book a consultation online today.