Dr Oz, PCOS Polycycstic Ovarian Disease, Facial Hair Treatment, Signs

Dr. Oz Talks About Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease Signs and Symptoms – Treatment For Female Facial Hair

On today’s (March 5, 2014) show Dr. Oz talks about a condition that all too often leaves women silently self conscious.  Many women experience facial hair but are uncertain why.  The reason for this very well may be a medical condition called Polycystic Ovarian Disease (or syndrome).  Dr. Oz explains this condition and shares signs and symptoms that you should be aware of.  Dr. Oz also talks about treatment options that can help to greatly reduce the symptoms (like female facial hair) that accompany this condition.

Signs and Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Disease

Dr. Oz explained to the audience and the viewers at home that each month during ovulation a woman releases an egg.  Of course, this is normal and how it should be.  However, sometimes the egg isn’t released how it should be and the egg gets stuck inside of the ovary due to Polycystic Ovarian Disease, or also known as PCOS.  This condition can cause hormonal imbalances in the body which can result in female facial hair.  This occurs because a woman with PCOS can produce excessive testosterone instead of estrogen.

Female facial hair is just one sign that you may have Polycystic Ovarian Disease.  Here are the other symptoms that Dr. Oz shared on today’s show :

  • Chest hair
  • Facial hair
  • Irregular periods
  • Acne
  • Stomach growth

Dr. Oz said that you should take this condition seriously because  polycystic ovarian disease can cause infertility issues.  He said that in some cases, PCOS can even cause cancer.Prevention and/or Treatment Options For PCOSDr. Oz said that you can prevent and/or treat Polycystic Ovarian Disease by :

  • Losing weight
  • Taking birth control pills.  The birth control pills help with PCOS by controlling menstrual cycles and reducing male hormone levels.  Birth control pills will also help to improve acne for those with this condition.

If you think that you may have PCOS be sure to set up an appointment with your doctor so you can come up with the best form of treatment for your particular case.

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