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What can be done to manage PCOS?
1. Partner with a provider that understands the health,cosmetic and emotional consequences of PCOS.
2. Learn to achieve or maintain your ideal body weight through healthy eating and exercise. Consider medically supervised weight loss as losing weight may be more challenging for women with PCOS.
3. Have routine screenings for heart disease and diabetes.
4. Improve menstrual regularity with weight control or hormonal regulation.
5. Consider methods to reduce unwanted hair growth such as hormonal suppression, laser hair reduction or topical creams such as Vaniqa.
6. Utilize medications to increase the frequency of ovulation and pregnancy if desired.
Originally Published on Thursday, July 26, 2012