Polycystic Ovary Disease Treatment in Kent

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What Causes Polycystic Ovary Disease?

Although the precise cause of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is still being studied, researchers have identified several contributing factors. Here’s a breakdown of these key influences:

  1. Hormonal Imbalance: PCOS is strongly associated with abnormal hormone levels, particularly elevated androgens. Androgens, typically considered male hormones but present in smaller amounts in females, disrupt ovulation and can lead to the formation of small cysts in the ovaries.
  2. Insulin Resistance: Many women with PCOS experience insulin resistance, where the body’s cells don’t respond effectively to insulin. This can result in increased insulin production, which in turn can further elevate androgen levels. Obesity can exacerbate insulin resistance and PCOS symptoms.
  3. Genetics: PCOS seems to have a genetic component, with a higher likelihood of developing it if you have a close relative with the condition. Researchers are actively investigating the specific genes involved.
  4. Other Factors: Although less understood, inflammation and environmental factors may also play a role in the development of PCOS.

It’s essential to recognise that PCOS likely arises from a combination of these factors, and their exact influence can vary from woman to woman. If you suspect you have PCOS, seeking guidance from a healthcare professional is vital for diagnosis and management. They can evaluate your symptoms, hormone levels, and family history to determine the most appropriate course of action.


How Do I Book My Appointment?

Call the Spire Alexandra Hospital on 01634 687166 and book an appointment in Dr Penman’s outpatient clinic, you can also book your appointment online, following the link below.

You do not need a referral for your GP unless you are using your private medical insurance. Dr Penman has outpatient clinics on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.  He will assess your symptoms and discuss the best treatment and following this, assuming the NovaSure is the best form of treatment, he will then book you in for the procedure, and you can be symptom-free within weeks.

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