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Let’s talk about PCOS today, tomorrow & the Future
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder that affects people assigned female at birth, typically during their reproductive years. PCOS is characterized by hormonal imbalances, irregular menstrual cycles, and the presence of small cysts on the ovaries. Today: Currently, PCOS is a well-recognized and researched condition. It is often diagnosed based on symptoms, physical exams, and laboratory tests measuring hormone levels and ovarian function. Management today involves a multidisciplinary approach, including lifestyle modifications (diet and exercise), hormonal contraceptives to regulate menstrual cycles, and medications to address specific symptoms such as excess hair growth or insulin resistance. Tomorrow: Future developments in PCOS research and management may involve a more personalized medicine approach. Advances in genetics may lead to a better understanding of the underlying causes and risk factors, allowing for targeted and individualized treatments. Ongoing research may also reveal novel therapeutic options, including medications that address insulin resistance, inflammation, or other pathways associated with PCOS. The Future: Looking ahead, there's potential for breakthroughs in fertility preservation and assisted reproductive technologies for individuals with PCOS facing difficulties in conceiving. Continued research may uncover new strategies for preventing or managing long-term complications of PCOS, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Telemedicine and digital health tools may play a growing role in delivering personalized care and support for individuals with PCOS.
About the Speaker
Dr. Bohaira EI Geyoushi
Fertility Clinical Lead Consultant Gynecology , Reproductive Medicine & IVF, Sulaiman AI Habib