07 Sep Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) awareness month
September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) awareness month. PCOS is a hormonal disorder common among women. While the cause of PCOS is still unknown, some of the symptoms include weight gain, especially around the midsection, and infertility. We see many women who use weight loss surgery as a tool to address the symptoms of PCOS, especially if they are wanting to start a family. After weight loss surgery, we talk to our patients about when it is a good time to start a family as part of our ongoing patient education. This is a great example of how we can help address risks, side effects and related diseases that need to be taken into consideration with any weight loss surgery. Education is a significant part of our surgical weight loss program. No matter what stage of the process you are in or what diagnosis you have that accompanies obesity, we have the resources to help support your weight loss and nutritional needs.
By Eric Smith, DO