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Polycystic ovarian syndrome – treatment options, metabolic problems and presentation

The most common endocrine problem in women of reproductive age

Dr. Lubna Pal, MD, is a Director of the Reproductive Aging and Bone Health Program at Yale Reproductive Endocrinology, specializing in the areas of infertility, reproductive aging and menopause, low bone mineral density (osteopenia and osteoporosis), and reproductive endocrinology. She discusses polycystic ovarian syndrome, its treatment and clinical presentation.

PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome, presents with different symptoms depending on age, and therefore treatment options also differ. Metabolic problems include insulin resistance, elevated triglycerides and low HDL levels.

References and Resources:
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