Lifestyle changes and medication are often effective at controlling polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and preventing complications. However, changing diet and exercise habits can be challenging, especially for teens.
Specialists at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone can help your daughter achieve and maintain a healthy weight. They also offer cosmetic solutions to reduce sometimes embarrassing signs and symptoms, such as excess facial and body hair, thinning scalp hair, and severe acne.
Weight loss and medications to treat the symptoms of PCOS can take several months to have a noticeable effect. In the meantime, our doctors can refer your daughter to dermatologists who can prescribe oral and topical medications to help improve symptoms, such as unwanted facial hair and acne.
Coping with PCOS can be difficult for an adolescent. Many PCOS symptoms can be embarrassing and distressing. Also, teens may have trouble adhering to a daily treatment regimen, which involves taking medication, increasing physical activity, and losing weight.
Our psychologists offer counseling to children and adolescents with PCOS, which can help reinforce the importance of treatment in reducing symptoms and preventing long-term complications. Our counselors also work with teens to reduce any anxiety about their appearance.
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