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Support for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adults

The symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can often be reversed. Eating a healthy diet, losing weight, exercising, and following your doctor’s treatment recommendations can minimize your symptoms and prevent other health problems.

NYU Langone doctors offer several services and programs to help people manage the condition.

Heart Disease and Diabetes Prevention Programs

Many women with PCOS have conditions that may put them at greater risk of heart disease, including high cholesterol, obesity, and insulin resistance. At NYU Langone’s Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, specialists offer strategies to help you avoid these problems. 

At NYU Langone’s Diabetes Prevention Program, our experts assess your risk for developing the diabetes, and our nutritionists can help you modify your lifestyle.

Cosmetic Support 

Sometimes people with PCOS lose scalp hair or have acne or unwanted hair. If you have any of these problems, your doctor can refer you to a dermatologist, who can prescribe medications or other treatments. 

For instance, lasers and electrolysis have proven effective in removing unwanted dark hair in many people. Addressing any cosmetic issues that result from PCOS can help improve self-esteem and body image.

Weight Management

If you have PCOS and are overweight, losing weight can help prevent complications, including insulin resistance. At NYU Langone’s Weight Management Program, our specialists work with you to create a weight loss plan appropriate for your health and lifestyle. They also offer advice on nutritious eating and exercise. 

Nutritional Counseling

Adopting a diet low in sugar and simple carbohydrates can help you manage your blood sugar levels and lose weight, if necessary. NYU Langone registered dietitians and nutritionists can create a diet plan tailored to your needs.

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