Many of us have either heard of or had a personal experience with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), which isn’t surprising considering it is now estimated that one in 10 women are affected by this syndrome. If this is your first time hearing about PCOS it is an imbalance in a woman’s reproductive hormone levels and can include a variety of symptoms that vary one person to the next.
Some common symptoms can include:
- Weight gain
- Excess Hair Growth
- Irregular or Missed Periods
- Anxiety or Depression
- Ovarian Cysts
Yes, infertility…PCOS is actually one of the leading causes of infertility in women but it is also one of the most treatable. If any of these symptoms are of concern to you, then listen to this very informative podcast in which Dr. Alex Quaas discusses PCOS. In this podcast, Dr. Quaas explains who is at greater risk, how PCOS is diagnosed, and what can be done to treat it.
Dr. Alex Quaas earned his M.D. from the University of Manchester in Manchester, England and his Ph.D. from the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg, Germany. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard University and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Southern California. He is a board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Quaas has special interests in endometriosis, adenomyosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, third party reproduction and fertility preservation.