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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Treatment in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome treatment.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) treatment

Polycystic ovary syndrome has no cure. However, the symptoms can be managed for a better life. The patient can experience one symptom or many. Treatment options generally focus on managing the individual symptoms. Treatment options include lifestyle changes, medications and in some cases surgery.


Lifestyle changes

Your doctor may recommend that you lose excess weight to improve the overall risk of PCOS. If you have PCOS you can calculate your body mass index (BMI) to find out if your weight is healthy in relation to your height.

Weight loss can be achieved through regular exercise and eating a healthy balanced diet. A healthy balanced diet should include plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole foods, lean meats, chicken, and fish. Your doctor may refer you to a dietitian or nutritionist for specific advice.


Symptoms of PCOS include:
  • Infertility because of not ovulating
  • Infrequent or absent menstrual periods
  • Acne or oily skin
  • Obesity
  • Hirsutism
  • Cysts on the ovaries
  • Thinning hair
  • Excess flaps of skin I the neck or armpits area
  • Sleep apnea
  • Anxiety or depression

Medications

Different symptoms associated with PCOS can be treated using a number of medications which includes:

  • Irregular or absent periods: Regular periods may be induced by using the contraceptive pill or intermittent course of progesterone tablets which can be given ever 3-4 months or monthly. Inducing regular periods also reduces the long-term risk of developing endometrial cancer which is associated with having irregular periods. Other hormonal methods such as the intrauterine system also reduce the risk because the keep the womb lining thin but they may not cause periods.
  • Fertility problems: These are treated and most women with PCOS are able to get pregnant after treatment. If the medications are not successful, your doctor may recommend injections or IVF. There is usually an increased risk of multiple births with these treatments. If you do not get pregnant after initial medications, your doctor may recommend using gonadotrophins such as follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. These are administered via injection. It is important to see a reproductive specialist when taking any type of medication to ovulate. Your doctor may recommend a skin patch or vaginal ring as an alternative to birth control pills. These contain both estrogen and progestin. While on these you cannot conceive.
  • Unwanted hair growth and hair loss: This is treated by using medications that control excessive hair growth also called hirsutism and hair loss also called alopecia. These medications block the effects of male hormones for example, testosterone, and some suppress the production of these hormones. Some medications also slow down the growth of hair. Unwanted hair can also be physically removed through shaving, threading, plucking, creams or laser removal.
  • Surgery: Laparoscopic ovarian drilling (LOD) is a minor surgical procedure which is used to treat fertility problems associated with PCOS. The procedure is carried out under general anesthesia. Our doctor will make a small incision in your tummy and pass a laparoscope (a long, thin microscope) through the incision into your abdomen. The doctor will the surgically treat your ovaries using heat or a laser to destroy the tissue producing the androgens (male hormones)

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