PCOS Center for Women and Adolescents at ACRM

As part of ACRM's comprehensive approach to providing care for the whole person, the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Center for Women and Adolescents at ACRM focuses on the total health care needs of the patient with PCOS. 

Frequent symptoms of PCOS include:
  • Irregular or absent menstrual cycles ("oligo-ovulation" or "anovulation")
  • Increased dark hair growth on the face, chest or abdomen ("hirsutism") or male-patterned baldness
  • Acne
  • Excessive weight gain, or difficulty losing weight
  • Infertility
PCOS affects between 1 in 10 women of reproductive age in the U.S. according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women's Health and has a negative impact on a woman's effort to become pregnant.  Women with PCOS are more likely to be overweight and are at an increased risk of metabolic health complications such as high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes. Adolescent girls with PCOS are more likely to have future problems with infertility, excessive hair growth, acne, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal bleeding from the uterus, and cancer.  It is crucial to diagnose the condition early, because getting treatment for PCOS reduces a girl's chances of having serious side effects.

Led by Dr. Kathryn Calhoun, the PCOS Center for Women and Adolescents at ACRM includes the following services:
  • Diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Regulation of menstrual cycles
  • Management of blood sugar problems
  • Management of body hair
  • Individualized nutrition plans and support by ACRM's Registered Dietitian
  • Free nutrition seminars
If you are a current patient interested in learning more about the PCOS Center for Women and Adolescents at ACRM please talk with your physician, patient care coordinator or nurse.  Those who are not current patients of ACRM please call 678.841.1089 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
 
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