Dr. Sklar explains how women can cope with hormone imbalances from their polycystic ovarian syndrome.
There are a few different ways to address the hormone imbalances in polycystic ovarian syndrome. One of the easiest is give birth control pills and what birth control pills do, they don’t get at the underlying cause of it but they do get at the excess testosterone production and menstrual irregularity part of it.
So by giving birth control pills you do reduce that excess testosterone. You give a woman regular menstrual periods, you prevent the stimulation of hair follicles to produce more hair so that the things are held in terms of hair growth and a stable situation. In terms of menstrual periods women have predictable periods which is more convenient for them.
About Dr. Sklar, M.D.:
Dr. Susan E. Sklar, M.D., is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist with extensive training and experience in sexual medicine, menopause, osteoporosis, and other female health issues. Since stopping the practice of obstetrics in 1989, Dr. Sklar has become especially interested in the health issues of mid-life and menopausal women. This includes the controversies about hormone use and questions about the changes that occur during this transition, including the sexual issues. In 2005 she launched her newest project, the Sklar Center for Women's Wellness, a center for the evaluation and treatment of female sexual dysfunction and complex menopause problems.
Dr. Sklar completed her undergraduate work in Chicago and received a medical degree from Boston University. This was followed by specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, a Harvard University teaching affiliate.