Doctor outlines the many options for tackling PCOS symptoms

Women shouldn't ignore a sudden increase in acne on their skin, or put up with suffering from irregular and painful periods, an Indian doctor urges. Either could be a sign of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, which is one of the most common disorders of its type suffered by women of child-bearing age. Often overlooked because it manifests itself in a collection of symptoms, which vary in both their presence and intensity, the exact causes of PCOS are unknown, said Dr Chitwan Dubey, writing on Health.India.com.medfr08295Because of the many permutations of possible symptoms, the condition is often undiagnosed, added Dr Dubey, a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology. Equally, this means that the treatment of the symptoms does not follow any regular pattern, he pointed out. For example, the appearance of unwanted facial and body hair, often seen as a side-effect, can be treated with Laser Hair Removal, while the appearance of acne another symptom - is often effectively treated either by FDA-approved Isolaz Acne Treatments, or Obagi Blue Skin Peels in the case of acne scarring.