Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
A multidisciplinary approach is the best way to manage and treat PCOS and GPs are at the forefront to lead this approach. Management of PCOS involves attention to current symptoms, fertility and psychosocial issues, as well as prevention of related future health problems including diabetes. Diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is often delayed, partially due to the diversity of presenting symptoms, resulting in frustration for patients. GPs play a vital role in the early diagnosis of PCOS and timely referral of patients, and in the prevention and management of long-term complications. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common, lifelong condition that appears to be increasing in prevalence with increasing obesity. The focus for GPs should be on accurate diagnosis, prevention and management of excess weight gain, as well as long term support and management of psychological, metabolic and reproductive health.
- Describe the clinical features that characterise polycystic ovarian syndrome.
- Evaluate the long term health risks for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome and strategies to minimise these risks.
- Assess, discuss and implement current management strategies in polycystic ovarian syndrome.
- Presenter(s):Sonia Davison
- Duration:47.14 min
- Activity ID:163652
- QI&CPD Points:2