What it is, how it manifests, and can physical therapy can help.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine system disorder that affects up to 20% of women in their reproductive years. Women with PCOS produce higher than normal levels of male hormones, called androgens. Common symptoms include irregular or absent menstrual cycles, struggles with infertility, excessive hair growth on face and body, thinning or loss of hair on head, weight gain, and acne.
Pelvic health physical therapy is a key part of a multidisciplinary care team in the treatment of PCOS. Your physical therapist can work with you to help to manage many of the symptoms of PCOS, such as pelvic pain, pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, painful bowel movements, urinary urgency and frequency, and pain with intercourse.
Mendwell is a Pelvic Health Physical Therapy clinic serving patients in Portland, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Tigard. Our team of specialists are passionate about helping patients improve pelvic function, relieve pain, and get back to feeling their best. Reach out to learn how we can help.