Our Approach

Our multidisciplinary team offers individualized treatment plans to address your immediate concerns. We focus on improving your overall health and reducing lifetime health risks related to PCOS. Our treatment strategies for patients include:

  • Managing irregular periods through hormonal and non-hormonal treatment options
  • Managing excess hair growth, hair loss, and acne through hormonal and non-hormonal treatment options
  • Managing infertility in women with PCOS

Risk reduction strategies are critically important for any women with PCOS to help reduce lifetime risks of diabetes, heart disease, depression, and uterine cancer. Our risk reduction strategies include:

  • Lifestyle modification—includes attention to diet and regular physical activity for all women with PCOS. Excess dietary calories and carbohydrates, erratic eating profile, and limited physical activity are major contributors to weight gain in women with PCOS.
  • Psychological support—includes on-site consultations for pregnant women with PCOS who face a number of challenges before, during and after their pregnancies. In addition, depression and anxiety are commonly seen in women with PCOS and seeking appropriate help is strongly encouraged. Our specialists work together to address these concerns. Our goal is to help achieve a healthy pregnancy in a healthy mother.
  • Uterine protection—includes attention to irregular menstrual periods and the absence of ovulation in women with PCOS who can be at risk for abnormalities of the uterine lining (endometrium). Polyps and hyperplasia of the endometrium cause not only heavy or irregular bleeding, but can also lead to pre-cancerous conditions and even cancer.
  • Sleep study and sleep hygiene—includes strategies for women experiencing disturbed sleep (difficulty going to sleep or interrupted night sleep).

As part of our commitment to ensuring the health of women with PCOS, Yale Medicine’s PCOS Program conducts research into this disorder in an effort to understand its underlying mechanisms as well as to advance treatment intervention to improve the overall health and pregnancy outcomes of women with this condition.