Pcos Case Study

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• PCOS carries with it body changes that may be more troubling for a female than the actual cause of these changes. What body changes may affect the female? How does the nurse practitioner address these with the patient? What education and counseling does the nurse practitioner offer?
Patients with Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) have a multispecialty hormonal disorder presenting with irregular menses or anovulatory and body changes resulting from signs of hyperandrogenis such as acne, seborrhea, hirsutism, infertility and alopecia, and obesity. The goals of treatment of PCOS women vary by age and individual. It is important for the nurse practitioner to evaluate therapeutic options for the management of oligomenorrhea, hirsutism, alopecia, acne, and infertility and their possible impact, both positive and negative, on the cardiovascular and metabolism risks to the individual. The therapies for this condition vary in their effects and targets using pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. Based on research, weight
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2015). Management of PCOS is based on the female presenting symptoms, life style measures, medications, and not trying to treat all at the same. For instances, it may be difficult to try to treat both anovulatory infertility and hirsutism concurrently. The treatment for PCOS complications fall into two categories of treating anovulatory infertility and the long-term maintenance treatment for PCOS triad related symptoms of hirsutism, oligomenorrhea, and obesity. Medications such as Biguanides, Thiazolidinediones improves insulin sensitivity in targeted tissues, achieving reductions in insulin secretion, and stabilizing glucose tolerance (Madnani,

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