What Body Changes May Affect The Female? Essay

969 Words Jul 9th, 2016 4 Pages
• 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 loss is one of the primary therapies in PCOS, reduction in weight of as little as 5% can restore regular menses and help improve response to ovulation-inducing and fertility medications (Goodman, et al. 2015). Women should be educated and counseled about weight loss, treated for hypertension and diabetes prior to attempting conception.

• Discuss the risks or complications associated with PCOS. How does the nurse practitioner manage these…

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