Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder, which may result in fertility problems, particularly for obese women. Excessively overweight or obesity condition can be address most effectively through bariatric surgery. With this surgery, not only the woman can achieve the required weight loss, but also gain an improvement in her hormonal balance and metabolism.
These corrections can strike at the root of PCOS, and restore a healthier body along with an ability to conceive naturally. Dr. Wiljon Beltre is a leading bariatric surgeon providing weight loss procedures to patients in Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and surrounding communities.
Relationship between PCOS and Obesity
PCOS triggers an abnormally high growth of follicles or cysts along the outer lining of enlarged ovaries. This condition can often lead to weight gain, irregular ovulation and menstrual cycles, abnormal body and facial hair growth, acne, hair thinning, and infertility. Researchers now believe that PCOS is caused primarily by an excess production of insulin in the woman’s body.
Earlier it was assumed that obesity is the direct cause of PCOS, but recent research indicates that the relationship between PCOS and obesity is more complex. In some cases, PCOS is one element in the larger obesity complication called metabolic syndrome. Obesity alters the body’s ability to produce and use insulin, promoting PCOS. Thereafter, PCOS reinforces obesity by inhibiting weight loss.
In many other cases, PCOS may be at the root of obesity, particularly where it inhibits the normal insulin processing function of the body. With the help of bariatric surgery, a patient will be able to address obesity and eventually achieve relief from the symptoms of PCOS as well. Dr. Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and nearby areas for weight loss procedures.
Addressing PCOS and Infertility with Weight Loss
A growing number of medical professionals now recognize that infertility, which can be a side effect of PCOS, can be eliminated more successfully if the root cause of PCOS is treated. PCOS can be treated very effectively by reducing insulin levels, which will in turn reduce the amount of androgens produced by the ovaries. The PCOS condition can resist the achievement for weight loss through diet and exercise alone.
PCOS as well as infertility can be safely and permanently resolved in many cases through weight loss surgery. Leading bariatric surgeon Dr. Beltre receives patients from Orlando, Tampa, Altamonte Springs, Central Florida, and nearby locations for weight loss procedures. Metabolic surgical procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass can alter the way the body processes and absorbs food, and reduces the production of intestinal hormones.
These surgeries can reset and restore the body’s healthy metabolic balance and induce hormonal changes that substantially change insulin production levels and processing. This can effective counter PCOS through weight loss as well as hormone regulation. In many women, metabolic surgery will fully restore fertility. However, it is important for woman to wait for a period 12 to 18 months before getting pregnant to allow their body to adjust to and to stabilize itself to the new weight.
To find out more about the procedures & treatments performed by Orlando Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Wiljon Beltre, at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Call 407-830-6868 or Click Here to Schedule a Consultation.
Please note: If the weight is regained, conditions could return.