J Korean Diabetes > Volume 16(3); 2015 > Article
The Journal of Korean Diabetes 2015;16(3):194-197.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/jkd.2015.16.3.194    Published online September 30, 2015.
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Recent Treatment Strategies for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Hyejin Lee
Department of Internal Medicine, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hyejinlee@ewha.ac.kr
Abstract
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in reproductive-aged women. This syndrome is characterized by its heterogeneous presentation including oligoovulation, hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovary morphology. Moreover, women with PCOS exhibit metabolic dysfunction and have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The treatment approach is dependent on the presenting phenotype. Hormonal contraceptives are the first-line management for menstrual abnormalities and androgen excess symptoms, whereas clomiphene is the first-line therapy for infertility. Metformin is beneficial for metabolic abnormalities and menstrual irregularities.
Key Words: Androgen, Management, Polycystic ovary syndrome


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