Insulin resistance is a common feature of PCOS- when more insulin is needed to keep sugars at a normal range. There are not really any great tests for insulin resistance which are widely available, but a 2hr glucose tolerance test can give you an idea. The medication Metformin can help with insulin sensitizing by decreasing […]
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of anovulation and infertility, affecting up to 10% of reproductive age women. It is a multifactorial disease, and not every PCOS patient looks the same. It is often defined by the Rotterdam criteria which includes polycystic ovaries, irregular menses, and/or clinical or laboratory evidence […]
Women who have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) have ovaries that produce excessive amounts of male sex hormone androgen and insufficient amount of the hormones needed to trigger ovulation, or the release of an egg from the ovaries. Irregular or absence of menstrual cycles is a common sign of PCOS. Because the ovulation process is not […]
Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is Interviewed About the Effectiveness of Letrozole (Femara®) for Fertility Among Women with PCOS on KVUE ABC News
Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed about the effectiveness of the breast cancer medication letrozole (Femara®) as compared with Clomid citrate (Clomid®) by KVUE ABC News’ Jim Bergamo. The interview highlights a recent study’s findings that, in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), letrozole more effectively induces ovulation and is associated with a higher live birth […]
Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is Interviewed on the Effectiveness of Letrozole (Femara®) for Fertility Among Women with PCOS on TWC News.
Dr. Shahryar Kavoussi is interviewed about the effectiveness of the breast cancer medication letrozole (Femara®) as compared with Clomid citrate (Clomid®) by TWC News’ Todd Boatwright. The focus of the interview is a study which was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine by Legro et al. The study compared letrozole with Clomid […]