MSH Team Members, with a special interest in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), are healthcare professionals who provide comprehensive care and support to individuals dealing with this hormonal disorder.

Understanding PCOS:

MSH Team Members have a deep understanding of PCOS, a condition characterised by hormonal imbalances that can lead to various symptoms and complications. They are familiar with the diverse manifestations of PCOS, including irregular periods, excessive hair growth, acne, weight gain, and fertility challenges.

Diagnostic Evaluation:

MSH Team Members conduct thorough diagnostic evaluations to assess and confirm PCOS. They take into account medical history, physical examinations, and laboratory tests, such as hormone level measurements and ultrasound imaging of the ovaries. This allows them to make an accurate diagnosis and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Symptom Management:

MSH Team Members offer strategies to manage the symptoms associated with PCOS. They provide guidance on lifestyle modifications, such as maintaining a healthy weight through balanced nutrition and regular physical activity. They also offer support for managing symptoms like irregular periods, excess hair growth, acne, and mood disturbances.

Hormonal Management:

MSH Team Members may prescribe hormonal medications, such as oral contraceptives or anti-androgens, to regulate menstrual cycles, reduce excess hair growth, and improve acne. They carefully consider each patient's needs and preferences, discussing hormone therapy's benefits and potential side effects.

Fertility Support:

MSH Team Members provide fertility support for individuals with PCOS seeking to conceive. They offer guidance on ovulation induction techniques, lifestyle modifications, and potential assisted reproductive technologies. They address concerns related to infertility and help individuals explore appropriate fertility treatment options.

Metabolic Health:

MSH Team Members address the metabolic implications of PCOS, including insulin resistance and increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. They provide guidance on managing blood sugar levels through diet, exercise, and, if necessary, medication. They monitor metabolic health markers and help individuals develop strategies for long-term health management.

Psychological Support:

MSH Team Members recognise the psychological impact of PCOS and offer support for individuals' emotional challenges. They provide counselling, coping strategies, and referrals to mental health professionals when needed. They promote self-care and help individuals navigate any feelings of anxiety, depression, or body image concerns.

Long-Term Health Monitoring:

MSH Team Members schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment plan and adjust as needed. They assess hormonal balance, menstrual regularity, metabolic health, and overall well-being. They educate patients about long-term health risks associated with PCOS and implement preventive measures.

Education and Empowerment:

MSH Team Members provide education and resources to empower individuals with PCOS. They offer information about the condition, its management, and lifestyle modifications that can improve symptoms and overall health. They encourage self-advocacy and equip patients with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their care.

By seeking support from MSH Team Members, individuals with PCOS can access comprehensive care, guidance, and support tailored to their specific needs. The expertise and understanding of these professionals aim to manage symptoms, optimise fertility, promote metabolic health, and enhance overall well-being for individuals living with PCOS.

My Sexual Health provides credible sexual health services for PCOS. Contact us for an appointment with a medical doctor, physiotherapist, or other health professional

MSH doctors can assist with the medical implications of your condition. Refer to the list of Competent Sexual Health Providers listed on our website.

If you suspect that your problem Is more psychological or due to relationship factors, you can see one of the MSH psychologists/counsellors.

All the MSH Team members work within the context of a multidisciplinary team and will refer you to another team member of need be.

*Please contact your preferred healthcare provider directly for more information about the cost of consultations. MSH offers a platform service to Credible Sexual Health Providers you may choose to consult with.

Disclaimer:  MSH provides a platform for Sexual Health providers to network and learn in order to render the highest level of sexual health services to patients.  MSH does not take responsibility for the clinical practice of any of its members.  Any concerns can be directed towards info@mysexualhealth.co.za but misconduct needs to be reported to the registration body of the particular individual.