Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Polycystic Ovarian Disease Home Care

Home care for polycystic ovary disease includes:

  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
  • Weight loss if you are overweight
  • Keep a menstrual diary:
    • Record the dates of your menstrual cycles.
  • Follow an exercise plan for women developed with your doctor.
  • Take your medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Avoid running out of your medication. Refill your prescriptions early.
    • Don't stop taking your medication just because you feel better.
    • If you feel worse, talk to your doctor before you stop your medication.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Polycystic Ovarian Disease Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have polycystic ovary disease and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Polycystic Ovarian Disease References
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