PCOS affects more than just fertility

Your Melbourne FL IVF resource is equipped to pinpoint both male and female factor infertility and to treat a variety of conditions leading to difficulty conceiving or remaining pregnant.

For our female patients, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a leading cause of infertility. PCOS occurs when the body produces higher amounts of testosterone and androgen hormones than normal. The resulting hormone imbalance can cause irregular or absent menstrual periods, infertility, weight gain, acne, excess hair, or thinning hair on the scalp. As many as 5 million women nationwide have PCOS, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health. And while Viera Fertility Center often sees these women as a result of their quest for a family, treating the fertility and effectively managing PCOS turns out to have even more important effects for long-term health.

Women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome face a heightened risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, mental health conditions, reproductive disorders, and cancer of the lining of the uterus than healthy women. Thus, the effort PCOS patients make in their fertility journey to control the hormonal abnormalities may have a protective effect on their overall health and well-being. If you have questions about PCOS, fertility, and wellness, contact the team at Viera Fertility Center today.


Endocrine Society. (2015, January 27). Women Diagnosed with PCOS Twice as Likely to be Hospitalized. ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 13, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150127140710.htm