Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Teens Early Detection & Treatment:

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Teens. At the age of 16, Jenny had had difficulty managing her weight since entering puberty at an early age. She craved carbohydrates “all the time,” even after eating dinner, and complained that her weight had been increasing at a rate of 1 to 2 lbs per month over the past year. Jenny had seen a dermatologist for acne on her chin after never having had an acne problem before.

She also had visited her primary care physician for dizziness, feeling shaky, and irregular menses. Her doctor started her on a birth control pill to regulate her periods, diagnosed Jenny with hypoglycemia, and encouraged her to follow a South Beach-type diet to moderate her blood sugar and help her lose weight.

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