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What Is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? - Dr. Sklar (VIDEO)

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Dr. Sklar describes polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Dr. Sklar:
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common endocrinologic problem that woman of reproductive age has and it’s basic underlying problem is insulin resistance so that the body does not accept insulin and glucose into the cells and there ends up being more insulin being produced and that creates a whole chain of biochemical reactions that result in really four main problems that women have with polycystic ovary syndrome. One is obesity, the other is excess hair growth or acne, infertility and increased risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers later in life.

About Dr. Sklar, M.D.:
Dr. Susan E. Sklar, M.D., is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist with extensive training and experience in sexual medicine, menopause, osteoporosis, and other female health issues. Since stopping the practice of obstetrics in 1989, Dr. Sklar has become especially interested in the health issues of mid-life and menopausal women. This includes the controversies about hormone use and questions about the changes that occur during this transition, including the sexual issues. In 2005 she launched her newest project, the Sklar Center for Women's Wellness, a center for the evaluation and treatment of female sexual dysfunction and complex menopause problems.

Dr. Sklar completed her undergraduate work in Chicago and received a medical degree from Boston University. This was followed by specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, a Harvard University teaching affiliate.

Visit Dr. Sklar at the Sklar Center for Women’s Wellness

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