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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, known as ‘egg laziness’ in society and developing as a result of the fact that ovulation, which is expected to happen every month, cannot occur, is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women of reproductive age. So much so that in the world and in our country, one in every 10 women of reproductive age is diagnosed with this syndrome, and if treatment is delayed, it can interfere with motherhood.

In addition to preventing pregnancy when Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is delayed in treatment, it can also trigger the formation of many different health problems, from diabetes to heart disease, obesity to liver lubrication.

Turkey Medicals member and Istanbul University hospital clinic, Obstetrician-Gynecologist Assoc. Dr. for this reason, even if there are no complaints, every woman should have a regular gynecological examination once a year, noting that “It is very important to consult a doctor without wasting time, especially if it is a menstrual disorder. Thanks to early diagnosis and treatment, serious complications that this syndrome can cause can be prevented or controlled,” he said.

The most common symptom is menstrual irregularities

Although the number of symptoms and severity of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome vary depending on the patient, menstrual irregularities are the most common complaint in most women. It can occur as menstruation less than 9 times a year or not menstruating for 3 or more consecutive months. Although the exact cause is not yet known, insulin resistance or increased levels of the male hormone (testosterone) are to blame for the inability of ovulation function to function regularly. Especially in women whose menstruation is regular and weak, because it does not give any symptoms, it is usually detected during examinations for another disease. Problems such as weight gain, hair loss, infertility, hair loss, depression, acne and acne are also other symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. In some patients, only menstrual irregularities are observed, while in some patients there may be complaints of acne and male-type hair growth only.

It can trigger many different diseases

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is one of the most important causes of infertility. Especially in this syndrome, which is accompanied by menstrual irregularities, infertility occurs due to impaired ovulation, egg quality, and difficulties in holding the embryo. In addition, obesity and diabetes diseases can also negatively affect pregnancy processes. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, in addition to problems with female reproductive organs, also negatively affects many different systems in the body. That’s untreated, insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, male-pattern hair growth, can trigger many diseases such as acne with acne.

The diagnosis is made by various methods

There are no special tests that diagnose Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. A general examination, some laboratory tests, questioning of menstrual patterns and family history are important in the diagnosis. In addition, increased testosterone levels in the hormone analysis also support the diagnosis. In some patients, a sugar loading test is also used because there may be a hidden presence of sugar.

It can be controlled by treatment

Although there is no definitive cure, the problems caused by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can be controlled with treatment. The main approach to his treatment is lifestyle changes, such as adding diet and regular exercise to the flow of life, as most patients are overweight. In overweight patients, menstruation can return to normal with a loss of 10 percent of the current weight. Obstetrician-Gynecologist Assoc. Dr. points out that early diagnosis and treatment are extremely important in this syndrome, Dr. said as follows:

“With appropriate hormonal treatments in a patient with irregular menstruation, menstrual irregularities, acne-pubescence and thickening of the uterus can be prevented. In addition, thanks to early measures such as weight loss and insulin resistance treatment, problems such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease can be prevented. If infertility is a problem, it may be possible to get pregnant after treatment. Pregnancy can be achieved by vaccination treatments or IVF treatments in patients who cannot get pregnant on their own.”

Assoc. Dr. at regular intervals, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference by means of noting the importance, “the level of cholesterol in the blood disorders or in the presence of insulin resistance can be controlled with appropriate treatment the problem,” he said.

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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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