The Adolescent Clinic commits to enhancing the quality of teens' lives by improving adolescent health with dedicated service to our community through outstanding clinical care, excellent resident education, and innovative research in the field of adolescent medicine.
We at Bansal Specialist Clinic provide comprehensive primary care to teens in the region with services including sports physicals, mental health (depression, anxiety, and referral to therapy), reproductive (contraception and STD care), eating disorders, risk screening, and routine primary care. We strive to provide quality, non-judgmental care for ages 11-21 regardless of gender, sexual identity or orientation.
What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD)?
Polycystic ovarian disease or syndrome (PCOS/PCOD) is a hormonal disorder that affects women in their reproductive age. PCOS is a common health condition that affects teen and young women, it is seen in 3 out of 10 women in their childbearing age. The reproductive system of women is controlled by the complex interplay of primarily five reproductive hormones namely estrogen, gonadotropin-releasing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, progesterone, and luteinizing hormone. An imbalance within these hormones leads to a hormonal disorder called the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) among women of reproductive age.
Some of the commonly reported signs and symptoms of PCOS include:
Hirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on face and body)
Acne, Darkening of skin & Skin tags
Thinning hair & Weight gain