Advanced Pathophysiology for APN
Dr. John D Chovan
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Reproductive Health, Women’s Health, PCOS Pathophysiology, PCOS Treatment
Family Practice Nursing | Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Public Health and Community Nursing
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age. If untreated, women suffer a myriad of secondary sequala and chronic diseases. The prevalence of PCOS is rising and greatly impacts patients' physical, mental, and emotional health, diminishes community health, and increases healthcare costs. However, many providers fail to properly diagnose patients, understand how this disease impacts women, or provide appropriate interventions to prevent chronic health problems. This paper outlines the pathophysiology of PCOS, identifies signs and symptoms, and provides recommendations for treatment and holistic patient care for the role of the Advance Practice Nurse.
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Witt, Makilah, "Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Chronic Health Implications" (2021). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 494.