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PCOS-Introduction

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy that affects women. PCOS is also a leading cause of infertility.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects hormones. It causes irregular menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne and infertility. Treatment for PCOS depends on if you wish to become pregnant. People with PCOS may be at higher risk for certain health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.
Women with PCOS may also experience menstrual cycle abnormalities, increased androgen (sex hormone) levels, excess hair growth, acne, and obesity. PCOS is one of the most common causes of female infertility. It can also increase your risk for other health conditions.
PCOS is very common — up to 15% of women of reproductive age have it.

Symptoms of a PCOS

Hormonal imbalance can have the worst effect on the body as it can increase the number of health issues and diseases. The symptoms are:
Irregular menses
Excess androgen levels
Abnormal hair growth
Acne
Obesity
High stress levels
Darkening of the skin
Cysts
Skin tags
Thinning hair
Infertility
High blood pressure

Causes of PCOS

Currently, there is no known cause of PCOS. However, there are associations with excess insulin, low-grade inflammation, and genetics.

Main cause of polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Higher levels of male hormones called androgens
Insulin resistance
Low-grade inflammation

More to Know About PCOS

Many women who have PCOS don’t have cysts on their ovaries, and having cysts doesn’t mean you have PCOS.
Natural fertility treatments can make you fertile and pregnant.
PCOS doesn’t affect just a woman’s fertility; it can impact her long-term wellness for the rest of her life. It has been linked to type 2 diabetes (more than half of PCOS women have diabetes or prediabetes before age 40), high bp, poor cholesterol levels, sleep apnea,depression,anxiety, and endometrial cancer.Getting diagnosed and treated is critical for a woman’s health future.
Lean PCOS women are not common, but they do exist

A doctor does not have to give you an ultrasound
“We know now that weight loss is more complicated. For example, the gut flora may be different in women with PCOS, which can play a role in metabolism

It’s important that your doctor understands this, rather than sending you home with a prescription to diet and get off the couch
The pill is more of a Band-Aid that masks symptoms, women to address their hormonal health more holistically with lifestyle measures, like reducing stress, and eating an anti pcos diet.
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