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PCOS is a hormonal disorder among women, which causes enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer layer. In PCOS, male hormone production count is increased, causing irregular periods and further creating problems in conceiving.
Also, PCOS adversely affects the hair growth and leads to heavy hair loss and also causes excess hair growth on face, chin, back and other areas like men. Diabetes and heart related diseases are other concerns of PCOS.
The cysts in the ovaries due to PCOS result in irregular periods, both in terms of time and flow, affecting the ovulation. When ovulation is not healthy, it is obvious that baby conception also becomes difficult.
This is a condition of hormonal imbalance because of the secretion of male hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and androgen.
The problem can start as early as the time of first periods, but generally happens from the age of 20 years and widely seen among 30+ year old women.
The exact reason is unknown yet, but medically, it is the secretion of male hormones that affects the menstrual cycle, that is, the male hormones control the release of eggs from the ovaries. This makes the cycle irregular.
Male hormone production can happen because of genetic reasons, insulin resistance, and inflammations in the body.
Sedentary lifestyle, obesity, unhealthy food habits, a less clean environment, early age of menarche aggravate PCOS.
Not until the woman finds herself in difficulty trying to conceive naturally, she doesn’t normally realize the problem.
As this is an erratic hormonal condition, it causes both the physical and mental troubles. Some of such symptoms include:
This helps to control the production of androgen in the body which probably would help the ovaries to ovulate at regular and proper intervals and produce fertile eggs.
To regulate the hormonal imbalance problem.
Inducing fertility through medicines for the formation of healthy eggs.
Medications that help ovulate and increase the quantity and quality of eggs.
Treatments for skin pigmentation and acne problems caused because of PCOS.
Help reducing the growth of unwanted hair on chin, chest, back.
Treatments which include birth control pills to regulate the periods and medicines to control the high cholesterol level.
If it is tested and confirmed if you have cysts on ovaries, have irregular cycles, face problems in getting pregnant, exhibit high androgen levels, the following procedures of diagnosis will be followed.
If you have faced any of the above symptoms, please meet a gynaecologist and follow the doctor’s advice.