Polycystic ovary syndrome

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Polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the most prevalent female endocrine health matters. PCOS is a complex and heterogeneous problem of uncertain etiology, although there is major evidence that the PCOS can be classified as a genetic health problem. This condition produces symptoms in between five percent to ten percent of females during the reproducing ages. Problems include although are not limited to hormones resulting in acne, hirsutism, resistance to insulin (which then results in diabetes mellitus, in particular Type 2 diabetes or latent autoimmune diabetes of adults), overweight and (in some women) high cholesterol levels. The symptoms and severity vary greatly among affected women. Treatments include weight reduction, low-dose oral contraceptive pills, medroxyprogesterone and spironolactone. Clomiphene can be used as the treatment for those women who wish to get pregnant.

Symptoms of PCOS[change | change source]

Symptoms of PCOS vary from woman to woman. Some common symptoms of PCOS are:

  • Menstrual problems – PCOD mainly causes oligomenorrhea (less than nine periods in a year) or amenorrhea (no periods for 3 or more consecutive months). However, other problems related to menstruation can also occur.
  • Infertility – This is usually due to lack or lack of frequent ovulation.
  • Male pattern baldness – The hair on the scalp becomes very thin and may fall out.[1]
  • Weight gain
  • Metabolic disorder
  • High levels of masculinizing hormone
  • Irregular periods[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)". Healthline. 2021-04-18. Retrieved 2021-08-14.
  2. "PCOS Treatment in Delhi | PCOS Symptoms and Treatment". gunjanivfworld. Retrieved 2021-08-14.

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