PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome ( PCOS ) Series – Part 1

PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome ( PCOS ) Series

In this PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome ( PCOS ) Series we will discuss its causes, factors, its effects & its possible treatments

PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome commonly known as PCOS occurs due to hormonal imbalances that introduced women to have a variety of Symptoms.

Most women can present with the condition of having multiple small cysts in the ovaries. However, the reasons for these cysts may vary. The characteristics evaluation of Symptoms apart from the presence of cyst plays important role in the diagnosis of PCOS.
Around 5% to 10% women in average suffered from PCOS. 
PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome ( PCOS ) is an important cause of Secondary Amenorrhea and infertility in Young women.

Occurrence of PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome ( PCOS )

The Symptoms of PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome ( PCOS ) may begin in adolescence with menstrual irregularities. But a woman can discover later in life when the symptoms and or infertility occurs.

Symptoms of PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome ( PCOS )

Menstrual Disturbances like 
  • Primary Amenorrhea ( delay of Normal menstruation )
  • Oligomenorrhoea ( Presence of less than normal menstrual cycle or less duration ) 
  • Secondary Amenorrhea ( absence of menstruation for more than 3 months )
  • Anovulatory Cycles ( Absence of ovulation in menstrual cycles, resulting in heavy bleeding )
Hormonal imbalances like elevated levels of male hormones ( androgens ) can include acne, excess hair growth especially facial hairs ( hirsutism ) etc.
Others Signs and Symptoms of PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome includes:
  • Weight Gain or Obesity 
  • Infertility 
  • Elevated Insulin levels and Insulin Resistance 
  • Multiple small cysts in ovaries 
  • Elevated Blood Pressure 
  • High Cholesterol levels 
The above-given symptoms more or less may be absent in PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome patients with an exception of irregular or absence of menstrual cycles. 

PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome ( PCOS ) at a Glance

  • PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome ( PCOS ) is an illness characterized by irregular or absence of menstrual periods, acne, weight gain and excessive hair growth.
  • Women with PCOS are at higher risk for diabetes, High blood pressure, heart disease, obesity.
  • The Ideal treatment can only subside the effects of PCOS 

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