Weight gain, acne, irregular menstruation, mood swings, depression so on and so forth. These are some of the common symptoms of Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. This disease is very common now a days in women and have affected them from top to bottom. There are formation of multiple cysts in an ovary varying in sizes. It is a hormonal disorder that has not been determined by any causes as such. Let us have a deep insight of this pristine disease
What causes PCOS?
The cause of this disorder has not been found. According to doctors, abnormal hormonal levels are the reasons for such a dis-balance. Studies show that genes, insulin resistance as well as inflammation are a few be seen causes of this syndrome. (nhs choices, 2016)
How common is it?
Accordingly it is now a very usual and ordinary syndrome which has affected around “12-18% of the women of growing age”. (Jean Hailes, 2018). A very complex process where a women has the risks of infertility and getting pregnant. “PCOS affects a woman’s ovaries, the reproductive organs that produce oestrogen and progesterone — hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle. The ovaries also produce a small amount of male hormones called androgens.” (Healthline, 2017)
Excessive hair growth on body and face are very much visible. These tend to be thick and dark. Acne problems become regular in nature leading to an oily skin. Excessive weight gain is also found which makes it difficult for women to reduce it. Psychologically also, the person tends to be irritated, disturbed and depressed. Irregular periods make the women more often unhealthy and worried. The risk involved with such syndrome is that it becomes difficult for the women to give birth. Insulin resistance being the cause may lead to be diabetic as well. Heart diseases, cholesterol levels may also be at risk.
Allopathic medicines including birth control pills may help in regulating menstruation cycle. These medicines have a chance of not dissolving cysts and hence they can be formed again. The treatment remains temporary then. Homeopathic confirms to dissolve the cysts but there has been no data as such. Regular exercises, yoga, healthy lifestyle and balanced diet can reduce the number of cysts resulting in regular blood flow.
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