ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

PCOS, PMS and Gestational Diabetes among Women

Updated on March 25, 2012
DON'T MESS WITH AN ANGRY WOMAN HAVING PMS (Photo courtesy of http://www.natural-holistic-health.com/)
DON'T MESS WITH AN ANGRY WOMAN HAVING PMS (Photo courtesy of http://www.natural-holistic-health.com/)
ULTRASOUND picture of PCOS Polycystic ovary at "PCO"Bowel at "B"(Courtesy of http://www.advancedfertility.com/)
ULTRASOUND picture of PCOS Polycystic ovary at "PCO"Bowel at "B"(Courtesy of http://www.advancedfertility.com/)
PHOTO of an enlarged ovary at laparoscopy or ovarian "drilling"(Courtesy of http://www.advancedfertility.com)
PHOTO of an enlarged ovary at laparoscopy or ovarian "drilling"(Courtesy of http://www.advancedfertility.com)
GESTATIONAL DIABETES (Courtesy of http://www.dorchesterhealth.org/)
GESTATIONAL DIABETES (Courtesy of http://www.dorchesterhealth.org/)
PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME (PMS)or PMT (T means Tension)(Courtesy of http://www.netterimages.com/)
PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME (PMS)or PMT (T means Tension)(Courtesy of http://www.netterimages.com/)

Consult your doctor…three words that should be given a priority when we talk about women’s concerns, like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Gestational Diabetes. These three health problems are becoming serious to many women. My sisters experienced PMS and some mothers in our place suffer from gestational diabetes.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Women who experience PCOS doesn’t produce too much eggs, that’s why they have irregular menstruation. Instead, their bodies secrete androgen that is a hormone for men.

According to Diana Sarmiento, MD, OB Gynecologist, only two-thirds or 60 % of the women in the Philippines suffer from irregular menstruation. Some indications of having PCOS are having facial hairs or beard, pimples that keep surfacing on their faces and gained weight.

Women with PCOS are prone to diabetes, hypertension or high blood pressure and demetrial cancer or ovarian cancer.

There are married women who still experience this irregularity. What they did was consulted their doctors then followed the things recommended for the cure. Dra. Sarmiento and other gynecologists gave their patients pills with anti-androgen that can cure PCOS. By documenting the symptoms through ultrasound, doctors can easily assess the problems of their women-patients. Fertility tablets can also help PCOS mothers to ovulate.

Another thing is that PCOS can be genetic in origin , especially for women who are prone to diabetes due to their family history.

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Women who suffer from PMS are often irritable or having a short span of control or temper. Doctors said that the regular menstrual cycle of women is always 28 days. If the cycle didn’t jive with the regular period, then it is high time to consult your obstetrician. Contraceptive pills help regulate menstrual cycle. Herbal doctors recommend the boiled flowers of butunes-butunesan (button herbs) to strengthen the muscles of the ovary. The herb is rich in phytoestrogen that is necessary for the cure.

Gestational Diabetes

During pregnancy, many women experience gained weight or overweight, frequent urination, thinning and losing strength.

William Cua, MB, Endocrinologist advises that pregnant women should consult their doctors for effective advises.

Gestational diabetes can be fatal because once a mother delivers her baby, her blood sugar level drops that can lead to cardiac arrest. A stillborn baby or overweight baby will be the result of this problem.

It's not easy being a woman, right? Respect for them should be given without hesitation.

Anovulatory infertility and Polycystic ovarian syndrome by Dr. Sudarsan Ghosh Dastidar

Dr. Whiting on Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • travel_man1971 profile image
      Author

      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @drdspervez: Thanks for visiting this hub, Dr. Pervez. I hope this helps awaken women regarding their health issues.

    • drdspervez profile image

      drdspervez 6 years ago from Pakistan

      It is a nice and informative hub and I rated you up. :)

      DR.DURRESHAHWAR PERVEZ

    • travel_man1971 profile image
      Author

      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @earthbound1974: I'm glad you did what you had to do. I salute women for being brave and much braver when they raise children. I don't know if what the world will be without women.

    • earthbound1974 profile image

      earthbound1974 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Women have the most discomforts, ever. Yet, it's comforting to brave all those challenges.

    • travel_man1971 profile image
      Author

      Ireno Alcala 8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      With a symptom like that, she's really having PMS. Thanks, bacville.

    • bacville profile image

      bacville 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      My mother is often irritated with us. Is it possible that she's having PMS? It usually occur during the last week of the month.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)