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Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome

Updated on August 10, 2016
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Symptoms

"Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome commonly known as PCOS, is a very prevalent reproductive disorder in women and the leading cause of infertility among women today"(Sobiya N Mogulh). Most common side effects are

  • Obesity
  • acne
  • infertility
  • excess body/facial hair
  • long/ irregular menstration

There is no cure and no known reason for the disease.

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The Ovaries

The ovaries of a person with PCOS are often enlarged and have many small cysts. The cysts, which are immature eggs, hold fluid. These are called Follicles. PCOS should should not be mistaken for poly cysts; which is just where cysts form on the ovaries. People with PCOS must have one of the other symptoms mentioned earlier.

Infertility

PCOS is the leading cause for infertility in women. This can be devastating news to someone trying to get pregnant. This is why it is important to rule out simple poly cysts before stating that its PCOS. People with PCOS can still get pregnant but it is highly unlikely and often very complicated.

People with PCOS are Likely to Get

  • Heart Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes (due to insulin resistance)
  • uterine cancer
  • Sleep Apnea

Treatments & Diet

The only known treatments for PCOS are birth control pills, diet, exercise. hypoglycemic food and controls fats are preferred. Lots of berries and vegtables and no processed foods. Cutting out white bread and other types of bad carbs as well. Whole grains foods are a good substitute. Soy is not hypoglycemic and not recommended. Red meats are also not recommended. Anything diabetics need to stay away from, people with PCOS should too.

Resources

  1. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pcos/basics/definition/con-20028841
  2. http://www.hormone.org/diseases-and-conditions/womens-health/polycystic-ovary-syndrome
  3. http://www.indiatimes.com/health/healthyliving/1-in-5-women-affected-by-pcos-in-india-but-fret-not-we-have-the-solution-244753.html


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