What is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
Poly Cystic : many follicles (immature eggs)
Ovarian: in ovary,
Syndrome : causing a set of symptoms
But unfortunately, these eggs are not released released during ovulation.
Why does it happen??
Obesity, Lack of activity, pcos in ur family
Insulin resistance in your body cells
(female hormones like estrogen and progesterone decrease and male hormone like testosterone increase)
How common is it??
Very common endocrine disorder in females between 15-44 yrs. 2-4 out of 10 women have this problem.
What symptoms you might get?
- Irregular periods, heavy bleeding, no periods
- Excessive body and facial hairs, hair fall
- Difficulty in getting pregnant
What complication it might cause in future??
It can increase risk of diabetes mellitus, heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea, mood disorders, and endometrial cancers.
“I have symptoms mentioned above” whom should I meet??
Meet an endocrinologist or a gynecologist. They will help you diagnose and treat your condition.
People say “there isn’t any cure.” Should I be worried????
No…..Don’t panic, don’t be depressed. Bcz this condition is manageable.
Simple dietary modifications, daily exercises and fewer medications can keep your symptoms away and help you stay healthy.
Yes, Ur cycles can become regular.
You can have children.
You don’t need to worry abt facial hairs.
Bcz PCOS is treatable.
Stay positive, stay confident…
To every girl with pcos here we say “cheer up girl, you are going to rock the world”
p.s: we shall update on dietary modifications for pcos soon.
Till then “bye” to every amazing women reading it.