What exactly is PCOS?
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common hormonal disorder affecting 5-10% of general population. The syndrome described as a group of women with absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea), infertility, hirsutism (unwanted hair growth in women), and enlarged polycystic ovaries.
What happens in your body in PCOS?
Main Problem is resistance to insulin, which causes an imbalance in the sex hormones This imbalance makes multiple cysts in the ovaries, hence the name polycystic ovaries. PCOS may be hereditary at times.
May also increase the risk of:
Women with PCOS cannot have Children (false) | Women who have had children cannot have PCOS (false) | Removal of uterus cures PCOS (false)
A woman who has polycystic Ovaries definitely has PCOS (false) | There will be no problems after menopause (false)
If a woman does not want to have children (or more children), she should not worry about PCOS (false)
PCOS can be treated easily.
A woman with PCOS can have children. Women who had conceived normally, can still have PCOS.
30 minutes daily exercise improves body’s use of insulin and can help relieve symptoms of PCOS
Control of irregular menses: Cyclical progesterone, Estrogen progesterone pills.
Treatment of Hirsutism: Mechanical by plucking, shaving, Electrolysis, laser
Management of infertility: Clomiphene citrate, Gonadotropins, Metformin, Weight loss.