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Facts about PCOS

Facts about PCOS


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition in most of the women that affect fertility. PCOS is affecting more than 10 percent of women in these days. This causes imbalances in a woman’s hormones, and cause problems with periods and makes it complicated to get pregnant. Most ovulation with PCOS has a hard time getting pregnant and associated with some serious long term health consequences such as pre diabetes, metabolic syndrome, etc.

 There are no certain medications for PCOS but there are certain steps to manage this condition:

  •   By maintaining a healthy weight and eating less processed foods and foods with lesser sugar

  •   Weight loss sometimes regulates the menstrual imbalance and improves the frequency of ovulation that boosts fertility.

PCOS syndrome might affect the pregnancy and can increase the risk of:

o    Miscarriage
o    Gestational diabetes
o    High levels of BP at the time of pregnancy
o    Premature delivery.

Early diagnosis of PCOS could help in controlling the symptoms and prevent long term problems in women. The early mild symptoms of PCOS are:

  •      Acne

  •      Excess weight gain and difficulty in trouble losing weight.

  •      Extra hair on the body and face

  •      Irregular periods with heavy bleeding

  •      Fertility problems

  •      Depression

Treatments for PCOS

There is no special treatment for PCOS, medications are there for controlling and managing the condition and top prevent complications. Depends on the particular symptoms, the treatments may vary from women to women. Taking of healthy food and regular exercise is recommended for women with PCOS. These exercises can control the menstrual cycle and lower the glucose levels in the blood. Fertility drugs may also aid in ovulation for women with PCOS. Surgery is also recommended for some women with PCOS.

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