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What is Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

What is Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS is a condition that affects up to 10% of women who are not yet menopausal. A female hormonal disorder characterised by the production of several abnormal ovarian cysts on the ovaries. The majority of cysts are harmless since they are just fluid-filled sacs containing immature eggs that have linked to the ovary rather than being discharged. Some cysts, on the other hand, can continue to grow without dissolving or disintegrating on their own, resulting in painful and deadly bleeding.

PCOS can be diagnosed and confirmed via an ultrasound or scan of a woman's belly. Some of the signs and symptoms that you may have PCOS are as follows:

·        irregular/heavy or absent periods,

·        ovarian cysts,

·        excessive weight gain, obesity,

·        acne,

·        growths from the skin,

·        brown skin patches,

·        high cholesterol levels,

·        exhaustion or lack of mental alertness,

·        decreased sex drive,

·        excessive facial or body hair,

·        male pattern hair loss and excess male hormones. 

PCOS is a hormonal imbalance or abnormality-related condition. Because symptoms vary from woman to woman, you do not have to have all of them to be diagnosed with the disease. Some women experience very moderate symptoms, while others experience very severe symptoms.

The primary cause of PCOS has been recognised as insulin resistance. The disease is extremely severe and should be monitored regularly.

According to current medical research, the only way to treat the symptoms is to properly diagnose the condition. Depending on the severity of the illness, a variety of treatment options are available. A healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise are great places to start. It is vital that you contact your doctor on a regular basis for blood tests in order to monitor your insulin levels in your blood and to seek other treatment options that are appropriate for your circumstance. If you have any doubts or questions, you can send a message directly to Dr. Shivangi Pawar through the website.