Do you experience hormonal changes or mood swings like a teenager?
Undergoing an irregular menstrual cycle, overweight, having complications in getting pregnant, or continues hair fall, when your body is showing you signs of symptoms and you are not aware of the ground cause of those symptoms, you might have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome causes and treatment are still unidentified, but according to doctors and researchers, the main cause of PCOS is the hormonal imbalance that affects the ovaries. The ovaries form the egg that is released every month as part of a normal menstrual cycle. But in the case of women with PCOS, the egg might not be formed as it should or it might not be released at the time of ovulation.
The major Polycystic ovarian syndrome causes are missed or irregular menstrual cycles. The irregular cycle of periods can further lead to:
• Infertility (inability to get pregnant). The polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common reasons for infertility in women.
• Cysts formation (small fluid-filled sacs) in the ovaries
A woman is diagnosed with PCOS, she might have issues related to metabolism or hormonal imbalance, that may affect her health. The complications are common among women who are at reproductive age and can also see other polycystic ovarian syndrome symptoms such as thinning hair, acne, weight gain, and an irregular menstrual cycle.
• The absent or delayed menstrual cycle is because of the polycystic ovaries. The polycystic ovaries are larger than normal and contain multiple cysts permeated with fluids.
• Increase in the level of male hormones (androgens). The level of male hormones can be seen through blood reports. Boost in the level of androgens causes hirsutism (excessive growth of unwanted hair on the face and the whole body).
It is not necessary to have polycystic ovaries to diagnose PCOS and, on the contrary, polycystic ovaries are not always affected with PCOS.
Curability to the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Symptoms
Unfortunately, there is no remedy for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Symptoms but women can still get rid of it by making certain changes in lifestyle and medical involvements.
The determination of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is through regular workout and consuming a healthy diet rich in nutrient value. Attain a normal BMI by losing excess weight is most important as it subsequently reduces the risk of emerging heart problems and diabetes and also recovers the issue of infertility in women. Loss of weight also minimizes the uncertainty of uterus cancer, decreases the androgen level in the body which certainly reduces the issue of hirsutism and acne.
At the age of 21 women should get regular check-ups, to get the diagnosis at the right time so that they can still work on the complications to minimize the symptoms. But, for women who are above 40, it is very important to maintain proper body weight because being overweight at this age can mean inviting new health issues like diabetes, cancer, high cholesterol, and blood pressure issues. Please visit a gynecologist if there are any other complications.