Polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos) is a condition that affect women’s hormones level.
Women with PCOS commonly have high levels of insulin that don’t work effectively, or male hormones known as ‘androgens’, or both. The cause is not fully understood, however family history and genetics, hormones and lifestyle play a role. Insulin resistance is present in up to four out of five women with PCOS.
Women who have a mother, aunt or sister with PCOS are 50 per cent more likely to develop PCOS.
PCOS is relatively common, especially in infertile women. It affects 8 to 13 per cent of women of reproductive age (between late adolescence and menopause).
Symptoms of PCOS :
Women who have PCOS may experience:
- irregular menstrual cycles – periods may be less or more frequent due to less frequent ovulation (release of an egg)
amenorrhoea (no periods) – some women with PCOS do not menstruate, in some cases for many years
- excessive facial or body hair growth (or both)
- scalp hair loss
- reduced fertility (difficulty in becoming pregnant) – related to less frequent or - absent ovulation
- mood changes – including anxiety and -
- sleep apnoea.
Treatment of PCOS
-it is important that all the symptoms of PCOS are dealt with and managed long-term, to avoid associated health problems. PCOS is a long-term condition and long-term management is needed.
Depending on the symptoms you experience, management of PCOS can include:
lifestyle modifications – increasing your physical activity levels and eating a healthy diet can help to manage PCOS
weight reduction if overweight – research has shown that even five to 10 per cent weight loss can provide significant health benefits
medical treatment – with hormones or medication
Where to get help :
- Your doctor (GP)
- Local women’s health clinic
- Community health centre
We people really do not discuss these kind of topics. Pcos is related to health problems.and we all have no awareness about it.Being a nutritionist its my responsibility to aware others about it. Pcos can get worse.and we people have literally no idea what a pcos person been through. All we need is awareness about these problems among men and women.
I don’t know why we feel so ashamed talking about these topics. At least we can aware our ownself and help others .
So from now all we promise with ouselves that we are going to take a step and educate our ownself and others about it.
And let those peoples know ( who battling with pcos) that they are beautiful with their flaws. Spread love and awareness💞