Women’s Health

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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Women’s health is extremely important to your everyday functionality. There is nothing better than being in tune with yourself. A lot of women are not familiar with different types of women’s health issues, and don’t take heed to warning signs until it’s almost too late. This article addresses an unfamiliar woman’s health issue, that affects multiple women in their lifetime. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) needs more awareness, and educational information on the disorder. This article aims to achieve that.

PCOS affects more than 200,000 women per year. Many women are not familiar with what this disorder until a thorough diagnosis is completed. There currently is no known cure for this disorder but, there are ways to treat the symptoms to help one deal with the disorder. The disorder can last for many years or can last a lifetime.

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There currently is no known reason for why this condition exists. But it is believed that PCOS is genetic and can occur due to environmental factors. The common symptoms of PCOS are acne, obesity, excess hair growth, and menstrual irregularity. The different types of treatment available for PCOS are the use of metformin to prevent diabetes, birth control to regulate menstrual cycle, statins to control high cholesterol, procedures to control excess hair growth, and hormones to increase fertility.

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The disorder causes enlarged ovaries and multiple cyst formations on the ovaries and sometimes uterus. Some women also experience heavy periods, light or short periods, spotting or no period at all. Others experience weight gain, obesity, or being overweight. Oily skin or acne are other effects of PCOS. Other commonalities are abnormal male features such as excess growth of facial hair such as moustache or beard hair, depression, loss of scalp hair, infertility, irregular uterine bleeding, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.

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Please consult a doctor for medical advice if you are experiencing any of these health conditions or symptoms. Enough emphasis is never placed on how important women’s health is. PCOS affects 1 in every 10 women. Pay attention to your body, it will always let you know when something is wrong.

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