Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Things You Need to Know About PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS affects thousands of women worldwide. Women may be unaware that she exhibits PCOS which makes it important to visit the OBGYN regularly.

One of the most common signs of PCOS is the irregularity of a woman's menstrual cycle. PCOS is known as a hormonal disorder which greatly affects the reproductive system. eMedicinal Health noted that another cause for PCOS is the relatively high level of androgen (male hormones) in the female body.

It is important to seek help and consult an OB-GYN to have the symptoms checked. Though there isn't a cure for PCOS, experts suggest that a lifestyle change can potentially eliminate the risk and symptoms.

According to the OB-GYN, Angelique Panagos, PCSO can be very unpredictable as it cannot be overlooked. One of the symptoms that highly affect women is the irregularity of their cycle. Women diagnosed with PCOS does not have a regular menstrual cycle, making it hard for them to ovulate.

'The symptoms of PCOS actually vary dramatically by person; more than half of women don't have - or believe they have - any at all," Panagos said. "Some of the most common signs and symptoms include, oily skin and recurring acne, irregular, infrequent or absent periods (known medically as amenorreah), excess facial and body hair growth, head hair loss or thinning, and weight gain. Women looking to fall pregnant may also face difficulties, due to the irregular ovulation and an increased risk of miscarriage the condition causes."

Cosmopolitan UK noted that weight and diet plays an important role when it comes to PSCOS. Being overweight can create a huge impact on the body's insulin level which affects PCOS. Well balanced diet and food with low GI can keep the body in check and can potentially regulate a healthy reproductive system.

Though PCOS is known to affect women's reproductive system and fertility, but it can also create other health related concerns. It can lead to type 2 diabetes and other cancer related health risks.

It is important for women to visit the OB-GYN before getting pregnant to make sure that the body is ready to conceive and avoid complications. If you do have anything to share regarding PCOS and pregnancy, do let us know your thoughts through the comment section below.

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