Working women have a dual burden of working for the family and taking care of the family at the same. Due to such increased demands, she often suffers from lifestyle diseases. Statistically, about 18% women are affected by Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). In another health survey, India leads the chart with 1 in 4 women suffering from PCOS a disorder which causes infertility among women.
PCOS is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The word "Poly" means "multiple/many" and syndrome is group of symptoms. In PCOS many small cysts grow inside the ovaries. Hence it is named polycystic ovary syndrome. These cysts cause hormone imbalance.
There are many theories based on the causes of PCOS and its risk factors.
We can establish the diagnosis of PCOS by a simple cervical ultrasound. A woman may exhibit symptoms like:
We should also know the PCOS complications. Women with PCOS are at the risk of the following:
Let's discuss about treatment for PCOS. Hormonal birth control or the usual birth control pills is a standard treatment, in case when the woman is not planning for a baby. Why do we even wait for the PCOS treatment; when we can prevent it by keeping away from the causes of PCOS or its risk factors? When it's easy to just follow a healthy lifestyle and opt for a regular women health checkup for the diagnosis of PCOS.
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