Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder in women where there is cyst formation in the ovaries. These cysts create a hormonal disbalance and generate more androgen(male sex hormone) in women. This can create a problem in a woman’s menstrual cycle system and make it difficult in conceiving. The cause of PCOS is still not very well known, genetics however is often claimed to be one of the major reasons.
One out of five women in India suffer from PCOS and are mostly not aware about it. Women suffering from PCOS can often be a an easy target for heart diseases and diabetes. They are more at risk of cancer of the endometrium. This creates a need for awareness about PCOS and its symptoms.
There are varying symptoms of PCOS and all these symptoms may not appear all at once. They are initially mild but the disease can lead to multiple complications. The symptoms of PCOS include:
Proper treatment for PCOS can be done after you visit a gynaecologist who will examine you thoroughly after diagnosing the problem. However there are some ways you can reduce the long term effects of PCOS.
Regular check ups and visit to your doctor can help identify if you are suffering from PCOS. Birth control pills or hormonal therapy are among the common treatment for PCOS that a doctor suggests to get your menstrual cycle on track. Intake of hormones through medicines only helps in keeping your periods regular which suppresses the visible side effects of PCOS. it does not help in lowering the blood sugar and or blood pressure.
Park hospital gynaecologists give you the right treatment for your problem. They try to eliminate all the side effects and the risks that surround PCOS.