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PCOS Treatment Cures & Remedies
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Polycystic ovaries, also known as polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS is a common disorder
amongst women. This hormonal disorder typically affects women of reproductive age.
It is estimated by Women's Health that 1 in 10 women has, or have suffered from,
polycystic ovaries. Some women as young as 11 years old can be effected, though most
do not show symptoms until over the age of 15.
Every woman is different when it comes to polycystic ovaries symptoms. However, one of the more common symptoms is infertility. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, PCOS is listed as the number one cause of infertility in women of childbearing age because PCOS prevents a woman from ovulating normally.
Other symptoms include: Irregular or absent periods, increased hair growth on areas of the body and face, acne and skin care issues, cysts on ovaries, weight gain and difficulty losing weight, thinning hair, skin tags, pelvic pain, depression or anxiety and sleep apnea.
Unfortunately, the polycystic ovaries causes are unknown. The Women's Health hypothesizes that the common causes for polycystic ovaries include genetic factors, since most women in a family will suffer from the same affliction.
What is PCOS exactly? The main issue with PCOS in women is a hormonal imbalance,
which can offset ovulation. Women suffering from PCOS produce more androgens, which
is a male hormone that will cause a woman's ovaries to not produce eggs. Some researchers,
according to Mayo Clinic, believe insulin might cause polycystic ovaries. Since insulin
is a hormone that controls starches, sugar, and other consumed foods into energy
in the body, women with too much insulin in their body have been shown to release
androgen as well. The most common symptoms associated with high levels of androgen
in women are acne, excessive growth of hair, excessive weight gain, and ovulation
Unfortunately, PCOS and pregnancy go hand and hand with infertility. Not only do women have issues becoming pregnant, but women who finally have success getting pregnant with PCOS often experience miscarriages, hypertension related to the pregnancy, gestational diabetes and premature labor and delivery.
Women who suffer from PCOS during pregnancy will be closely monitored and possibly
put on hormone supplements in order to sustain the progesterone and hormones needed
to keep the pregnancy full-
Luckily, women who suffer from polycystic ovaries are not without treatment options. The most common PCOS treatment is birth control pills. For a woman that is not trying to get pregnant, birth control will not only regulate periods, but regulate hormone production as well.
Women that suffer from diabetes and PCOS can benefit from diabetes medications that
help regulate the body's insulin and return ovulation to normal. One of the simpler
treatments for polycystic ovaries is weight loss. It has been shown that women who
lose even 15 pounds of weight or maintain a healthy body weight can eliminate symptoms
and signs of PCOS.
The most drastic solution to PCOS and not typically the first-
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