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What Is PCOS?

Our bodies are amazing mechanisms, designed to counteract many of the external stimuli we face each day. Unfortunately, sometimes it works well into overtime, just like the average woman. With extra work comes the importance of taking care of yourself, especially if you are feeling slightly out of sorts lately.

What is PCOS?

If you are a woman, you know that hormones can rule your life at one point or another. As if puberty, premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, STDs and menopause aren't enough to worry about, one in every fifteen women will suffer from
Polycystic Ovaries, also known as PCOS. This syndrome is the most common female hormone disorder, and is one of the leading causes of infertility. These small, benign cysts on ovaries, that develop on the ovaries are enough to completely throw your hormones completely off track, creating a multitude of unpleasant symptoms, and could lead to more dangerous difficulties if left untreated. Your body, the wonderful mechanism that it is, tries to maintain a healthy balance of male and female hormones at all times.

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With the acquisition of PCOS, the male hormones begin to win the battle, and a slew of objectionable traits begin to show. Often, PCOS can lead nuisances such as irregular menstrual cycles, facial hair, insulin production, weight gain and acne.

What is PCOS and Pregnancy?

On a more serious note, it can
lead to difficulty getting pregnant, a higher rate of miscarriages, increased chance of uterine cancer, increased blood pressure, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Five to ten percent of women who are ready to have children have PCOS- could you be one of them?

This syndrome is the leading reason why you may be having irregular periods or having difficulty conceiving. Due to the havoc it reeks on your hormones and the physical stress it puts on your body, women with this disease find it frustrating
getting pregnant with PCOS.

Once pregnant, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can increase the risk for a miscarriage up to 300% and is linked to 40% of all pregnancy losses before 24 weeks. Gestational diabetes, premature delivery, pre-eclampsia, macrosomia are other complications that can arise during pregnancy with PCOS. So, if you are considering becoming a mother, having an ultrasound performed to identify any possible cysts on your ovaries is a precaution to ensure the safety of you and your future child.

What is PCOS Caused From?

There is a lot of
speculation of the cause of this disease. Research is still being conducted, but there is some basic information out there that links together some key elements. First of all, the wonderful, little pituitary gland in your head, along with the hypothalamus (I know, I'm getting all technical) both produce hormones and signals related to the organs affected by PCOS. Insulin, known commonly for its processing of sugar, also helps to regulate certain sex-hormones. Put these two chemical regulators together, and you have a perfect breeding ground for a hostile, testosterone takeover.

There are many factors that can lead to the development of PCOS.
If your mother had this syndrome, there is a 50% chance that your aunts and siblings (if female) do as well. Diabetes is another common link to PCOS, as a possible contributor and impact. There have been connections to certain prescription medications as well, such as Depakote, which increase the risks of developing this disease. Research is continuously being conducted, paving the way for earlier diagnosis and better treatment options.

PCOS Precautions

Losing weight is a topic most women are interested in, so can we tie it to PCOS? Absolutely!

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, if left untreated, can lead to serious implications for you as a female. Proceeding with healthy measures, such as not smoking, maintaining a regular exercise program and eating well will help to deter some of the more serious precautions that could develop from this disease.

Being aware of major hormonal imbalances in your body, more severe than typical premenstrual symptoms, is a key indicator that there could be a more serious problem. Once it is diagnosed by your doctor, losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can decrease the negative health risks presented by PCOS.