Updated: Apr 1, 2021
PCOS is a condition that can occur at any time during a woman’s life. Depending on when the condition occurs, it can have varying effects. If PCOS occurs in an unborn baby, it can cause a small baby syndrome. If PCOS develops around puberty, it can cause problems with the start of a girl’s period.
PCOS during adolescence and adulthood will cause reduced periods, excess sex hormone levels, polycystic ovaries, and, in 50%, obesity. In aging individuals, the features of PCOS are diabetes, high blood pressure, and abnormal blood lipid (cholesterol) levels; the combination of these findings is called metabolic syndrome.
CAUSES OF PCOS
1. Period Problems:
These problems usually occur around puberty. There can be a delay in the onset of the first period (menarche) or normal menarche followed by a period of irregular bleeding and weight gain. Some women experience excessive menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). Weight loss has been shown to be effective in allowing a return to normal cycles.
2. Excessive sex hormone levels: This is seen in the following symptoms:
Hirsutism: excess thick pigmented body hair following a male distribution (e.g. on the upper lips, chin, around the nipples, and on the abdomen).
It is thought that approximately 50% of women with PCOS have elevated androgen levels. However, this figure depends on the androgen in question and the method of measurement.
Women with PCOS have irregular menstrual cycles. They also may not release an egg (ovulate) with each menstrual cycle. Combined, these factors can lead to a woman with PCOS having difficulty falling pregnant.
4. Obesity and insulin resistance:
Approximately 50% of women with PCOS suffer from obesity. Obesity can also be a cause of insulin resistance, but in women, with PCOS the insulin resistance is not directly due to obesity.
The first step in the treatment involves bringing the hormonal imbalance under control and stimulating ovulation. This is achieved through PROPER NUTRITION and also, in my experience taking PROBIOTICS may be beneficial for you.
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