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If You Are Between 18 – 44 Years Old, Please Read This. It’s Useful!

Apr 18, 2017 @ 02:43 AM By Mala Nangia Nangia

A woman’s life goes through several changes from the time she enters her teenage. As the woman grows, her body evolves due to various factors such as age and hormonal changes. Due to these changes in hormones from time to time, there are certain issues that affect a woman’s health. One of such issues is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – PCOS.PCOS affects 20% of women globally and despite this there are many women who are not aware of this health issue. PCOS is an endocrine condition which occurs due to increased levels of male hormones in women. Genetic and environmental factors are the main causes for this condition. However precise cause of this condition is still not known and thus it becomes difficult for women to recognise the symptoms. Read on to find some important facts about this dangerous health issue :

1) Symptoms

The most common symptoms of PCOS are weight gain, acne, changes in period and ovulation cycles, anxiety, depression and excessive hair growth on body.

2) Cysts Formation Is Not The Only Symptom

Even though you may not have cysts, if you see any of the symptoms stated here, you must go to your gynaecologist to find the root cause of these symptoms. An ultrasound can reveal the actual cause of these symptoms.

3) You Can Still Conceive And Become A Mother

One of the symptoms of PCOS is you miss your periods and there is no ovulation. However, with right treatment you get are your monthly cycles in control. Your gynaecologist would provide you hormonal pills to regulate your monthly cycles.

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4) Insulin Plays An Important Role

According to recent studies, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is linked with insulin levels in the body. Women who have high insulin levels are more likely to get this condition as the androgen levels increase.

5) Losing Weight Is The key

One of the important ways to control this condition is by maintaining idle body weight. Obesity is not the direct cause of PCOS but high insulin levels can trigger PCOS. Losing weight works as a medicine. It is advisable to exercise regularly and make some changes in your diet to avoid this condition.

6) Do Not Ignore The Symptoms

Some of the symptoms like weight gain or excess hair are often ignored, however it is always better to get yourself examined. PCOS can lead to hypertension, heart diseases, uterine cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. If you notice any of PCOS symptoms, do not panic, consult your gynaecologist and right treatment you get the condition under control.

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