Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age.
There’s no test to definitively diagnose PCOS.
PCOS may present with any or all of the following:
Menstrual disorders can include absent periods, periods that occur infrequently or too frequently, heavy periods, or unpredictable periods
Infertility,Obesity, Oily skin, Excess hair growth on the face, chest, abdomen, or upper thighs—called hirsutism, Severe acne or acne that occurs after adolescence and does not respond to usual treatments Patches of thickened, velvety, darkened skin called acanthosis nigricans .
What causes PCOS?
The cause of PCOS is not known, it appears that PCOS may be related to many different factors working together. These factors include insulin resistance, increased levels of hormones called androgens, and an irregular menstrual cycle.
What can PCOD lead to?
Infertility, Miscarriage or premature birth ,Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure
What are the health risks for women with PCOS?
PCOS affects all areas of the body, not just the reproductive system.
It increases a woman’s risk of serious conditions that may have lifelong consequences.
Insulin resistance increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Women with PCOS also tend to have a condition called endometrial hyperplasia, in which the lining of the uterus becomes too thick.
This condition increases the risk of endometrial cancer.
How to diagnose PCOD?
Medical history, A physical exam Blood tests and an ultrasound.
Is it Treatable?
The Good News is YES!! The mail treatement is Sustained therapeutic Lifestyle Management and Medication. Regular Follow up with the doctor is required.
A DEDICATED TEAM RUNNING A PCOD CLINIC SINCE 15 YEARS.