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PCOS: What, Why, and How answered.


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What is it?

 

PCOS is defined as; polycystic ovarian syndrome, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or Hyperandrogenic Anovulation Stein-Leventhal Syndrome.

 

PCOS is a hormonal disorder, and the syndrome is named after cysts that form on the ovaries of a certain percentage of women impacted by this condition.

 

Why does this happen? 



The exact cause of PCOS is still uncertain, but the symptoms isare manageable.

 

What can PCOS symptoms look like?

 

  • Irregular menstrual periods

  • Heavy periods

  • Excess hair, hair in places that you would rather not have.

  • Acne

  • Pelvic pain

  • Difficulty getting pregnant (Pregnancy eludes you)

  • Velvety Patched darker thick skin

  • Insulin resistance

  • Neuroendocrine

  • Hyperandrogenism (Can be caused by higher levels of testosterone)

  • Anovulation (Having menstrual cycles, but not ovulating every cycle, But not necessarily going through menopause)

  • Insomnia

  • Hot flushes

  • Constantly tired even after a full night’s sleep 

  • Fatigue

 

There are more symptoms not mentioned, if you are unsure get advice from a medical professional.

 

PCOS is a serious condition that requires proper medical attention.

 

How do I know if I am at risk or if I am affected by PCOS?

 

  • Take the first step, make an appointment with your doctor.

  • Share your concerns. 

  • Get advice 

 

How is a diagnosis made?

 

  • Uncovering the masked culprit behind our symptoms can be done with blood tests, hormonal level monitoring, and a pelvic ultrasound are all helpful in the quest.

 

Can PCOS be treated? 

 

Yes, it is treatable with specified exercises, and medication as prescribed by your doctor.

Treatment varies for hormonal treatments, testing insulin resistance, hair removal techniques, and the list continues.

 

Are you a PCOS warrior or just a daily warrior?

 

No MATTER which one applies to you, WE SALUTE YOU ALL!!

 

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