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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects around 10% of women in the United States. Despite being so popular, there still exist a bunch of people that hardly are aware of it. The mystery behind it is that the real causes of this syndrome are still unknown to scientists.
Moreover, those people who suffer from it are heedless that they actually have it. So it is very much necessary to know its associated symptoms followed by the right kind of treatment.
Here are the seven recommended facts to get started.
Some women suffer from hormonal imbalance or an excessive generation of male hormones called androgens that change their body in many ways like- weight gain, missed periods, acne and it interferes ovulation cycle.
If you, however, abide by the above-mentioned factors, then you will need to go for blood tests. Well, PCOS spots can be discovered by doctors on an ultrasound but that would be little late to know them.
Even doctors can miss out on the précised diagnosis as there is no specific test known to diagnose PCOS. Hence by understanding the mimic conditions, doctors try to come to a conclusion.
Irregular periods can certainly lower your pregnancy chances thereby causing infertility in most of the women. Hence, PCOS women can get help from their doctors to get the cycle back in order. Oral contraceptives are too available these days that can help regulate your menstrual cycle.
Many women suffering from PCOS have pre-diabetic symptoms. It is known that insulin resistance may cause higher androgen levels.
Obesity doesn't cause PCOS but yes, it contributes to insulin resistance which provokes the PCOS symptoms and makes them outrageous. So it is better to manage the weight earlier only.
You may ignore mild symptoms initially but you should actually not do so as they can evoke further issues like scarring, the risk of uterine cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.