Polycystic Ovarian Disease

In this endocrine condition, women with PCOS grow many small cysts on their ovaries. The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is not fully understood, but genetics may be a factor. It is generally due to hormonal imbalance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) tend to start gradually. Hormone changes that lead to PCOS often start in the early teens, after the first menstrual period. Symptoms may be especially noticeable after a weight gain. Normally, the ovaries make a tiny amount of male sex hormones (androgens). In PCOS, they start making slightly more androgens. Most striking features stopping of ovulating,  acne, and  extra facial and body hair. The body may have a problem using insulin, called insulin resistance; this increases chance of getting diabetes.

At Wockhardt hospital general line of treatment is determined after through physical examination and investigations such as ultrasonography and hormonal investigations. Baseline treatment is exercise, foods, weight management and medications are the key treatments for PCOS. Other women related disorders beside thyroid and polycystic ovarian disease is menopause and pituitary gland disorders.

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