Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndromes (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome also known as PCOS is the most common ovulatory disorder.  It is a hormonal imbalance condition which causes small cysts or fluid-filled sacs to grow on the ovaries. In this state, the egg doesn’t develop to a matured size and as such not released for ovulation. Inability of the ovary to release an egg is called anovulation.

In women suffering from PCOS, the brain secretes excess androgen; a male hormone which causes facial hair and deepening of the voice.

PCOS also increases the risk of having diabetes due to high sugar level in the body caused by insulin resistance.

Medical research has linked a deficiency in vitamin D to PCOS. It was found that women with a lower level of vitamin D suffered from hormonal imbalance related to PCOS.

Signs of PCOS

*Absence or infrequent period

*Presence of facial hair

*Obesity and difficulties in loosing weight

Treatment

Oral medication like clomid is usually prescribed to induce ovulation.

Myo-inositol also helps in improving egg quality.

Metformin to reduce blood sugar level

Lifestyle changes such as reducing sugar intake and regular exercise also improves the condition

Polycystic ovary syndrome, illustration. Multiple (poly) ovarian cysts.