One of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders in women.Up to 10% of women and girls worldwide have polycystic ovary syndrome.
Levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts identifiable in many cases though pelvic Ultrasonography.
Irregular menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne, and obesity can occur in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
The exact cause of polycystic ovary syndrome is unknown but the condition is found to be associated with one or more of the following: Insulin resistance, Vit D deficiency, Vit B12 defficiency, low progesterone level in the leuteal peak, increased testosterone levels, hypothyroidism, abnormal lipid profile.
If not adequately managed PCOs it may lead to infertility, Gestational Diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus, depression, anxiety, increased risk of Heart disease, Stroke, breast neoplasm, Endometriosis, Fibroid Uterus, Endometrial carcinoma,
Early diagnosis and treatment along with weight loss may reduce the risk of long-term complications.
Effective management of PCOS involves identifying and quantifying the hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies and correction of the same.
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