What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

Although polycystic ovary syndrome is quite common, many women still know much less about it than they should.

Jul 30, 2022 - 15:02
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What is polycystic ovary syndrome?

Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common hormonal disorder of women of reproductive age, and although it affects one in five women, many do not even know they have it. It is not known why polycystic ovary syndrome affects some women and not others. Hormonal imbalance is responsible for the continuous occurrence of cysts on the ovaries, but although the trigger is known, doctors still do not know why some women develop the syndrome due to imbalance, while others do not. The syndrome is often hereditary, but this is not the rule either.

An additional problem is that this syndrome is quite difficult to diagnose. There is no single test that would simply reveal that you have polycystic ovary syndrome, and this is precisely the main reason why so many women suffer from this syndrome without being aware of it. However, with regular examinations and some symptoms that almost always appear (regular occurrence of cysts, irregular menstrual cycle), your doctor should be able to determine without major problems whether you also have this syndrome .

In fact, the symptoms can differ drastically. It is interesting that the vast majority of women believe that they do not have any specific symptoms. And the most common ones are oily skin and the appearance of acne, irregular periods that are often absent or late, excessive body and facial hair, hair loss and thinning, and weight gain. Women also often face problems when they try to conceive, considering irregular ovulation and the increased risk of spontaneous abortion.

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome suffer from depression more often, and it can also affect health in other ways. If it is not treated on time and in the right way, polycystic ovary syndrome can lead to many health problems, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and even endometrial cancer. It is precisely for this reason that it is important to go for regular check-ups and, if you have been diagnosed with the syndrome, to treat it in the best possible way. 

Diet greatly affects polycystic ovary syndrome. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome often have a higher than normal level of insulin, and this syndrome often comes with insulin resistance, that is, the inability of the body to efficiently use the insulin it produces. In these cases, the body may try to pump out high levels of insulin in an effort to keep blood sugar levels normal, and too high levels of insulin can result in the ovaries producing more androgenic hormones like testosterone. 

Insulin resistance can be caused by excess body weight, and it can also make it difficult to lose weight. Since losing excess weight is the first step in the fight against polycystic ovary syndrome, and since food with a high carbohydrate content can make it difficult to control insulin resistance and thus weight loss, proper nutrition is extremely important for women with this syndrome.

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Post By: Vanessa F.