Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a disorder that can cause infertility in women of reproductive age is said to be common these days. A recent study has revealed that about 18 per cent of Indian women, mostly from the East, suffer from PCOS, a disorder which causes infertility among the fairer sex. PCOS can occur in both, obese and non-obese women, contrary to the belief. Read: Homeopathic treatment for PCOS. Does it help?
PCOS is an endocrine disorder which is also a leading cause of infertility in women these days. If you are trying to conceive and miss your periods, make sure that you take tests for pregnancy and PCOS both. As sudden irregular periods is one of the symptoms of PCOS. Metropolis Healthcare, a multinational chain of pathology laboratories, conducted an inclusive study to observe the trends of PCOS cases in young women in India. Metropolis conducted a study on 27,411 samples of testosterone over a period of 18 months, out of which 4824 (17.60 per cent) women face hormonal associated risk with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Did you know that Yoga can help treat PCOS?
It can be treated and the main aim of the treatment is to bring the woman’s body back to normal. For that she also has to exercise continuously to make sure that she doesn’t gain any extra weight, eat healthy and make sure that her period is regular and back on track. A woman can conceive even with PCOS only if it is managed properly with regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Though women with PCOS have three times more chances of miscarriage than others.
PCOS is a combination of cosmetic, gynecological and metabolic symptoms. This might include thinning of hair, oily skin with acne, irregular periods, mood swings, etc. Visit a doctor immediately once you notice the signs. If not treated properly it might make you obese. It is popularly seen in the age group of 15 to 30 years. Many of us do not know about PCOS and hence, awareness about this disorder is very important. Among the samples tested east India shows alarming levels of 25.88 per cent women affected by PCOS, followed by 18.62 per cent in north India, which can be largely attributed to lack of awareness among young women and ignorance.Diagnosis of the disease can be done by a testosterone test along with a host of other tests like blood sugar, insulin, FSH, LH, 17OHP and DHEAS.
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