Women experience many changes in their bodies, such as physical and emotional changes during puberty and menopause. Still, everyone experiences these changes in weight, shape, and other physical traits. The body goes through changes which are completely normal, and some of the factors contributing to these changes are age, childbearing, and hormone levels. However, these changes are unique for every woman in the world.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects about 20 percent of the women population.The symptoms of POS are severe and disruptive.
If you are diagnosed with the condition or suspecting that you are suffering from it, you should not panic, because there is hope for you. Even though the cure is not found, there are many easy ways for you to control this condition.
What is PCOS?
The polycystic ovary syndrome is an endocrine condition that is caused by an increased level of androgens, or male hormones in women.
Both genetic and environmental factors contribute to this increase in the hormone levels. The disease has a wide range of symptoms that are similar to other diseases, which means that it is often difficult for doctors to diagnose it.
According to research, this condition may be related to insulin, becausepolycystic ovary syndrome is common in women who have high levels of insulin. About 2 – 20 percent of the female population between the age of 18-44 are affected by POS.
This condition represents a risk factor for some diseases, for example, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and some types of cancer.
What are the symptoms of PCOS?
- Irregular menstruation
- Acne, oily skin, and dandruff
- Difficulty conceiving
- Weight gain
- Abundant body hair
- Anxiety and/or depression
How can you treat PCOS?
- Make some dietary changes
- Increase the intake of magnesium
- Talk to your doctor
- Talk to a therapist