Sunday, January 25, 2015

Understanding PCOS

Guys,i have done a bit of research on PCOS. I would like to share it with the ladies suffering from this dreaded disease. I aim to help such women by making them undertsand as to what really PCOS is and how does it affects the overall health of a suffering lady. I would do a series on this disease. your feedback is required.

PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a disease that occurs in about 5 to 10% of women within their reproductive age. This condition has symptoms like irregular periods, infertility, and abnormal ovulation, amplified body hair, acne and increased body mass index (BMI).
In the syndrome like PCOS the women ovaries usually contain many micro cysts that look like string of pearls just below their ovarian surface spread by the overgrowth of their ovarian connective tissue, known as stroma. 

Women with PCOS often carry a family history of diseases like diabetes with insulin resistance. This fundamental diabetic profile can play a significant role in developing PCOS which contributes to developing obesity and even a tendency of coronary vascular disease.

These women are certainly at the risk of having ovarian, uterine and even breast cancer during the later stages of their life. They need to be evaluated for these types of conditions frequently than those with no syndrome of PCOS.

Most of the women having PCOS generally do not ovulate or ovulate with irregularity. As a result, they go through a delayed or irregular menstruation in addition to being chromosomally abnormal. The poor quality of egg results in an overexposure to the male hormones and the two factors result in a poor reproductive performance in women suffering from PCOS.

They are also at an over responding risk to the fertility drugs and they risk may lead to the complications that can be life endangering. Also, when they receive fertility agents after hCG trigger shot, they use to release many eggs at a time and this may increase the chances of multiple pregnancy by 40 percent and high order multiple by about 10 to 20 percent. This situation has some devastating consequences.

There are many varieties of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome such as Hypothalamic pituitary PCOS, Adrenal PCOS, PCOS linked with pelvic adhesive disease.