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POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, also known as PCOS, is a condition in which a woman’s levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This, in turn, leads to the growth of ovarian cysts. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can cause problems with a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function and appearance. Normally, it is believed that hormonal imbalances and genetics play a role in causing PCOS. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome include decrease in breast size, deeper voice, thin hair, weight gain, excess hair on the face, and many more.
HOW IS POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Although there is no definitive test for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, however, a Gynecologist diagnoses Polycystic Ovary Syndrome by examining the medical history and performing a physical and pelvic examination to look for signs of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Also, a vaginal ultrasound is conducted to check Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
HOW IS POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME TREATED?
The treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not curative and its treatment focuses on controlling the symptoms and managing the condition to prevent complications. A healthier diet and regular exercise is recommended for all women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.