PCOS, also known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, 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. PCOS 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 PCOS include decrease in breast size, deeper voice, thin hair, weight gain, excess hair on the face, and many more.
HOW IS PCOS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a gynaecologist who would do an ultrasound to check for cysts and also tumours in the ovaries. Tissue test and biopsy are done to.
HOW IS PCOS TREATED?
There is no sure cure for PCOS except surgeries in cases where there are to many cysts. Alongside hormonal therapy is also given to patients. Leading healthier lifestyles, exercising and losing weight helps to reduce these symptoms and also ensure regular periods.
DID YOU KNOW?
Leading a physically active life, keeping your weight under check and having a low fat, high-carb diet will help in better management of the condition.