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Cysts - Treatment, Procedure And Side Effects

What is the treatment?

The treatment depends on the patient’s age, nature, type of the cyst and the various symptoms.

The doctor may also advise the patient to wait and watch and not to undergo any treatment as sometimes, the cyst can resolve on its own within a few weeks to months’ time. Typically, watchful waiting is the option when the symptoms aren’t severe and the cyst is small and filled with fluid. Having said that, following up with ultrasound tests of the pelvis is required to detect any change in the size of the cyst.

Secondly, birth control pills reduce the possibility of the formation of new cysts in the subsequent menstrual cycles. The chances of suffering from ovarian cancer are also reduced with prolonged intake of oral contraceptives.

Eventually, surgery becomes the last line of defense if the cyst doesn’t appear to be a functional one, is growing in size with time and has persisted over 2-3 months. Otherwise, cysts that cause pain may need to be surgically operated on and removed.

Ovarian cystectomy is a procedure wherein the cyst is surgically removed but not the ovaries. On the other hand, oophorectomy is a technique wherein the cyst along with the affected ovary is removed but the other one is kept as it is.

How is the treatment done?

Laparotomy and laparoscopy are the two surgical techniques to remove ovarian cysts.

Laparoscopy is employed to treat most of the cysts. It is a keyhole surgical technique wherein tiny incisions are made on the stomach and gas is inserted to bloat up the pelvis that allows a doctor access the ovaries. A laparoscope (a thin tube with a camera and light fitted on one end) is inserted into the abdomen in order to allow the surgeon to see the internal organs clearly. The cyst is then removed through the tiny incisions. Laparoscopic removal requires a shorter downtime and causes considerably less pain.

A Laparotomy is preferred in case of a cancerous cyst or a cyst that is too big in size for a laparoscopy to be performed. In this case, a single but a comparatively larger incision is made to allow access to the surgeon to the cyst. The cyst along with the ovary may have to be taken out and then sent to the laboratory to check for malignancy.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Surgery is carried out in the following scenarios:

  • Both the ovaries have been affected by cysts
  • The cyst exceeds 3 inches in size
  • The cysts (cyst) do not reduce in size or go away with time
  • The cyst is not a functional one
  • Development of a cyst despite the fact that the patient hasn’t started her menstrual cycle
  • If the cyst forms even post-menopause
  • The cyst grows in spite of the patient taking contraceptives
  • Possibility of ovarian cancer

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

There is no non-eligibility criterion as such. However, the first line of treatment would be to just wait and watch as maximum cysts often tend to go away on their own. Secondly would be to administer oral contraceptives that would take care of the problem. Only if the above-mentioned treatments don’t work, should one opt for a surgical removal of the growths.

Are there any side effects?

The possible elements of risk include:

  • the ovarian cysts might develop again even if a cystectomy has been carried out
  • The pain may not reduce completely
  • Chances of scar tissue at the site of the surgery; on the fallopian tubes, pelvis or the ovaries
  • Infections
  • Damage caused to the bladder or the bowel at the time of surgery

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

The post-treatment guidelines are:

  • One will have to take things easy for about 15 days
  • Some amount of pain near the stomach area is normal
  • In case of heavy and persistent bleeding, swelling or severe pain in the abdominal area, fever and thick vaginal discharge, one should contact his/her general physician without delay
  • Regular pelvic tests are a necessity in order to detect any further growth in the ovaries
  • In addition to these, any aberration in the menstrual cycle should be reported to the doctor immediately

How long does it take to recover?

If a laparoscopy has been performed, then the patient can resume their daily activities within 24 hours. However, any strenuous activity including exercising should be struck off the itinerary for about a week or possibly more (up to 10 days). On the other hand, post laparotomy, a 4-day hospital stay becomes necessary. Normal activities can resume only after a month or 6 weeks, as advised by the doctor.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The average price for removal of ovarian cyst through a surgery is within the range of Rs.3,50,000-Rs. 4,30,000.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

A cystectomy surgery helps remove the cyst without causing any harm to the ovary, leaving it unaffected, and thus preserving the patient’s fertility. Having said that, there always remains a possibility of a new growth on the other ovary post-cystectomy. An oophorectomy is the only way to ensure that such further growths are absolutely prevented; however, it would compromise on the patient’s fertility as both the ovaries need to be surgically removed during such a surgery.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Having discussed earlier, the alternatives to surgically removing s cyst are ‘waitful and careful watching’ as to what happens to the cyst or the intake of oral contraceptives.

Safety: High Effectiveness: High Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Medium Side Effects: Medium Recovery Time: Medium Price Range: Rs. 3,50,000 - Rs. 4,30,000

Popular Health Tips

Ovarian Cysts - How Can It Be Treated?

DNB (Obstetrics & Gynecology), DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Ovarian Cysts - How Can It Be Treated?

During their reproductive years, women can develop ovarian cysts, which can be described as fluid-packed sacs around their ovaries. Cysts are known to form in a woman’s ovaries during their menstrual cycles and also, through the pregnancy phase. In most cases, women with cysts do not require treatment as they dissolve on their own. However, at times, the cysts could enlarge in size and be the cause of discomfort. In rare cases, they could be cancerous too. Mostly, no symptoms are perceived when they occur. At times, the woman could experience irregular menstrual cycles, bowel-related problems, and pain during intercourse. If you notice these symptoms, visit the doctor for a diagnosis.

As a part of the diagnosis of ovarian cysts, blood tests and ultrasounds are conducted. These tests can help assess whether you are pregnant, have hormone-related problems, or if cancer is suspected.

As per the results, the medical experts will be able to structure your treatment plan. Ovarian cysts can be either functional or non-functional. If they are a part of your menstrual cycle, they are termed as functional (follicle or corpus luteum cysts). On the other hand, if the ovaries have the tendency of forming cysts or they are a result of cancer, they are known to be non-functional in nature.

Treatments for Ovarian Cysts:

In a majority of the cases, no treatment is administered for ovarian cysts. The medical professionals may deem it suitable to treat the abnormality only if the cysts cause any discomfort. Some of the treatment methods for ovarian cysts include the following:

  1. Medications: If the cysts are painful, then your doctor may prescribe birth control pills. They may not prove to be effective in dissolving the cysts but can prevent new cysts from developing. At times, hormonal drugs may be advised to control the functioning of the ovaries and the complete reproductive system.
  2. Surgical Procedures: In some cases wherein the ovaries are large in size or the cysts are causing discomforting symptoms or they do no dissolve over a period of time, a surgery is performed as a part of the treatment plan for ovarian cysts. A surgery may be required in women nearing menopause as the cysts may turn cancerous in them. The doctors may remove the cyst or the ovary, depending on the location, size, and the number of cysts.
  3. Laparoscopy: In case of smaller cysts, your doctor may conduct laparoscopy. As a part of this procedure, a small-sized incision is made around your belly and with the help of minute surgical equipment, including a small-sized camera-mounted tool, the cyst is removed. d. Laparotomy: If your cyst is cancerous, then laparotomy may be considered appropriate. In this procedure, the removal of the ovaries is carried out through a large-sized cut in the belly.

Final Thoughts: Most of the cysts that develop in the ovaries of women are benign. Normally, they dissolve within 30 to 90 days. In some cases, they can rupture and as a result, you may experience pain. During a pelvic exam, the presence of the cysts can be ascertained. Also, ultrasounds are performed to learn whether the ovarian cysts are simple or compound. If they are simple, they are considered benign; in cases of compound cysts, a surgery is required as a part of the treatment. For determining the type of treatment for ovarian cysts in women, their age is taken into consideration. Also, the type, size of cysts, and their appearance on the ultrasounds are considered.

Functional cysts are monitored on a frequent basis and only if they rupture and cause bleeding symptoms, then doctors may perform surgery. As an aftermath of the surgery, the tissue is examined by the pathologists under a microscope, following which the professionals are able to determine the type of cyst.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ovarian Cysts - 9 Symptoms About It!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gorakhpur
Ovarian Cysts - 9 Symptoms About It!

Ovarian cysts are common and most women will have at least one during their life. In most cases they do not display any symptoms and are discovered only during routine physical exams and ultrasounds. In most cases, it is nothing to worry about but in rare cases it can lead to complications and hence it is best to get an ovarian cysts checked out by a doctor.

Ovarian cysts usually affect women in their child bearing years. They can be described as fluid-filled sacs that develop in either of the ovaries. In an ultrasound image, these can look like small bubbles. Problems usually arise when these cysts grow larger or rupture.

In such cases, you may experience symptoms that include:

  1. Pain in the lower abdomen
  2. Painful intercourse
  3. Irregular menstruation
  4. Painful urination and bowel movement
  5. Pelvic pain after exercising
  6. Nausea and vomiting
  7. Bloating
  8. Spotting between periods
  9. Heartburn and indigestion

If the doctor suspects ovarian cysts, an ultrasound is usually used to confirm the diagnosis. A pelvic ultrasound or a sonograph as it is also known is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the body’s internal structure. In some cases, an endovaginal ultrasound may also be required. This involves inserting a covered wand or probe into the vagina through which a clearer image of the ovaries can be seen.

If the cyst does not trigger any of the above symptoms, it usually does not require treatment. Instead a pelvic ultrasound may be scheduled after a month to check on the size of the cyst. In most cases, these cysts resolve themselves within a month or two. In the case of larger cysts, a biopsy may be required to rule out the chances of the cysts being cancerous. Birth control pills may be prescribed to address the pain associated with this condition. These pills are also used to stop ovulation and reduce the risk of developing further cysts.

Surgery is considered only if the cyst grows in size or continues to pain. In such cases, surgery can be of two kinds: laparoscopy or laparotomy. Laparoscopy involves the removal of cysts through a telescope like an instrument that is inserted through a small incision made in the abdomen. This is usually used to remove small cysts. Larger cysts and ovarian tumours are treated with a laparotomy. This involves making a bigger incision in the stomach and may also involve the removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus depending on the tumour.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Cystic Fibrosis - 5 Strange Signs You Must Know About!

MBBS, MD - TB & Chest, Fellowship Training Intensive Care, Fellow College of Chest physicians, European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology , Greece, European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine, Fellow Indian college of critical care
Pulmonologist, Gurgaon
Cystic Fibrosis - 5 Strange Signs You Must Know About!

Do you know about a condition called cystic fibrosis that makes your baby’s skin taste very salty after birth? The condition changes over time, in which the body makes sweat and mucus, and also affects the digestive system and lung functioning. The condition generally occurs because of a flawed gene. This is a severe and life-threatening disease that affects different people in different ways.

Causes
The gene, called CTFR is present in all humans. It makes a protein that controls the amount of water and salt, which get moved in and out of your cells. In the case of cystic fibroids, the CTFR gene is broken. This happens when a person inherits two bad copies of this specific gene. One bad CFTR gene may cause your cells to make the wrong or imbalanced amount of water and salt. Because of this, your body becomes unable to get the supply of sufficient nutrients and oxygen that are lost through sweating.

Symptoms
There are several symptoms associated with cystic fibroids that include the following:

  1. It is likely for you to cough up thin mucus, along with shortness of breath, and wheezing.
  2. The development of polyps in your nose is indicated.
  3. Sinus infections, pneumonia, or bronchitis may occur.
  4. Your stool may be oily, bulky, and with a foul odor.
  5. Liver diseases and gallstones may develop later in life because of cystic fibroids.

Treatment
There is no certain treatment for cystic fibroids. However, there are various treatment procedures that are used for providing relief to the symptoms of the condition. This allows an affected patient to breathe easily, feel better, and experience lesser stomach infections. You can opt for airway clearance technique that helps you with your breathing. The procedure involves the clearance of mucus from your lungs. This procedure is carried out in several ways and special devices may be used during the proceedings.

  • Certain inhaled drugs like steroids, salt solutions, and antibiotics are used for thinning your mucus layers, and for clearing lung infections.
  • If your pancreas do not work properly, you may be prescribed enzyme pills for the digestion of fats and protein, and for the absorption of more nutrients from the food you consume.
  • You may also be prescribed vitamin A, D, and E supplements for getting these nutrients, which are not being absorbed by your intestine.
  • You must consult a doctor on experiencing any symptom of cystic fibrosis in your baby. This will allow the condition to be diagnosed at an early stage, thereby preventing further worsening. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Renal Cysts - Can They Develop Into Cancer?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Nephrology, DNB (Nephrology)
Nephrologist, Delhi
Renal Cysts - Can They Develop Into Cancer?

Simple renal cysts are often found even in normal kidneys. In fact, they are so common that they are rarely considered as a disease. Certain lifestyle traits or genetics can be the cause of renal cysts occurring in adults as well as children, though no conclusive reasons have yet been confirmed for the occurrence of the same. Medical imaging technology such as ultrasound, X-ray, and CT scanning are being extensively used to discover these lesions.

In various surveys of people undergoing ultrasound for evaluation of non-kidney-related problems, generally 15% men and 7% women over the age of 50 were detected with renal cysts. Once the radiologic imaging of the cyst is obtained, the doctor can determine what further examination will be required.

There are basically two types of renal cysts, simple and complex.

  • Simple cysts are usually round, have a thin outer wall, are filled with fluid and are rarely required to be treated.
  • Complex cysts, however, can have thicker walls with solidified mass or can also be a collection of small cysts. These are definitely required to be examined further as they can be cancerous.

With the latest radiological approach to renal cysts, i.e. the Bosniak classification, observation of lesions is preferred to biopsy. Even though biopsies nowadays are largely non-intrusive, they are still recommended under very specific circumstances.

This classification uses a complicated algorithm of CT scan features like size, density and perfusion and places cystic renal masses into one of the five different categories. Categories I and II are generally simple cysts, not requiring further analysis. Still, an ultrasound is repeated at intervals of 6-12 months to ensure that the cyst is not growing. However, Bosniak category IIF cysts indicate complex cysts which are required to be observed. Lack of change with time indicates that the mass is benign, while any increase indicates the possibility of cancer. Through observation, one can prevent unnecessary surgeries.

It is mostly recommended that lesions falling under Bosniak III category should be immediately surgically removed as 40-50% have the possibility of becoming cancerous. However, close follow-up with magnetic resonance imaging can be used to avoid unnecessary surgeries as it is useful for characterizing the internal content of a cyst which may be is indeterminate even after the ultrasound and CT scan. Category IV lesions necessarily require surgical removal of the kidney, as nearly 85-100% of these are cancerous. More than 90% of those diagnosed with renal cancer which is confined to the kidney can hope to become disease-free within five years after diagnosis.

Thus, complex renal cysts have a higher possibility of developing into cancer if they are found to be malignant during the period of observation and steps should be taken for immediate removal. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Enlarged Pancreas - 5 Factors Behind It

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
Enlarged Pancreas - 5 Factors Behind It

Enlarged pancreas can result beacuse of factors such as: 

  1. An abscess in your pancreas: This refers to a dangerous formation inside the pancreas. Neglecting its occurrence can also turn out to be fatal. An abscess is a cavity containing pus that further infects the rest of the organ. Presence of harmful bacteria in the pancreas leads to such a case.
  2. A cyst in the lining of your pancreas: Epithelial cysts in the pancreas can also cause the organ to swell up. Such cysts are mostly benign but they are accompanied by disabling pain.
  3. Pancreatitis is one disease with an array of threats: Highly active enzymes within the organ can make its tissues wear down thus, affecting the size of your pancreas. If you are an alcoholic, you are more prone to develop this condition. It could also be contracted due to an excess of calcium or fats in the blood.
  4. Cancer of the pancreas is dreadful too: Due to the unanticipated growth of cancer cells in the pancreas, the organ grows bigger. A person suffers from excruciating pain under the influence of this condition.
  5. Pseudocysts in the pancreas can have serious ill effects: When benign cysts become unmanageably harmful, they result into pseudocysts. The cysts contain remains of your tissues and other damaging fluids that can increase the size of the pancreas.

An enlarged pancreas surfaces in the form of these symptoms:

  1. The kind of stool you pass indicates a lot about your health. Oily poop can be indicative of an enlarged pancreas. Persisting diarrhea can also be a symptom of pancreatic ailments.
  2. You may even experience an accelerated pulse rate.
  3. You may feel feverish continually. Bouts of fever can impede your free movement and general health.
  4. Health issues with your pancreas can make you suffer from jaundice. It could be a one- time affair or it could reappear from time to time.
  5. Constant queasiness could hint at some underlying problem in your pancreas.
  6. You may even lose more than a few pounds over a short span of time. Such a thing should not be taken lightly as it not only makes you look sick but also degrades your immunity. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.
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Popular Questions & Answers

I have chocolate cyst on both ovary, My marriage is over 2 years. I have got thyroid problem also. My husband viscosity is also low, Can I conceive a child?

DNB, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Firstly you have to treat pcod which can possess complications in the future pregnancy. I will recommend you with myo inositol combination in treating pcos for this you can take fertikare which are chewable.

Sir madam My wife on 30 August 2018. 12 the day follicle show 24 mm in Right ovary and also show 17 mm follicle in left ovary and Dr. give injection for rupture we kept intercourses that day night and also kept 31 august night intercourses and 1 at September early morning so any chance for pregnancy.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, Fellowship in Assisted Reproductive technology
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, Yes there may be change of pregnancy. continue for another 2 days. check for pregnancy after 15 days with hpt kit.
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I am suffering from very small cyst on my right ovary after knowing this I properly workout and reduce weight from 66 to 54 but still not getting my periods from last 4 months what can I do.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Most of medical challanges need doctor to listen to detailed medical history in form of questions and answers, examination of patient and sometimes reports so meet concerned doctor.-Gynecologist.

Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Ovarian Cysts
Hello Everyone,

This is Dr. Sanket Pisat. I am a consultant Gynecological Laparoscopic surgeon working in Adheri in Mumbai

And today we are going to discuss about ovarian cyst. Cyst in the ovary is a very common finding that you will found reported on several ultrasound studies done women who have presented varying complaints. Cyst may be the cause of infertility which is the inability to get pregnant. They may be the cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or they may be a cause for continuous dilating pain abdomen which the woman is experiencing before her periods or unrelated completely to her period. There can be several reasons for why there are cysts in the ovary and likewise these cysts may or may not dangerous and may or may not require treatment at all. Some of the commonest cyst that are seen in the ovary are poly cystic ovaries which are multiple small fluid filled balloons present inside the ovary itself which are a collection of follicles not ruptured which should have ruptured every month with every menstrual cycle. A lot of time these patients with these kind of polycystic ovaries have got menstrual disturbance find it difficult to get pregnant. This particular kind of variances can be manages wit medicine alone without the need for surgery or very rarely a small laparoscopy procedure called: polycystic ovarian drilling may be done. The other larger cyst seen in the ovary may or may not be cancerous in origin. Some of these are called simple ovarian cysts, which are just fluids filled vesicles formed in the ovary during the process of menstruation but get dissolved as the periods have gone by. Some of these cyst are in born, like dermoid cyst which is a collection of fat within the ovary itself and sometimes women endometriotic cyst which is the collection of blood filled pockets within the ovary which cause tremendous pain during periods and make it difficult for the patient to get pregnant. Rarely however these cyst can actually be cancerous in origin or may be preload to a cancer so it is so it is important that they be investigated fully. Most of the times cyst can be diagnosed by an ultrasound examination alone but sometimes these cyst may require T scan or an MRI for a diagnoses. As far as treatment is concerned some cyst can be managed by medicines alone but a lot of times these cysts needs to be removed. Earlier this kind of surgery need to be performed by open surgery or by opening the abdomen but now by laparoscopy or minimally invasive surgery it is possible only two or three cuts on the abdomen and remove the ovarian cyst with minimal damage to the ovarian tissue that means only the cystic part of the ovary which is abnormal can be removed and the rest of the ovary be left behind in order to continue its reproductive function, to continue its hormones secreting function and cause no symptoms to the patient later on.

If you have any further questions I this regard please feel free to contact me via Lybrate. Thank you.
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Dietary Tips to get rid of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Hi, I am DT. Sheela Suhag Seharawat, Mentor Diet Clinic. We are in this field since 11 years and treating so many therapeutic patients, adn specially aajkal jo young girls mein ya ladies mein jo ek main problem aa rahi hai wo hai PCOS. PCOD ki kaafi problem aa rahi hai, basically wo start ho jaati hai 15yrs k baad, and PCOD is a hormonal imbalance jis se ki aapke body mein kaafi changes ho jaate hai jo ki aapke weight gain me bhi problem karti hai. So, PCOD ko treat karne k liye definitely aapko ek Gynecologist ki help leni padegi but saath mein aap apne diet ko healthy karke PCOD ko kaafi hadh tak treat kar sakte ho. Qyunki PCOD aur weight loss both are directly realted.


To first of all aapko PCOD control karna hai to aapko apna weight control karna padega and uske liye kuch points aapko apne mind mein rakhne padege. Jaise ki aap PCOD k liye sab se pehle processed food ko na bolein because processed food jitne bhi hotein hai wo aapke hormone imbalance ka problem karega to better hai avoid processed food. Second thing PCOD k liye aap ko apna weight cut down karna padega. Weight k liye aap ko jo main tips, aap k dietician provide kar sakte hai ya aap ko like high fibre diet, low carbs diet, high protein diet wo humein mind me rakhna padega. PCOD k liye humein aapne carbohydrate ko definitely apne diet mein ek controlled way se lena padega. Carbohydrate ko hum jitna low rakhege apne diet mein utna humara PCOD mein wo benefit rahega. Carbohydrate lo but kosish karo wo aap protein k sath lene ki to wo aap ka zyada beneficial rahega.

PCOD k liye aap refined flours ko jitna aap k diet se avoid kar sakte ho utna behtar hai. Refined flours mein jaise suji, maida, jo bhi aap k bahar k junk foods hai un cheezo ko aap jitna avoid kar sakte hai utna aapke liye behtar hoga. And PCOD k liye ek main cheez jo mai definitely aapko bolungi wo hai kam se kam 20-30min ki walk agar aap daily routine me include kar sakte ho to wo aap k liye bohot hi faaidemandh sidh hoga. For further queries you can just connect to us at Lybrate, you can call us, you can text us and you can book an appointment as well.
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PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
Best Diet to overcome PCOS
Best Diet to overcome PCOS

I am Daksha Punse, I am consulting dietician at 'all about diet'. All about diet is an online platform where we provide online consultancy for healthy weight loss dieting. We have helped thousands of people across globe to achieve their weight loss target and changed the lifestyle of people suffering from PCOS, diabetes, hypertension, thyroid, etc. Today we are going to talk about PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome). Today one in 3 woman suffer from PCOS. It s a condition in which woman s levels of sex hormones such as estrogen and progesterone are out of balance and leads to the formation of ovarian cyst these are benign masses on the ovaries. This may cause problems with women s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function and appearance as well.

PCOS is a genetic hormonal disorder which is related to diabetes, it is something with which you are born with. Symptoms typically start appearing usually after puberty, or in few cases not until you are in 30s or 40s. It is myth that PCOS has no cure but the fact is there are treatments that help in improve your health and fertility. Losing weight is one of the most important things you can do. You may be given chlomiphene citrate that will help your body produce more FSH. If you are insulin resistant you may be given a drug called metformin or gluphage that will improve your insulin sensitivity. Depending on the other symptoms that you may have you may be given medications for acne and excess hair growth too.

The fact is losing as little as 5% of your body weight will help you balance your hormonal levels and ovulate normally and bring back your fertility. Because of the way insulin is processed in many women with PCOS, a diet which is low in glycemic index is the most beneficial way to lose weight. You can do certain modifications in your diet for weight loss. Reduce the calories, stick to 1500 k/cal diet. Reduce intake of simple sugars, add more complex sugars to your diet. Increase fiber. Aim for fruits, vegetables and salads. Increase lean protein. And stop eating fatty foods such as pastries, pastas, cakes, biscuits etc. Other than that don t stress and exercise regularly.

For more information you can contact us through Lybrate.com. Thank You!
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