April 20, 2010
Symptoms Of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is not a common problem but as many as 20% of women of childbearing age are susceptible to it. In short, it affects the ovaries but symptoms may not be specific to that part of the body. This article will touch on the symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is generally thought to occur because of hormonal irregularities and even a genetic predisposition to the problem. Dealing with the hormonal irregularities or imbalances can be done by following Mary Parker’s Ovarian Cysts No More treatment plan
Three common signs that a woman may have PCOS is :
Cysts on the ovary
Cysts on the ovary are small fluid filled growths one or both of the ovaries. They can be harmless and simply shrink back into the ovary or they can continue to grow. Cysts that continue to grow can lead to pain in the pelvic region and can even strangulate the ovaries or twist them. This is painful and can lead to permanent damage which can affect the ability to have children.
Increases of androgen, the male hormone
Increases in androgen may translate to the development of typically male characteristics, notably the growth of hair on parts of the female body not generally noted for it. For instance, the face may develop hair or around the breasts and nipples.
Irregular periods may occur because cysts are developing in place of regular follicles that release an egg into the fallopian tubes. If the egg is unfertilized it is released as blood and is referred to as a period. In other words, cysts are affecting the ability of your body to successfully produce an egg.
Ovarian cysts may also be the cause of infertility or the inability to become pregnant which is another symptom of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Treating the condition or preventing it from occurring involves altering lifestyle choices. As it is thought to be a cause of hormone imbalances, eating the right foods, getting adequate exercise and limiting the amount of stress that you experience may help. People in the holistic health industry suggest that taking medications, especially birth control pills may increase the chances of suffering from PCOS. Find out more about how to treat PCOS by reading my Ovarian cysts no more review.
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