Polycystic Ovarian syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian syndrome

It is a rare yet existence hormonal condition that often and only affects women. It takes a tow on a woman from the moment she is being told of the situation or diagnosed; it is irrespective of age and or sexual activity. It is a lot to process, let alone accept the state of its existence in one’s life. Its emotional, mental, psychological effect might need one to see a therapist, and that is okay. 

Effects of PCOS

They are;


Irregular menstrual flow and or inconsistency

The unexpected growth of facial and body hair

Big health-risk problems such as; diabetes and hypertension

Hormones and PCOS

If you produce PCOS, your conceptive hormones stay out of stability. Here, it can lead directly into difficulties amidst your ovaries, such as not producing your period on time or not getting it.

Your body produces hormones to perform many deeds. Some alter your menstrual round and imply attachment to our capacity to propagate a baby. Certain hormones play a role in PCOS :

Androgens, insulin, and Progesterone

Symptoms of PCOS

The most common PCOS symptoms are; missed irregular, infrequent, or prolonged periods. Excess androgens can cause alopecia or hair in areas you don’t want it (like on your face) and acne. Other symptoms include

  • Darkened skin on the neck or in the armpits
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swinges

Causes of PCOS

Surprisingly enough, there isn’t a known cause factor. However, it is hereditary if the woman in your direct gene has it.

Production of excess insulin can affect the ability to ovulate.


There are medications to help improve your menstrual cycle and fertility.


Liyana Parker

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