Negligence of PCOS May Cost High

Negligence of PCOS May Cost High

Infertility is becoming a common complication among couple globally now-a-days. Whether it’s men or women, Infertility is not a curse, rather the result of ignorance. In case of women, negligence of symptoms like irregular menstrual cycle, moderate weight, blood sugar levels and healthy diet etc. leads to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) which is one of the most common causes of female infertility. 1-in-10 women of childbearing age get affected with PCOS.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disorder common among women, caused due to factors like Insulin resistance, Obesity, Genetic and Environmental. Insulin resistance means cells in muscles, fat, and liver don’t respond well to insulin which results the body can’t use insulin well. As a result Insulin levels build up in the body and cause higher androgen (male hormones) levels, which stops eggs from being released (ovulation) and cause irregular periods, acne, thinning scalp hair and excess hair growth on face and body. In case of Women with obesity (overweight) PCOS complications become worse. On the other hand, under genetic factor women whose mother or sister has PCOS or type2 diabetes are more likely to develop PCOS. Likewise, the toxic chemicals presented in the environment are also the reason of PCOS.

The World Health Organization (WHO) data suggests that approximately 116 million women (3.4%) are affected by PCOS globally. The PCOS statistics in India 2021 shows that one in five Indian women suffers from PCOS. So the ignorance of PCOS may cause some serious health issues in many cases like Infertility, Type 2 diabetes, Miscarriage or premature birth and Cancer of the uterine lining (endometrial cancer).

Adopting lifestyle modification can help in PCOS reduction. Changes in diet, exercise and other aspects of life can also help to reduce the burden of symptoms. Switching to a nutritious and balanced diet is advisable. Among overweight women, the symptoms and overall risk of developing long-term health problems from PCOS can be greatly improved by losing excess weight. Weight loss of just 5% can lead to a significant improvement in PCOS. Low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets might increase insulin levels.

So if you’re getting irregular periods, having trouble getting pregnant or have signs of excess androgen, which might include new hair growth on face and body, acne and male-pattern baldness. Then you should consult with your doctor.

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