Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: One in Every 10 Women has it

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone-related problem caused by small cysts growing on a woman’s ovaries, which subsequently cause a hormone imbalance. It is a common disorder among young women.  In India one out of every 10 women has PCOS


Symptoms tend to be mild at first. The most common symptoms are:

  • Acne (pimples)
  • Weight gain/trouble losing weight
  • Excess hair on the face and body
  • Thinning hair on the scalp
  • Irregular periods (no periods, very heavy bleeding)
  • Fertility problems(trouble getting pregnant)
  • Depression

It increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure and depression. The exact cause is not known, but it generally runs in families.


The doctor may perform certain tests and examinations. These include:

  • Physical examination
  • Blood tests blood tests include testing for levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estrogen, testosterone, prolactin, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) , adrenal gland hormones( such as DHEA-S or 17-hydroxyprogesterone), glucose tolerance test, blood insulin levels and lipid profile
  • Ultrasound An ultrasound exam can show the appearance of ovaries and the thickness of the lining of uterus


 Exercise regularly: Try to take up an exercise regimen. A 30 minute brisk walk daily can help a lot.

Eat healthy:  Eat heart-healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, and whole grains. Limit intake of foods high in saturated fat, such as meats, cheeses, and fried foods.

Lose weight. Even losing about 4Kg may help get your hormones in balance and regulate your menstrual cycle. Use smaller plates, reduce portion sizes and resist the urge for seconds to help with weight loss.

Take medications: Your doctor also may prescribe birth control pills to reduce symptoms, metformin to help you have regular menstrual cycles, medicines for excess hair growth or fertility medicines if you are having trouble getting pregnant.

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7 thoughts on “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: One in Every 10 Women has it

  1. Poonam Bisen

    Very informative especially these days when risk factor for heart disease is increasing day by day.

  2. Amit Prakash

    The recent studies states that this is caused by the DCI deficiency in patients. As compared to normal body a PCO patient is having 47% decreased amount of DCI in them.
    “Caronocitol” a patented DCI of Biosearch Life, Spain is available in India as ReDiva (Caronocitol 150mg) tabs by SUNDYOTA NUMANDIS PHAMACEUTICALS PVT. LTD.
    It offers significant reduction in Hyper androgenism parameters,Skin disorders, Hyperinsulinemia and LH & LH/FSH Ratio.
    On different parameters offered increasement (+) and decreasement is as follows.
    + SHBG by 92%
    +ISI by83%
    +G/IR 43% &
    -TT 38%
    -FT 55%
    -DHEA_S2 47%
    -Andristenedione 22%
    -Hirsutism 11%
    -Acne 20%
    -PI 48%
    -IR 49%
    -LH 29%
    -LH/FSH 35%.

  3. Deep

    Majorly pcos is fue to the hard and buisy lige style of mordern women normaly working women avoids peroids due to their life style thos psycology cause thos problem by reducing hormon level

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