Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Importance of Early Treatment for PCOS

A hormonal disorder caused due to an imbalance of hormones, PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, is commonly seen in women of reproductive age today. PCOS is characterised by the appearance of small cysts or growths in the ovary which might hamper with female fertility. Treatment of PCOS is often delayed due to failure in recognising its early symptoms.


Symptoms of PCOS

The symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome from vary from one woman to another and hence it is not easy to ascertain the presence of the disease. However, the following symptoms are often associated with the condition.
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Inability to successfully conceive a baby
  • Excess facial hair and unwanted hair growth on body
  • Missing periods
  • Hair fall and hair thinning on scalp similar to hair loss pattern in men
  • Weight fluctuation involving weight gain
  • Increased skin problems like acne, darkening of skin and skin tags

Causes of PCOS

The actual causes for developing ovarian cysts and other disorders associated with PCOS are yet to be ascertained. However, hormonal imbalances and increased production of androgen, which is a male hormone, is said to be behind most of the after effects of the condition. Studies have shown a genetic link of the disorder, so the probability to have the disease due to hereditary is very high.

The complications related to PCOS are not limited just to its symptoms or infertility. Prolonged PCOS, that has remained untreated for long, are known to contribute to elevated insulin levels or insulin resistance leading to diabetes. Studies have also shown their contributions in the incidence of conditions like sleep apnoea, uterine cancers and heart conditions. Untreated PCOS can have life threatening consequences.

Treatment for PCOS

The treatment for PCOS is initiated only after conducting diagnosis tests to ascertain the disease. The various treatment procedures for the disease include birth control pills which help in regularising periods, ovulation inducing medication to treat infertility issues, androgen blocking medications to numb the actions of male hormone and other medicines to treat the symptoms.

Kasturi Multispecialty Hospital is one of the best gynaecological centres in Hyderabad offering quality and efficient healthcare for women and children.

For more details,

Visit us:  http://kasturihospitals.com/gynaecology/index.html
Mail us:  kasturigyno@gmail.com

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