When it comes to their body, women go through numerous changes during their life. We are talking about physical and emotional changes which happen in the puberty and in the menopause. Still, everyone experiences these changes in weight, shape, and other physical traits. The body goes through evolution which is completely normal, and some of the factors that contribute to this evolution are age, childbearing, and hormone levels. There are no two women in the world who are the same, meaning that the changes they go through are also unique.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects about 20 percent of the women population. Its symptoms can be quite severe and disruptive.
If you suspect you have PCOS, or if you are already diagnosed with this condition, you should not panic, because there is hope for you. The cure is still not found, but there are numerous easy ways for you to control this condition.
What is PCOS?
The polycystic ovary syndrome is an endocrine condition that is the result of an increased level of androgens, or male hormones in women.
The factors that contribute to this increase in the hormone levels can be genetic and environmental. The disease has a wide range of symptoms and severity, meaning that often times it is hard for doctors to diagnose it.
Nevertheless, according to research, this condition may be related to insulin, as PCOS is frequent in women who have high insulin levels. About 2 – 20 percent of the female population is affected with PCOS, mostly at the age between 18 and 44, depending on which symptoms are used to define it.
This condition represents a risk factor for some diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and some types of cancer.
What are the symptoms of PCOS?
- Irregular menstruation
- Acne, oily skin, and dandruff
- Difficulty conceiving
- Weight gain
- Abundant body hair
- Anxiety and/or depression
How can you treat PCOS?
- Make some dietary changes
- Increase the intake of magnesium
- Talk to your doctor
- Talk to a therapist