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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
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Don’t let it destroy your self-esteem
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is often called the ‘thief of womanhood’ because of the devastating effect the symptoms can have on a woman’s appearance and self-esteem. PCOS is one of the leading causes of fertility problems in women.
The term ‘polycystic ovaries’ describes ovaries that contain many small ‘cysts’ (about twice as many as in normal ovaries) and are usually no bigger than 8 millimetres each and are egg-containing follicles that have not developed properly. These are not cysts as you may imagine them to be; they don’t cause pain and aren’t harmful to you (so no surgical removal is needed) and they don’t lead to ovarian cancer.
It is estimated that approximately 10 million women worldwide suffer from PCOS.
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What are the symptoms of PCOS?
PCOS affects women in different ways, so not all women will have all these symptoms. Some women may have only mild symptoms, while others may have a wider range of more severe symptoms. Symptoms usually start in adolescence, although some women do not develop them until later in life. However many do not recognise the early development of symptoms as part of the underlying condition of PCOS.
What causes PCOS?
The susceptibility to PCOS is often inherited, however the precise cause is unknown.
How is PCOS diagnosed?
Diagnosis requires obtaining blood samples for a variety of hormones, including those produced by the ovaries, adrenal glands, pituitary gland and thyroid gland. A full physical examination and screening for cholesterol, triglyceride, glucose and insulin should also be part of a complete evaluation.
Is PCOS a gynaecological or an endocrinological disorder?
Since many of the symptoms involve a woman’s reproductive system, PCOS is often mistaken for a gynaecological disorder. It is, however, a disorder of the endocrine system involving hormones and hormone production. Therefore, a specialist in the endocrine system, such as a reproductive endocrinologist, should be consulted to confirm diagnosis.
Is there an overall treatment for PCOS?
At the present time, doctors can only treat the individual symptoms of women with PCOS, rather than the entire syndrome. Once diagnosed, most patients can effectively managed their symptoms to help lead healthier and more satisfying lives. In the meantime, research continues to determine the cause and look for new and better treatments for PCOS.
Are there other issues related to PCOS?
There is often a stigma attached to many of the symptoms of PCOS, particularly facial and body hair, infertility and obesity. Some women may even suffer from depression as a result of the symptoms. Women with PCOS need emotional and social support to deal with the effects of this condition on their lives. Research has shown that a strong network of friends and family greatly enhances an individual’s ability to cope with the distressing effects of PCOS.
Why is public awareness of PCOS so critical?
The symptoms of PCOS can vary from one woman to the next, therefore, a woman often does not realise she has the syndrome. Public information and awareness about the symptoms and the serious nature of the disorder are crucial to identifying women in need of treatment. In addition, for women to make informed decisions about their health management, the information upon which they base their decisions should be accurate, current, based on well-performed research studies and obtained from well-informed and well-trained physicians and other caregivers. This information must be easy for the general public to find and understand.