Custom Search

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

PCOS Awareness

September is PCOS Awareness Month Both of my daughters are among the many women that are speaking out and sharing their own stories on blogs, facebook, instagram, and support group. Awareness starts by spreading their own stories. PCOS is misunderstood in the medical field many times and leaves women with it feeling sad and depressed

PCOS is a disease that effects 1 in every 10 women. There is not always a genetic tie but other times there is. There is a lot still unknown about PCOS and this leaves many doctors with the issue of not being able to understand. PCOS does not look the same in every one.

The textbook definition of PCOS
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman's levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts (benign masses on the ovaries). PCOS can affect a women's menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function, and appearance.

While some believe that being overweight is reason for PCOS. This is not always the case. Many women do struggle with their weight and also suffer from PCOS Others with PCOS are slender There is no one size fits all for PCOS. 

Many times those with PCOS suffer for months with pain and no real reason

Some say that high blood sugar causes PCOS. Many women are insulin resistance and have higher than normal blood sugar levels. Again, some women may even be hypoglycemic.

Often doctors do not know a diagnosis for what the problem  may be.

PCOS has high testosterone and this in itself results in excess hair growth on the face and other body areas. Other women suffer from estrogen dominance One of my daughter struggles to have hair and still has PCOS.

Another fact that is not always present with PCOS is cysts. Many symptoms that correlate with PCOS and lead to diagnosis. Women who do have cysts like my daughter suffer from pain.

There is no cure for PCOS. Use of birth control pills help manage symptoms. Healthy diet and exercise, right amount of vitamins and regular communication with a healthcare professional help.
Infertility is not always the outcome as medication can help here as well. Simply remember that PCOS is not the same for every woman. It is not who they are instead it is what they struggle with. Talking to the doctor can help it may not cure but they can help control it. Start today if you suffer from PCOS, and call the doctor

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love comments so if you have a minute leave me your thoughts on the above post