PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition which has affected millions of women across the globe. It is a hormonal problem and environmental and genetic factors are what cause its development. The hormones which are responsible for PCOS are androgens, insulin and progesterone.
A woman with PCOS will show tremendous changes both emotionally and physically. The condition also gives rise to several other diseases simultaneously. Most women may even not be aware that they are having PCOS.
Here is a list of some symptoms which are seen in women suffering with PCOS.
Irregular Menstruation Cycle
One of the main symptoms of PCOS is irregular periods. The reason behind this is that the ovaries are inept of producing the female hormone progesterone obstructing proper menstruation in women. Women will either have irregular periods or miss them completely.
Women Cannot Conceive
Another top symptom of PCOS is inability to conceive. When your menstrual cycle is incomplete the undeveloped eggs become cysts in the ovaries. These cysts don’t let the healthy eggs to travel from the fallopian tubes to the uterus.
Excessive Hair Growth
The next major symptom of PCOS is excessive hair growth in unexpected places. Thick hair growth may sometimes be genetic or natural but if you find unnatural hair growth on your sideburns, upper lip, chin under the naval etc. then you should have a check-up done with your doctor. The reason is the excessive production of androgens which is the male hormone. This condition is known as hirsutism.
All of us know that acne at the time of puberty is caused because of an influx in the hormones so when something like PCOS happens, acne is obvious. There are other changes in the skin such as dark patches and development of skin tags which are commonly seen in women with PCOS.
Although it is not the only symptom but it is one of the several signs which show that a woman is suffering with PCOS. Weight gain will be seen in areas like abdomen and other parts of the upper body.
Women may suffer pelvic pain for which the cause may be heavy bleeding during their menstruation. Some may suffer with pain even when they are not bleeding.
There may be different reasons to why an individual may have difficulties in sleeping but the condition is known as Apnea in women having PCOS in which there is transient cessation of respiration or in other terms they stop breathing for short interval asleep.
Another symptom in women with PCOS are seen to have is type 2 diabetes. Although doctors are not quite clear to why the body is seen to be insulin resistant but the cells tend to be unable to make proper use of insulin which leads to high blood sugar. This ultimately leads to type 2 diabetes.
Depression, stress, anxiety are some conditions of the moods experienced by women having PCOS.
If you yourself with the above symptoms consult expert homeopathic doctors for best treatment for PCOS in Homeopathy.