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  • What is PCOS and how is it diagnosed?
    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a prevalent hormonal disorder that primarily affects women of reproductive age. It manifests through a combination of symptoms that may vary in severity from person to person. The diagnosis of PCOS typically involves an assessment of clinical symptoms and medical testing. Key Symptoms for Diagnosis: Irregular Menstrual Cycles: Women with PCOS often experience irregularities in their menstrual cycle due to disruptions in ovulation. These irregularities may include prolonged periods, infrequent periods, or complete absence of periods. Excess Androgen Levels: Androgens are often referred to as "male hormones," though they are present in both males and females. Women with PCOS tend to have higher levels of androgens, which can lead to physical signs such as hirsutism (excessive hair growth on the face and body), severe acne, and thinning hair on the scalp. Polycystic Ovaries: An ultrasound may reveal enlarged ovaries containing numerous small cysts along the outer edge of each ovary. It's important to note that not all women with PCOS will have visible cysts, and having cysts alone does not confirm PCOS. Diagnostic Tests: Hormonal Assessments: Blood tests are crucial for measuring androgen levels to confirm their excess, which supports the diagnosis of PCOS. Insulin Levels: Insulin resistance is common in PCOS. Elevated insulin levels can exacerbate the production of androgens, thereby intensifying symptoms. Testing for insulin levels helps in assessing this aspect of PCOS and can guide treatment options focused on improving insulin sensitivity.
  • What are the common symptoms of PCOS?
    Common symptoms include irregular or skipped periods, excessive hair growth on the face and body, acne, scalp hair thinning, and weight gain. Some women also experience difficulty in getting pregnant.
  • How does PCOS affect fertility?
    PCOS can lead to infrequent ovulation or a lack of ovulation altogether, which can impact fertility. However, with the right treatment and lifestyle changes, many women with PCOS can achieve a healthy pregnancy.
  • What lifestyle changes are recommended for managing PCOS?
    Managing weight through a balanced diet and regular physical activity can greatly improve symptoms and overall health. Limiting processed foods and sugars, while incorporating whole grains, lean proteins, and vegetables is beneficial. Regular physical activity also helps regulate insulin levels.
  • Can my PCOS be Cured?
    While there is no cure for PCOS, symptoms can be effectively managed with a combination of medical treatments and lifestyle changes. Many women find significant improvement in their symptoms and overall quality of life with personalized care plans.
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