Throughout their lives, women has experience with many changes in their bodies. From puberty to menopause, these changes are deeply felt both physically and emotionally.
However, changes in weight, shape, or other physical traits are something that happen to everyone. Age, childbearing, and hormone levels are all major players in our bodies’ evolutions, and they’re all totally normal. No two women are ever alike, and so their changes will be unique.
One condition is poly cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Affecting is possibly as much as 20 percent of the population of women, this condition is characterized by a set of symptoms that can be very severe and disruptive.
If you have or think you might have PCOS, there’s hope. While there is not yet a cure, there are plenty of easy ways to manage the condition.
What is PCOS?
Poly cystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is an endocrine condition caused by elevated levels of androgens, or male hormones, in women.
It is caused by genetic and environmental factors, and has a wide range of symptoms and severity, making it often difficult to diagnose.
However, research suggests it may be linked to insulin, with PCOS linked to women with higher insulin levels.
PCOS affects anywhere from 2 percent to 20 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 44, depending on which symptoms are used to define it.
It’s also a risk factor for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and some cancers.
What are the symptoms of PCOS?
- Difficulty Conceiving;
- Irregular Menstruation;
- Abundant Body Hair;
- Acne, Oily Skin, And Dandruff;
- Weight Gain;
- Anxiety And/Or Depression.
How can you treat PCOS?
- Adjust Your Diet
- Try Magnesium
- Talk To A Therapist
- Talk To Your Doctor
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