- September 16, 2016 at 11:04 am #217
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What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and How It Affects You
By Jessi Wallace
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. It causes hormone imbalances, which can eventually lead to a list of other health concerns, including irregular periods, insulin resistance, excess weight gain, facial hair growth, severe acne, skin tags, male-pattern hair loss, and ovarian cysts. Women with PCOS are also at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
In addition to these concerns, PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility.
Many women with PCOS struggle with anxiety and depression as a result of the hormonal imbalances present with PCOS. Additionally, knowing that the dream of birthing children may be in vain causes low self-esteem, brokenness, and loneliness. It’s hard enough to battle the slew of other symptoms that PCOS causes – the icing on the cake is definitely the infertility. It’s hard. It’s ugly. It feels isolating. As everyone around you conceives without medical help or planning, it’s easy to feel like less of a woman.
PCOS affects women in many ways. Every day is different, as each day can come with a different hormone level, and you never know how you’re really going to be feeling, how your face is going to be looking, or where those extra 5 lbs came from.
If you were just diagnosed with PCOS, I’m sorry to drop this anvil of negativity on you. The good news is that you are not alone and there is hope!
While PCOS can sometimes feel isolating, there is a slew of resources available online—from medical sites, to support groups, to blogs—to help you through this journey. In addition, many women with PCOS go on to live very healthy lives with healthy pregnancies and babies. It is very possible to control PCOS symptoms with healthy diet and exercise, and a few medical interventions where necessary. As a woman who was diagnosed with PCOS 8 years ago, I’m happy to say that I have been able to lose 24 lbs, regain semi-regular cycles, and even become a mom. Anything is possible.
If you were just diagnosed with PCOS and are looking for support, check out these two posts for the next steps in your journey, and don’t be afraid to share your story:
You Were Just Diagnosed with PCOS… Now What?
You Were Just Diagnosed with PCOS… Now What? [Part 2]
PCOS doesn’t have to clutch your life – you can win, live healthy, and become a mom with the right steps and interventions.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.January 5, 2018 at 1:06 am #2912
Hello, hope you are doing great! A happy new year to you. This piece shared by you is amazing and I have saved the details. Thank you so much for sharing. Often ladies fail to understand the ailments they encounter and realize when it’s too late. Girls today should be informed about PCOS and other related disorders at an early age. They can seek medical help and save themselves from facing pregnancy issues. Planning a pregnancy becomes a lot easier when you are aware of your body and your problems. May we empower each other. Love and light to you!February 9, 2018 at 11:54 pm #3308
hey Fertility123 !!! hope so you are doing good and seeking information related to this. As you have explained well. I would like to add some necessary conditions within it PCOS is a real-world problem that changes how your body reacts to some hormones, like insulin or progesterone. Women who have PCOS can find it harder to use insulin well. High levels of insulin cause more male hormones in a woman’s body. PCOS is caused by an imbalance in the hormones in your brain and your ovaries. PCOS is also a common and treatable cause of infertility. The infertility rate with polycystic ovaries is very high. these women usually will have difficulty getting pregnant – and usually, require treatment to improve chances for pregnancy. For this, they have to visit many other infertility clinics. That is their luck!!!
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