In India, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women. Reportedly, around 10 per cent of THE women in India are affected with PCOS. Women with PCOS have various symptoms which may be cosmetic, such as acne, facial hair and pigmentation, gynecological such as irregular periods, infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss, or endocrinological such as obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes. PCOS is not a disease but a syndrome of multiple symptoms and signs and every woman might not have all the possible symptoms.
Lifestyle changes: (Lifestyle modifications as a natural treatment for PCOS)
It has been observed that weight control improves many aspects of PCOS. The cycles become more regular, androgen levels are reduced, lipid and glucose metabolism improves, and spontaneous pregnancy may follow. Weight reduction of even a few percent has clinical benefits. This is because visceral fat is metabolically more active, and weight loss of a few percent is associated with significant loss of visceral fat. On the basis of these observations, weight management by dieting and exercise is recommended to all women with PCOS.
Contraceptives/ birth control pills: (TO USE OR NOT TO USE ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES FOR POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME (PCOS) MANAGEMENT)
In PCOS, ovulation does not occur regularly, which prevents the rise and fall of progesterone hormone, which is responsible for causing a woman’s period. Instead, the uterine lining is not shed and is exposed to estrogen for a longer period of time causing it to grow much thicker than normal. Over time, lack of exposure to progesterone may cause endometrial hyperplasia, which in rare cases can lead to endometrial cancer. Taking the oral contraceptives (birth control pills) regulates the menstrual cycle by providing the progesterone that body needs, causing the uterine lining to be shed frequently and reducing the risk of endometrial hyperplasia .They contain various combinations and strengths of the hormones estrogen and progestin. But the effects of contraceptive pills vanish once the patient stops the intake of these pills.
Diabetes medications: The medicine metformin (Glucophage) is generally used to treat type 2 diabetes. Metformin affects the way insulin controls blood glucose (sugar) and lowers testosterone production. It slows the growth of abnormal hair and after a few months of use, may help ovulation to return. But about 25% of the women using Metformin have reported experiencing abdominal discomfort, cramps, nausea, and diarrhea.
Surgery: “Ovarian drilling” is a surgery that may increase the chance of ovulation. It’s sometimes used when a woman does not respond to fertility medicines. This surgery can lower male hormone levels and help with ovulation. But these effects may only last a few months. This treatment doesn’t help with loss of scalp hair or increased hair growth on other parts of the body.
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