PCOS

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) happens when a woman's ovaries or adrenal glands produce more male hormones than normal. One result is that cysts (fluid-filled sacs) develop on the ovaries. Women who are obese are more likely to have polycystic ovary syndrome.

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PCOS

  1. 1. Fitango Education Health Topics PCOShttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=187
  2. 2. Overview Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) happens when a womans ovaries or adrenal glands produce more male hormones than normal. One result is that cysts (fluid-filled sacs) develop on the ovaries. Women who are obese are more likely to have polycystic ovary syndrome.http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=187 1
  3. 3. Symptoms • Infertility • Pelvic pain • Excess hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, thumbs, or toes • Baldness or thinning hairhttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=187 2
  4. 4. Symptoms • Acne, oily skin, or dandruff • Patches of thickened dark brown or black skinhttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=187 3
  5. 5. Diagnosis Your health care provider will take a medical history and do a pelvic exam to feel for cysts on your ovaries. He or she may also do a vaginal ultrasound and recommend blood tests to measure hormone levels. Other tests may include measuring levels of insulin, glucose, cholesterol, and triglycerides.http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=187 4
  6. 6. Treatment Medicines can help control the symptoms. Birth control pills help women have normal periods, reduce male hormone levels, and clear acne. Other medicines can reduce hair growth and control blood pressure and cholesterol. There is no cure.http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=187 5
  7. 7. Risks Women with PCOS are at higher risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and high blood pressure.http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=187 6

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