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Metabolic syndrome in PCOS patients

  1. 1. Metabolic Syndrome In Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Patients Presented By: Brittany Atkins
  2. 2. What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? <ul><li>Common disorder of women of reproductive age </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform definition does not exist! </li></ul><ul><li>Belief that PCOS should be defined by 1)ovulatory dysfunction 2) hyperandrongenism 3) exclusion of other disorders </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pathophysiology of PCOS <ul><li>Etiology Unknown </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence supports the hypothesis that decreased peripheral insulin sensitivity and consequent hyperinsulinemia are pivotal in the pathogenesis of PCOS </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of autosomal transmission related to strong familial clustering </li></ul><ul><li>Possible hypothalamic Defect </li></ul><ul><li>A post-receptor defect in adipose tissue has been identified </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pathophysiology of PCOS <ul><li>Post Receptor Defect </li></ul><ul><li>Insulin Resistance </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pathophysiology of PCOS <ul><li>Suggestion of the presence of a hypothalamic defect </li></ul><ul><li>Elevated LH levels </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperandrogenism </li></ul><ul><li>Anovulation </li></ul>
  6. 6. How PCOS May Present in Patients <ul><li>Endocrine Abnormalities </li></ul><ul><li>Elevated luteinizing hormone concentration with normal follicle stimulating hormone concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Increased testosterone activity (often expressed as raised free androgen index) </li></ul><ul><li>Insulin Resistance with compensatory hyperinsulinemia </li></ul>
  7. 7. How PCOS May Present in Patients <ul><li>Clinical Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Acanthosis Nigricans </li></ul><ul><li>Acne </li></ul><ul><li>Alopecia </li></ul><ul><li>Amenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, or dysfunctional uterine bleeding </li></ul><ul><li>Anovulatory infertility </li></ul><ul><li>Central Obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Hirsutism </li></ul>
  8. 8. How PCOS May Present in Patients
  9. 9. How PCOS May Present in Patients <ul><li>Other: </li></ul><ul><li>Ultrasonographic evidence of polycystic ovaries </li></ul>
  10. 10. Diagnosing PCOS <ul><li>1. Symptoms 2. Ultrasound Examination </li></ul><ul><li>Positive = diagnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Confirmed </li></ul><ul><li>3 . Biochemical Examinations Negative </li></ul><ul><li>elevated serum testosterone </li></ul><ul><li>elevated free androgen index </li></ul><ul><li>elevated LH concentrations </li></ul><ul><li>Fasting glucose:insulin <4.5 </li></ul>
  11. 11. INSULIN RESISTANCE!!! <ul><li>Insulin Resistance being the key pathogenic factor in PCOS, it also appears to play a pathogenic role in the metabolic syndrome!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Metabolic syndrome is more prevalent in women with PCOS then in the general U.S. population </li></ul><ul><li>One study found that the prevalence of Metabolic syndrome in women with PCOS was 43% </li></ul>
  12. 12. Metabolic Syndrome Any 3 of the above disorders Requirements for Diagnosis Fasting Blood Glucose level >110mg/dl Glucose Waist Circumference >88cm Obesity Plasma Triglyceride level >150mg/dl and/or HDL level <50 mg/dl Dyslipidemia Current antihypertensive therapy and/or BP>130/85mmHg Hypertension NCEP ATP III
  13. 13. Important! <ul><li>Recognize that PCOS patients are at a high risk for developing metabolic syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Take measures to delay or arrest metabolic sequelae </li></ul>
  14. 14. Cardiovascular Disease <ul><li>PCOS patients have a 7-fold increased risk for a myocardial infarction </li></ul><ul><li>PCOS patients have lowered HDL levels and increased LDL levels </li></ul>
  15. 15. Cardiovascular Disease <ul><li>PCOS patients have an increased activity of hepatic lipase </li></ul><ul><li>Altered lipolytic response to insulin </li></ul><ul><li>Impaired fibrinolytic activity due to increased circulatory levels of PAI-1 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Type 2 Diabetes <ul><li>Metabolic syndrome population have an increased prevalence of glucose intolerance </li></ul><ul><li>Increased risk for type 2 diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>In presence of insulin resistance pancreatic b cell insulin secretion increases in a compensatory fashion </li></ul><ul><li>Type 2 diabetes develops when the compensatory increase is no longer sufficient to maintain euglycemia </li></ul>
  17. 17. Current Treatments <ul><li>Lifestyle Modification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical exercise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Altered dietary composition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weight Loss </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low fat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Carbohydrate </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Current Treatments <ul><li>Insulin Sensitizing Agent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biguanide (metformin) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thiazolidinediones (Troglitazone, pioglitazone, rosiglitazone) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weight Loss Medications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phentermine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sibutramine and Orlistat </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Conclusion <ul><li>PCOS is a commonly encountered endocrinopathy in women of reproductive age </li></ul><ul><li>Providers need to appreciate that the syndrome is associated with significant morbidity in terms of reproductive as well as nonreproductive events </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize these patients </li></ul><ul><li>Use precautionary measures to prevent cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes </li></ul>
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