Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is debilitating medical condition that affect five to 10 percent of women worldwide.
Dr. Anita Mohan, MD of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Fortis Hospital, Bangalore, describes PCOS is commonly seen in women aged between 13 years to 40 years.
The exact cause of PCOS remains unknown. But early diagnosis and treatment help prevent diabetes mellitus and heart disease later in life. Possible causes are excess insulin, androgens, inflammation, and genetics.
Dr. Anita Mohan added, typical symptoms of women with PCOS include delayed menstruation, acne, hirsutism (excessive facial hair), weight gain, and difficulty in getting pregnant.
“The most important thing women can do if they have PCOS is to start eating clean and healthy foods. Certain women are more likely to get PCOS, especially if they are overweight or have had childhood obesity,” said Dr. Anita Mohan, as reported by Boldsky, Monday (9/252017).
According to her, women with PCOS can definitely get pregnant but assistance in fertility programs might be needed. Also, some women with PCOS might need to deliver via cesarean section.
“Once women are diagnosed with PCOS they are advised to change their lifestyles, such as cleaning their diet by increasing their intake of fiber and protein and reducing carbohydrate and sugar intake,” she said.
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