1. What is polycystic ovary syndrome? It is a problem in which their is hormonal imbalance in women. It is a problem suffered by women in their childbearing years. It can also happen to girls at the age of around 11 years. PCOS can be treated by changing lifestyle and by having medicines.
  2. How does polycystic ovary syndrome causes problem during pregnancy? If you are overweight or obese then there are increased chances of developing PCOS and it reduces the chances for you to conceive. This problem is associated with reproductive system. In women suffering from PCOS, the reproductive system doesn’t produce hormones required for getting pregnant.
  3. What are the symptoms of PCOS?
  • Irregular or absent periods
  • Oily skin/ Acne
  • Heavy bleeding from the vagina
  • Excessive hair growth on thighs, abdomen, chest and face
  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol level
  • Infertility
  1. What complications arise due to PCOS?
  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol abnormalities
  • Sleep apnea (sleep disorder by pauses in breathing)
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  1. What are the methods to diagnose PCOS?
  • The doctor checks your medical history
  • The doctor examines you physically
  • Blood tests
  • Vaginal ultrasounds (Sonography)
  1. What can we do to overcome PCOS ?
  • Diet– As PCOS is associated with obesity, weight loss is the most effective method to restore normal menstrual cycle. Consuming food like fresh fruits, veggies and cutting down food containing high fats is also important
  • Exercise-Proper exercises should be done as it will help in reducing weight. Exercising creates good hormones . Exercise reduces your stress and helps you to remain happy. Reducing weight can help you to improve your menstrual cycle
  • Medication-Proper medicines should be taken as prescribed by your doctor
  • Changing lifestyle-Smoking and drinking will reduce your fertility. So, smoking and drinking should be reduced  

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