Signs and Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

A precise hormonal balance is vital to proper body functioning. During this transitional period of a woman’s life, hormonal imbalances can cause uncomfortable symptoms. From unnecessary hair growth and metabolism problems to fertility problems, hormonal imbalance can cause a lot of serious issues in women’s body. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a consequence of such chemical consequences. It has been seen that many women all over the world suffer from the disease of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Many of the symptoms of PCOS are caused by high levels of androgens circulating in your body, causing ‘hyperandrogenism’.

Androgens are also called ‘male’ hormones, and the main one is testosterone. All women produce small amounts of androgens in body tissues including the ovaries and the adrenal glands. High levels of androgens can prevent ovulation and affect the menstrual cycle. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Symptoms are not always clear, and many women miss it out. To rescue you from such confusion, here we have enlisted some of the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome symptoms:

Signs and Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

  1. Irregular Periods

One of the most common Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome symptoms is irregular periods. Women with PCOS do not only have a high level of androgen, but their ovaries stop producing female hormones which might lead to missed periods.

  1. Acne on the face

Another regular Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome symptom is having pimples and acne on your face. The appearance of pimples and acne post puberty is usually not normal. Thus, you should be cautious all the time.

  1. Losing scalp hair excessively

Excessive hair fall is surely one of the common signs that you are producing male hormones in your body. And if you have the signs mentioned above along with hair fall, you are surely at the edge of PCOS.

  1. The growth of hair (hirsutism)

Hirsutism is excess hair on the face and body due to high levels of androgens stimulating the hair follicles. This excess hair is thicker and darker. The hair typically grows in areas where it is more usual for men to grow hair such as the sideburn region, chin, upper lip, around the nipples, lower abdomen, chest and thighs.

  1. Fertility problem

Another symptom of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is infertility. High levels of androgens and high insulin levels can affect the menstrual cycle and prevent ovulation. It makes more difficult for women to conceive naturally with PCOs, and some women can also have a higher risk of miscarriage.

  1. Darkening of skin

These are hideous and dark skin patches which appear on the neck underarms, inner thighs and on the face- under eyes, forehead, around lips. The effects of androgens on sweat gland units in the skin can cause oily skin and follicular skin.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Treatment

A minor surgical procedure called laparoscopic ovarian drilling (LOD) may be a treatment option for fertility problems associated with PCOS. Under general anaesthetic, your doctor will make a small cut in your lower abdomen and pass a long, thin microscope called a laparoscope through into your abdomen. The ovaries will then be surgically treated using heat or a laser to destroy the tissue that’s producing androgens.

The treatment you will have depends on the main problems you face. It can involve medicines, cosmetic treatments and having a healthy lifestyle with a healthy diet and regular exercise. If you are worried about acne and excess hair, there are cosmetic treatments and medical treatments that can help. No matter what the issue, being healthy is important. Eating a healthy diet and getting some regular exercise can help many of the physical and emotional problems caused by PCOS.

Exercise can improve your mental health, and losing even a small amount of weight can help regulate your periods, improve your chance of becoming pregnant and reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease.

PCOS – Homeopathy Treatment

Homeopathy treats a symptom of PCOs effectively. The homeopathic remedies work on correcting the hormonal imbalance, as well as restoring menstrual cycle in order.

Every woman with PCOs has a definite set of problems, which needs an individualistic approach that is why no two women would be suggested to take the same medication. While the hormonal imbalances can be kept in check, homeopathy can also help to treat infertility in women who are planning for a pregnancy.

If you are worried about your fertility or about irregular periods, then speak to your doctor about the many different approaches you can take.