PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a condition that will affect many women, in their millions, around the word. This condition first came to light during the 18th century and had been treated
in rather primitive ways until Irving Stein and Michael Leventhal brought a clearer picture about it in the 1930s. Their efforts in making the condition more understood has brought about the
coining of the word Stein-Leventhal Syndrome to refer to the condition. If cysts are growing in the ovaries, this is referred to as the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. There are different levels and types of complications of this condition, leading to the assignment of various other names for
it. If a woman has enlarge polycystic ovaries and he may have missed some of her menstrual periods, she may be experiencing the beginnings of the syndrome.
The case with abnormal growth of cysts in the ovaries is common in most women, but with varied intensities. You can notice this same thing with the other complications that normally come about as the syndrome develops. Although the symptoms are almost the same in all cases, you can observe that some women experience more symptoms than others. They could also experience acne breakouts, irregular menstrual cycles, oily skin, and changes in skin and hair pigmentation. People would immediately conclude that the person has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome the moment these symptoms are observed. These are still speculations as research is ongoing. But there is no denying that irregularities in the menstrual cycles and insulin resistance, as well as heightened levels of androgen in the body lead to this syndrome.
Anyone who has PCOS will also experience a number of complications because of it. As a treatment of the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome has been made to concentrate of various things, not only on one. Since the ovarian cysts are the growths involved, one possible complication that is most dreaded by people is infertility. This process will need the woman to undergo a special surgery. High blood pressure and various other heart problems are also possible complications for anyone who has PCOS. During treatment, these complications should be assessed and evaluated. The doctors would also consider skin problems associated with the syndrome as well as cancer. While PCOS may not pose adverse dangers, the complication came about due to it can at times lead to death if not properly addressed.
Prevention is better than cure, or so they say. But no matter how careful we are or how many preventive measures we put in place, there are still some illnesses that will affect us. One such illness is PCOS. After all, we could not really pinpoint any solid evidence as to the cause of the illness affecting a woman.
But, these days, it is quite possible to surmise the reasons why some women fall easily under PCOS. One look at their lifestyle and you can have theories formed immediately. Another condition that could still spring despite the presence of preventive measures is endometrium cancer. The proper lifestyle, as well as proper eating habits, could put a stop to this problem, though. In the spirit of lifestyle changes and, in the process, treating PCOS, a women would also be able to address issues on heart disease, obesity, diabetes, blood pressure problems and weight problems.