PCOS- The new health concern for modern womanDr. Aarti
Ovarian cysts are generally non-cancerous sacs filled with fluids which are built upon the ovaries. Most women don’t know their existence until they are diagnosed through ultrasound. Women’s ovaries contain eggs which are released in each of your menstrual cycles. These eggs are contained in tiny follicles. These follicles break & matured eggs are releases.
Women who suffer due to PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), the hormone which is required for the eggs to mature can’t be created. In this case, the follicles are built up with fluid but the eggs don’t get released causing the conversion of follicles into cysts.
Due to this, the menstrual cycle becomes irregular & creates problems in pregnancy. Not only this but it can increase the risk of gestational diabetes,pregnancy-induced high BP, miscarriage or preterm childbirth.
Apart from this, PCOS creates some emotional troubles to women like- mood swings, depression, anxiety etc.
Common symptoms of PCOS include –
1. Irregular menstruation
2. Extra facial hair or other parts of the body
4. Sudden Weight gain and/or trouble losing weight
5. Dark, patchy skin on the back of the neck and other areas
It is always advisable to talk to your OB/GYN if you find any of these symptoms to avoid future risks.