PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness
Do you have irregular periods, abdominal pain, excess facial hair, acne, and excess weight? Then better go and check, you might have polycystic ovarian syndrome.
I learned that I have PCOS last year, and since then I thought my life stopped. I am still in my early twenties, but I have high cholesterol, high levels of triglycerides and high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and I gained 30 lbs. I had a lot of unanswered questions then 3 doctors and 7 months later I found the right doctor and I found a good website which helped me and gave me more information about this syndrome. It is a total body endocrine disease. It is unfortunate and confusing that the word "ovary" appears on the name, the abnormalities in the ovary are really more the result of the problem rather than a cause. These days with modern technology and research there are many studies and development so we need not to be afraid if we have this syndrome.
Newer research indicates that the cause of this is an inherited genetic abnormality in which it affects the production of insulin in our body. Another common feature of PCOS is obesity, most women with this syndrome are significantly overweight. There is no permanent cure for this but there is always treatment. The right exercise, diet and a change of lifestyle can make your life better.
I have now lost a few pounds and with that my BP is starting to be normal and my cholesterol and triglyceride levels have significantly dropped. I am writing this hoping that I will be able to inform and educate women about this syndrome because the earlier you'll know the lesser complications there will be.
So if you have all the symptoms that I mentioned in the first paragraph then better see an endocrinologist and an OBGYNE.
About the Author: Stormy rain is a certified soul cyster. You can email her if you have more questions or would like to share your experiences regarding PCOS.