Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects women during their reproductive period and the result is a hormone disorder. 

Often, but not always, true cysts are formed in the ovaries. Although not harmful, may cause disorder of the hormone that causes the delayed or irregular menstrual cycle, the excess air, obesity, and acne. Most important, it should be diagnosed in time so it would not lead to long-term complications such as cardiovascular disease, or diabetes type 2 diabetes.

What are causes of polycystic ovary syndrome?

According to the Mayo Clinic, there are several theories:

* Poor inflammation – Women with this syndrome have poor infection that causes polycystic ovaries, which produces androgens;

* Heredity – may be a family, so if your mother or sister have it, and you have a great chance to get it;

* Excess insulin – if you have too much insulin it may affect ovarians through increased production of androgens (male hormones), which will hinder the ovaries to ovulate regularly.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms begin shortly after the start of the cycle, or can develop later during reproduction. There are many signs, but each person can manifest it in different ways. The worst symptom is obesity. You will need to look for these symptoms:

– Excess hair on the face and body – increase hair growth can occur on the back, stomach, feet, chest and chin.

– Irregular menstrual cycle – this is the most common sign. There are some cases that involve a cycle that lasted over 35 days, temperature, cycle eight times a year, long or heavy cycles, or lack of cycles for months or longer.

– Pimples – This condition can cause oily skin, pimples so it can be very painful.

– Problem with the level of insulin – excess insulin interferes with the ability of the ovary to evolve properly.

– Moodiness – depression and mood swings.

How to treat it?

Treatment of this condition is different for each person. Doctors will tell you to change your lifestyle and exercise to lose weight. You may prescribe birth control pills to help you to regulate your cycle and reduce the production of androgens.

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