Polycystic Ovaries & Fertility
PCOD /PCOS :
A woman with Insulin-Resistance which is linked to Pre-Diabetes, is also at greater risk of developing the hormonal imbalance known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), one of the major causes of infertility in today’s world.. This condition is also known as Polycystic ovaries, Sclerocystic Ovarian Disease, Stein-Leventhal Syndrome and Polycystic Ovarian Disease.
State of IR or Insulin Resistance creates an excess of glucose and insulin in the blood stream, which causes Pre-Diabetes and creates an upset in the delicate balance of a woman’s sex hormones.
PCOS is a Health Hazard and is clearly linked to:
♦ Infertility & Menstrual abnormalities, mostly loss/missing of cycles
♦ Hirsuitism-abnormal and excessive Body Hair and Excessive Acne
♦ Male pattern Baldness, loss of scalp hair
♦ Increased Risk For Atherosclerosis-Heart attacks, stroke, Peripheral Vascular Disease
♦ Dyslipidemia-High TG and Low HDL-C
♦ PCOS patients may require help from different medical specialists at different times in their life.
As adolescents obesity, excess hair, acne, irregular menses may bring them to Internists, Cosmetologists, Dermatologists and Gynecologists in that order. Later in life, infertility and lack of Menses remain main concern.
Insulin Resistance and Development of Diabetes ,brings them to Diabetologist and if not managed properly, they land up with Interventionalists- with clogged arteries! And all of this is reversible and treatable, of-course by appropriate attention to the root cause of the problem
INSULIN RESISTANCE IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF PCOS
If you have failed to reverse the symptoms of this condition, It may not be due to lack of willpower. Instead, you could be Insulin Resistant.
Insulin Resistance, a biochemical condition that causes excessive weight gain and PCOS.
Your doctor may use Metformin, Pioglitazone, Aldosterone or one of the Hormonal pills to regulate/ control PCOD.
Different grades of Hormone imbalance at different
times in a patient may require different strategies of treatment.
Ultra sound image of How a Polycystic Ovary appears to be !