Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, PCOS- Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? is a hormone imbalance that can cause irregular periods, unwanted hair growth, and acne. PCOS begins during a girl’s teen years and can be mild or severe and it’s a common problem among teen girls and young women. Out of 10 women, 1 has PCOS

What are the signs and symptoms of PCOS?
1. Irregular periods that come every few months, not at all, or too frequently
2. Acne
3. Extra hair on your face or other parts of your body, called hirsutism (her-suit-is-em)
4. Trouble losing weight
5. Patches of dark skin on the back of your neck and other areas, called acanthosis nigricans (a-can-tho-sis ni-gri-cans)
some girl would most likely to have this
6. diabetes,
7. heart disease,
8. high blood pressure,
9. abnormal bleeding from the uterus,
10. and cancer.

Treatment
PCOS is most commonly treated with birth control pill; however, other kinds of hormonal therapy may include the “vaginal ring” and “the patch”. Even if you are not sexually active, birth control pills may be prescribed by your health care provider because they contain the hormones that your body needs to treat your PCOS. By taking the birth control pill either continuously or in cycles you can:

1. Correct the hormone imbalance
2. Treatment of hirsutism or acne by Lower the level of testosterone (which will improve acne and lessen hair growth)
3. Restoration or regular menstrual periods,
4. Lower and prevention of the risk of endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer (which is slightly higher in young 5. women who don’t ovulate regularly)
6. Prevent an unplanned pregnancy if you are sexually active.
7. Lowering of insulin levels
8. Restoration of fertility

Although there’s no cure for PCOS, it can be treated.The most important step is diagnosing the condition, because getting treatment for PCOS reduces a girl’s chances of having serious side effects.

I also have PCOS and my dermatologist and my ob gyne adviced me a birth control pill, though I’m not a sexually active. So if your teeny is undergoing this syndrome you must take her to a health care provider to be properly treated.

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