Friday, September 13, 2013

Are you suffering from irregular periods? It can be a cause for concern

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder characterized by an excess of androgens or male hormones in the body. This hormonal imbalance in the body creates the problems in the growth of eggs and release of eggs from the ovaries, which can prevent ovulation and menstruation. As we all know that the average age of starting of menstruation is 12. A normal menstruation cycle is approximately 28 days. The girl should have a regular menstruation cycle within approximately 2 years after they get their first period or by the age of 17 at the latest said by Suzanne Kavic, MD, division director, Reproductive Endocrinology, Loyola University Health System.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in the earlier age or teenage can be ignored or overlooked because teenagers are having irregular periods problem is normal said by Dr.Kavic. It need to concern if you are going through erratic menstrual cycle persist later into the teen years because it can be a serious problem. At that time girls should see a specialist to determine if something else might be causing this issue.
Symptoms of Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can be
·        Weight gain
·        Hair growth on the body and face
·        Thinning of hair on the head
·        Acne
·        Infertility

Women or girls who are suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can be at the high risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and endometrial cancer. Women with PCOS tend to become resistant to insulin, which can lead them to the diabetes.
Teenagers associated with the symptoms of the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can be more concerning because this is already a stressful time and it can lead them into the stressful future. According to Dr. Kavic, we have good news that we can identify the PCOS at the early age and we can start managing symptoms of alleviate some of the anxiety for those who are suffering from irregular periods. There are some most important methods to combine with the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are regular exercise, diet modification and medication. If you are overweight then weight loss can be helpful in regulating male hormones and blood sugar level which can restore ovulation and menstruation.

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