A woman’s body goes through numerous changes during her lifetime, both physically and emotionally. In general, these changes happen in the puberty and in the menopause. The body evolves, changes, transforms – all due to various factors like age, hormone levels, childbearing and so on. These changes are different and unique in every woman and there are no two women that are the same.

Do you know that over 20% of women suffer from a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The symptoms can be quite serious and dangerous which is why we need to be extra careful and pay close attention to the changes our bodies go through.

If you suspect you have PCOS, or if you are already diagnosed with this condition first you need to consult with your doctor and determine for sure. Don’t be alarmed because there are easy ways to control the situation and improve your condition, but only if you pay close attention.

What is PCOS?

The polycystic ovary syndrome is an endocrine condition. In simple terms, when there is an increased number of male hormones in women (androgens).

Many factors which contribute to the onset of this condition, from genetic to environmental and the symptoms can be wide-ranged and varying from one individual to another. That’s why it’s so difficult for doctors to diagnose it correctly and in due time.

Moreover, recent studies suggest that it might be related to insulin. In other words, PCOS are most commonly found in women who have high insulin levels. Furthermore, women between 18 and 44 are the most common victims of this condition.

The condition could increase your risk of certain conditions like heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and even some types of cancer.

What are the symptoms of PCOS?

  • Acne, oily skin, and dandruff
  • Difficulty conceiving
  • Weight gain
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Abundant body hair
  • Anxiety and/or depression

What’s the best course of action when dealing with PCOS?

  • Regular physical activity
  • Healthy dietary regime
  • Increase the intake of magnesium
  • Consult with your doctor and/or therapist

Source: www.healthylifevision.com