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PCOS stand for -Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder that causes many symptoms, including infertility. Hormonal contraceptives that contain estrogen and progestin can help rebalance hormones and reduce many symptoms.

Estrogen and Progestin mean –
Estrogen and progesterone are steroid hormones that play an important role in the regulation of mammalian reproduction. One of the main actions of these hormones is to regulate the growth and function of the uterus. These hormones act by regulating the transcription of specific genes in the uterus. It plays a very important role in female fertility.

One doctor suggests that people who are at risk of developing PCOS through genetics are at increased risk of becoming obese or gaining significant weight.

PCOS patients are more likely to have the following conditions-

• fatness
• metabolic syndrome
• infertility
• sadness
• changes in glucose tolerance
• type 2 diabetes
• increased cardiovascular risk
• awkward sleep
• nonalcoholic fatty liver
• endometrial cancer

On average, it takes about 1 to 2 years to get a diagnosis of this condition. In addition, several visits to different health professionals may be necessary to find a person capable of diagnosing PCOS.

Here some important symptoms of PCOS include –
• weight gain and fattiness
• Insulin resistance causes symptoms of diabetes
• Mood swings, difficulty concentrating, and fatigue.
• acne on the skin
• surplus body hair, especially on the face
• Hair loss
• headache
• difficulty to sleep
• Irregular periods due to delayed or no ovulation
• heavy or painful periods

Different people have different symptoms that can be mild or severe enough to affect a person’s life.

Irregular periods – (Menstrual Cycle)

Sometimes irregular periods can be caused by certain medications, exercising too much, being underweight or overweight, or not eating enough calories. Hormonal imbalance can also cause irregular periods. For example, thyroid hormone levels that are too low or too high can cause menstrual problems.

Cardiovascular Mean – relating to the heart and blood vessels.

How birth control can affect PCOS –

With treatment, symptoms can be controlled and go away.

Hormonal birth control is considered combined birth control when there are two hormones. These hormones are usually synthetic forms of estrogen and progesterone called progestogens.

These combination pills can also control certain hormonal imbalances by increasing a person’s estrogen levels and decreasing the amount of testosterone produced by their body.

Due to the combination of two hormone-containing birth control pills that can accommodate hormonal problems, they are the preferred option for many prescribing doctors.

However, not everyone can safely take combination pills. But no matter what, hormonal birth control pills are safe, but they do come with some risks including:

An increased risk of diabetes:
This is a consideration for people with PCOS who are already at risk of diabetes.

Risk of cardiovascular problems:
This includes dangerous blood clots in the legs. People with PCOS who are obese may be at higher risk. If they smoke, the risk increases.

Weight gain:
Some evidence suggests that birth control pills can cause weight gain, but other studies disagree. People who are already obese may be reluctant to take birth control pills. Weight gain can make PCOS symptoms worse.

For some people, a pill known as a minipill may be a better option. The minipill contains only one hormone, a progestin. They are less likely to cause side effects than combination pills. However, when they do cause side effects, they can be the same.

Best birth control pills for PCOS –

Combination birth control pills prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg, which prevents pregnancy. They also thicken cervical mucus. If the ovaries release an egg, this thick mucus can prevent pregnancy.

The same hormones that inhibit ovulation can also keep male hormone levels low and increase female hormone levels. The following combination pills for PCOS include:
• alesi
• april
• avian
• astrostep
• levora
• loestrin
• look at you

Some pills, like Loestrin, have low levels of estrogen. These low estrogen levels may reduce the severity of some side effects, but may also be less effective against PCOS symptoms.

A person with PCOS should talk to a doctor about the right amount of estrogen based on their symptoms and other risk factors.

Mini-pills – one of the most effective pills

People who develop unpleasant side effects while taking the combined pill may want to switch to the mini-pill. In some cases, doctors recommend that people use the mini-pill first.

People who smoke, have a history of heart problems, are very overweight, or have diabetes may have fewer side effects with the progestin-only pill.

Combination and progestin-only pills are very effective at preventing pregnancy. At typical usage rates, which take into account both correct and incorrect use, they are about 86% effective.

Bottom Line –
If you feel your partner suffers from PCOS order or not coming to your side. So try to understand your life partner’s needs, feelings, and any other important things. If fail all types of simple tips, don’t worry you should consult a doctor or sexologist, So that they give a better assessment.

Write to us or Make a call at Hashmi Dawakhana, Amroha in Uttar Pradesh for a better assessment.