Because of that, my philosophy is that one needs to identify these women--whether they have polycystic ovaries
or the full-blown syndrome--identify what risk factors they have at the time, and follow them closely, essentially forever," Dr.
HOW TO TACKLE IT: "You can't get rid of polycystic ovaries
, but you can treat the symptoms if they occur," says Dr Elizabeth Owen, consultant gynaecologist at the West Middlesex Hospital.
Half the volunteers had polycystic ovaries
, with the rest acting as a control group.
in childhood: a common finding in daughters of PCOS patients of PCOS patients.
Dyslipidaemia is associated with insulin resistance in women with polycystic ovaries
Around 25% of women have polycystic ovaries
(diagnosed through an ultrasound scan) but less than half of these have PCOS.
affect over 20 per cent of women and around 6 to 7 per cent of women with polycystic ovaries
have PCOS, explained Dr Namita Pawar, Specialist Gynaecologist, Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah.
Temporary and permanent hair-loss, can be a side effect of taking medication, a result of stress, poor diet, environmental pollutants, anaemia, hormonal imbalance, the menopause polycystic ovaries
, post-pregnancy, an inactive thyroid or it could be hereditary.
are usually ovaries that contain a large number of harmless cysts and, in some women, the levels of the male hormone testosterone are also abnormally high.
Obesity can also affect the chances of conception, being linked to conditions such as polycystic ovaries
and associated clinical and biochemical features in young women.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous syndrome characterised by excess androgen secretion manifested by hirsutism, ovarian dysfunction with or without polycystic ovaries