polycystic ovary syndrome

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polycystic ovary syndrome

a hormonal disorder in which the Graafian follicles in the ovary fail to develop completely so that they are unable to ovulate, remaining as multiple cysts that distend the ovary. The result is infertility, obesity, and hirsutism
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The resolution also recognizes the need for further research, improved treatment and care options, and for a cure for PCOS as well as acknowledges the struggles affecting all women and girls afflicted with PCOS residing within the United States.
In this study, researchers from the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute at Cardiff University retrospectively assessed the mental health history of over 17,000 women diagnosed with PCOS.
Shinkai also noted that the diagnostic criteria for PCOS have shifted recently.
She and her mentor, psychologist Jesse Janssen, PhD, also of the university, recently published their analysis of the potential harms of these ever-proliferating PCOS diagnostic categories (BMJ.
Study design and treatment: The rats were divided into three groups: the control group (n=12), the PCOS group (n=12) and the experimental (treated) group.
Growing evidence supports the concept that PCOS is associated with increased oxidative stress and systemic inflammation.
Even if women with PCOS don't develop diabetes, there are concerns the condition can make sufferers more susceptible to developing heart disease earlier and with more severe consequences.
Diagnosing PCOS involves several steps including a physical examination, questions regarding your menstrual cycle and other symptoms, blood tests to check hormone levels, and possibly a sonogram to check for ovarian cysts.
Women are more prone to develop PCOS if they have a similar family history.
The most common symptom of PCOS is irregular menstruation.
The 248 women with PCOS enrolled from 2011 to 2013 from a screened population of 25,000 pregnant women were followed from their first prenatal visit (before week 18) to delivery.