One of the main causes for infertility - multiple cysts in ovaries called PCOS.
Symptoms - weight gain, irregular periods, facial hair, increase in acne, excessive hair fall, depression and infertility.
If untreated, can lead to diabetes mellitus, heart disease and thyroid imbalance.
PCOS treatment includes -
Have you been having,
- weight gain over a period of time?
- Irregular periods?
- Increase in the acne and facial hair?
- Thinning of hair from the scalp?
- Fertility problems?
Then you might be suffering from a hormonal imbalance called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). It is very common among the women of reproductive age. It is characterised by the increase in the male hormones, androgen and enlarged ovaries with multiple cysts (hence the name polycystic).
PCOS or PCOD which is a group of diseases related to ovaries can lead to many serious disorders like Diabetes, heart disease and thyroid issues if they are not managed or treated in the earlier stages.
The global prevalence ranges between 5-10%. However in India, it is estimated to be between 8-25% with the age group of 18-45 years.
Sonam Kapoor– Sonam Kapoor is one such celebrity in Bollywood who has always been outspoken regarding her journey from being fat to fit. She has shared her experience on how she dealt with her adolescent obesity, starvation and depression and achieved a sustainable and healthy figure before entering into Bollywood. She is one of those actresses who too once suffered from PCOS. She had once confessed that at the age of 19, she had battled all the issues of being overweight. She had hair on her face and suffered from diabetes.