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New life even with PCOS

Date :01-Nov-2019

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder that is associated with the imbalance of female sex hormones. PCOS can be one of the most common reasons behind infertility for women. The imbalance of female sex hormones can prevent the release of matured eggs. When there is no mature egg, it can affect the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. The ovaries will be larger than normal when affected by PCOS.


Complications due to PCOS

 The complications related to PCOS would be as follows:

  • Sudden weight gain
  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol levels would increase
  • Heart diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep apnea
  • Might lead to endometrial cancer
  • Poor self-image

Fertility treatment for PCOS
Doctors would recommend a few treatments and medications for women who wish to conceive. Certain medications can help regulate the menstrual cycle and encourage ovulation. When medications cannot treat infertility, doctors suggest surgery.

Laparoscopic ovarian drilling is one of the surgical options where the doctor will make small incisions in the abdomen and inserts a needle with an electrical current. The electrical current can destroy the tissue, which produces testosterone on the ovary. The menstrual cycle will be regulated when testosterone levels are reduced.

Birth control pills contain estrogen and progestin that help decrease androgen levels and regulate the estrogen. The menstrual cycle will have a direct effect and get regulated. Irregular and heavy periods and other symptoms will lower down.

Certain tips to increase fertility
1.Weight control - excess weight or being obese can always be an obstacle and will lead to a lot of health issues. Exercises, yoga, and other physical activities such as aerobics, Zumba can help reduce weight. Doctors would suggest medicines for weight loss. When all the treatments fail, doctors would recommend surgery, especially for obese people. The menstrual cycle will get regulated with weight reduction.
2.Stress management - stress can always have a drastic impact on hormones. Stress can lead to an increase of cortisol level, which will, in turn, increase insulin production in the body. High insulin will lead to an imbalance of female sex hormones that can lead to other complications such as infertility. Stress can be managed well if one could do regular exercises, balance their personal and professional life, spend time with close ones, and get a good amount of sleep.

3.Diet - food that contains less sugar and carbohydrates will always be the best option. It is suggested to consume more fruits, leafy vegetables, nuts, and dried fruits. Keeping the appropriate control on a diet can help improve fertility and other symptoms of PCOS. Diet

At GIFT IVF, doctors provide the best treatment to improve and cope up with your fertility problems

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