Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common hormonal disease in women and the most common cause of failure of ovulation. Fundamental changes in this disease are cystic ovarian follicles in the cortex, the menstrual cycle without ovulation, menstruation rare, infertility, excessive body hair, obesity, hair loss, acne. The name comes from the appearance of the ovary that contains numerous cysts.
Based on the present diagnostic criteria, it is estimated that 5-10% of women in the fertile period of suffering from this disease. Ultrasonic numerous cysts in the ovaries and often find themselves in as much as 22 to 25% of women, but women still do not have other symptoms that accompany this syndrome and the remaining 15% of these cases speaks of polycystic ovary-like.
Polycystic ovary syndrome than changes in the ovary is seen disturbances of the menstrual cycle and elevated levels of male sex hormones - androgens. Women are affected by irregular menstruation or its complete absence, there is infertility, obesity in 50-70% of patients, accumulation of fat in the abdominal region (male type of obesity), increased body hair, acne, falling hair, oily skin, increased libido, increased clitoris . The clinical picture may be diverse.
Weight gain due to polycystic ovarian
While it is definitely the most common reason for weight gain with food exaggeration, this is not always the case. Increase in weight may be one of the symptoms of a disorder or disease - one of these disorders and polycystic ovaries.
What is this about? The increased production of male hormones in the female body, which is known in medicine as polycystic ovary syndrome (despite the title, is not always the case that polycystic ovaries when there is this disorder - what is there is always more or less the excess of male hormones, the ovaries are the ones that they secrete).