Underlying complications that occur during PCOS
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a disorder which is very common in women but it is seldom spoken about. Women must know that they are not alone and there are so many of them who go through this together. Some of the cases get detected and some do not get detected even till date.
The biggest problem that arises with PCOS is the lack of awareness. Not many women are aware of what their body is going through, not getting your periods and not being able to ovulate every month is not normal. Developing of a cyst should be treated at the earliest before it becomes toxic in nature and affect other parts of body. When PCOS is usually detected, not many understand the underlying impact – It’s Just A Cyst. No, it is not. And it can prove fatal if other co-morbidities such as obesity and diabetes and high blood pressure, high cholesterol come along with it. Cardiac Arrests and Heart Attacks are at high alert at this stage. The risk of developing ovarian cancer, uterian cancer and endometrial cancer is very high as well along with PCOS.
The next big problem that comes along with this is the social stigma it comes attached with those suffering from PCOS. Due to lack of awareness, PCOS is considered a bad omen on women and they are treated in a secluded manner, especially those who have infertility issues as they cannot conceive or have difficulty in conceiving. People need to realize and be more sensitive towards such issues as everyone is battling their own disease or disorder, and such social stigma can lead to a lot of stress, affecting both the patients’ physical and mental well-being.
Depression and anxiety are so important to overcome during PCOS. It is all inter-related and it can worsen the condition of PCOS if one is not in a good state of mind and not receiving enough oxygen supply in all parts of the body. It is important to be conscious about physical and mental well-being, and understand that there is a problem that needs to be dealt with. Getting a good amount of peaceful non-disturbed sleep is very essential. Otherwise there are a million thoughts running in the mind even when you are sleeping. PCOS patients usually have difficulty in getting sound sleep as their mind run unconsciously. PCOS patients at times face gastric issues and inflammation of the liver, hence one need to take good care of themselves and drink enough water and increase their fluid content, that helps remove the toxins from the body. If there is any bleeding from the uterus, immediately concern a doctor as it may indicate uterian cancer.
There are some lighter complications that are not life threatening, but need to be diagnosed early, such as: Abnormal body or facial hair growth, thinning of hair on your forehead, weight gain around the middle, Acne, Dark Patches and other skin problems, and mood swings.
For women who are trying to conceive but are not able due to infertility issues, they can try other options such as IVF, Surrogacy and there is always the option to Adopt as well. Ovarian and Uterian Transplants have not been encouraged as it can prove fatal, but can succeed as well in solving the problem to be able to conceive. All the above have their own complications associated to it, and hence adoption is usually the final option for many such patients. There are women who conceive as well, but are at a high risk of complications, and it usually results into a miscarriage or have a premature delivery. However, there are some who battle infertility issues and have a successful pregnancy.
For those who are already suffering from cardio-vascular diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and are also suffering from PCOS, then they need to take extra care of themselves and get tests done from time to time. Age also plays a role, and women who have attained menopause and those who have premature ovarian failure, need to take care of their health. Hormone treatments do help and you should follow your doctors advise strictly.
However, changing lifestyle habits and making small routine changes can make a big difference in battling with your health issues. Adopt a good routine, and follow it properly. Sleep early, wake up early by getting eight hours of sound sleep. Exercise, Do Yoga, Meditate, if you like dancing you can indulge in Aerobics and Zumba. It keeps your body active and improves your blood circulation. Follow a good diet with good fats and low carbs and high protein and vitamins and minerals content along with calcium and good roughage content. Soya is very good for women who have attained menopause. Drink enough fluids and remain active, and keep your mind stress free.