Pcos Syndrome

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Dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, better known as PCOS, affects many women today. According to the Nursing Resource Center, “PCOS is a disorder in which women do not experience normal release of eggs from the ovaries, they have an abnormal production of male hormones, and their body is resistant to the effects of the hormone insulin. The disorder results in infertility, abnormal masculinization, and increased risk of developing heart disease and certain cancers (Traub1). This disease has become a big problem for women today, but fortunately there are a few options that women can use as a solution to this problem. There are many women who are not aware of this disease, and even women who are affected by it,…show more content…
Hormone imbalance is one of the many negative aspects of this disease. Not only does PCOS affect a female’s hormones and ability to conceive a child, it also affects her overall long term health. Women with PCOS are at higher risks for health problems: heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, infertility, and diabetes. PCOS can also lead to endometrial cancer, which is caused by an absence of periods. This causes the female to produce the hormone estrogen, but not progesterone, which does not allow the uterus to shed. Too much of this can cause cancer (U.S. Department…show more content…
There are many aspects of this disease, which can be detrimental to a person’s health if it is not taken care of properly. It can however, be manageable with all of our advanced health care and technology today. There are so many women who are diagnosed with disease. It is a much bigger problem than it used to be, but there are also much more solutions too. Works Cited Garad, Rhonda., Helena Teede, and Lisa Moran. “An evidence-based guideline for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome”. Australian Nursing Journal. 19.4 (2011): 30-33. 7 Nov. 2012. Montplaisir, Pamela. “Is metformin a multifunctional medication for inducing ovulation and improving pregnancy outcomes in PCOS?”. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 23. (2011): 537-541. print. 7 Nov. 2012. Ott, Johannes., et al. “Pregnancy outcome in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome comparing the effects of laparoscopic ovarian drilling and clomiphene citrate stimulation in women pre-treated with metformin: a retrospective study”. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. print.7 Nov. 2012. Traub, Oren. “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome”. Gale. Encyclopedia of Genetics Disorders. 3rd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Nursing Resource Center. web. 12 Nov.

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