Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome Essay

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Living With Ovarian Syndrome Each day I pray for a miracle that one day I would be able to conceive a baby to start a family, but because of PCOS also known as Polycystic ovarian syndrome, it is preventing me to do so. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a female endocrine disease that causes infertility, type two diabetes, and obesity which all are risks affecting 1 out of 10 women. PCOS has no cure but the health risks can be preventable and maintained. Lack of ovulation is one of the most common reasons for infertility problems in most women. Women will usually have irregular periods like myself that can lasts for three days and continue close to almost two weeks and still not ovulate. The reason for an-ovulation and why we have to take medications to create life is because our hormones are not leveled in the body. We need a balance of androgen, estrogen, progesterone, FSH, and LH levels to receive normal cycles. Once a normal cycle is started then our bodies will return to start ovulating. A medication called, Clomiphene citrate is used to help regulate ovulation and regulates the hypothalamus to notify the pituitary gland to produce FSH and estrogen. FSH stimulates the ovaries. Once this is done estrogen levels with decrease and FSH will increase causing the ovaries to create stronger and bigger follicles. Larger follicles means higher chances of fertilization. Clomid also known is Clomiphene is always the first medication used to help treat an-ovulation but there are other medications that are used to help a woman’s body ovulate but all risks factors should be consider with a physician. Type two diabetes usually occurs with having PCOS due to insulin resistance. I have to watch
what I eat because having polycystic ovarian syndrome means I'm pre-diabetic. Insulin resistance means lack of energy production. Our cells are not able to take in the sugar, amino acids, and fatty acids meaning that they are floating through are blood stream. It causes menstrual irregularity and infertility as well. There is a medication called, Metformin, which is sometimes given to help with PCOS. It is a glucophage that helps slow down our testerone levels, regulate ovulation, and helps insulin control blood sugars. For women with PCOS we are pre-diabetic, and it could change to type two diabetes if not taken care of. Today 50-70% of women with PCOS have an imbalance of blood glucose. Overall type two diabetes is still a serious health risk caused by insulin resistance, the positive side is that