Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome disorder that is characterised by an excess of male hormones. For teenage girls with irregular periods this could be alarming.
Researchers have now warned teenage girls having erratic menstrual cycles that if such a thing persists into the teenage years then they should see a specialist in order to determine if they are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that is characterised by an excess of androgens or in other words male hormones in the body. This imbalance interferes with the growth and release of eggs from the ovaries that can prevent ovulation and menstruation. The symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome include weight gain, hair growth on the body and face, thinning of hair on the head, acne and infertility. Women who have a high level of PCOS are at an increased risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and endometrial cancer. People in general may also seem to be resistant to insulin and may be affected by diabetes.
The division director of Reproductive Endocrinology, Loyola University Health System, Suzanne Kavic, MD said that the symptoms which are associated with this syndrome can pose as great health problems for girls particularly those in their teenage years.
The symptoms can be identified at an early age and could be managed so that some of the anxiety can be taken care of for these girls.
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