PCOS


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PCOS

abbr.
polycystic ovary syndrome

PCOS

abbreviation for
(Pathology) polycystic ovary syndrome
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The resolution encourages states, territories, and localities to support the goals and ideals of PCOS Awareness Month which are to: increase awareness of, and education about, the disorder among the general public, women, girls and healthcare professionals; improve diagnosis and treatment of the disorder; and to improve quality of life and outcomes for women and girls with PCOS.
Previous studies have suggested a link between PCOS and poor mental health in women but the studies were small and did not adequately take other factors that can affect mental health into consideration.
Early recognition of PCOS is important, because many women with the condition go on to develop diabetes, impaired glucose intolerance, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, fertility problems, and obesity.
Other problems may resolve spontaneously as a girl matures or loses weight, leaving her with a perfectly normal physiology, but a lifelong PCOS label.
Considering the importance of expression changes of TNF-[alpha] signaling, IL-6 and CRP levels and also the effects of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-fibrotic of curcumin, expression of these cytokines was measured in samples of syndrome treated with curcumin compared with PCOS groups in this study.
Females with PCOS have increased markers of lipid peroxidation, elevated levels of C-reactive protein, inflammatory cytokines, as well as higher percentage of blood lymphocytes and monocytes.
Stephen Atkin, Professor of Medicine at WCM-Q, found a strong correlation between PCOS and pre-diabetes, which is characterized by raised blood sugar levels and makes the onset of type-2 diabetes likely.
Diagnosing PCOS can be a difficult and long process, because many of the symptoms are characteristic of other health problems as well.
PCOS is not an entirely curable condition, but the symptoms can definitely be reduced with a number of treatments that can help in leading a normal life.
September has been promoted as the PCOS Awareness month by leading health care organisations to create discussions about the condition.
KEY WORDS: Hyperandrogenism, Insulin resistance, PCOS, PCO morphology, Total cholesterol.
Inclusion criteria were age 18-45 years, diagnosis of PCOS prior to conception, singlet pregnancy, and enrollment during the first trimester.