Polycystic ovarian syndrome

What is Polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects the way ovaries work. 

What are the symptoms of Polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Irregular periods.

Excess body hair, facial hair.

Fluid-filled sacs in the ovaries

Difficulty getting pregnant


What should I do if I have symptoms of Polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Consult your healthcare provider.

How is Polycystic ovarian syndrome diagnosed and treated?

Your healthcare provider will order blood test to check for hormone levels, blood sugars, cholesterol, ultrasound.

There are medicines to decrease symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome.

What can I do for polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Maintain normal body weight, body mass index between 20-25.

Your diet should include plenty of fruit and vegetables, (at least 5 portions a day), whole foods (such as wholemeal bread, wholegrain cereals and brown rice), lean meats, fish and chicken.

Moderate intensity exercise of 30 minutes.

Use the medications as prescribed.

Enlarged follicles in the ovaries

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