There are various talks discussed, but no one is aware whether the stated myths and facts are genuine or not. Women need to be concerned about the myths and facts that are common and help females to understand more about PCOS.
PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome is a complex hormonal condition wherein the whole human body gets affected. Females are said to have PCOS only if they’re diagnosed with two or more conditions.
The conditions include
- Delayed menstrual period
- Too much male hormone
- Enlarged ovaries
Explaining those terms is not easy. But creating awareness about the myths and the facts is. Here are the facts that one needs to know about PCOS.
1. Myth: It causes pain
Facts: No, it doesn’t
The normal menstrual cycle begins when a particular egg of the month begins to grow in the follicle cyst. When ovulation occurs, the same egg escapes the cysts and moves toward the fallopian tube. While making the run, it dissolves and the periods are likely to occur.
When the case of PCOS is discussed, the growth of the cyst gets stuck due to the confused hormones. Due to the ovulation cyst not being fully developed the ovaries begin to enlarge. The procedure doesn’t rupture the tube or cause any sort of pain.
2. Myth: PCOS patients have to deal with risky pregnancies
Fact: The underlying conditions might require remedies, but don’t harm the pregnancy
Females with such problems are likely to have underlying conditions such as blood pressure and gestational diabetes. Even after the existence of such a disorder, women can have a normal pregnancy.
Having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome doesn’t cause miscarriage or hamper the pregnancy. Females only are recommended to ensure certain things ate avoided to improve the conditions.
3. Myth: It makes women overweight
Fact: Not always!
Often females having polycystic ovarian syndrome have obesity, but not always. It is further categorized depending upon the symptoms and the combination of symptoms decides whether a female is likely to have obesity or not. Depending upon the type one is recommended to use hormonal pills.
4. Myth: Women with such disorder are infertile
Fact: Fertility and problems getting pregnant are two different factors
Though women with such disorders find it difficult to get pregnant, this doesn’t mean one does experience infertility. While 50% of women conceive without using any treatment or secondary help, the rest 50% might need some consultation. If you’re trying any remedy to get pregnant for 4 months and it doesn’t work, seek assistance to change the therapy.
5. Myth: This disorder occurs due to the ovaries
Fact: This is a hormonal miscommunication
Various factors such as diet, lifestyle, and underlying conditions cause a negative impact on the hormones and affect the symptoms. Additionally, when it comes to hormones, females with such conditions should know the brain sends the ovary signals to secrete excess male hormones which trigger the process and delays the periods in women.