Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Symptoms Causes and Treatment in Mumbai

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Symptoms Causes and Treatment in Mumbai
0 25 March 2021
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Symptoms Causes and Treatment in Mumbai

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that is commonly experienced by women of reproductive age. It is estimated that 1 in every 10 women are diagnosed it PCOS during their childbearing years, according to the leading gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr Neelima Mantri.

This hormonal imbalance that causes PCOS can lead to prolonged, irregular or missed periods which may result in infertility, create metabolic problems that can impact the overall health and appearance of the woman. Though it is a common and treatable condition, there is no proper information on PCOS and this blog here we give you a proper round-up on the PCOS – its causes, symptoms and guide you towards the best PCOS treatment in Mumbai, read on:

PCOS – Symptoms & Causes:

At its core, PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that can trigger an abnormal chain of events in a female body.

Ovaries that are designated to release an egg every month are often affected by the hormonal imbalance. Small fluid sacs may develop near the ovaries which may obstruct the release of the egg leasing to missed or skipped periods. Since ovaries also produce a small amount of androgen’s (male hormones), the imbalance may exaggerate their production leading to hair loss, unwanted hair growth, severe acne and more.

To summarize the symptoms of PCOS include: irregular or missed menstrual periods. Infertility, excessive body hair, acne, hair loss, heavy bleeding, weight gain and even headaches. Not every woman will have the same symptoms – each woman has her own individualized experience and sometimes the symptoms can vary and change over a lifetime.

What causes PCOS?

There is no one discernible cause of PCOS but heredity, excessive androgen in the body, low-grade inflammation, excessive insulin, unhealthy lifestyle and environment are commonly correlated with the onset of PCOS in women.

Heredity & family – There is no one specific gene that is found to cause PCOS, but 50% of women with PCOS are found to have an immediate female relative with PCOS.

Insulin resistance – Women with insulin resistance produce more androgens that create hormonal imbalance leading to symptoms of PCOS. And this is why more than 85% of women with PCOS show insulin resistance – unhealthy weight gain, physical inactivity, and genetically factor are causes of insulin resistance in women.

Excessive Androgens – Excessive androgens as discussed above can cause ovarian problems leading to the symptoms of PCOS.

Excess weight gain: Excessive weight gain & physical inactivity can trigger insulin resistance and hormonal imbalance both of which are common causes of PCOS.

PCOS treatment in Mumbai – Who to consult?

Given the complex hormonal changes and imbalance associated with PCOS, this hormonal disorder is best treated by an endocrinologist for PCOS, specifically reproductive endocrinologists who are experts in treating reproductive hormone disorders. It is even better to find a Gynaecologists who are also credentialed as a reproductive endocrinologist and is widely experienced in the treatment of PCOS. If you are experiencing the symptoms above and are looking for PCOS treatment in Mumbai, Dr Neelima Mantri is the best gynaecologist in Mumbai specializing in PCOS treatment. You can contact her here:  +91 7045115577