Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOs) is a hormonal, metabolic, reproductive and genetic disorder. PCOS is a significant cause that leads infertility in a woman. PCOS can leave lots of other effects in a woman such as liver disease, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, depression, anxiety and much more. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that affects hormone’s level in a woman. If a woman produces a larger amount of male hormones, in such a case, a woman can have Polycystic ovary syndrome. Some studies had proven that women with PCOS are at higher risk of cancer than a normal woman. A woman with Polycystic ovary syndrome has a three times higher risk of getting endometrial cancer, four times higher risk of getting breast cancer and twice the high risk of suffering from ovarian cancer. Because of its effects such as depression, anxiety, stress, a woman with Polycystic ovary syndrome is seven times more likely to attempt suicide. A study has been conducted on this correlation Effects PCOS does not only affect a woman’s ovary or just cause infertility, but it affects a woman in many other ways. Here is a list of effects caused by PCOS
- Increased heart diseases:Women with PCOS are more likely to get cholesterol abnormalities such as high LDL and Low HDL (bad cholesterol and good cholesterol). These cholesterol abnormalities are the main cause that increase the risk of getting heart diseases.
- Type 2 diabetes: According to CDC, 50 percent of woman older than 40 that have polycystic ovary syndrome develop type 2 diabetes.
- Sleep apnea:This is a stage in which a woman face pauses in breathing during sleep. This condition enhances the risk of heart disease and type-2 diabetes as well.
- Endometrial cancer:Woman with PCOC has a great risk of getting cancer of the uterine lining. There is a three times highe risk of getting endometrial cancer for a woman with PCOS.
- Anxiety and stress:These are the most common effects faced by a woman with PCOS. Stress leads to depression which can sometimes become more dangerous.
- High blood pressure:Women with PCOS are at a higher risk of having high blood pressure. This also affect kidneys, heart, and brain.
- Cardiovascular disease:Woman with PCOS could have a higher C-reactive protein levels which causes cardiovascular disease.
- Insulin resistance