What is PCOS ?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

It is  a disorder affecting the hormones of women of childbearing age.  Ovaries are enlarged secondary to multiple cyst formations within the ovaries. 

  • PCOS has also been associated with features of metabolic syndrome which     include .
  • Insulin resistance
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Cardiovascular factors such as dyslipidemia leads to cardiac disorders.

Women with PCOS may experience

  • low back pain,
  • sacral pain, and
  • lower quadrant abdominal pain. 

Causative factors seem to be unknown but there are certain predispositions that are strongly correlated with the incidence of PCOS. Insulin resistance and compensatory 

  • Obesity
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Menstrual irregularities
Clinical Presentation
  • Signs and symptoms of PCOS include the following: 
  1. Enlarged polycystic ovaries
  2. Obesity and central fat distribution
  3. Hirsutism - male pattern of hair growth primarily on the face, back, chest, lower abdomen, and inner thighs 
  4. Virilization - development of male features including balding of the frontal portion of the scalp, voice deepening, atrophy of breast tissue, increased muscle mass, and clitoromegaly.
  5. Anovulation - failure of the ovaries to ovulate.
  6. Amenorrhea - the absence of a menstrual period in women of childbearing age
  7. Oligomenorrhoea - the presence of menstrual cycles greater than 35 days apart
  8. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
  9. Acne related to hyperandrogegism
  10. Infertility; recurrent first trimester miscarriages

The women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PC

 by targeting menstrual irregularities and promoting ovulation

  • Weight reduction is an important component of the physical therapy program

 since weight reduction

 improves glucose intolerance

 resolve the reproductive and metabolic derangements

  • Weight loss may also reduce the pulse amplitude of luteinizing hormone

       reducing androgen production.

  • Encourages normal gene expression

            allows your genes to work as they were designed.

  • Helps to reduce or even eliminate.

      the insulin resistance common in PCOS.

  • Improves your basal metabolic rate (BMR).

This means less energy is stored as fat.

  • Normalize stress levels.
  • Aids fat loss and maintenance of a healthy weight.
  • Helps bowels to move correctly and remove toxins.
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