I learned about this syndrome not too long ago and I want to see how it is affecting people who have diabetes type 2. Hopefully learn more about it and help others who have this.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is the name given to a metabolic condition. Metabolic syndrome in women. A woman would have cystic ovaries, along with a certain pattern of other symptoms that reflect imbalances in reproductive and other hormones.
Symptoms of PCOS are
Irregular or missed periods
Lack of ovulation
Obesity (belly fat)
Facial or body hair
Excess Androgens/ testosterone
exhaustion/ lack of mental alertness
high blood lipids(cholesterol or triglycerides)
Thinning of scalp hair
Treatment includes: Medicine, diet, and excersice
40% of women with polycystic ovary disease have abnormal glucose tolerance, 10% already have type 2 diabetes, and the incidence of diabetes in adolescents with PCOS is comparable to that seen in adults.
77% of women with abnormally infrequent or scanty menstrual flow have evidence of polycystic ovarian syndrome and 33% have abnormal glucose tolerance. Using menstrual cycle length of 40 days or more as an indicator, the Nurses’ Health Study showed a 2.2-fold increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes development. The study also showed that irregular menses was associated with a 53% increase in cardiovascular disease events.
Women with PCOS have reproductive abnormalities, including increased gestational diabetes in both obese and non-obese women, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a toxic condition developing in late pregnancy that is characterized by a sudden rise in blood pressure, excessive gain in weight, generalized edema, albuminuria, severe headache, and visual disturbances.