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Living with PCOS

Updated: Apr 9, 2023

PCOS is a common endocrine disorder. PCOS abbreviation represents the common name of this medical condition: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. PCOS is found to be genetic in nature and usually, women develop PCOS during puberty. PCOS greatly affects sexual health as well as general health.

What are PCOS symptoms? PCOS symptoms make themselves visible for women through regard changes in appearance, namely the appearance of bodily hair. In fact, PCOS causes increased growth of dark hairs on the face and other parts of the body such as chest and back. Another symptom that PCOS manifests itself through is weight gain and obesity that results from inability to manage insulin levels and glucose metabolism inside the body (because of Insulin Resistance). This is a common PCOS symptom because PCOS causes interruption in the way insulin is being used inside the body, leading to increased insulin levels and glucose. PCOS also manifests itself as irregular or absent menstruation periods as well as infertility, caused by PCOS's effect on ovaries and hormonal balance inside the body. PCOS can cause multiple ovarian cysts that look like small fluid-filled sacs. PCOS symptoms last for months, years and some even say a lifetime.

What PCOS does to sexual health? PCOS hinders reproductive function of women's bodies greatly through its symptoms such as infrequent or absent menstrual period, infertility (caused by disruption in hormone production), sexual dysfunction (red sex drive) and increased risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) and infections. PCOS decreases women's libido by increasing testosterone levels inside the female body. Increased level of testosterone can cause changes in sexual preference, liking for rough sex and increased risk of developing PCOS symptoms such as infertility, obesity, insulin resistance etc. PCOS also greatly affects emotional health because it can lead to stress/depression when PCOS symptoms become visible to the sufferer who experiences inability to conceive or when PCOS leads to weight gain making PCOS sufferers unattractive or an object of ridicule in public spaces.

How PCOS can be treated? Treatment for PCOS is available through pharmaceuticals and/or physical diet programs. Birth control pills are one way of treating PCOS because Birth Control pills regulate PCOS symptoms such as irregular menstruation periods, PCOS weight gain and PCOS infertility. Birth Control combination pills work through using synthetic progesterone and estrogen to stop menstrual periods completely or induce them when they were absent before. PCOS sufferers should consult their doctors about the type of pill that would be most suitable for PCOS treatment.

PCOS is a common sexual health condition that manifests itself as PCOS symptoms such as infertility, weight gain and hormone imbalance inside PCOS sufferers' bodies. PCOS sufferers should seek PCOS treatment from doctors if PCOS symptoms manifest themselves. Get in touch with a doctor today at or here


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