|Rashid, Bushra Moftah
|Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), also known as polycystic ovarian disease , is a common
health problem caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. The hormonal imbalance
creates problems in the ovaries. The ovaries make the ovum that is released each month as part
of a healthy menstrual cycle. With PCOS, the ovum may not develop as it should or it may not
be released during ovulation as it should be. Gggggggggggggggggggggggg gggggg ggg gg
PCOS can cause missed or irregular menstrual periods. Irregular periods can lead to:
Infertility In fact, PCOS is one of the most common causes of female infertility.
Development of cysts (small fluid-filled sacs) in the ovaries .
|reported that women with PCOS had increased insulin responses during oral glucose tolerance
testing that were not accounted for by obesity. Furthermore, women with typical PCOS had
raising the possibility insulin resistant, These observations launched a new field of study on the
mechanisms for the association between insulin resistance and PCOS A new field. High levels
of insulin Insulin resistance is when the body's cells do not respond normally to insulin. As a
result, insulin blood levels become higher than normal. Many women with PCOS have insulin
resistance, especially those who are overweight or obese, have unhealthy eating , do not get
enough physical activity, and have a family history of diabetes (usually type 2 diabetes). Over
time, insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes.
|faculty of Basic Medical Science - Libyan International Medical University
|Attribution 3.0 United States
|Polycystic ovarian syndrome & insulin resistance