PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is the most common, complex hormone disorder in women, with prevalence of 3-22% in India (10% of adults and 20% of adolescents are suffering from this problem). The exact cause of the PCOS is not clearly known, genetics, environmental factors, lifestyle contributing to this issue.
PCOS is associated with many problems like cosmetic issues- unwanted facial and body hair (like men), acne, scalp hair loss, oily skin; weight gain, darkening of skin; scanty periods or heavy periods which are irregular; infertility or difficulty in conceiving child; depression and anxiety; diabetes, high BP, high cholesterol; increased risk of uterus cancer in long standing disease.
Depression -Most Common Signs and Symptoms:
Different people might respond to depression distinctly.
- Fatigue, low energy levels
- loss of interest in doing things
- Sadness, Guilt, low self esteem
- Sleep disruptions
- Appetite shifts
- Weight fluctuations
- Concentration problems.
—Times of India