Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): An Inflammatory, Systemic, Lifestyle Endocrinopathy

    Seema Patel
    TLDR PCOS is a complex condition in women that can lead to health issues, and lifestyle changes are the best management approach.
    The document described Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) as a complex, systemic endocrine disorder affecting women of child-bearing age, characterized by hormonal imbalances, insulin resistance, and various metabolic disturbances. It highlighted the inflammatory nature of PCOS, noting elevated biomarkers like ICAM-1 and TNF-α. The document covered diagnostic criteria, therapeutic options, and the role of genetic and environmental factors. Treatments included pharmacological and surgical interventions, though they often had side effects. The potential benefits of melatonin, acupuncture, and phytochemicals were discussed, emphasizing the importance of lifestyle changes and long-term follow-up for effective management.
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