PCOS and Infertility - How One Thing Leads to the Other

By Linda Golden

If you suffer from infertility, you should be tested for PCOs and try to find out if that is what is preventing you from getting pregnant; if it is, there are a few steps you can take to overcome the issue but make sure you get a safe diagnosis by a certified practitioner.

The PCOS ca be diagnosed with a blood test to indentify the presence of male hormones and an ovarian ultrasound is also necessary; don't just rely of the fact that you have irregular menstruation, go for a full exam.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the condition that has been affecting a number of women with their menstrual cycle and hormone levels, that eventually leads to the distress in the fertility and even physical appearance. From the construction of this medical condition, it is spelled out as many cysts in the ovary of women, hence Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

PCOS and infertility are directly related to your insulin resistance - insulin is responsible for the communication between your reproductive system and your pituitary gland, thus being the one in charge of letting your brain release the necessary hormones into your blood stream. Such hormones are what make your ovulation regular or irregular and that is why PCOS and infertility are two related ailments; if your case is lack of insulin, you will need to get proper replacement of that substance thru an insulin therapy.

Another huge role that insulin plays in PCOS and infertility is its task in producing male hormones in your ovaries. Both the lack and the excess of insulin is bad for your fertility and excesses will cause your ovaries follicles to stop growing properly, thus causing the release of the male hormones (androgens) - you might have a few symptoms like sever acne and excessive hair growth in your face and body if this is our case.

In sum, when your insulin levels are not normal, your reproductive system does not work well, and your brain cannot communicate well with your reductive organs, thus the direct connection between infertility and PCOs.

A solution? Glucophage or metformin have shown good results for many patients and have been responsible for regulating many menstrual cycles and ovulation cycles around the world; the success rate is around 20% in these cases; another successful treatment available for PCOS and infertility is the Clomid as it induces ovulation, by "fighting" the estrogens levels in your blood, thus making it easier for you to ovulate. This treatment has shown very few side effects but it must be followed thru with care because high doses of it can cause problems in your uterus.

It is very important that you get a reliable diagnosis and to inform yourself on this issue, only after a certified diagnosis has been made, can you start on a proper treatment. - 30525

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