To realize this lack of awareness, when PCOS affects more women than patients suffering from breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis combined, is frustrating. Women with PCOS tend to have a four to seven times higher risk of heart attack than others, increased risk of developing diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and breast cancer among other conditions.By and by, as I realized the health hazards associated with PCOS, I began to question why I was not diagnosed earlier, and as any other person coming to terms with heartbreaking bad news, I began blaming myself for not going for regular checkups or eating unhealthy.The purpose of this study is to determine if insulin resistance (how well the body uses insulin and clears sugar) can affect cortisol levels in normal healthy women and women with polycystic ovary syndrome of all body weights. After one month and six months of therapy, measure (a) 24-hour CPR, ACTH, free cortisol, and CBG, (b) adipocyte, liver, and whole body HSD 1 activity, and (c) insulin sensitivity, visceral fat, and androgen levels.PCOS is a common clinical problem affecting young women, characterized by oligomenorrhea and hyperandrogenism.This is exactly how I felt when I was first diagnosed with PCOS in 2000.PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, an incurable disease that affects over 10 million women around the world.Central obesity and insulin resistance are also prominent features of PCOS, and in addition are important risk factors for development of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and atherosclerotic heart disease.
Some days I'm ok with the hair, other days I break down because of the hair I haven't dated I haven't even had sex yet because I'm afraid I'll gross the guy im with out..I even dress a certain way to hide the hair. And I know if he doesn't accept me maybe it's not meant to be but.... Please do not put your life on hold because of the hair!/r/PCOS Wiki Page PCOS stands for Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome.Its is a hormone disorder affecting approximately 10% of women/trans men. Leventhal, who called it Stein-Leventhal Syndrome, however there are medical records of PCOS symptoms dating back to 1721 in Italy.Having to live with this was something I had not planned nor look forward to, and thus began my journey to find not just answers as to why PCOS occurs but also how to live normally with this syndrome and why so many of us are not aware of this disease!Around 50% of the women who suffer from PCOS are unaware of their disease! Stewart-Domino [Founder and Executive Director – Seattle, WA] We as doctors, as patients and as a general health conscious public tend to focus more on the diseases that seem to have a fatal outcome rather than on those that greatly affect one’s quality of life with lesser fatality rates.