Getting Pregnant With PCOS
PCOS can be very stressing for a woman who is trying to start a family. Getting pregnant with PCOS is a very difficult feat to overcome. However, there are always ways to try and fight this and win the battle. In order to do this, we must fully understand the the ins and outs behind PCOS and learn what are its causes, effects and solutions.
How common is PCOS?
PCOS is a disorder that affects your reproductive system, in which your body releases high levels of androgen’s, also known as male Hormones. This causes the ovaries to physically enlarge in size with cysts present on the outer edges. Between 5% to 10% of women between the ages of 14 and 44 in the United States are affected by this disorder.
PCOS can take its toll on a woman’s reproductive system, often making a woman infertile. Although there is no known cure for PCOS, there are ways to prevent its effects.
How does PCOS affect your body?
Once a month a woman’s ovaries release a mature egg ready to be fertilized, this process is called Ovulation. It is this process that PCOS affects the most. If a woman has PCOS there is a possibility that the mature egg produced every month may not release during ovulation which causes missed or irregular menstrual cycles.
Having this disorder can also affect a woman’s exterior, causing a woman to have acne and more body hair than usual.
What causes PCOS?
PCOS is caused mainly by the rise of hormones released by your brain which provokes your pancreas to produce excess amounts of insulin. This will cause the females ovaries to produce large amounts of Testosterone. In return this large amount of Testosterone causes a woman’s uterus to inflate. Women could also see minor side effects such as hair growth and acne caused by the excess testosterone. Other causes of PCOS could include poor diet, and stress. Although PCOS is common in obese women, obesity does not directly cause PCOS.
How Can You Overcome PCOS?
Many factors are taken into consideration when it comes to getting pregnant with PCOS, a better understanding of what and how its affects your body could lead to treating this disorder more successfully. We now know that PCOS is caused by chemical imbalances in your reproductive system which causes mature eggs to not release, also causing a woman’s menstrual cycle to be interrupted. This can be combated with a few lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise.
Making physical activities part of your daily routine may help your body regulate itself. PCOS is also known to cause excessive acne and stunts hair growth in a woman’s body, this is because of the extra testosterone produced by your body. Due to your body having large amounts of androgen’s.
The only way to get rid of the hair growth and acne is to lower your testosterone levels. This can be achieved by ingesting supplements that promote female hormones such as estrogen. Although there is no cure for PCOS this might help you manage it. If it persists, then we recommend seeking medical assistance.
There is a wide variety of supplements you can ingest to help fight against PCOS, fertility pills being the main one. Fertility pills such as Bioterra’s Fertility pills offer a mix of Chinese herbs meant to help regulate the chemical imbalances in your reproductive system. Although these products aren’t advertised as cures they do have positive effects on a woman’s body. Getting pregnant with PCOS can be difficult, but not impossible.
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