Scientists finally discover underlying cause of polycystic ovary syndrome

The most common cause of female infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, may be caused by a hormonal imbalance before birth. The finding has led to a cure in mice, and a drug trial is set to begin in women later this year

Scientists finally discover underlying cause of polycystic ovary syndromePolycystic ovary syndrome affects up to one in five women worldwide, three-quarters of whom struggle to fall pregnant. The condition is typically characterised by high levels of testosterone, ovarian cysts, irregular menstrual cycles, and problems regulating sugar, but the causes have long been a mystery. “It’s by far the most common hormonal condition affecting women […]

India witnesses rise in PCOS cases among teenage and adult women

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that causes hormonal imbalances and problems with metabolism. As per studies carried out in India, prevalence of Polycystic Syndrome (PCOS) ranges from 3.7% to 28%, varying in the age group of 12-40 years. There is a general lack of awareness regarding the condition and it often remains undetected for years

India witnesses rise in PCOS cases among teenage and adult womenPolycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods. A PCOS diet is crucial role in the management of PCOS, not only for weight loss and maintenance, but also to regulate insulin levels. […]

Suffering from PCOS? Manage it with these useful diet tips

Diet and exercise are important parts of managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). As, women with PCOS often have higher levels of insulin (a hormone) in their blood with trouble maintaining a healthy weight. Knowing the right foods to eat as well as the kinds of food to limit can improve the way you feel. It will also help you lose weight. Eating well, staying active, and maintaining a healthy weight can improve PCOS symptoms, say experts

Suffering from PCOS? Manage it with these useful diet tipsPolycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods. A PCOS diet is crucial role in the management of PCOS, not only for weight loss and maintenance, but also to regulate insulin levels. […]

Common causes of female infertility and ways to deal with it

In India, infertility has become a growing cause for concern. Going by current estimates, around 1 in 5 Indian couples will experience problems with infertility. Understanding the hurdles in conception, the solution could help couples take steps to manage their condition

Common causes of female infertility and ways to deal with itMotherhood is every woman’s dream. For any woman trying to start a family, an infertility diagnosis can be shattering. It is recommended that couples should visit a fertility specialist if they haven’t been able to conceive even after one year of unprotected sex. For women with age above 35, this duration falls to six months. […]

Women with PCOS might be likely to have children with autism

The chances of having a child with autism are higher among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to new research from Cambridge University, England. PCOS creates a hormonal imbalance in the female body by producing excess levels of the male hormone testosterone

Women with PCOS might be likely to have children with autismThe study titled ‘Polycystic ovary syndrome and autism: A test of the prenatal sex steroid theory’ was published in the journal Translational Psychiatry on August 01. In a 2015 study, the research team found children with autism had elevated levels of ‘sex steroid’ hormones before they were born. One possible theory the researchers considered was […]

Father plays role of ‘mom’, breastfeeds newborn daughter

When a Wisconsin couple went into hospital for the birth of their baby it was not just mum who had an eventful night, dad had to step up in a way he never imagined

Father plays role of ‘mom’, breastfeeds newborn daughterWisconsin couple Maxamillian and April Neubauer just welcomed a baby girl into their lives. When April was unable to breastfeed immediately after birth, Maxamillian stepped in to help, and images of the ‘breastfeeding’ dad have gone viral. April had an emergency C-section to deliver their daughter, Rosalia, in June. The new mother thought she would […]

Researchers inch closer in understanding true cause of PCOS

The most common cause of female infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), may be caused by a hormonal imbalance before birth

Researchers inch closer in understanding true cause of PCOSResearchers have been able to cure it in mice, and a clinical trial in human women is due to begin later this year, the New Scientist reports. PCOS affects up to one in five women worldwide, it says. It affects how a woman’s ovaries work – symptoms include irregular periods and difficulty getting pregnant. “It’s […]

PCOS can affect mental health in women, cautions study

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder, than women without polycystic ovary syndrome, according to study presented at the Society for Endocrinology BES annual conference

PCOS can affect mental health in women, cautions studyWomen with PCOS are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders and should be routinely screened for these during medical assessments, according to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate. These findings support previous work showing that the condition may negatively affect mental health and highlight the importance of […]

Teenage girls face an increasing risk from PCOS, finds study

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)is a common endocrinal system disorder among women of reproductive age. Additionally, about 20 to 25 per cent of the women in India who are in the childbearing age suffer from PCOS, shows a study conducted by the department of endocrinology and metabolism, AIIMS study

Teenage girls face an increasing risk from PCOS, finds studyAccording to a study by the PCOS Society, 1 in every 10 women in India suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Out of every 10 women diagnosed with this condition, 6 are teenage girls. PCOS is a common endocrinal system disorder among women of reproductive age. Additionally, about 20 per cent to 25 per cent […]

60% of girls suffer from ovarian problems, reveals survey

Excessive consumption of junk food can be harmful for girls and cause ovarian problems. Junk food is related to diabetes, obesity, heart attack and is also related to ovarian problems

60% of girls suffer from ovarian problems, reveals surveyThis information has come from a survey done by a gynaecologist from Navi Mumbai. According to the doctors, the number of school girls with ovarian problem is increasing. Owing to which, the doctors are trying to find a solution for this serious issue. Dr Bandita Sinha, a Gynaecologist in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, conducted a survey […]