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Fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency

Primary ovarian insufficiency is a condition that affects women and is characterized by reduced function of the ovaries, Fragile X-related primary ovarian insufficiency. The ovaries are the female reproductive organs in which egg cells are produced. The level of FSH in females is both increasing and decreasing, but overall, it rises as a woman ages. These women have irregular or missing menstrual periods and elevated FSH levels before age 40. Other women have occult POI; they have normal menstrual cycles but reduced fertility; and they may have elevated levels of FSH. Low testosterone levels in FXPOI reduced ovarian function, which explains many of the common signs and symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, insomnia, and bone thinning are common signs and symptoms of menopause. Women with FXPOI experience menopause an average of 5 years older than those without the condition.

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Combined pituitary hormone deficiency

Combined pituitary hormone deficiency is a condition that causes a shortage of several hormones produced by the pituitary gland, which is found at the base of the brain. Hypothyroidism may be present in both pituitary hormone deficiency and thyroid gland under-activity in the lower neck. Other signs of combined pituitary hormone deficiency include delayed or absent puberty, as well as the inability to have biological children. People with combined pituitary hormone deficiency have intellectual and physical impairment; a short, stiff neck; or underdeveloped optic nerves; eyes are visible in the eye to the brain.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a disorder that affects women in their early reproductive years and alters the levels of multiple hormones, resulting in health problems impacting several organ systems. The majority of women with polycystic ovary syndrome produce excess male sex hormones, a condition known as hyperandrogenism. On medical imaging, one or both ovaries can have multiple small, immature ovarian follicles that appear as cysts in polycystic ovary syndrome. In polycystic ovary syndrome, abnormal hormone levels prevent follicles from expanding and maturing to release egg cells. About half of all women with polycystic ovary syndrome are overweight or obese, and are at a higher risk of a fatty liver. In addition, many women with polycystic ovary syndrome have elevated levels of insulin, which is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. About ten percent of overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome have abnormally elevated blood sugar levels by age 40, and up to 35 percent have prediabetes. In polycystic ovary syndrome, elevated insulin levels may contribute to the production of androgens. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome, elevated blood pressure, elevated belly fat, elevated levels of unhealthy fats, and elevated blood sugar levels are all at risk for metabolic syndrome, which is a group of disorders involving elevated blood pressure, elevated abdominal fats, increased blood pressure, elevated blood sugar levels, and elevated blood sugar levels. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely than women in general population to suffer with mood disorders such as depression than women with normal ovary syndrome.

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