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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - MedlinePlus Genetics

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Last Updated: 20 September 2022

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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 issues affecting many body systems. Most women with polycystic ovary syndrome have excess male sex hormones, a condition that is described as hyperandrogenism. The uterine lining is a target of cancer of the uterine lining due to irregular and infrequent menstruation and hormone abnormalities. On medical imaging, small, immature ovarian follicles will be found in polycystic ovarian syndrome, one or both ovaries may have several small, immature ovarian follicles that appear as cysts. About half of all women with polycystic ovary syndrome are overweight or obese, and at an elevated risk of a fatty liver. In addition, many women with polycystic ovary syndrome have elevated blood sugar levels, which is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. About 10% of overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome have abnormally high blood sugar levels by age 40, and up to 32% have prediabetes. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome, elevated blood pressure, elevated belly fat, elevated blood sugar levels, and elevated blood sugar levels are all at risk for developing metabolic syndrome, which is a group of conditions that also includes elevated blood pressure, elevated stomach fats, elevated blood sugar levels, and elevated blood sugar levels. About 22% of the affected adults experience pauses in breathing during sleep. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely than women in general popluation to have mood disorders such as depression than women in the general population.

Source link: https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/polycystic-ovary-syndrome


Androgenetic alopecia

Both male and female, Androgenetic alopecia is a common type of hair loss. The pattern of hair loss in women differs from male-pattern baldness. The hair grows thinner all over the head in women, and the hairline does not fade, and the hairline does not recede. Androgenetic alopecia in women rarely results in total baldness. Androgenetic alopecia in men has been attributed to several other health problems, including coronary heart disease and prostate enlargement. This pattern of hair loss is especially a risk of polycystic ovary syndrome in women.

Source link: https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/androgenetic-alopecia

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