One of the most valuable experiences of life is to be a parent, to nurture and love our own. However, infertility is an issue that many people struggle with in this journey. There are around 48.5 million, or 15% of couples who battle with infertility.
One of the leading causes of anovulatory infertility is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS in women. It is a hormonal disorder that disrupts normal uterine functions including the ability to conceive. It affects women of the reproductive age and is prevalent throughout the world. It is a common condition that affects 5%-20% of women worldwide.
One of the biggest consequences of PCOS is infertility. Studies show that almost 72% of women with PCOS reported infertility. Even though PCOS is not reversible, the inability to conceive is reversible.
Modern medicine has developed different techniques of intervention that lead to a successful pregnancy, and healthy and normal life for both the baby and the parents.
Let us look at what PCOS is and how it impacts pregnancy.
What is PCOS and How does it Impact Pregnancy?
The term PCOS is an issue that affects a lot of women. You might be familiar with the term as it has now become commonly known to all. There is an increasing awareness of this disorder, because of which women can diagnose the problem early on and find treatment.
PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal disorder that is commonly seen in women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS will have ovaries that develop follicles which creates a barrier to conception by preventing the timely release of eggs every month. Why this happens is still a mystery, but how to manage it is not. Even though there is no permanent cure for PCOS, it can be controlled and kept at bay, and you can lead a normal life.
Here are some of the symptoms of PCOS
- Irregular periods
- Heavy Period Bleeding
- Unusually painful period cramps
- Unable to conceive
- Increased unwanted hair growth
- Acne breakouts
- Depression and Anxiety
- Darkening of skin in the neck, groin, and breast areas.
- Weight gain and obesity
- Thinning scalp hair
How PCOS Impacts Pregnancy?
- There is a higher concentration of male hormone androgen in the system
- Higher male hormone interferes with the growth of the egg, which lowers the chances of getting pregnant
- PCOS prevents conception by creating follicles around eggs. Instead of the egg maturing, a follicle, or a fluid-filled sac is formed.
- Ovulation does not happen, which leads to irregular periods and lower chances of conception.
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How is polycystic ovarian syndrome treated?
Your healthcare provider will determine treatment based on your symptoms, medical history and other health conditions, and if you want to get pregnant. Treatments can include medications, lifestyle changes or a combination of both.
Does PCOS put me at risk for other health conditions?
PCOS has been shown to put you at a higher risk for several health conditions, including:
- High blood pressure.
- Cardiovascular disease.
- Endometrial hyperplasia.
- Endometrial cancer.
- Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.
- Depression and anxiety.
Talk to your healthcare provider to make sure you understand the risks of developing these conditions.
Success Rate of IVF on Women with PCOS
One of the most effective procedures for getting pregnant while having PCOS is In-vitro Fertilization IVF. With PCOS, the success rate for conception with IVF procedure is as high as 60% at Janisthaa Fertility Center. Women chose to undergo IVF treatment and give birth to healthy babies, as it is a reliable and safe procedure.
A Ray of Hope – How Janisthaa Helps
Janisthaa Fertility Center and Hospital is a renowned infertility specialist in Bangalore. We believe in building beautiful families with the help of modern science. We provide affordable IVF treatment that is safe and done in state-of-the-art labs. With innovative medical procedures, the chances of begetting children and leading happy, healthy families are higher than ever. Give us a call (9591111407) or visit us today to book an appointment with us.