Ovarian Cysts or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is one the most common endocrine abnormalities in women and around 15% of women in the reproductive age suffer from this problem.
Ovarian Cysts has nothing to do with only the ovaries. It is completely a metabolic problem and its side effects affect the ovary function, adrenaline function and also cause problem in the reproductive system like affecting the menstrual cycles.
In younger women, it brings on troubles like irregular menstrual cycle, loss in hair growth and acne. In middle aged women too it leads to complications in menstrual cycle and also doesn’t allow them to ovulate properly. It also creates some metabolic problems like increase in type 2 diabetes in women around the age of 30 to 40.
Due to the abnormalities of the lipids, the elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, further problems are seen in menopausal women, thereby increasing the risk of heart disease. Also, there is increased risk of cancer in women. Chances of ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer are more, which normally occurs after the age of 50, however due to polycystic ovarian syndrome, it can occur much before. It’s a lifelong condition which can only be treated with regular medical attention.