POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME (PCOS)–AN OVERVIEW


Muhas C., Nishad K. M., Ummunnoora K. P., Jushna K., Saheera K. V., Dilsha K. P.

Abstract


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of most common female endocrine disorder that affects 6-15% of the female population. Women with PCOS have a hormonal imbalance and metabolism problems that may affect their overall health and appearance. Androgen excess and insulin resistance are currently recognized to be responsible for much of the phenotypic presentation, though insulin resistance is far from universally present. It is characterized by irregular menstrual cycle, acne and also associated with type-2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Efficient management of PCOS provides a prospective window of opportunity to avoid the risk of associated complications. Treatment is broadly aimed at tackling (IR), effects of hyperandrogenism, irregular menstruation, and infertility. This review article mainly deals with the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of Polycystic ovary syndrome.


Keywords


Polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, Insulin resistance, Metformin

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About this article

Title

POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME (PCOS)–AN OVERVIEW

Keywords

Polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, Insulin resistance, Metformin

DOI

10.22159/ijcpr.2018v10i6.30969

Date

30-11-2018

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Manuscript Submission

Journal

International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research
Vol 10, Issue 6 (Nov-Dec), 2018 Page: 5-9

Online ISSN

0975-7066

Authors & Affiliations

Muhas C.
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Jamiasalafiya Pharmacy College, Pulikkal, Kerala, India

Nishad K. M.
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Jamiasalafiya Pharmacy College, Pulikkal, Kerala, India

Ummunnoora K. P.
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Jamiasalafiya Pharmacy College, Pulikkal, Kerala, India

Jushna K.
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Jamiasalafiya Pharmacy College, Pulikkal, Kerala, India

Saheera K. V.
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Jamiasalafiya Pharmacy College, Pulikkal, Kerala, India

Dilsha K. P.
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Jamiasalafiya Pharmacy College, Pulikkal, Kerala, India


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