Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  2231-5640

ISSN Online :  2231-5659


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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): A Thief of Womenhood



Address:   Usama Shoukath1*, Umama Shoukath2, Salma Sultana3, Mohammed Nayeem Uddin4 1II Year B. Pharmacy, Nizam Institute of Pharmacy, Deshmukhi (V), Pochampally (M), Behind Mount Opera, Yadadri (Dist)-508284, Telangana, India.
2II Year, D. Pharmacy, kamala Nehru Polytechnic for Women, Exhibition Ground, Nampally, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
3III year, Pharm. D., Nizam Institute of Pharmacy, Deshmukhi (V), Pochampally (M), Behind Mount Opera, Yadadri (Dist)-508284, Telangana, India.
4Asst. Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy Practice, Nizam Institute of Pharmacy, Deshmukhi (V), Pochampally (M), Behind Mount Opera, Yadadri (Dist)-508284, Telangana, India.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2231-5659.2018.00014.0

ABSTRACT:
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder in women at reproductive age associated with reproductive and metabolic dysfunction. With prevalence ranging from 2.2% to 26% among the age group 18 to 45 years. It is characterized by oligo/anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovaries. Women with PCOS have higher rates of endometrial cancer, cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, and type-2 diabetes mellitus. The proposed Diagnostic Tools for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome as per Androgen Excess Society (AES) Criteria (2006) are Hyperandrogenism, Oligo-ovulation/anovulation, Polycystic ovaries, Exclusion of other related disorders. Treatment could be either pharmacological includes insulin therapy, anti androgens, or nonpharmacological includes diet control, weight loss, and exercise. The present review provides the readers knowledge about the polycystic ovarian syndrome.
KEYWORDS:
Polycystic ovary, androgen, anovulation, infertility, LH, FSH.
Cite:
Usama Shoukath, Umama Shoukath, Salma Sultana, Mohammed Nayeem Uddin. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): A Thief of Womenhood. Asian J. Res. Pharm. Sci. 2018; 8(2):68-72.
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