5 Problems Associated With Ovarian Cysts

5 Problems Associated With Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts can cause serious implications if not handled properly?

Here's the top five problems associated with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Problem 1 – Infertility and reproduction issues

Ovarian Cysts can bring about hormonal imbalance. The most obvious effect of a hormonal imbalance is infertility. PCOS causes the disruption to egg development and ovulation. PCOS is successfully treatable with the right medication and lifestyle changes. PCOS can also increase the chances of repeat miscarriages, premature births and lower birth weights.

Problem 2 - Cancer

Because the natural menstrual cycles are disturbed, or curbed altogether, there is a three times greater risk of a patient with undiagnosed PCOS developing endometrial (uterine) cancer. This is a result of an unnatural buildup of endometrial tissues which are not shed regularly like in normal menstrual cycles.

Problem 3 – High Blood Sugar & Diabetes

Weight gain and obesity are a common result of hormone dysfunction – when hormones cause depression and mood swings it's natural to turn to food for comfort. Insulin resistance is one of the primary effects of PCOS. This is why maintaining an optimal weight is essential to lowering this risk factor and from preventing the next problem.

Problem 4 – Heart Problems/Stroke

Insulin resistance causes more than just blood sugar problems, it can ultimately lead to heart problems and an increased risk of stroke. High levels of insulin can be responsible for hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol and a host of other contributory elements.

Problem 5 – Breathing problems

A number of PCOS patients report problems with breathing, especially during sleep. This is known as obstructive sleep apnea, a disruption to your normal breathing or stopping breathing for short periods altogether. It can cause you to snore loudly and more frighteningly to wake up very quickly with the sensation of choking.