PCOS: The Untold Story of the Toughest Female Infertility Issue
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a problem in women which is always as a result of hormonal imbalances. PCOS can cause irregular periods and make it difficult to conceive. PCOS if left unattended to can affect your external beauty and also lead to Diabetes and heart disease. Many women that suffer from PCOS have many small cysts grow on their ovaries, and that is why it is called polycystic ovarian syndrome. The cysts are not harmful, but they do lead to hormonal imbalances.
Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent long-term complications and can help control the symptoms.
Hormones are responsible for the control of body processes. Often, the job of a hormone is to signal the release of another hormone. But in PCOS, the hormone are just out of balance and as a result, there is a malfunction and invariably affects the female fertility.
The cause of PCOS is not fully understood, but it has been linked to genetic factors. PCOS runs in families and can be passed from mother to child or if it runs in your father’s family. Your chances are higher if there are women with irregular periods or diabetes in your family.
Signs and symptoms of PCOS
- Weight gain and trouble losing weight.
- Extra hair on the face and body. Often women get thicker and darker facial hair and more hair on the chest, belly, and back.
- Thinning hair on the scalp.
- Irregular periods. Often women with PCOS have fewer than nine periods a year. Some women have no periods. Others have very heavy bleeding.
- Fertility problems; anovulation, etc. Many women who have PCOS have trouble getting pregnant (infertility).
- Insulin resistance (Type 2 Diabetes)
- Hormonal imbalance; extremely high testosterone
PCOS and the candida connection
There is a growing evidence that PCOS, miscarriage and infertility can be directly related to candida (yeast overgrowth in the gut).
Candida is always present in the gut, but where the issue lie is when the number of beneficial bacteria and candida get out of balance, and candida begins to take over.
This imbalance can be as a result of the following:
- Taking artificial hormones such as pills or other hormonal birth control
- Antibiotics (antibiotics kills all bacterial both good and bad ones)
- Eating high carb and high sugar diets
- Consuming caffeinated drinks or substances
- Taking immunosuppressive drugs,
- If you are taking progesterone, candida thrives on progesterone and it will only make it worse if you have candida.
Candida if left untreated can lead to serious complications such as leaky gut syndrome, colitis, Crohn’s disease and of course PCOS (which comes with it symptoms).
Signs and Symptoms of Candida
Many doctors, most especially mainstream doctors don’t really believe candida is a real condition. But the truth be told it is. The symptoms are so widespread that diagnosing it is difficult. Sometimes it may be misdiagnosed as depression, PCOS, IBS, etc
List of symptoms: frequent vaginal yeast infections, white coated tongue, bloating, gas, burping, flatulence, constipation, alternate diarrhea and constipation, irritable when hungry, mucus in stool, flattened stool, frequent sore throats, bad breath, sore mouth, diarrhea, abdominal pain, indigestion, heartburn, infertility, miscarriage, hormonal problems, vaginal itch/burning, vaginal discharge, repeating cystitis, thrush, urinary urgency, burning on urination, PMS, painful periods, menstrual cramps, menstrual irregularities, lack of interest in sexual activity, sinus congestion, post nasal drip, tickly cough, dry mouth or throat, sore throat, wheezing, canker sores in mouth, allergies, nasal itching, pain, tightness in the chest, giddiness, spots in front of eyes, joint pains, joint swelling, headaches, mood swings, poor decision making, irritability, poor concentration, lack of motivation, brain fog, confusion, fatigue, lethargy, insomnia, lack of motivation, body odor after washing, cravings for bread, cheese, and sugar, sensitivity to smells, especially cleaning fluids, sensitivity to print ink, perfumes, brake fluid Paint, polish, cigarette smoke, adhesives, burning eyes, muscle pain/weakness, loss of confidence, crying without cause, anxiety, poor memory, itchy lumpy sore elbows, hemorrhoids, drowsiness, poor coordination, numbness, burning, tingling cold hands or feet, unexplained rashes, acne, hangover head in the morning, sensitivity to certain foods, hives, contact dermatitis, heart palpitations, etc…
The list of the symptoms and signs of candida is a long one, this may tell a lot why mainstream doctors ignore it but let me tell you the truth, and it is very real and serious.
To diagnose PCOS, your doctor will do any of this:
- Ask questions relating to your health history, symptoms, and menstrual cycle.
- Do a physical examination on you. And also see if you have a healthy weight.
- Do series of lab tests to check insulin, hormone level, antibodies and your blood sugar.
- An ultrasound scan may be required to check for the cysts.
If you have PCOS and/or candida, then it is time for you to kick them out. Sometimes some women come to us and say they had an infection or have been treated for an infection but what they do after their treatment most times don’t put the candida under check and they keep battling with this for years not mentioning the Infertility issues it causes.
With the close relationship of candida with PCOS, infertility and miscarriage, there is no need waiting if you’re trying to conceive and you have candida and PCOS.
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