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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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What is PCOS

 
PCOS is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, also known as Stein-Leventhal Syndrome, and is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders in women. Since PCOS cannot be diagnosed with one test alone and symptoms vary from woman to woman, PCOS has been known as the “Silent Killer”.
 
PCOS is most common among women between the ages of 18 and 44. It affects approximately 5% to 10% of this age group. Some studies also found that if a mother has PCOS, there is a 50% chance that her daughter will have PCOS.
 
 

The symptoms of PCOS

 
Having PCOS could lead to a number of physiological, physical and psychological changes:
•Menstrual disorders:Usually periods become heavier and abnormal. They may become more spread out, instead of being every 28-30 days.
 
•Infertility
 
•High levels of masculinizing hormones:Testosterone level is higher in women with PCOS, which cause other signs and symptoms such as Hirsutism (excessive hair growth), male pattern baldness and acne.
 
•Metabolic syndrome:This appears as a tendency towards central obesity and other symptoms associated with insulin resistance.
 
•Psychologicalchanges: Mood swings, eating disorders, and psychosexual dysfunctions, accompanied with sleep irregularities and an abnormality of social interaction and
 
personal motivation are common for this condition.
 
•Other risksmay include type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
 
 

PCOS with infertility

 
Multitude of studies shows that PCOS is responsible for 70% of infertility issues in women who have difficulty with ovulating. The reason is that that PCOS may cause high level of Androgens, such as testosterone, in women.
 
Androgens are sometimes called “male hormones.” Men have very high levels of androgens, which are responsible for male body changes like hair growth and muscle mass. In women, androgens are necessary to make estrogen. Women with PCOS have androgen levels in the “high normal” range (for women). Excess androgen production leads to irregular or absent ovulation, which women experience as irregular or absent menstrual periods. Because of the problems with ovulation, women with PCOS may have difficulty becoming pregnant.
 

PCOS with infertility

Multitude of studies shows that PCOS is responsible for 70% of infertility issues in women who have difficulty with ovulating. The reason is that that PCOS may cause high level of Androgens, such as testosterone, in women.

Androgens are sometimes called “male hormones.” Men have very high levels of androgens, which are responsible for male body changes like hair growth and muscle mass. In women, androgens are necessary to make estrogen. Women with PCOS have androgen levels in the “high normal” range (for women). Excess androgen production leads to irregular or absent ovulation, which women experience as irregular or absent menstrual periods. Because of the problems with ovulation, women with PCOS may have difficulty becoming pregnant.

On one hand, given the ability of stem cell of self-renewal and multiple differentiations, stem cell is capable of repairing or replacing lesion tissue area, improving blood circulation and increasing body immune system. At ReLife International Medical Center, stem cell therapy, this advanced technology, is also administered to address polycystic ovary syndrome. Stem cell is derived from patients’ own body tissue and rejected into their body after several days’ cultivation in the lab. Once the stem cell enters into human body, it is induced to any lesion tissue, thus differentiating into the targeted tissue, resorting the function of the lesion tissue, and recovering the organ in order to addressing diseases.

On the other hand, TCM will be combined with stem cell therapy to better the effectiveness of the treatment at ReLife. As China’s proud and essence, TCM has existed for thousands of years and is predicated on the idea that the body is filled with flowing vital life-force energy, known as “qi.” When the qi is moving freely and in harmony, the body is balanced and healthy. When the qi becomes blocked or stagnant, medical problems arise within the body. Depending on where the blockage or stagnation occurs, it creates issues relative to that area of the body. With regard to qi imbalances, TCM regards the main areas of stagnation and blockage to be within the kidney, spleen and liver when a woman experiences PCOS. Based on this theory, TCM treatment at ReLife is tailored to release these kidney, spleen and liver blockages to restore normal ovulatory function by herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, and Tui Na,ect.

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