One might ask the question, what increases the risk of ovarian cancer?

To begin with, never being pregnant might cause the cysts. Also, the use of birth control pills, or fertility drugs.

What is meant by polycystic ovarian syndrome? Also known as PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome is exactly as the name implies:

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many cysts. It is the result of too many male hormones [i.e. the opposite of too much oestrogen as we saw in ovarian cysts]. PCOS occurs when there is an excess of the luteinizing hormone [LH, i.e. the male hormones].

Polycystic ovarian syndrome affects about 10% of women in their reproductive years. It is the most common hormonal disfunction at that time. PCOS runs in families and 20% will get it if their mothers had it, and 40% will get it if their sisters had it. For women with PCOS, pregnancy usually results in a miscarriage in the first trimester. In addition, it is difficult to get pregnant when a woman has PCOS because most of the time eggs are not released.

What are the symptoms of PCOS? First, the pituitary gland releases more of the male hormones because more LH [luteinizing hormone] is released. Facial coarse hairs and also skin tags may appear, as does oily skin and acne. Many [poly] cysts develop in the ovaries and the ovaries become enlarged. 

Early symptoms may appear in puberty. For example, there will be large amounts of bleeding during menstruation. Periods will be irregular, or even a lack of periods. Because of the symptoms, infertility becomes a main concern for someone with PCOS.

If you don’t treat PCOS it can lead to cancer of the uterine lining. There is also an increased risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. There’s also a high probability that a woman will develop high blood pressure, and/or even cardiovascular disease. A woman with these predispositions should watch her diet, exercise and probably try to lose weight gradually if she is overweight.

Sometimes symptoms may appear to be related to PCOS, but doctors must decide if there are other reasons for them. A tumor, for example could be the reason for an increase in male hormones. In addition, lack of periods could be a result of prolactin abnormalities and/or a thyroid abnormality.

In short, ovarian cysts are caused by too much or an increase in estrogen. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, on the other hand, is the result of too much or an increase in male hormones. Ovarian cyst has few obvious symptoms while women with PCOS will have obvious ones. Ovarian cysts after menopause are serious, whitespaces only occur in the reproductive years. Both conditions are serious if they cause pain and interfere with lifestyle and plans. They are very serious because if left untreated, and they do not disappear on their own, they can grow and even become cancerous. It is imperative that a woman remain proactive.

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Are you suffering from acne, facial hair, skin tags? Please read this informative article. Ovarian cysts and polycystic ovarian syndrome, although sound similar, are quite different. The latter of the two is an extreme case of the first, but with different causes and symptoms. Ovarian Cysts Can occur anytime in a woman’s life, but PCOS only occurs in the reproductive years of her life.

Why does the cyst form? There is a cycle to the formation of an ovarian cyst, just as there is a menstrual cycle. It begins with an egg released in the follicle [a small fluid filled sac] by the luteinizing hormone ‘s [LH] and the follicle stimulating hormones [FSH]. They do not, However, always release an egg every month. What is meant by “release”? In short, the follicle should break open to let out the egg. If the follicle does not break open it grows bigger and into a cyst. When the egg is released, the progesterone secreted is increased. The menstrual cycle should begin again if the egg is not fertilized. If the egg is not fertilized progesterone is not secreted and more estrogen is released. This is a breeding ground for cysts to develop in the ovaries.

Ovarian cysts can appear and disappear often without any symptoms such as pain, acne, facial hair, skin tags. They can appear alone, or in groups and they can be either small, or even as big as a lemon. If the follicle grows tissue inside the cyst it must be surgically removed to prevent cancer from developing. Ovarian cancer is rare, and so are remission rates. Medicine for this type of cancer is not very good. Surgery, however is not always necessary. Diet and supplement will usually make them disappear. Only if the cyst is a few centimetres, is surgery advisable.

What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts? The most obvious sign of a cyst is tenderness or pain to the touch, or a constant soreness, or a burning sensation in the abdomen. Although these are obvious signs, a pelvic examination or ultrasound is needed to discover them. It is imperative for women to get an annual physical or PAP test, because it is at this time that a pelvic exam is also done.

Ovarian cysts are located in the left or right of the lower abdomen. If a cyst erupts in the pelvis it may cause pain, and there may be blood or fluid. In addition, pain may result during ovulation or intercourse.

After menopause cysts are more serious, and you should see a doctor if you think you might have them because they could be cancerous. So, what exactly causes the cyst? In short, they are a result of a hormone imbalance [I.e. an increase in estrogen]. This increase in oestrogen being a result of waste not being properly eliminated by the kidneys, lymphatic system and colon. Heavy exercise also increases oestrogen production as does physical or emotional trauma. Prolonged stress, and eating a lot of dairy and meat also cause oestrogen to spike and caused acne, facial hair, and skin tags to be grown.

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Well let’s start with the basics as applies to facial skin care, but before we get there let’s talk about what is going on inside our bodies.

If we don’t address the problem at the source, all the rest will not be effective.  This is why we are great believers in Lorna Vanderhaeghe and her products.  You see, our skin is a reflection of what on going on inside.  If we are healthy, our skin will naturally glow.

Next, but not least, we must take care of our skin: keeping it clean, toned and moisturized as well as applying sunscreen daily even in the winter.  Dermalogica is the only line we use because it has proven to show results, and is all botanical.  Come in and try it today.  Begin with a free Face Mapping where we will tell you the exact products for your facial skin type.  Everyone is different and everyone requires customized care.  Don’t forget: you’re worth it and so is your skin.

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