Monday, 14 December 2015

Why PCOS & Thyroid Disease Together?

Do you know what endocrine system is? Endocrine system is the main part of the body which plays a key role in monitoring the state of mind, functions of tissues and bones, heartbeat, growth and development, sexual and reproductive process. The main function of endocrine is to control the growth disorders, diabetes, thyroid disease, sexual dysfunction, polycystic ovary syndrome and other hormone related disease.

A woman face two common problems like thyroid and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which are counted as the most common endocrine disorders. Both problems share similar characteristic. The only difference is the cause of these diseases. Both ailments are caused due to different conditions.
In some cases of hypothyroidism, the level of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) is decreased and it leads to increase testosterone, androgen, and estradiol and hence reduced the metabolic clearance of androstenedione. Due to increase in the level of androgen which is called male hormone, it can result in other endocrine disorder named PCOS. 

How the PCOS and thyroid problem has been seen together in some women? Thyroid hormone in excess may cause high blood sugar and insulin resistance. Excessive amount of insulin may cause the levels of androgen in large amount. This result in the levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone increased to a greater extent. This may cause PCOS problem.

Treatment for Hypothyroid & PCOS

There is no any treatment for curing hypothyroidism, but it can be treated with synthetic thyroxine pills which replace the missing thyroid hormone. PCOS can be treated with the help of ovary induction but it cannot be fully cured. But it can be treated without medicines.

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