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Is PCOS Related To Anxiety?

Is PCOS Related To Anxiety?

Anxiety affects millions of people around the world. The causes and effects of the condition vary from person to person. One condition that is known as PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome may cause direct or indirect anxiety issues. PCOS is, in fact, one of the most common disorders found in women. Unfortunately, it goes undetected most of the time and a lot of health issues follow PCOS creating ups and downs in the patient’s life. PCOS and anxiety are both under diagnosed and under treated conditions around the world which make the combination even more lethal.

The common PCOS symptoms and their association with anxiety

PCOS comes knocking on the door with a lot of different symptoms like Infertility, Anovulation, Irregular Menstrual Cycles, Abnormal Hair Growth, Ovarian Cysts, Weight Gain and Obesity, Skin conditions like acne and skin tags, high BP and cholesterol along with sleep disturbances. Most of these symptoms are known causes of anxiety such as weight gain and BP.

Categorical description of Anxiety caused by PCOS

Anxiety disorders have vast symptoms and affect on the patient based on nature and cause. However, it is in general termed as a combination of environmental and biopsychosocial factors. This means that the patient can react differently to these disorders. Anxiety caused by PCOS or its associated medical problems falls under the category of ‘Anxiety that results from a medical condition’. If left untreated in time it may cause depression as well.

Treatment Options

It is still a topic of discussion on how to treat the anxiety related to PCOS. There are two different ways by which anxiety can affect a patient with PCOS. The first way is that it occurs directly due to PCOS. The second way is that it occurs due to the associated health problems which are known causes of anxiety in women. In both cases, the treatment includes natural therapies and medication. The medication is prescribed according to the symptoms PCOS patient is suffering from.

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