PCOS is estimated to affect approximately 5-10% of this population of women
The problem is… there is currently no treatment for PCOS as a whole. So, you might be wondering what options do you have? Is a gastric sleeve really something to consider? Has the gastric sleeve helped other women like me? And… If I get the surgery then, what’s next?
This article will help you to understand the basics of PCOS, the research supporting the use of a gastric sleeve as a possible treatment option, and the potential benefits following surgery.
So, you might ask… what do ovaries have to do with the endocrine system?
PCOS and the endocrine system
Well, the endocrine system is made up of glands that produce hormones. These hormones regulate a variety of bodily functions including, metabolism, growth and development, sexual function, sleep, and more.
Women with PCOS produce higher levels of hormones called androgens, and these androgens play a role in reproductive function. Higher levels of androgens can have a negative impact on your ovaries and ovulation.
In women with a healthy menstrual cycle, their ovaries make the egg which is released each month as part of a healthy menstrual cycle.
In women with PCOS, the egg may not develop as it should, or it may not be released during ovulation resulting in missed or irregular menstrual periods. This can lead to difficulties in low fertility and even infertility.
Weight loss surgery can help those who are obese to lose weight by altering their digestive system. In 2011, gastric band surgery was one of the most popular forms of weight loss surgery at around 35-percent of surgeries. However, as of 2019, now less than one-percent of weight-loss surgeries were gastric bands. This drop-in gastric […]
Obesity is associated with the leading causes of death worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. Weight-loss surgery can be a great option for those struggling with morbid obesity and experience obesity-related complications. Weight-loss surgery, including both gastric sleeve and lap band operations, achieves weight loss in patients by altering the […]
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