Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome

Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-1017

+32466902146

Abstract

PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome: The Worrisome Twosome?

Duru Shah and Sabahat Rasool

By virtue of insulin resistance being the common etiology for PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome, the cardio metabolic risks of these two syndromes are shared. The usual concerns of a PCOS patient are cosmetic or reproductive. However, there are more serious concerns past the reproductive age. Early treatment of insulin resistance, hypertension, and hyperlipidaemia reduces the long-term risk. This review highlights the unhealthy association of Metabolic Syndrome with PCOS, and emphasizes on early diagnosis, patient education and a long term follow up beyond reproductive age to prevent the co morbidities.

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