Women with Ovarian Cysts Prone to Diabetes | AIIMS

Women with Ovarian Cysts, hormonal problems prone to diabetes: AIIMS, New Delhi, study

A study conducted by Md. Ashraf Ganie, a senior endocrinology consultant and assistant professor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, finds that : Women with ovarian cysts are prone to developing Diabetes.

Multiple Ovarian Cysts or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Having multiple ovarian cysts or suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), is a problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. Notably, not every women with PCOS has ovarian Cysts.That apart, even the presence of ovarian cysts, DOES NOT necessarily mean the cysts are harmful (and hence don’t require removal). It only means that their presence can lead to hormonal imbalance OR the presence of  health complications in women such as irregular menstrual cycles, thick hair on body parts and aches point to hormonal imbalances or PCOS. Further making them prone to diabetes.

How Ovarian Cysts increase the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes

According to the study finds, the women with Ovarian Cysts are highly prone to diabetes than the general population. ‘Insulin resistance’ is an integral part of PCOS. Insulin resistance is a health condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it effectively. This insulin resistance leads to increase in glucose levels (sugar levels) in the blood, a condition which is also known as type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.

In a TV advertisement of some Health Care Provider, it’s claimed that India has more than 78 crore or 780 million pre-diabetics. This simply means that these people are Insulin resistant, a key condition contributing to developing Diabetes later on. If said in other words, Insulin resistance is the earliest detectable abnormality in individuals who proceed to develop diabetes.

What the AIIMS Study Advises

Women with health complications like irregular menstrual cycles, thick hair on body parts and aches should not see the problems as stand alone. For instance taking pain-killer for ache will not help. Instead they must go for complete Health Checkup, which means visiting a Gynaecologist as well.

Early diagnosis of PCOS and treatment can help control the future health complications.

Notably, Indian women are more prone to developing PCOS. Nearly half of the women in India are affected by the condition.

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