What is Primary Amenorrhea and What Does it Have to Do with PCOS?

Facing the changes of puberty can be difficult for many girls, but keeping the fact in mind that everyone’s body is different and that every person goes through this rather tumultuous stage in life at a different rate can be helpful. Despite the fact that every woman’s body changes at its own pace, there are some red flags that can be raised concerning the health of a girl going through life’s big changes. One of these is primary amenorrhea, which could very well be a symptom of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

Primary amenorrhea is a condition that occurs when a woman has yet to begin menstruating by the time she is 16 to 18 years old. Oftentimes, this condition is caused by the hormonal imbalance that accompanies PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), a surprisingly common condition that causes infertility in women and is accompanied by a long list of symptoms, one of which is primary amenorrhea.

Women face the danger of many different health issues as they enter their pubescent years, and as the female reproductive system matures. Because the teenage years are accompanied by so many changes to the body, it may be difficult to pinpoint primary amenorrhea or PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) right away. In fact, there are so many symptoms attributed to the condition that it is sometimes difficult to get a definitive diagnosis at all. To be honest, the Syndrome is often misdiagnosed despite the fact that it affects an estimated five to ten percent of women.

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is the most common female hormonal disorder, though many women are unaware that they have it until they begin to experience the effects of infertility. Characterized by the appearance of many ovarian cysts, this condition can occur in women who are able to bear children and in post-menopausal women. Though girls that have primary amenorrhea are not capable of bearing children yet, the condition itself is an indicator that PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) may be present.

The teenage years are difficult, with the many physical, social, and emotional changes that a girl goes through. Though it may seem impossible to keep track of these changes, paying close attention to them will help women know when to see a doctor if their bodies are behaving abnormally. Primary amenorrhea is a strong indicator of the presence of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) but the condition is accompanied by several others, including:

 

  • Ovarian cysts
  • Weight gain
  • Excessive facial and/or body hair
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Skin tags
  • Brown patches on the skin
  • High cholesterol
  • Mental fatigue
  • Exhaustion
  • High levels of male hormones
  • Sleep apnea
  • Thyroid issues
  • Anxiety and depression

 

 

As a warning sign of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), primary amenorrhea is something to be aware of and have checked out by a doctor. Though the condition can cause infertility, it has also been shown to be reversible through certain treatments. For this reason, knowing that it is an issue and having it treated as soon as possible can minimize the effects of the condition and help women live healthy lives.

To learn more about the subject of Primary Amenorrhea and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), and primary amenorrhea, visit us on the web at www.pcos.com/pcos-and-primary-amenorrhea

Insulite Health, a Boulder, Colorado USA based company, is committed to reversing Insulin Resistance – a potentially dangerous imbalance of blood glucose and insulin. Scientific research has revealed that this disorder can be a primary cause of excess weight gain and obesity, plus Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Insulin Resistance can also underlie the cluster of increased risk factors for cardiovascular damage called Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X) as well as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) – a major source of serious diseases as well as heartbreaking female infertility.

Recognizing that there are millions of people who need this kind of systematic approach to reversing insulin resistance, Insulite Health has, developed systems to address the underlying causes of metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), excess weight/obesity, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

For more information about Insulin Resistance and research links to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), PubMed Health, GenBank and more visit us at www.pcos.com.

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Next Steps

Becoming victorious over the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not easy, but you can overcome your PCOS symptoms to live the life you deserve.

It takes strength, courage, and perseverance. It can be challenging and that’s why Insulite Health created this website. It's has information and resources that will help you balance your hormones and reverse PCOS symptoms.

So take these next steps now! Use the links below to learn how to make the changes that will transform your health and your life forever.

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Insulite Health, is committed to helping women reverse their symptoms of hormone imbalance. Scientific research has revealed that this imbalance can be a primary cause of many devastating health symptoms. Hormone Imbalance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) - a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, adult acne, unwanted facial hair, depression, anxiety, and heartbreaking female infertility.

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