|Review - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Trend in a Nutshell|
|Stephanie Mohammed, Shivananda Nayak|
|University of the West Indies, Pre-clinical Sciences, POS, Trinidad and Tobago|
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Keywords : PCOS, Ovarian hormones, Endocrinology
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Objective: To identify the trend occurring in the diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy treatment of women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and to highlight the importance of the accumulated and accepted decisions made.
Method: To perform a quality assessment on the literature available from specific search engines throughout the years 1800-2017.
Results: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome affects women physically, psychologically, metabolically, endocrinologically and reproductively. Women are identified from the basic cardinal features classifiable with the condition from which they are then recommended to have diagnostic testing. To date these, involve the use of an ultrasound for the identification of immature follicles and biochemical testing of ovarian hormones and corresponding blood test in relation to the signs and symptoms exhibited. Polycystic ovarian syndrome has shown to be present from the pre-adolescent stage throughout adolescent into adulthood and it is observed to affect women regardless of their ethnicities and demographics. Presently there are various proposed treatments available for the management of PCOS which includes lifestyle modification, administration of pharmaceutical agents and surgical procedures.
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