Practical advice and information for living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which there is an imbalance of a woman's female sex hormones, and affects an estimated 10% of all women. This hormone imbalance may cause changes in the menstrual cycle, acne, small cysts in the ovaries, difficulty conceiving, high blood pressure, and other problems. It is treatable, but not curable, and sufferers have to rely on themselves for the long-term management of their condition. If you're living with PCOS, this guide gives you the latest information concerning treatments and research into Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. PCOS For Dummies gives you a practical, plain-English guide to living with and managing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. In addition to providing valuable information concerning the causes and symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS For Dummies gives you the facts about the various treatment options that are available, including both traditional medical treatments and alternative therapies. Discusses the causes and symptoms of PCOS Advice for dealing with this disorder Covers the treatments and medicine available in the United States PCOS For Dummies is an invaluable resource for the millions who are suffering from this condition.
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Leptin , the product of the ob gene, is a small peptide molecule synthesized by white adipocyte with an imporatnt role in the regulation of body fat and food intake.The presence of leptin and its receptor also detected in the placental tissue during pregnancy. The amount of fat stored is known to influence obesity and fertility, indicating a link between leptin and PCOS. Recent reports suggest the relevance of gene polymorphism in predicating PCOS. The present study was aimed at investigating the genetic relation between the LEPR and PCOS using polymerase chain reaction followed by sequencing. A case-control-based study approach was used, which included 102 controls, 50 lean PCOS and 60 obese PCOS from the Indian women population. A significant difference was found between the genotype frequencies of LEPR and PCOS. Three different mutations were observed in the case samples compared to the control.It shows a significant association between the LEPR and PCOS. I also got a novel SNP in the 12th exon of LEPR. My work also included the standardization of LEP, INS, INSVNTR that are related to the PCOS.