Leptin And Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Introduction The human body of a female is surprisingly strong and endures many obstacles, such as constant menstrual cycles and giving birth. From adolescent to adulthood, the reproductive system seems to dramatically change due to the amount of hormone that is release but that can all change when there is an incorrect number of hormones that are released from the pituitary gland. An example is a hereditary disorder that can cause a female to have a difficult time getting pregnant. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorder that is caused by an imbalance of hormones in the brain as well as the ovaries, resulting in infertility. Per Journal of Medicine and Life, polycystic ovary syndrome can be diagnosed …show more content…
Half of women with PCOS have an obesity problem which increases the risk of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. The increase in intra-abdominal fat tend to secrete adiponectin and leptin. Leptin is secreted by adipocyte tissues that circulates the body as “free or protein-bound adipokine” (Jalilian, Haghnazari, & Rasolinia, 2016). Leptin has a direct association with obesity due to decrease of food intake and increasing the energy expenditures. Most PCOS patients are overweight or obese due to the levels of leptin serum are increased, including the BMI …show more content…
Nevertheless, polycystic ovary syndrome does have treatments to help change the hormone levels being released from the pituitary glands. Exercise will help with the weight gain, obesity, diabetes, and the cardiovascular diseases. Glucophage, a medication for the diabetes, can help prevent the ongoing of type II diabetes and can assist with the weight loss. Glucophage and birth control can help regulate the irregular periods. There are many other medications that can help females get pregnant by producing LH releasing hormone (LHRH) and Clomiphene citrate, which helps with ovulation. (Burd,

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