Essay about The Human Body Of A Female

1186 Words Nov 19th, 2016 5 Pages
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 if a female presents with the “currently accepted criteria including hyperandrogenism, anovulation and/ or polycystic ovaries as observed by ultrasonography” (Tsikouras, et al., 2015). PCOS have affected women that are typically in their reproductive age and has affected around six to ten percent of females (University of Chicago Medical Center, 2016). Although females with Polycystic ovary syndrome tend to be diagnosed in their 20s to 30s, symptoms of PCOS can be seen in teenage girls during their first menstrual cycle. Affecting the metabolic, reproductive, and psychological aspect of a female, polycystic ovary syndrome is a disorder that is associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular problems.

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