Clinical characteristics in Taiwanese women with polycystic ovary syndrome

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Abstract

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders in women of reproductive age. It consists of a heterogeneous collection of signs and symptoms that together form a disorder spectrum. The diagnosis of PCOS is principally based on clinical and physical findings. The extent of metabolic abnormalities in women with PCOS varies with phenotype, body weight, age, and ethnicity. For general population, the prevalence of hyperandrogenism and oligomenorrhea decreases with age, while complications such as insulin resistance and other metabolic disturbances increase with age. Obese women with PCOS have a higher risk of developing oligomenorrhea, amenorrhea, hyperandrogenemia, insulin resistance, and lower luteinizing hormone (LH) to follicle stimulation hormone (FSH) ratios than non-obese women with PCOS. The LH to FSH ratio is a valuable diagnostic tool in evaluating Taiwanese women with PCOS, especially in the diagnosis of oligomenorrhea. Overweight/obesity is the major determinant of cardiovascular and metabolic disturbances in women of reproductive age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-93
Number of pages8
JournalClinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Oligomenorrhea
Luteinizing Hormone
Insulin Resistance
Hormones
Hyperandrogenism
Amenorrhea
Signs and Symptoms
Obesity
Body Weight
Phenotype
Population

Keywords

  • Insulin resistance
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Phenotypes
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

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  • Reproductive Medicine

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Clinical characteristics in Taiwanese women with polycystic ovary syndrome. / Hsu, Ming I.

In: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 42, No. 3, 2015, p. 86-93.

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