Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder in reproductive age group. The name of this condition comes because of the multiple small cysts seen in the ovaries of these women.
Difficulty in conceiving because of lack or infrequent ovulation. The hormone levels are out of balance in women with PCOS: They have higher than normal levels of androgens and may have lower than normal levels of estrogen. The high levels of androgens can cause: Problems with ovarian follicle growth and development, which may prevent the release of eggs.
Obesity is defined as a condition where there is accumulation of excess body fat leading to adverse health effects. A BMI of more than 30 is considered as obesity.
Research has long shown a connection between obesity and infertility in women. And it's not just women that need to watch the scale. Recent research has shown that obesity can negatively impact male fertility as well, leading to lower sperm counts. Watching your carbohydrate and junk food intake is also advisable. Research on women dealing with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) has shown that may improve their symptoms, even without weight loss. The lower-carb diet led to more regular menses and increased fertility potential.