Prevalence of polycystic ovarian syndrome among selected group of Sudanese housewives with infertility disorders
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), also recognized as the Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is one of the most widespread endocrinopathies between women of reproductive age. Hyperinsulinemia in mixture with pancreatic beta cell dysfunction consequences in an increased risk of numerous illnesses, counting type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, endothelial dysfunction, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. Insulin also stimulates the theca cells of the ovary to create excessive testosterone, which is accountable for the clinical symptoms of hyperandrogenism
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