As girls, we are always worried about face-related problems such as acne, greasy skin and thick hairs. However, as gynecologists, I want to say that what needs to be worried about is not only face-related problems, but also health problems revealed by these phenomena.
Skin problems, may be just pretenders
On weekdays, people pay more attention to various problems on the face, but do you understand that skin problems may sometimes be manifestations of endocrine diseases?
The most typical is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is a strange and unpronounceable medical term not far from ordinary women.
According to reports, the incidence rate of this disease is about 4% ~ 12%. In addition to skin manifestations, patients also have obesity, amenorrhea and infertility. It can be said that skin problems are only pretenders of PCOS.
When many people see a doctor because of acne, they are asked about menstruation by doctors before they understand that the relationship between their great aunt and skin is so close.
Skin problems, endocrine is the main culprit,
Androgen, the culprit
One of the endocrine characteristics of women suffering from polycysts is that androgen secretion is high, which will stimulate sebaceous glands to secrete excessively, lead to excessive sebum production, and eventually lead to skin greasiness and acne.
In addition to turning skin into a big oil field, androgens can also stimulate hair growth, and some girls will find themselves like they have a beard.
Insulin, aiding and abetting the abuse
In addition to androgens, insulin increases in many people due to insulin resistance. You may know that insulin is an important hypoglycemic hormone, but many people do not know that it also affects skin.
More insulin will promote the growth of skin keratinocytes, resulting in thickening, roughening and darkening of the cuticle. In wrinkled and easily rubbed parts of the body, such as thigh roots and waist, grayish brown and velvet-like skin changes appear.
The skin is so messed up that for most women who love beauty, it is full of tears.
Gynecological problems are more serious,
Although girls who love beauty attach the greatest importance to skin problems, as doctors, we think that gynecological problems such as big aunt and uterus are much more serious than skin problems.
Big aunt will freak out
Big aunt is actually with the ovarian follicle growth after hormone retreat, follicle development cycle is over. However, in polycystic patients, the normal cycle of follicles has been seriously disturbed by androgen, follicles are all malnourished, estrogen, progesterone secretion is not good, menstrual cycle is naturally not normal.
The big aunt of polycystic patients is a rare guest, and it is punctual to come once every 30 to 40 days. What’s more, she is not allowed to see her every six months. But once the big aunt comes to her house, she will either walk away coldly in two or three days, or it will be easier for God to send her than for God, and she will not leave for ten days and a half months.
We all know that the big aunt is formed by periodic endometrial shedding and bleeding. Under the condition of big aunt chaos, the growth and shedding of endometrium are also chaotic. The endometrium cannot fall off regularly for a long time and grows in disorder under the action of hormones.
You may think it is convenient not to come to your aunt for a long time, but the risk of endometrial cancer is also high because the endometrium is so chaotic and long.
Infertility is even more worrying.
The birth of a new life requires sperm and eggs to meet. However, polycystic patients cannot discharge eggs normally. There is no use for eggs. It will be the year of the monkey and the month of the horse to give birth to new life.
This is a big headache for many patients after marriage, and there are also many patients who find out multiple cysts only when they want to be pregnant for a long time.
Beware of your skin problems
If you also have the skin problems mentioned above and menstruation is not normal, don’t just work on cosmetics or various acne-removing ointments, remember to go to the gynecology clinic.
At present, we can judge whether you belong to polycystic or pathological state caused by other hyperandrogens through B-ultrasound, sex hormone examination and other medical history. It is definitely better to decide the medication plan according to your condition than to inquire about various acne-removing folk remedies yourself.
What do the girls do
Hide nothing from thy physician
Acne is always bad, so don’t ask for folk prescription by yourself. Give it to dermatologists. They have 100 ways and always have one suitable for you. If dermatologists let you go to gynecology, don’t be angry. Proper use of drugs to reduce androgen, adjust menstrual cycle and improve facial acne is definitely the best policy.
Fat girls, move
Please silently calculate your body mass index, i.e. Weight (kg)/height (㎡). If it is between 24 and 28, it indicates overweight, and if it is > 28, it is obese.
Obese people are more likely to develop insulin resistance and menstrual disorders, so proper exercise and diet control every day to lose weight are very helpful for polycystic treatment.
Strive for long-term health
Most polycystic patients are very young and always worry that they cannot conceive naturally after entering marriage.
At this time, we should relax our mood even more. Irregular menstruation is not that there are no eggs, but that the normal activities of follicles are disturbed. If you can use drugs correctly to restore ovulation to normal, pregnancy is not a dream.
In addition to making the skin better and smoother, in addition to making the menstrual cycle regular and satisfying the desire to have children. More importantly, treatment is to plan for long-term health and prevent the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and endometrial cancer.
Don’t lose confidence in the treatment easily, don’t rush to the doctor, go to a regular hospital, let doctors choose the appropriate treatment plan, adhere to the treatment, in order to maintain long-term health.