To have PCO and insulin resistance could eventually be other consequences that are worth paying attention to:
The elevated estrogen levels, because of an increased stimulation of the mucous membranes in the womb along with the rare rejection due to cycle disorders, in some cases increase the risk of cancer of the uterus. Did you very much between menstrual periods or perhaps completely ceased menstruation, it is therefore important to have a hormone treatment to ensure regular rejection of the mucous membranes.
The reduced insulin sensitivity, the constant light elevated blood sugar and increased insulin production, could eventually increase the risk of developing type II diabetes - also in normal strong.
By overweight makes fat tissue fats such as cholesterol in the blood. These fats can be deposited on the inside of blood vessels and lead to high blood pressure and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The disturbed fat balance due to insulin resistance increases the risk of cardiovascular disease - also among normal strong.
Source: PCO Association, www.pcoinfo.dk
This article is formed on the Health Guide on 26.09.06