The two most common are Cushing Syndrome and Amenorrhea. “Cushing syndrome occurs when your body is expose to high levels of the hormone cortisol for a long time.” (Mayo Staff Clinic, 2016, p.1) There are several symptoms that Cushing Syndrome shares with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Some of the symptoms are: weight gain, acne, hirsutism and/or irregular or absent menstrual periods. Evidently, the two diseases share similar symptoms. Another disease that shares similarities with PCOS is Amenorrhea. It is when one or more menstrual cycles are missed or the absence of menstruations. Some of the symptoms are: hair loss, excess facial hair and acne. Amenorrhea, also,
It is most likely due to a decrease in sunlight, and can be treated with light therapy. Some symptoms include anxiety, increased irritability, daytime fatigue, and weight gain. Atypical depression commonly includes a sense of heaviness in the arms and legs, like a form of paralysis, in addition to oversleeping and overeating. People with this condition may also gain weight, become very irritable, and may even experience relationship issues. Psychotic depression is a mental state characterized by delusions and hallucinations. About twenty percent of people with depression have episodes so severe that they see or hear things that are not there. Bipolar Disorder, also called manic depressive disorder, consists of periods of extreme lows followed by periods of extreme highs. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a type of depression that affects women during the second half of their menstrual cycles and is more severe than PMS. Symptoms include depression, anxiety, and extreme mood swings. Situational depression is usually triggered by a stressful or life-changing event, such as job loss, the death of a loved one, severe trauma or even a bad breakup. Situational depression tends to clear up over time on its own, but can turn into major
“According to Mayo Clinic Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine system disorder that affects women of reproductive age. Women who have PCOS may have enlarged ovaries that contain small collections of fluid located in each ovary that can be seen during an ultrasound exam” (Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)). PCOS is characterized by a few symptoms including but not limited to a fluctuating menstrual cycle, acne and excessive weight just to name a few. Many women who are diagnosed with this disorder often find out in their adolescent years, which is when the fluctuating menstruation cycles usually start. Right now, there is no known reason of how PCOS develops or what causes it. The best way to control PCOS and keep symptoms minimal
The purpose of this paper is to discus the etiology, symptoms, diagnoses and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome. Polycystic ovary syndrome is also known as PCOS. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common endocrine disorder found in women of the reproductive age. First identified in 1935, polycystic ovary syndrome is diagnosed by the presence of polycystic ovaries, menstrual irregularities, and clinical or biochemical hyperandrogegism. “Symptoms of PCOS include changes in the menstrual cycle, such as: Not getting a period after you have had one or more normal ones during puberty (secondary amenorrhea), Irregular periods that may come and go, and be very light to very heavy. Other symptoms of PCOS include: Extra body hair that grows on the chest, belly, face, and around the nipples. Acne on the face, chest, or back, and skin changes, such as dark or thick skin markings and creases around the armpits, groin, neck,
These changes are typically brought on by hormonal fluxes that control the different phases of the cycle in order to ovulate a mature oocyte. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days in length and progresses through four distinct phases, each with its own regulatory hormone. The phases and their associated days are as follows: menstruation, or the early follicular phase (days 1–4), late follicular phase (days 5–11), periovulation (days 12–15) and the luteal phase (days 16–28). 1 The major hormonal secretion sites are the hypothalamus, which secretes gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), the pituitary, which secretes follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), and the ovaries, which secrete estrogens and progesterone. Of the three types of estrogen involved in the menstrual cycle, estradiol, estrone and estriol, estradiol is considered the most potent and is known as E1.2 In lieu of discussing the many hormonal fluctuations of a typical menstrual cycle, a diagram has been included to display the oscillations of the hormones described
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The newest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders again included Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) in the list of Depressive Disorders (2013). In this paper, I argue from a feminist perspective that the presence of PMDD in the DSM combines the stigma attached to both menstruation and mental illness, in order to shame any woman who is not fulfilling the expected role of passive and accepting mother or wife. Additionally, the DSM’s false assertion that PMDD is not culturally tied forces the North American expectations of womanhood onto people in different parts of the world.
Everyone experiences some unhappiness in his or her lifetime whether it is a specific situation or not. It becomes more serious when the cause is a form of "depression." It is a fact that women experience depression about twice as much as men (1). These causes specifically for women can be complex and so are the solutions (3). A common syndrome affecting an estimated 3% to 8% of women in their reproductive years is called Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) (4). PMDD is specifically known as a mood disorder of severe depression, irritability, and tension with symptoms worsening a week or so before a woman's menstrual period and usually settling out afterwards (5). PMDD can be devastating to
As I have been assessing and observing Sally through out the film, I have noticed that she first starts out very quiet. Almost significantly introverted, she sees things –such as the moon moving—she also repeats her behavior to go outside of her bedroom window, or attempts to. Her brother has to come and stop her at one point, but she is unresponsive to this stimuli. She starts hearing voices and screams when her brother takes away one of the dolls on the blue stool.
After the above points, this result should be pretty obvious. Given that menstruation involves blood flow and PMS involves inflammation, it should come as no surprise that grounding the body helps reduce the problems associated with premenstrual syndrome.
Women with PCOS often experience either prolonged menstrual periods or menstrual periods that occur at irregular cycles. Some women also experience weight gain or excessive hair growth. The condition can occur as early as adolescence, usually signaled by early menstrual abnormalities. However, many women only find out that they
The film I chose to do a report on is called Away From Her. The 2006 Canadian film stars the following popular actors: Gordon Pinsent as Grant, Julie Christie as Fiona, Michael Murphy as Aubrey, Nina Dobrev as Monica, and Olympia Dukakis as Marian.