Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 33924
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common and complex endocrinopathy worldwide, with a prevalence of 6–10%. The occurrence of PCOS is associated with hyperandrogenemia and/or hirsutism, ovulatory dysfunction, infertility, and many metabolic abnormalities. The latter includes insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes mellitus, obesity, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. Additionally, it has been reported that the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increased in women with PCOS.
PCOS can also worsened quality of life, with some negative psychological aspects like depression; increased anxiety, mood, and sleeping disorders; and impaired quality of life (QoL). It is established that therapy should focus on the aforementioned aspects in both the short and long term.
PCOS is also associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, including gestational diabetes, preterm birth, and increased risk of preeclampsia. The pathophysiology of that disease is not totally elucidated, and hormonal, genetic, and environmental factors play a role.
Taking into account that the PCOS has a great impact on women’s health, I would like to encourage submissions to our Special Issue that cover many aspects of that disease, including genetic, metabolic, reproductive, and especially environmental. We would gratefully accept the submission of both original and review studies.
Dr. Michał Kunicki
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- polycystic ovary syndrome
- insulin resistance
- assisted reproductive techniques
- pregnancy outcomes
- quality of life