Attention, women! Do you see symptoms of irregular menstruation, unwanted facial growth, weight gain, skin problem, infertility? Then it is time to get yourself analysed for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder that occurs in women of reproductive age. Polycystic literally means “many cysts” and PCOS often causes clusters of small, pearl-sized cysts in the ovaries. The cysts are not harmful but lead to hormone imbalances. The ovaries produce a tiny amount of male sex hormones called androgens. In…
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Acne can continue into adulthood. It’s a possibility for many. It’s a reality for some. Sufferers often refer to it as the devil that just won’t get off their back despite best efforts of threats interspersed with cajoling. And if one or the other does seem to work and has you breathing easy for some time, it returns with as much vengeance if not more. The emotional burden of acne is repressive as it’s often seen as a problem of hygiene.
Stress is simply reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. When you feel threatened, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, which rouse the body for emergency action.
Cluttered and chaotic environments can cause stress, which can lead us to grab more of the indulgent snacks – twice as many cookies according to this new study!