Selected aspects of metabolic disorders in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with coexistence of thyroid dysfunctions
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Klinika Endokrynologii Ginekologicznej, Szpital Kliniczny im. ks. Anny Mazowieckiej, Warszawa
Zakład Opieki Zdrowotnej, Katedra Medycyny Społecznej, Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny
Szpital Kliniczny im. ks. Anny Mazowieckiej, Warszawa
Katarzyna Suchta   

Klinika Endokrynologii Ginekologicznej, Szpital Kliniczny im. ks. Anny Mazowieckiej, ul. Karowa 2, 00-315 Warszawa
Med Og Nauk Zdr. 2016;22(2):89–93
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and thyroid diseases, especially autoimmune thyroiditis (AIT) which mainly lead to hypothyroidism, are the most common endocrinopathies among women in reproductive age in Poland and developed countries. Both of these diseases may lead to metabolic disorders and are considered as an important sociological problem. Social consciousness of the impact of these diseases on long-distance metabolic consequences, such as higher risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes or fertility problems, is an important issue in the possibility of their early diagnostic and an appropriate treatment. Moreover, the prevalence of autoimmune thyroiditis and hypothyroidism among women with polycystic ovary syndrome is statistically higher in comparison to healthy women.

Purpose of the study:
The aim of the study is to present current information on selected metabolic disorders in women with polycystic ovary syndrome with coexistence of thyroid dysfunction.

Brief description of the state of knowledge:
The article is based on actual state of knowledge on polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid diseases and their association with metabolic disorders based on medical literature.

Polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as thyroid dysfunctions, are the most common endocrionopathies among women at reproductive age exerting a great effect on metabolic syndrome. Early diagnosis and treatment of these endocrinopathies may lead to limitation of metabolic disorders which are increasingly more often observed. The data presented in the article may be useful for primary care doctors involved in amelioration of the health condition of their patients.

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