Geeky Chats with Dr. Abimbola Saka-Afolabi
By Dr. Abimbola Saka-Afolabi
Geeky Chats with Dr. Abimbola Saka-AfolabiMar 05, 2023
What is PCOS?
In this episode, I discussed polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment options. PCOS is a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It is caused by an imbalance of sex hormones, precisely an excess of androgens, which are male hormones. This imbalance can lead to irregular menstrual periods, infertility, and the growth of cysts on the ovaries.
What Is Lactational Mastitis?
This season, we will focus on female health and discuss common health issues, starting with lactational mastitis. Lactational mastitis occurs in at least 2% to 20% of breastfeeding people would have it. And of course, some of you may already know this, but it is an inflammation (the swelling of the mammary glands). Symptoms could often include pain. Just like the symptoms of every rash, pain erythema, in this case, the breast will be indurated, and there will also be some swelling. Early identification allows for conservative management and, therefore, prevents complications and allows continued breastfeeding of the child.