There are different types of ovarian cysts, and each type can have a different cause but there are also common causes regardless of the type of ovarian cyst, some of the common causes of ovarian cyst are:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Reproductive factors
- Excessive pressure applied on top of the ovaries
- Excessive consumption of hormone-infused foods (most milks, meats which growth hormone has been added)
- Stressful life style
- Genetic predisposition
- Bad eating habits
The first root ovarian cyst cause is basically your family history, basically if you come from a family with ovarian cyst history it is possible that it has inherited as well as a genetic predisposition. So the genetic factor is cause number one according to many doctors.
Another root cause is stress and illness, simply because a person with a lot of stress on daily basis got a weaker immune system, same if the person was ill lately the chances are the immune system is weak at the moment and an ovarian cyst is more likely to develop.
Bad eating habits also counts as a cause, because if the body doesn’t get enough vitamins, minerals and proteins it will eventually be weak, and will happen the exact same as what we said above, a weak immune system can’t fight it.
Functional Ovarian Cysts: These are the most common type of cysts and they occur because either the egg is not released or the follicle does not dissolve after releasing the egg, so it gets filled with fluids. There are two types of functional ovarian cysts:
Follicular cysts: This type of ovarian cyst normally appears when a follicle grows larger than normal and it doesn’t open to release the egg during the menstrual cycle. This type of ovarian cyst normally goes away in a few weeks, and most of the times no ovarian cyst treatment is needed.
Luteal ovarian cyst: this is a not so common type of cyst, after the follicle releases the egg, some tissue is left behind, and if that tissue gets filled with blood then a luteal ovarian cyst appears. This type of ovarian cyst can go away in some months, but sometimes it can possible lead to an ovarian cyst rupture, which translate into severe pain and internal bleeding.
Cystic teratomas or Dermoid Cysts: when the ovary tissue develops abnormally and forms other type of body tissue like hair, bones, teeth or even nerve tissue.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome: also known as PCOS is caused by hormonal imbalance caused by the ovaries, when this happens many little ovarian cysts will appear on the ovaries, they are harmless but they mean higher risk to develop serious ovarian cysts in the future.
There could be a lot more of ovarian cyst causes but this ones are the most common ones, and knowing them it is possible to avoid them, and that is basically having a healthy lifestyle, avoid stress, eat well and exercise. If you do that you will lower the risk of having an ovarian cyst.