What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

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    sushaanthposted 11 months ago

    What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

    PCOS is a hormonal condition.
    Hormones are chemical messengers that control the way the body works.
    PCOS is a common condition with up to 1 in 5 women of child bearing age affected. In PCOS two hormones, insulin and male type hormones are produced in higher levels, which results in problems such as:

    Periods less regular (more or less often)
    Emotional problems (anxiety or depression)
    Hair growth on face, stomach, back
    Acne or pimples
    Easy weight gain
    Delays getting pregnant
    Diabetes
    More risk factors for heart disease
    Not all women with PCOS will have all of these symptoms as PCOS can vary bet

 
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