Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder of the endocrine system among women who are of the age of reproduction.

What are common signs & symptoms of PCOS?

- Irregular menstrual cycles

- Obesity

- Infertility

- Hirsutism (a condition which causes excessive hair growth on chest, face, abdominal area or thighs)

- Oily skin

- Acne which is severe & unresponsive to typical treatments

- Multiple cysts on ovaries

What is the cause of PCOS?

The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, but it seems that it may be related to a variety of factors working together. These factors include a resistance to insulin, an increase in the androgen hormone levels, and irregular menstrual cycles.

 

If you have experienced some of these symptoms, mention them to your doctor at your annual Well Woman visit at the Women’s Institute for Specialized Health, PLLC.

 

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