Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, commonly referred to as PCOS, is a health condition that affects one in 10 women of childbearing age.* It is caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. Women of all races and ethnicities are at risk for PCOS, but your risks for PCOS may be higher if you are obese, have diabetes or if you have a mother, sister, or aunt with PCOS. PCOS can cause missed or irregular menstrual periods which can lead to infertility. PCOS may also cause other undesirable symptoms such as hair growth on the face and chin, acne, thinning hair, weight gain, darkening of the skin, and skin tags. If you are experiencing symptoms of PCOS, you should seek treatment right away. There are several treatment options available ranging from lifestyle changes to minimally invasive surgery.
*According to Women’sHealth.Gov
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