What is PCOS?
Are You at Risk for PCOS?
PCOS affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.* Women of all races and ethnicities are can be at risk for PCOS, but your risk may be higher if you have a poor diet, are obese or have diabetes. Genetics can also increase your risk. If you have a mother, sister, or aunt who suffers from the condition, you can be more likely to develop PCOS.
How can PCOS Affect Women?
PCOS can lead to missed or irregular menstrual periods and even 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 surgeries.
Laparascopy Ovarian Drilling is one form of treatment available. Watch this video to learn more.