Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, also known as PCOS is a disorder caused by a hormone imbalance. This imbalance can cause problems with ovulation, irregular periods and is the leading cause of female fertility problems.
It’s estimated that 1 in 10 women have PCOS, so chances are you know someone that is affected. Symptoms include:
- Weight Gain (often due to insulin resistance)
- Trouble Losing Weight (also due to insulin resistance)
- Extra Body Hair (known as Hirsutism)
- Thinning Hair
- Irregular Periods
- Darkening of Skin
- Skin Tags
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
While the exact cause of PCOS is unknown, it is believed that genetics play a factor.
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