Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition whereby small cysts appear in a woman's ovaries and cause an imbalance in the production of sex hormones, namely estrogen and progesterone. Testosterone, an androgen, is present in women in small amounts, but is overproduced in women suffering from this condition.
The cause of PCOS is still uncertain, but it often begins in early reproductive years and is regularly detected after substantial weight gain. Some studies suggest that PCOS may be hereditary, so if your sister and mother have developed this complication, you may be at risk too.
Other warning signs of PCOS include:
If you suffer from the following list of traits associated with PCOS, you may want to make an appointment with your doctor.
PCOS can develop into more serious health conditions including:
PCOS can lead to infertility or other more serious health conditions. Receiving early treatment may prevent the development of diabetes, heart disease, and even stroke. Talk to your doctor if you suspect you might be suffering from PCOS.
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A better understanding of how your body works will help you cope with hormonal fluctuations.
Detecting symptoms of hormonal imbalance can prevent you from developing serious conditions.
Implement simple lifestyle changes and natural approaches to prevent, manage, and relieve symptoms.