What Is It?
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects women, primarily those with a family history, or those who are overweight. The cause is not known
Why Should You Care?
Some of the problems associated with having PCOS include: excessive hair growth, acne, infertility, obesity, and irregular (or absent) menstrual cycles. Women with PCOS are also more susceptible to diabetes. It can also make weight loss more difficult.
What Are The Risk Factors?
The primary risk factors are having a family history of the disease, and being overweight.
What Are The Symptoms?
• Excessive hair growth
• Absent or irregular menstrual cycles
What Is The Treatment?
PCOS can be treated in a number of ways which can range from the use of the oral contraception pill (to regulate menstruation), hormones, or surgery. The best thing a person can do is lose weight.