PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Learn more about PCOS, including its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment options to achieve a symptom-free life!
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Save this pin! The following are the most characteristic signs of PCOS that will be used in the diagnosis process:
Save this pin! Here are the symptoms of PCOS. Acne, irregular periods, obesity and more.
Besides hormonal factors, there is strong evidence that genetics play an important role in PCOS as research has shown that women are more likely to suffer from PCOS if their relatives also had it. Additionally, various environmental and lifestyle factors, such as poor nutrition or excess body weight, as well as low-grade inflammation may also be potential PCOS causes. However, more research is needed to corroborate these claims. Click here and learn all about PCOS.
Excessive androgen levels in #PCOS not only cause symptoms like #acne and skin growths, but also disturb the development of ovarian follicles and prevent ovulation, thus further worsening the state of hormonal imbalance. When a woman's body develops insulin resistance, the levels of glucose and insulin in the blood increase. Excess insulin may trigger the ovaries to make more androgens, thus causing hormonal imbalance and a wide variety of symptoms. Click here and learn more.
PCOS is a condition in which fluid-filled sacs develop on ovaries. PCOS can cause a myriad of symptoms, and can increase the risk of other health problems. Learn more about PCOS, including its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment options to achieve a symptom-free life!