There are many diseases and disorders out there that can affect a woman’s hormone levels. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of those conditions. When a woman develops PCOS, it is because she has higher than average amounts of androgens in her body. This causes an imbalance that affects her menstrual cycle, among other things.
PCOS comes with a number of symptoms that affect every women differently, but it always causes discomfort. Women with PCOS oftentimes become frustrated, because their fertility is impacted and they cannot lose weight easily. Whether you think you have polycystic ovary syndrome or have already been diagnosed or know someone with this condition, it is important to raise awareness.
Here are some facts about PCOS that everyone should know: