A Third Of Women Have Polycystic Ovaries

More and more women are being diagnosed with PCOS (Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome); in fact a third of women have cysts in their ovaries. PCOS is a hormonal imbalance where the ovaries make more androgens, or male hormones that females also produce. The high levels of these hormones affect ovulation. Insulin has also been linked to PCOS because too much insulin increases the production of androgen.

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Women who have PCOS often have excess facial hair, acne, weight gain, and irregular periods. Some of the symptoms can include weight gain, especially extra weight around the waist. Women can also develop cysts in the ovaries, which is where it gets its name, and pelvic pain. One of the biggest worries is infertility, especially for those women that have their period only a couple of times a year.

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