Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects 10-15% of all women. It is currently the leading cause of infertility.
Many women with PCOS also develop other health problems and are at risk for diabetes and heart disease. Early treatment can improve symptoms, fertility problems and lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Common Symptoms of PCOS include:
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Excess hair growth (hirsutism) on the face, chest, abdomen or back
- Scalp hair thinning
- Oily skin and hair
- Weight gain or obesity, especially in the abdominal area
- Ovarian cysts