What Is PCOS?

Q:
What is PCOS?

A:
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder, resulted from elevated male hormones, among women of reproductive age. WOmen with PSOS usually demonstrate some signs of irregular periods, heavy periods and excessive body hair.

The exact cause of PCOS is unknown. PCOS is said to be a result of the combination of genetic and environmental factors. Risk factors include obesitFactors that may result in PCOS include:

  • Excess insulin.
  • Obesity.
  • Insufficient Exercise.
  • Family History.
  • Low-grade inflammation.
  • Excess androgen.
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