Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods and makes it harder for them to get pregnant.
SOME IMPORTANT POINTS:
- PCOS is one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders affecting 8-20 percentof women, many of whom do not have a diagnosis.
- PCOS is linked to the development of other medical conditions, such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease.