You are here
Do You Have PCOS?
Irregular menstrual periods? Acne? Weight gain? Excess hair in unwanted places?
You could have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is the most common female endocrine — or hormonal — disorder, and it affects up to 10 percent of women between the ages of 14 and 40. And while PCOS is a leading cause of infertility, the condition affects women in all phases of life and can have far reaching effects on women's health, including increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
If you have symptoms of PCOS, get a complete work-up by an endocrinologist. And do your research into treatment; for example, there is a new, natural treatment for PCOS that has just become available in the United States. For additional blogs, articles, videos and news on PCOS, check out FertilityAuthority's PCOS section.