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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.

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