Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal condition where multiple cysts are formed on the ovaries this effects the normal hormone production by the ovaries. Leading to increased secretion of the male hormones than usual and increased resistance of the body to insulin

Leading to symptoms such as irregular or absent (no) periods, acne, increased hair growth in places such as face, arms, weight gain, infertility, high cholesterol, high blood pressure with increased risk of Type II diabetes and Heart disease in later life.

Lifestyle Changes are an important tool in the management of PCOS to help improve fertility, reduce symptoms and maintain a healthy heart and body.
People with PCOS should have regular screening for Type II diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, so that that they can be addressed early to prevent development of other health issues in the future.

 

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