What is PCOS ?
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a problem caused by having abnormal levels of certain hormones in woman’s body. In PCOS, ovaria are larger than normal and there are a series of underdeveloped follicles that appear in clumps. If these cysts cause a hormonal imbalance, a pattern of symptoms may develop, which is called syndrome. These symptoms are the difference between suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome and from polycystic ovaries. PCOS is the name given to a metabolic condition in which a woman will have symptoms that reflect imbalances in reproductive and other hormones.
What are the symptoms of PCOS ?
The symptoms of PCOS can vary from woman to woman and may include excessive weight gain, irregular or completely absent periods, ovarian cysts, excessive facial or body hair known as hirsutism, male pattern hair loss, obesity, acne, skin tags, high cholesterol levels, exhaustion or lack of mental alertness, depression, anxiety, decreased sex drive, excess male hormones and infertility.