Polycystic Ovarian syndrome
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects 12-18% of women of reproductive age and up to 21% in some high-risk groups, such as Indigenous women.
What is PCOS?
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition commonly involving high levels of insulin or testosterone. The cause of PCOS is unclear.
Symptoms of PCOS
PCOS is often related to problems such as:
- Irregular periods
- Excess hair
- Hair loss
- Sex and relationship issues
Other health problems associated with PCOS include:
- Metabolic syndrome
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cardiovascular disease
Proper understanding and treatment of PCOS is important. Your doctor can help you learn about the signs and symptoms of PCOS, diagnoses and the treatments available.