What is PCOS?

What is PCOS?
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS seems to be a buzzword in women’s health these days but what exactly is it? According to https://pcosawarenessmonth.org it is a: “… a serious hormone, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects women. It is the leading cause of female infertility and a precursor for other serious conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and endometrial cancer.”

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The prevalence of PCOS is undeniable, it is estimated to affect 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.

Indeed, it is a serious condition but 50% of women suffering from it remain undiagnosed. Studies have shown that 50% of those with PCOS will develop Type 2 Diabetes or prediabetes by age 40. It has also been found to significantly increase risk for endometrial, ovarian and breast cancer. It is also the most common cause of infertility.

Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4433074/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6181615/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22583042/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8841217/

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