Top 12 Facts on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Top 12 Facts on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS is one of the most common health problems encountered in women. It is characterized by a hormonal imbalance and presence of cysts in the ovaries.

Normally, both male and female hormones are required for the proper functioning of the body. In women with PCOS, male hormones are produced in excess. This hormonal disorder causes symptoms like hirsutism (excess facial hair growth), obesity, thinning of hair, male pattern baldness, acne and irregular periods.

If any two of the above symptoms are seen in a woman, then PCOS has to be considered and investigated.

Here are some must know facts about PCOS:

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  4. Bronstein J, Tawdekar S, Liu Y, Pawelczak M, David R, Shah B. Age of onset of polycystic ovarian syndrome in girls may be earlier than previously thought. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2011 Feb;24 (1):15-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2010.06.003.
  5. Gill H, Tiwari P, Dabadghao P. Prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome in young women from North India: A Community-based study. Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Dec;16(Suppl 2):S389-92. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.104104.

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