Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance caused by the ovaries creating excess male hormones.

People with PCOS have ovaries that produce unusually high levels of hormones called androgens. This causes your reproductive hormones to become imbalanced.


PCOS can cause the following:

Irregular periods; Lack of ovulation prevents the uterine lining from shedding every month. Some women with PCOS get fewer than eight periods a year or none at all.

 Heavy bleeding; The uterine lining builds up for a longer period of time, so the periods you get can be heavier than normal.

 Hair growth; A lot of women with this condition grow hair on their faces and bodies — including on their backs, bellies, and chests. Excess hair growth is called hirsutism.

 Acne; Male hormones can make the skin have oil than usual and cause breakouts on areas like the face, chest, and upper back.

 Weight gain; Women with PCOS often get overweight or have obesity.

 Male pattern baldness; Hair on the scalp gets thinner and may fall out.

 Darkening of the skin.

 Headaches. Hormone changes can trigger headaches in some women.

Pcos can be caused by high levels of male hormones called androgens, insulin resistance, low grade inflammation. It is also majorly caused by genetics.

When you notice these symptoms, kindly visit a government-approved hospital for diagnosis and treatment.

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