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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

 

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, also known as PCOS, is a common hormone disorder that affects 5-10% of women. Not all women experience the same symptoms, but some common complaints include:

  • Irregular menses
  • Weight issues
  • Increased hair growth
  • Acne
  • Infertility

If obesity is also present, other symptoms might include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol and lipid abnormalities
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Cancer of the uterine lining (endometrial cancer)
  • Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure

Learn more about PCOS by watching our video, or check out our PCOS nutrition page. 

The good news is that with early detection, these conditions can be treated. At MCFWH, we offer a total care package that includes diet, exercise, medication and emotional support. If you are interested in learning more email us at: alexak@mifertility.com.