What is PCOS?

PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome according to the PCOS Foundation it is also known as Stein-Leventhal Syndrome. PCOS is a hormonal endocrine disorder in women. Symptoms can vary in women. PCOS can also be known as a “Silent Killer.” According to Your Wellness Center, “5-10% of women of childbearing age are affected by PCOS, with less than 50% of women diagnosed. This leaves millions of women undiagnosed. PCOS is responsible for 70% of infertility issues in women who have difficulty ovulating. Post menopausal women can also suffer from PCOS.” Doctors are unsure what causes PCOS but the Mayo Clinic have three factors that may cause PCOS; Excess insulin, Low-grade inflammation and Heredity. According to Healthline symptoms of PCOS include: excess hair on the face, chest, stomach, thumbs, or toes, decrease in breast size, deeper voice, hair loss, acne, weight gain, pelvic pain, depression, infertility, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. If you think you have PCOS please call your doctor. Your doctor can help with getting immediate treatment and relief.