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The facts of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Thursday, 13 January 2011 16:48
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  • *1 out of every 15 women world wide has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
  • *It is an endocrine disorder, meaning the hormones are not balanced with in many cases there being too much testosterone.
  • *About half of women with PCOS also have diabetes.
  • *Symptoms of PCOS.
  • *PCOS is one of the most commonly under-diagnosed conditions.
  • *Diet and exercise can help alleviate symptoms.
  • *Fertility can be affected by fibroids on the ovaries affecting ovulation (release of an egg), giving an irregular cycle and can lead to infertility.
  • *The condition is accompanied by intense abdominal pain and cramping.
  • *There is a higher chance of miscarriage in women with PCOS, although many women report once they first are pregnant it's easier to become pregnant again.
  • *Surgery has only a 50% success rate of removing tumors and can impact fertility from scar tissue left behind inhibiting ovulation.
  • *Genetics and environment can contribute to the development of PCOS.
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