Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or Polycystic ovary disease (PCOD) is a type of hormonal imbalance in women. It affects about one in every 10 women and usually affects women any time from puberty until around menopause. The ovaries may develop numerous small collections of fluid (follicles) and fail to regularly release eggs.
How to know if you have PCOS?
80% of women with PCOS are overweight or obese and also find it difficult to lose weight even after strict dietary & lifestyle management.
Women with PCOS are about 60% more likely to experience depression & anxiety, also constant anxiety/stress can lead to the development of PCOS.
PCOS acne is a more severe form of general acne & it is characterized by tender knots under the skin instead of fine surface bumps.
Irregular periods are when the length of the cycle is more than 35 days or even if the duration varies.
Hirsutism is a condition where women have unwanted have thick and dark hair growth on their face, chest or back.
Infertility means not being able to get pregnant or having frequent abortions after at least 1 year of trying.