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Before we get started, I want to suggest that those who are really interested in making these changes wait until the end of the series to begin. There is quite a bit of information I want to bring to you, and it is going to take several posts to get it all out. Please read them all, as they will all have good information, and will build upon each other.
PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, is an all too common condition affecting women. It is characterized by the abnormal growth of small cysts on the ovaries, caused from the inability to ovulate. While the cysts are benign, they represents a hormone imbalance. This disruption of the normal flow of reproductive hormones can cause:
If left untreated, those with PCOS are more likely to develop:
PCOS is the most common cause of infertility and reproductive disorders in the US. At last estimate (that I have read) 1 in 15 women is diagnosed with PCOS. PCOS is often difficult to diagnose, and in many cases the only symptom is irregular menstruation.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, is a very common condition characterized by the growth of small cysts on the ovaries. The cysts are benign, but are part of a disruption of the natural hormone balance. Because of these imbalances in hormones there may be any of the following symptoms...
If untreated for an extended period of time, chronic and life threatening condition can arise.
1 in 15 women are diagnosed with some form of PCOS, and in some cases there are no additional symptoms other than irregular menstruation and ovarian cysts, making it difficult to diagnose in some instances. It is also the leading cause of infertility in the US.