Acne, Irregular Periods, and Weight Gain? It Might Be PCOS

Updated: Mar 29

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal condition that results in enlarged ovaries with many partially formed follicles on the ovaries, which each contain an egg. The word "Polycystic" literally translates as ‘many cysts’.

Having PCOS can be a very stressful condition as the symptoms can be quite severe. Woman with PCOS may get extreme acne breakouts and may even grow facial hair. This is because this condition creates high levels of testosterone within the body. Consequently woman with PCOS then may have problems with fertility, either they don't have periods, never had a period or they get very erratic or shortened cycles.

So what are the common factors to contribute to PCOS?

Here are some of them, you might be surprised why!

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