PCOS In A Nutshell

It’s very difficult to put PCOS in a nutshell but I am going to give it go. All that I talk about is based on current evidence. PCOS is still not fully understood even by the specialists, there is ongoing research being done and things change the more that is discovered.

What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome. To have the syndrome you will be diagnosed with two of the following and some females can have all three.

  • Hyperandrogenism – high levels of androgens causing symptoms such as oily skin, acne, facial hair, irregular periods and also alopecia

  • Polycystic ovaries - ovaries develop numerous small collections of fluid, called follicles and may fail to regularly release eggs

  • Oligo/Anovulation – where ovulation is irregular or not there at all