Common Symptoms of PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common health condition that affects 8-13% of women of reproductive age.
We don’t know the exact cause of PCOS, but genetics has an important role, and family history is also important. PCOS is commonly associated with increased levels of two hormones in the body, insulin and androgens (male-type hormones).
The symptoms of PCOS include excess hair growth (hirsutism), scalp hair loss, acne, irregular or infrequent periods, weight gain, difficulties with fertility and increased anxiety and depression. Not every woman with PCOS will have every symptom, and each woman will be individual in her experience.
If you resonate with these symptoms or are unsure, come in and chat to your GP today. PCOS can be diagnosed and effectively managed in partnership with your GP.