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- Treatment to help you overcome PCOS
PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome affects the functioning of the ovaries in the female body. PCOS is characterised by three main elements: cysts that develop in the ovaries, ovaries not regularly releasing eggs and the body containing high and fluctuating levels of the androgen hormones or male hormones. The appearance of at least two of these symptoms can give your GP reason to diagnose you with PCOS as it is possible to have PCOS without having cysts on your ovaries.
PCOS affects each woman differently and should be diagnosed by your GP. However, if you do have PCOS you are likely to have some or all of the following symptoms:
- Weight gain
- Excessive hair growth (typically on the face, chest or abdomen)
- Oily Skin
- Irregular or no periods
- Difficulty conceiving
- Thinning hair or hair loss on head
The causes of PCOS have not yet been established, but it is thought to have links to abnormal hormone levels including insulin. It has also been linked genetically, so all females in the sufferers family should be checked for it.
How can NSC Clinics help PCOS sufferers?
Treatments available at NSC Clinics that help PCOS:
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Can PCOS affect your chances of getting pregnant?
PCOS can have an effect on fertility, particularly if you are overweight. It is a hormonal imbalance that can effect ovulation and cause female infertility.
Does PCOS cause alopecia?
Yes, it can. PCOS causes increased androgens (male hormones) and these effect the hair follicles.
How many women are affected by PCOS?
It is estimated that approximately 10 million women worldwide suffer from PCOS.