Polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS is the most common anovulatory disorder of reproductive women worldwide. As many as 5 million women in the U.S. may be affected and estimates are that it affects 1 in 15 women worldwide. Unfortunately over 50% of women with this disease do not know that they have it. This is concerning because this disorder increases the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, infertility and cancer! Women that are aware of their PCOS status often find it frustrating to find options to both educate them on the etiology of their disease but also holistic options for treatment.
Common symptoms of PCOS are irregular or absent cycles, difficulty with losing weight even when eating right and exercising, excess hair, and ovarian cysts. You do not have to have all of the symptoms to be diagnosed with the disease and just because you have some of the symptoms does not always mean that you have this condition.
Please join us for an informational discussion about the 5W's of this disease (who, what, when, where and why) in the month of September which is national PCOS month. Register below.