PCOS affects up to ten per cent of women of reproductive age, says Doctor
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, more commonly known as PCOS, is a condition which affects up to ten per cent of women of reproductive age, and is thought to arise as a result of a hormone imbalance.American Doctor, Jeff Hersh says that this figure is very likely to be underestimated, citing many cases in which less severe symptoms go undiagnosed. He describes PCOS as the “most common endocrine problem and the most common cause of infertility in women of a reproductive age.” In addition to causing fertility problems, PCOS also brings about a number of other side effects, such as irregular menstruation, Hirsutism (excessive hair growth), Acne, weight gain, and an increased risk of developing type II diabetes. Although not curable, there are ways in which the side effects of PCOS can be treated, on a case by case basis. Laser Hair Removal can be an effective means of removing excessive and unwanted hair, for those suffering from Hirsutism. Meanwhile, Acne and Acne scars can be removed with the help of a course of Skin Peels and Medical Microdermabrasion, which penetrate the skin on a deep level to encourage cell renewal, leaving skin visibly clearer and smoother. The Doctor concludes by urging those women showing symptoms suggestive of the condition to be evaluated for PCOS, in order to address some of the side effects straightaway. Have you undergone any treatment for PCOS side effects? Send us a tweet with your views on the matter.