PCOS(Polysystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a health problem that can affect women's hormones. It is the most common endrocine disorder among women in their childbearing years. It is called a "syndrome" instead of a disease because there are such a variety of symptoms. No two women have the same symptoms. The symptoms include:
Excess facial and body hair
Skin abnormalities (skin tags, dark patches)
Obesity or weight gain
irregular menstral cycles
PCOS is often mistaken for other conditions.
If left untreated... PCOS can lead to serious health issues such as:
Type 2 Diabetes
High Blood Pressure
Metformin is a drug often give to PCOS patients. A diet low in carbs, sugar and fat is recommended.