Welcome to PCOS.org
PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous condition where women of reproductive age have a collection of symptoms like irregular or no menses, acne, hirsutism, weight gain, problems in getting pregnant, thinning or loss of scalp hair. Affecting between 5 to 10 percent of all women, it is one of the leading treatable causes of infertility.
During this condition, an ultrasound shows polycystic appering ovaries that have many fluid-filled sacs surrounding the eggs. While Genetic factors and environmental influences (e.g., nutrition, lifestyle) appear to play a major role, the causes of the this syndrome are not yet fully understood. We provide educational support information and resources for both women with polycystic ovary syndrome and healthcare professionals caring for them.
PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome ranks as one of the most common sources of infertility issues among women; 5% to 10% of women who are in their childbearing have this condition. However, most of these women are unaware that they have the syndrome and even lesser have an idea of what it’s all about. Normally, women who are suffering from PCOS only learn about their conditions when attempting to get pregnant.
The Symptoms of PCOS can be improved by a healthy lifestyle, especially good nutrition and exercise. Help is available through expert guidance and variety of support mechanisms.
What do people say
Here are the recent comments from women who have taken expert advice.
I have PCOS, and went eight months after I got married without a period. I went to a endocrinologist, got diagnosed and treated for PCOS. In addition I took expert advice on nutrition and exercise and I am now six months pregnant. I am thankful!Angela — San Jose, California.
I was diagnosed with pcos in my late teens. I was on and off the Pill throughout my twenties just to get a period. The doctor put me on metaphin and i stayed on it for a year with expert advice on pcos diet and exercise, I am four months pregnant now.Amelia — Scottdale, Pennsylvania.
My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for about 2 years and I was diagnosed with PCOS recently. I visit my doc regularly and I have lost about 22 pounds in past 6 months with 1 hr daily exercise and pcos nutrition advice from you.Maya — Salem, Oregon.
What We Do
We help thousands of women with our expert advice and support. Our goal is to arm you with the up-to-date information on PCOS Symptoms, Diagnosis, Diet, Lifestyle and Treatment options!
We help thousands of women with our expert advice and support. When you’re dealing with PCOS, the very best thing you can do for yourself is learn. The knowledge you gain from the experts will not only help you to increase your chances of succeeding with your goals,
We connect women with PCOS and experts who provide support to them. Successful management of PCOS requires a continued life-long pursuit of good health. It is not a short-term effort. Those most successful in overcoming PCOS Symptoms have followed through using a variety of professional support mechanisms.
We campaign to improve the quality of care received by Women with PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome and to increase the awareness on PCOS. While the exact cause of PCOS is unknown, currently studies are being conducted to see if elevated insulin levels increase androgen production.
PCOS and Pregnancy
The most common reason that women who have PCOS have trouble getting pregnant is that they don’t have regular periods. Irregular mensural cycles result in either infrequent or lack of ovulation, which is the body’s process of releasing eggs.
The good news for women with PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome is that, it is one of the most treatable form of Infertility.
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If you doubt or have been diagnosed with PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome, Our experts would be more than glad to answer your queries