Friday, December 16, 2011

About Women's Health: Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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About 10% of all women are thought to have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition caused by having high levels of androgen hormones. While not a lethal condition, PCOS can have a huge impact on a woman's life.

Overview of PCOS
Start here if you aren't sure what PCOS is, but want to get aa good strong sense of what causes it, the basic symptoms, how diagnosis happens, and treatment options.

In Depth: Symptoms of PCOS
Not every woman with PCOS will experience all these symptoms. Still, if these symptoms ring a bell, it's time to talk to your doctor.

Pregnancy and PCOS
Because excess androgens upset a woman's normal hormonal cycle, a top concern for women with PCOS is being able to conceive.
See More About:  pregnancy  infertility  clomid

The Treatment Options
In recent years, researchers now better understand how to treat PCOS. Interestingly, along with medications, a healthy diet and exercise are considered treatments in and of themselves -- they do all sorts of things to help stabilize a woman's hormonal cycle, especially if she is overweight.
See More About:  pcos treatments  pcos lifestyle  clomid


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