During her lifetime, the body of a woman changes physically and emotionally. These changes are most obvious during puberty and in menopause and even though they affect every woman, not all women experience the same symptoms.

Over 20% of women suffer from a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The symptoms are very severe and disruptive.

If you suspect you have PCOS, or if you are already diagnosed with this condition. You should not panic, because there is hope for you. The cure is still not found, so learning how to control this condition is very important.

What is PCOS?

The polycystic ovary syndrome is an endocrine condition. In simple terms, when there is an increased number of male hormones in women (androgens). The causes that trigger this condition can be both genetic and environmental. The wide range of symptoms makes it hard for the doctors to diagnose it.

Moreover, recent studies suggest that it might be related to insulin. In other words, PCOS are most commonly found in women who have high insulin levels. Furthermore, women between 18 and 44 are the most common victoms of this condition. Also, PCOS represents a risk factor for some diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, and some types of cancer.

What are the symptoms of PCOS?

  • Acne, oily skin, and dandruff
  • Difficulty conceiving
  • Weight gain
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Abundant body hair
  • Anxiety and/or depression

How can you treat PCOS?

  • Exercise
  • Dietary changes
  • Talk to a therapist
  • Increase the intake of magnesium
  • Talk to your doctor