I have joined the PCOS FLAGO (fight like a girl organization). What can you do to help?

I just had to share this! If you’re in or near Atlanta, GA you don’t want to miss out on this event!

mary....keeping it real!

GET THE WORD OUT!!!

PCOS affects 1 in 10 women.  These numbers have risen over the years.  Yet there is very little in the way of research and treatment for PCOS.

What exactly is PCOS?

Polycystic (pah-lee-SIS-tik) ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a woman’s:

  • Menstrual cycle
  • Ability to have children
  • Hormones
  • Heart
  • Blood vessels
  • Appearance

With PCOS, women typically have:

  • High levels of androgens (AN-druh-junz). These are sometimes called male hormones, though females also make them.
  • Missed or irregular periods (monthly bleeding)
  • Many small cysts (sists) (fluid-filled sacs) in their ovaries

PCOS often leads to type II diabetes, and can lead to heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure as well as many other very serious health complications.   It severely affects the self esteem of women.

What causes PCOS?

The cause of PCOS is unknown. But most experts think that several factors, including genetics, could play…

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