Dear Mothers of Teenage Daughters; Please Watch for These Symptoms

I wish my mom or Doctor would have noticed my symptoms when I was a teenager so that it would have prevented me years of suffering. 

It affected all areas of my life. 

I am talking about PCOS, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. 

Worldwide, PCOS affects approximately 1 in 10 women, making it the most common endocrine disorder in women of childbearing age. 

The noticeable symptoms of PCOS are:

  • Excess facial and body hair (hirsutism)
  • Acne or oily skin
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Weight gain, especially around the belly
  • Male pattern hair loss or thinning hair
  • Skin tags
  • Dark or thick skin patches on the back of the neck, in the armpits and under the breasts
  • Get hangry often
  • Sugar cravings

The symptoms that you don’t see are:

  • Irregular periods
  • High blood sugar
  • Insulin resistance
  • Elevated testosterone
  • Low progesterone
  • Cysts on ovaries
  • Infertility (when they are ready to start a family one day)
  • May be at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and...
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