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
- 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...