Risk Factor for PCOS
Poly-cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition associated with high levels of androgen (male sex hormone) in female body.
- enlarged ovaries with multiple follicles (which can be seen on an ultrasound)
- irregular periods
- excess blood hair growth
Scientists dont know wht exactly causes PCOS, but there are known risk factors associated with this condition.
- heredity: if your close relative has PCOS, your chances of developing this condition increase.
- excess weight: theres a strong link between PCOS snd weight gain. while excess weight may contribute to PCOS develpment, PCOS in turn can cause insulin resistancee and weight gain, creating a vicious circle