Understanding PCOS

Can PCOS be cured?

Unfortunately, the exact cause of PCOS is unknown, however it is known to run in families. It has been found to related to abnormal hormone levels in the body, including high levels of insulin. It is common for those with PCOS to be resistant to the action of insulin in their bodies and thus produce higher levels to overcome this. This then contributes to the increased production and activity of hormones like testosterone. Read more about this here.

What age does PCOS start?

If you have PCOS or suspect you have PCOS, you may be curious about when this endocrine disorder starts in people assigned female at birth. Polycystic ovary syndrome affects 1 in 10 people in the UK and symptoms vary from person to person.

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