Prev post1 of 3Next Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common condition related to a hormonal imbalance in women of reproductive age. It is characterized by high levels of androgens (male hormones) in the body. Researchers have also linked insulin to PCOS because many women with this condition also have too much insulin in their bodies.
PCOS and Weight The relationship between obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome may be exaggerated. Study finds women with PCOS had about the same obesity rates as those who didn't have PCOS. Dr. Azziz said. "A lot of patients believe PCOS leads to obesity and we really don't have strong data to support that. In fact, our evidence suggests that is not the case. Growing evidence also suggests that -- regardless of how much they have -- the fat in women with PCOS behaves differently."
Polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PCOS, is a leading cause of infertility. Pelvic ultrasounds, physical exams, and blood tests are all used to diagnose this syndrome. Read about PCOS and other fertility concerns on this infographic from a fertility doctor in Chicago.