7 Things to Know About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
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PCOS is a leading women’s hormonal disorder.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone imbalance affecting millions of women in their childbearing years. It’s linked to higher levels of the hormones androgen and insulin. PCOS causes a variety of symptoms from irregular periods to extra hair growth. If you have PCOS, you aren’t alone. Dealing with it can be frustrating, but educating yourself can give you a sense of control. Here are the key things you need to know.

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