What Is PCOS?
PCOS is a common hormonal syndrome effecting as many as 15%–20% of women of reproductive age. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning other possible causes for the signs and symptoms must be first excluded. Then the Rotterdam Criteria comes into play.
The Rotterdam Criteria
Currently, to meet the diagnosis for PCOS you need to have two or three of the following:
– High testosterone levels
– Irregular (or absent) periods (eight or fewer per year)
– Polycystic ovaries on ultrasound
37.3% — 60% of women with acne have PCOS.
Estimates suggest approximately 43.9% of women with PCOS have hirsutism.
Predictions reveal that 28.3% of overweight women have PCOS.
Of couples struggling with anovulatory infertility, 90% involve PCOS.
Suffered from a miscarriage or recurrent miscarriage? It is estimated that 30 – 50% of pregnancies will result in a first-trimester miscarriage in women with this syndrome.
Resources to support women with PCOS
From PCOS to perfect health, with love,
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