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Surprising Symptoms Of PCOS You Must Not Ignore

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There are few disorders that affect human beings that have very subtle symptoms. Did you know that there are a few shocking signs of PCOS that you must never ignore?

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a lifestyle disorder with no cure, however its symptoms can be treated when make certain positive changes your diet and exercise routine.

PCOS is one many ailments that affect women specifically and can cause a lot of undesirable symptoms like irregular periods, erratic bleeding, painful cramps, mood swings, infertility, etc.

In this ailment, the ovaries of the affected female appear to be enlarged due to the growth of cysts on them, that lead to the above mentioned symptoms.

It is believed that PCOS is caused by hormonal imbalances, trigged by an unhealthy eating pattern, lack of exercise, obesity, heredity, stress, etc.

So, when a woman is diagnosed with PCOS, it is important that she takes care of herself and follow all the advice the doctors have given her.

Here are some of the most surprising symptoms of PCOS you must not ignore ; have a look!


1. Excess Body Hair

When a woman is affected with PCOS, she also experiences a number of hormonal fluctuations in her body. When there are hormonal fluctuations, it can lead to the growth of unwanted body hair, in excess, on your belly, nipples, chest, etc., and she may also notice the development of sideburns on her face. It is important to get checked for PCOS if a woman notices this symptom.


2. Belly Fat

While there are many reasons for the accumulation of belly fat, such as, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, heredity, etc, PCOS can also be one of the causes. So, it can be quite confusing for women to tell if she is suffering from PCOS. Due to the increase in hormonal fluctuations and a slowed down metabolism, women with PCOS can gain excess belly fat.


3. Recurring Skin Problems

Another surprising symptom of PCOS is the development of skin problems with no apparent reason. The woman suffering form PCOS may notice cystic acne, darkening on the skin, specially around the neck area (like dark rings around the neck), skin tags, pigmentation on the cheeks, darkening of the inner thighs, etc., mostly caused due to the hormonal fluctuations associated with PCOS.

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Story first published: Friday, December 23, 2016, 9:30 [IST]
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