Epoch Times Interview (Media) – Dr Fiona McCulloch

I Wrote an Article on PCOS for Epoch Times and I’m Thrilled to Share this with my Readers!

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, affecting an estimated 7-15 percent of women worldwide.

PCOS can be a mystery to doctors and patients alike. The classic signs of this disorder are obesity, acne, irregular periods, and facial hair—yet some womennever display these symptoms. As a result, many women may go years without realizing they have PCOS because they don’t havethe textbook symptoms.

In PCOS, the ovaries produce higher than normal levels of male sex hormones (androgens) leading to a variety of symptoms, including the development of small ovarian cysts, from which the condition gets its name. If left untreated, this hormonal imbalance can lead to serious chronic health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease.Read More…

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