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PCOS and Mental Health

Updated: Jan 14

PCOS is a complex and common hormonal condition affecting 15-20 % of ladies which impairs many aspects of a person's health manifesting from puberty up to reproductive age.

It has a strong connection to one's mental health.

Unknown and unclear in its aetiology, there exist many possible causes such as hyperandrogenism (high levels of male hormones), genetic predisposition, insulin resistance and inflammation.

Some symptoms of PCOS include missed or irregular periods, excess body and facial hair (hirsutism), weight gain, thinning of hair, acne or oily ski