It’s September 1. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) month.
September is PCOS Awareness Month
Here’s what Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) has to say about PCOS. It’s not the last thing we say. It’s the first thing we say.
PathtoFertility will be covering PCOS all month. From the definition of the syndrome, to the symptoms, to the solutions.
If you aren't getting your menstrual cycles regularly, (every 26-40 days), have hair growth in unexpected places, gain and maintain weight gain without cause, it's possible that you could have PCOS.
What is PCOS?
PCOS is a complex metabolic and endocrine condition that causes hormonal imbalances in women and girls of reproductive age. PCOS affects 5-10% of women of reproductive age– hormonal imbalances prevent the ovaries from ovulating and releasing an egg to meet the sperm, thereby resulting in impaired fertility or sub-fertility. Even small adjustments in lifestyle choices make a big difference in how PCOS can affect you.
At RMACT, we have a multidisciplinary team that offers evaluation, education, and personalized management to patients regarding common PCOS symptoms. PathtoFertility will dive deeper into these topics during the month of September.