What Is PCOS? Women Can Find Information at FertilityAuthority

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September brings awareness to polycystic ovarian syndrome

September is National PCOS Awareness Month, and FertilityAuthority.com is bringing awareness to polycystic ovarian syndrome, a condition that impacts a woman's endocrine system and can cause infertility.

“While PCOS is estimated to affect up to one in 10 women of childbearing age, many women are unaware that they have it, and it is one of the most underdiagnosed diseases by doctors,” says Jennifer Redmond, Editor at FertilityAuthority. “Often a woman does not know she has PCOS until she tries to get pregnant and is diagnosed by a reproductive endocrinologist.”
Women who have PCOS have ovaries that contain many small cysts, and they typically do not ovulate normally. They may also have other symptoms such as irregular or absent periods, excessive hair growth and weight gain. “Researchers have determined that most women with PCOS have insulin resistance,” Redmond says. “Correcting the insulin resistance and ovulation problems with medication plus making lifestyle changes such as losing weight can help a woman with PCOS achieve a pregnancy. But the first step is becoming aware of the condition in order to seek the proper diagnosis and treatment.”

The article pages and videos at FertilityAuthority that focus on PCOS receive extremely high traffic and many comments from readers. “Women are searching for good information on the symptoms of PCOS, the causes of PCOS and treatments for PCOS, as well as forums where they can share their thoughts and questions on the disease. Trusted, in depth information gives women the power to act and find the help they need, and our mission is to help women increase their knowledge and awareness through the resources available at FertilityAuthority and the sister social networking site FertileThoughts.”

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