Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder in women.
Its causes are not clear.
- Irregular, light or absent menstrual periods
- Excessive facial and body hair
- Hair loss
- Deepening of voice
- Oily skin
- Insulin resistance
There is no cure for PCOS but symptoms can be managed by:
- Weight loss
- Regular exercise
- Balanced diet
- Medication like birth control pills, clomiphene, flutamide or spironolactone
Since the causes are not clear, there is no known way to prevent PCOS.