|Amanda Kohn: www.implementingdesignism.com|
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common hormonal disorder affecting at least 1 in 10 women. Estimates of greater occurrences could be as high 30% due to the rate of underdiagnoses and diagnostic indicator criterion differences.
Why should you care? Chronic diseases are the number one cause of death in the country for women with heart disease toping the charts. Heart disease, diabetes, cancer are all chronic conditions that are exacerbated by PCOS.
- Women with PCOS are 4 -7 times more likely to have a heart attack
- 50% of women with PCOS will have diabetes or pre-diabetes before the age of 40
- Women with PCOS experience higher rates of cancers including endometrial
- As well as depression and infertility
September is PCOS awareness month. Get to know the symptoms. Get tested. PCOS can be managed. Early awareness is key.
PCOS Awareness Association: www.pcosaa.org
PCOS Foundation: www.pcosfoundation.org