Did you know that September is PCOS Awareness Month? This condition, which affects up to 10% of women, causes uncomfortable symptoms and long term health risks. While the exact causes are still unclear, we do know PCOS is linked to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance creates high glucose levels in your bloodstream, which boosts your production of androgen hormones. An excess of androgens can cause a host of health problems, from acne to infertility.
PCOS 101: Here’s your ultimate guide to navigating PCOS.
Despite how common PCOS is, there are many myths and misconceptions about the disorder. So, check your knowledge about some of the most common myths about PCOS, and the facts to set them straight. Whether or not you have PCOS, it’s important to spread awareness of how this disorder impacts people’s lives. Share this quiz with your family and friends to help them know what’s true and what’s not!