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Do I Have…PCOS?

Infertility. People with PCOS might not ovulate regularly, and that can make it hard to get pregnant. Good news: There are fertility treatments out there that can help.

Sleep apnea. Adults with PCOS experience this more than people without the syndrome do. It could be related to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. About that…

Risk of metabolic syndrome. That’s the name for a bunch of conditions that often occur together, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and abnormal cholesterol levels that increase risk of cardiovascular disease. Another reason to try and ID the issue early: More than half of women with PCOS get type 2 diabetes or prediabetes by age 40.

Depression. Women with PCOS experience it more often than the general population. (Read more about mood disorders and how to treat them here.)

Risk of COVID-19. New research is looking at whether people with PCOS could be more at risk of infection.

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