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Poly­cys­tic Ovary Syn­drome or PCOS, also known as Poly­cys­tic Ovar­ian Disease, is a med­i­cal con­di­tion where en­larged cysts are lo­cated on the outer edge of each ovary. Women with PCOS usu­ally have high lev­els of male hor­mones (an­dro­gens); weight is­sues and ir­reg­u­lar or no menstrual cy­cle.

An es­ti­mated 10 per cent of women of child­bear­ing age have this con­di­tion. PCOS pa­tients have been found to be more at risk of di­a­betes and mis­car­riages. Cop­ing with it can be stress­ful and women can ex­pe­ri­ence de­pres­sion and mood swings.

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