Polycystic Ovary Syndrome:
Studies establish a clear link between academic stress and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
- Amid PCOS awareness month, in September, a concerning reality emerges that academic pressure may unknowingly contribute to a silent health crisis among young girls.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance that occurs when ovaries create excess hormones.
- PCOS is a “syndrome,” or group of symptoms that affects the ovaries and ovulation.
- Its three main features are:
- cysts in the ovaries
- high levels of male hormones
- irregular or skipped periods
- PCOS affects women during their childbearing years (ages 15 to 44).
- Between 2 and 26.7 percent of women in this age group have PCOS.
- PCOS interrupts the normal menstrual cycle and makes it harder to get pregnant.
- Between 70 and 80 percent of women with PCOS have fertility problems