25 Surprising Facts About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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PCOS can be hereditary.

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Anyone can have or develop PCOS regardless of race, ethnicity, or background. However, you are more likely to develop PCOS if you are obese or you have a family history of PCOS according to the Office on Women’s Health. If you are obese, you can experience issues that are associated with PCOS, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and infertility due to hormonal changes. A family history of PCOS could mean that you can experience similar hormonal changes earlier or later in life. If you are obese, it is important for you to manage your weight to prevent hormonal changes such as PCOS. If you have family members with PCOS, be proactive about your reproductive health by getting yearly pap smears and pelvic exams.

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