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25 Surprising Facts About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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PCOS does not fully go away after menopause.

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As women get closer to menopause, usually their PCOS symptoms become less intense according to the Office on Women’s Health. Women with PCOS get more regular periods when they are about to experience menopause. Unfortunately, the hormonal changes do not go away due to age, so women who are about to experience menopause still experience severe acne, increased facial and body hair, and male patterned baldness. As well, health problems that are caused by PCOS, such as diabetes, stroke, and heart attack, are more likely to occur in older women. Therefore it is especially important to manage PCOS when you are younger so that you cannot experience health problems when you get older.

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