Are you suffering from PCOS? Here are the signs to look out for

Irregular periods and ovarian cysts might seem like a very normal thing but there might be other signs that you're missing out on and these little signs may be pointing towards PCOS.
PCOS Symptoms: Are you suffering from PCOS? Here are the signs to look out forAre you suffering from PCOS? Here are the signs to look out for
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PCOS, also known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a gynecological problem caused due to a hormonal imbalance. This problem is much more common than we'd like to accept. In fact, our favourite girl-next-door Sara Ali Khan was also diagnosed with PCOS and had to battle with it. In a number of cases, this problem goes undiagnosed. The symptoms associated with PCOS are very similar to other gynecological problems which makes it even more difficult to diagnose but more than the diagnoses we need to keep an eye out for the symptoms. In a lot of cases, women fail to notice symptoms because they're not as prominent and many times the women are just ignorant. But it is very important that we all keep an eye out for a problem like PCOS and it's symptoms because it comes with the risk of many other chronic health conditions and also presents a risk to our reproductive health.

Here are some common signs other than irregular periods:

1. Acne

Acne is a big sign of a hormonal imbalance but not all acne is a big sign. Breakouts are a normal occurrence for women around the time of their periods or when they stress too much but if you have major breakouts for no reason whatsoever and your pimples are usually big in size then this may be something you should keep a track on.

2. Hair Loss

PCOS is often accompanied with alopecia, which is an acute hair loss problem. If you're not going through menopause but you still end up having too much hair loss this may be pointing towards PCOS.

3. Mood Swings

Your periods can turn you into a little demon. You laugh one minute and very next minute you clench your teeth and are ready to bite anyone who offends you but if you have mood swings much more severe and more often than most women then this isn't a good sign. Hormonal imbalance can cause mood swings and if you have mood swings even when you don't have your periods or your time of the month isn't around the corner then this is a big sign of hormonal imbalance.

4. Weight Gain

PCOS can cause a hike in the hormones and that leads to an imbalance in your hormones. This affects your energy levels and weakens your digestive system as well as your metabolism. This will lead to weight gain and losing the weight that you gain due to PCOS is not easy to shed. 

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