Which health conditions are associated with polycystic ovary syndrome?
The hormone imbalances of polycystic ovary syndrome increase your risk for several other health problems:
Since your ovaries stop producing or releasing eggs, polycystic ovary syndrome is one of the leading causes of infertility.
More than half of all women who have polycystic ovary syndrome experience weight gain. This could be due to high levels of androgens or because many women with PCOS develop insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes
About 40% of women with PCOS develop insulin resistance, even if they don’t gain weight. Insulin resistance increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Metabolic syndrome refers to a group of chronic problems, including excess fat around your waist, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol.