By thewe
September 3, 2019
2 min read

I was diagnosed with PCOS two years ago, I made it my mission to learn everything I could, to understand and learn how to manage my symptoms. Although my only symptoms were acne due to elevated androgen levels and heavy menstrual cycles, I told myself I was going to learn as much as possible so I could help spread awareness. It is baffling that a condition which affects 1 out of 10 women is rarely shed light on.

In honor of PCOS awareness month, here are 10 interesting facts about PCOS:


  1. Women with PCOS can still have monthly menstrual cycles and still have PCOS
  2. Women with PCOS often suffer from anxiety or depression
  3. There are different types of PCOS, not all women will show the same symptoms
  4. PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder in women of childbearing age, yet it is rarely spoken about
  5. There is no cure for PCOS, but it can be managed through lifestyle, taking supplements, diet, exercise, and mindfulness techniques and changes
  6. PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility
  7. One of the earliest signs of elevated androgens in adolescents with PCOS is acne
  8. It is estimated that 50-70% of women with PCOS have insulin resistance
  9. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in women with PCOS at middle age is 6.8 times higher than that of the general female population.
  10. The diagnostic criteria for PCOS state that a woman has PCOS if she has at least 2 of the following 3 criteria: a. Irregular or absent periods, b. blood tests or physical signs that show high androgens, c. Polycystic ovaries

I hope this helped someone, let’s keep spreading awareness about PCOS. If you have been diagnosed with PCOS lately and would like to talk to someone, reach out to us! (info@thewe.com.ng)


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