one out of ten people around the world are affected by infertility at their reproductive age. It affects both men and women in about equal numbers.
Frequently, women who delay first-time parenthood until after age 30 (about one in seven of those in their childbearing years) are stunned and furious when they discover that age compromises fertility.
Some of the symptoms of PCOS include:
Irregular menstrual cycle. Women with PCOS may miss periods or have fewer periods. Or, it may come every 3 weeks or more often. Some women with PCOS stop having menstrual periods.
Too much hair on the face and other parts of the body where men usually have hair.It affects up to 70% of women with PCOS.
Acne on the chest, face and upper back
Hair loss on the scalp or thinning hair
Difficulty losing weight or weight gain
Skin darkening in the groin and underneath breasts
Small excess flaps of skin in the armpits or neck area
About 20 percent to 80 percent of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50. Fibroids are most common in women in their 40s and early 50s.
Eating plenty of green vegetables seems to protect women from developing fibroids.