Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Month

Dr. Jennifer Arzola

September is also Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Month. This common health condition, which affects about 10 million women worldwide, is troublesome because it has the potential to impact fertility. Both genetics and environmental factors are thought to impact the development of PCOS. Not only is it a leading cause of female infertility, but it’s also responsible for a range of other physical and emotional changes in the body.

Are you aware of the symptoms associated with PCOS? Some may include:

  • Infertility
  • Irregular or missed periods
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Unwanted hair growth (also known as hirsutism)
  • Thinning hair on the head
  • Acne
  • Mood changes

Visit this site to learn more about PCOS and how you can determine if testing is right for you.

Have you scheduled your annual check-up? Our staff is available to address any questions you may have about your reproductive health. Call us at 210-951-9495 or visit our website at satxobgyn.com to set an appointment or to speak to one of our skilled, compassionate professionals.