PCOS What you Need to Know

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The endocrine system is a network of glands and organs that produce,store, and secrete hormones. Normally, women make small amounts of “male” hormones (called androgens), but women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) produce slightly higher amounts of androgens. This hormone imbalance causes an assortment of health problems, many of which are related to the reproductive system.

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