What is the cause of PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)?

Currently, we don’t know exactly what causes PCOS and the variety of different hormone imbalances associated with it. There are some genetic links and PCOS is often seen to run in families. However, to date, no specific genes have been identified. In our #PCOSPower video Kate Davies, Fertility Nurse Consultant, explains how more recently diet and lifestyle factors are thought to be involved.

Watch our #PCOSPower video series:

  1. What is PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)?
  2. What is the cause of PCOS?
  3. What are the symptoms of PCOS?
  4. What are the long-term health implications of PCOS?
  5. How is PCOS treated?
  6. PCOS and getting pregnant
  7. PCOS and pregnancy
  8. How can PCOS make you feel?
  9. How is PCOS diagnosed?
  10. How can diet & exercise affect PCOS?
  11. Can complementary therapies help PCOS?
  12. How to prepare before seeing your doctor about PCOS?
  13. What can you do to improve hair and skin PCOS?
  14. Where can you get help and support for PCOS?
  15. Meet The Expert Kate Davies, Fertility Nurse Consultant