What Causes PCOS?

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The exact cause of PCOS is not known by researchers and health care providers. Factors that might cause PCOS include:
  • Excess insulin Insulin is the hormone produced in the pancreas that allows cells to use sugar. If the action of insulin is resisted by your cells, your blood sugar levels would rise, and your body might produce more insulin. Excess insulin might increase androgen, resulting in difficulty with ovulation.
  • Low-grade inflammation This term refers to the description of white blood cells’ production of substances to fight infection. Evidence has shown that women with PCOS have a type of low-grade inflammation that stimulates polycystic ovaries to produce androgens, which can lead to heart and blood vessel problems.
  • Heredity Research suggests that certain genes might be linked to PCOS, so it runs in families.
  • Excess androgen The ovaries produce abnormally high levels of androgen, resulting in hirsutism and acne.
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