Boots WebMD Partners in Health
Return To Boots

Women's health centre

Select a topic to explore more.
Select An Article

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

(continued)

Can PCOS be prevented?

While PCOS cannot be prevented or cured, it can be controlled, with varying degrees of success, with healthy lifestyle choices. Like all women, women with PCOS can benefit from appropriate diet and exercise. Many women will experience improvement in the signs and symptoms of PCOS if they are able to maintain a healthy weight.

Infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome

Excess androgen production with PCOS leads to irregular or absent ovulation, which a woman experiences as irregular, light or absent menstrual periods. Because of the problems with ovulation, women with PCOS may have difficulty becoming pregnant.

1|2
Next Article:

WebMD Medical Reference

Medically Reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks on January 24, 2016

Women's health newsletter

Health news, features and tools for your life.
Sign Up

Popular slideshows & tools on BootsWebMD

rash on skin
Soothe skin and prevent flare-ups
woman blowing nose
Myths & facts about allergies
cold sore
How to cope with cold sores
bowl of soup
Small changes that lead to weight loss
man administering eyedrops
Taking on eye allergies
palm tree and beach
How to make it less stressful
woman exercising
Exercises for low back pain
bain illustration
Best foods for your brain
bucket with cleaning supplies in it
Cleaning for a healthy home
mother and child
Could your baby be allergic to milk?
pregnant woman eating healthy salad
Nutrition needs before pregnancy