Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

Who is at risk for polycystic ovary syndrome?

Dr. Ruby Shrestha discusses who is at risk for polycystic ovary syndrome. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

Who is at risk for polycystic ovary syndrome?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome has a genetic component and also environment. So, if you have a family history of polycystic ovarian syndrome, then you are at risk, you know, that increases your risk, as well. As far as the environment wise, you could have obesity could be a risk factor.

 

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is caused by genetic and environmental factors, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say.

Having a family history of PCOS could increase your risk for the condition.

Being obese also increases your risk of PCOS.

Talk to your doctor for more information about who is at risk for polycystic ovary syndrome.

Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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