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Mid-day- PCOS story- Dr Manju Gupta spoke to experts to understand how PCOS impacts weight and skin and how women can manage its commonly occurring symptoms

Around 30 percent of adolescent girls, at some stage in their reproductive life, grapple with painful symptoms of the endocrine disorder polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) —  most often, irregular periods and acne. “It is a multi-systemic disorder which means it not only affects the menstrual cycle but also affects other systems of the body. The cause is an imbalance between hormones called estrogen and progesterone,” explains Dr. Anagha Chhatrapati, consultant – obstetrics and gynecology at Global Hospital.