Youtube star EnjoyPhoenix has just announced that she is suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome. This hormonal disorder affects one in 10 women of childbearing age.
In a vlog already viewed by 190,000 people, youtuber EnjoyPhoenix just announced to her followers that she is suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)a fertility disorder she discovered almost by accident while consulting a doctor for acne problems.é. The young woman’s fame will undoubtedly raise awareness of this hormonal disorder affecting 10% of women of childbearing age.
How do you know if you have PCOS?
The diagnosis of PCOS is often made by your doctor or gynecologist when two of the following symptoms are present:
- Significant acne;
- Irregular menstrual cycles or lack of ovulation.
Ultrasound examination also shows slightly larger ovaries containing many small follicles.
Although the cause of this hormonal imbalance has long been unknown, Inserm researchers believe they have discovered the origin. This female fertility disorder is believed to be due to the overactivity of brain neurons located in the hypothalamus and responsible for reproduction.
How is it treated?
There is currently no treatment for polycystic ovary disorder, but its symptoms can be managed.