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What Should Women With PCOS Know About Hypothyroidism? | Two Conditions Are Different but Interlinked
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What Should Women With PCOS Know About Hypothyroidism? | Two Conditions Are Different but Interlinked

Women with PCOS are at greater risk of developing Hypothyroidism.

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Two of the most prevalent and possibly underdiagnosed endocrine (hormonal) conditions in women are polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and thyroid issues. PCOS "is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels." 

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Hypothyroidism is, "a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of certain crucial hormones." Although PCOS and hypothyroidism differ greatly, they also have a lot in common, reports Verywell Health.

Disclaimer : This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.