Causes of PCOS
The true cause of PCOS is still unknown but there are some possible causes that doctors have found.
- Excess insulin
Excess insulin might increase androgen production, causing difficulty with ovulation.
- Low-grade inflammation
Women with PCOS have a type of low-grade inflammation that stimulates polycystic ovaries to produce androgens, which can lead to heart and blood vessel problems.
Research shows that certain genes might be linked to PCOS.
- Excess androgen
The ovaries produce abnormally high levels of androgen, resulting in hirsutism and acne.