PCOS myths Pt 2 – Can PCOS be cured?

Here is the second PCOS myth we are clearing up during Awareness Week, and arguably the most important. There are so many websites online offering cures for PCOS, that are profiting by selling false hope. 

So, without further ado… let’s clear this big fat myth right up!

Can PCOS be cured?
Professor Stephen Atkin, Head of Academic Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Hull York Medical School and Verity adviser says:

“I am afraid that PCOS cannot be cured, but it can be managed. In those patients who are overweight we have shown that even a small amount of weight loss (about 5%) can have a major beneficial effect on testosterone levels (that contribute to excess hair growth) and on helping periods to be more regular.”

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