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Is there a cure for PCOS?

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There is currently no cure for PCOS, and it does not go away on its own. Even after menopause, women with PCOS often continue to have high levels of androgens as well as insulin resistance. This means that the health risks associated with PCOS are lifelong.1


  1. Puurunen, J., Piltonen, T., Morin-Papunen, L., Perheentupa, A., Järvelä, I., Ruokonen, A., et al. (2011). Unfavorable hormonal, metabolic, and inflammatory alterations persist after menopause in women with PCOS. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 96, 1827–1834. [top]

Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 05/23/2013