There is currently no cure for polycystic ovary syndrome (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
- 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.
What are the symptoms of PCOS?
How many people are affected or at risk for PCOS?
What causes PCOS?
How do health care providers diagnose PCOS?
Is there a cure for PCOS?
What are the treatments for PCOS?