One of the most common concerns women have is heavy bleeding (also called menorrhagia). It affects nearly 1 in 5 women in the United States.
Understanding PCOS and getting a clear diagnosis is half the battle. Let’s dive into understanding just how PCOS can impact your hormones and your health. The triad of characteristics of PCOS includes anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and insulin resistance. I’m going to breakdown these characteristics for you below.
Progesterone is the hormone we all know and love. Progesterone is a sex hormone that is produced primarily in the ovaries. It helps thicken the uterine lining so a fertilized egg can implant in the uterus. In the first part of the menstrual cycle, the follicular phase, progesterone levels are low. Luteinizing hormone stimulates the release of an egg and after ovulation occurs progesterone levels begin to increase