Evidence support of the presence of chronic low-grade inflammation in women with this syndrome is also emerging. There is raised blood markers like raised white blood cell count (WCC),raised C Reactive Protein (CRP) interleukin 18 [IL-18 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1). Inflammation in PCOS may also be related to obesity and cardiovascular disease risk. Their is also a link with low grade infectious agents like Chlamydia and Helicobacter and increased gum disease (Duleba 2013 : Is PCOS an inflammatory process?) (click here for link)
The exact collection of symptoms will vary from person to person, and many women can go for years without knowing they have the condition. They have have irregular periods, and some acne or may gain some weight. Since this is such a complex condition with so many features, if you feel your cycle is not right, you are having difficulty losing weight, you have issue s with acne or unwanted hair growth and have mood changes, then visit a health care practitioner to discuss your issues. You may need specialist care through a gynaecologist or endocrinologist. Drug therapy can help resolve some of PCOS symptoms, but some people are intolerant or the treatment is unsuccessful.
Men may not have ovaries, but that doesn’t mean they can’t develop some of the features of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) like high androgens, high oestrogens, obesity, insulin resistance, type2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk.